Welcome to the Blog Blitz & Giveaway for Handmade
Hearts by June McCrary
Jacobs, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
Title: Handmade Hearts
Author: June McCrary Jacobs
Publisher: JMJ Story Stitcher Books
Release Date: December 18, 2018
Genre: Historical Romance
‘Handmade Hearts’ is an historical romance short story set in New Orleans during World
War II and was inspired by a true story.
Toward the end of his life, the author asked her Uncle ‘Allen’ how he met his wife. He shared about how
he met ‘Irene’ at a church social in their neighborhood in New Orleans in the early 1940s. He had been
seriously wounded in Guadalcanal in the South Pacific as a young Marine and was using crutches to get
around as best he could.
He had many inner wounds which needed time to heal, too. He had no way of knowing when they first
met that Irene had suffered her own wartime tragedy. She bravely sought to keep her grief locked away
deep inside because thinking about her loss caused her even more sorrow. She needed to be strong
because she was the breadwinner for her small family.
Times were tough, but these two unique individuals made it through each day with inner fortitude,
determination, and the sincere hope of something greater just over the horizon.
This inspirational short story follows the growth of Allen and Irene’s relationship beginning with their
chance meeting and leading forward to a lifetime spent together. ‘Handmade Hearts’ was created to honor this unique couple’s love for and devotion to each other in a relationship which
spanned seven decades.
PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon
June McCrary Jacobs was the winner of Cedar Fort Publishing’s 2013 Holiday Tale
Contest for her debut novella, ‘A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom’. ‘Robin’s Reward’, her
first full-length novel, was set in her favorite location in California—the Mendocino coastal region. This
book is the first installment of the ‘Bonita Creek Trilogy’.
June’s debut middle-grade novel, ‘RES-Q Tyler Stop’, an historical novel set in Sonoma
County, California, in 1968, will be released in the spring of 2019. The second installment of the
‘Bonita Creek Trilogy’, ‘Penny’s Promise’, will be released in late 2019 or early 2020.
June’s original sewing, quilting, and stitchery designs have been published in over one hundred books,
magazines, and on sewing industry blogs in the past decade. When she’s not writing, reading, blogging,
or sewing, June enjoys cooking, walking, visiting art and history museums, and touring historic homes
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(1) winner will win an ebook copy of Handmade Hearts + $15
Amazon Gift Code
(2) additional winners will each receive an ebook copy of Handmade Hearts
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight January
15, 2019 and last through 11:59 pm January 22, 2019. Open internationally except where prohibited by
law. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a
new winner will be chosen.
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