MARCH 20th

BOOK BLURB: Inspirational Historical Romance Novel

Rebecca Hoyt’s one constant was her dedication to her beloved students. Now, a rebellious child could cost her the job she loves. Without her teaching position, what would she do?

Detective Jesse Rand prides himself in protecting the people who ride the railroads. But, when his own sister and brother-in-law are killed by train robbers, the detective blames himself. Yet, another duty calls—he must venture to Riverton where his niece and nephews were left in the care of their beautiful and stubborn teacher, Rebecca Hoyt. They need to mourn and heal, but Jesse is determined to find his sister’s killers. Rebecca is willing to help care for the children, but she also fears getting too close to them—or their handsome uncle—knowing the day will come when he’ll take them back to Chicago.

Will Jesse and Rebecca find a way to open their hearts and work together? Or will they, along with the children, lose out on love?

AUTHOR is giving away above ebook, with 10 note cards to One Winner!

ABOUT AUTHOR: Dawn Kinzer writes fiction because she believes in the power of story to comfort, challenge, and inspire. 

Her work has been published in the Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Backyard Friends magazine, The One Year Life Verse Devotional, A Joyful Heart: Experiencing the Light of His Love, and featured on the radio ministry, The Heartbeat of the Home. 

Dawn's historical romance series, The Daughters of Riverton, takes place in the early 1900s. The setting and some of the characters were inspired by her rural Wisconsin hometown. Sarah's Smile is the first story in the series, Hope's Design is the second, and Rebecca's Song completes the trilogy.



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1. Have any of you been to Chicago? If so what did you like about the city? What surprised you?

2. How would you deal with a rebellious child in your class if you were a teacher with your job on the line?

3. Have you ever passed up an opportunity to go on a new adventure? If so, why did you pass it up? If you had the chance to go again would you change your mind and go?

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1. I have been to Chicago many times. I live in the suburbs. I loved going to the many museums and Brookfield Zoo just outside Chicago.

3. I have had to pass up going on mission trips out of the USA because I take a medicine that I can get anywhere in the USA, but not so much in other countries. That hurt my soul, but there are plenty of mission trips where I live. 

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Hi, Lori!

It sounds like you know your way around Chicago! My two grown nieces live there, and they seem to love the city.

I can understand that it might have been really disappointing to miss out on that mission trip because of medications. But, you're right! There is plenty to do in our own backyards! We don't have to travel to another country to make a difference.

I have never been to Chicago but I just finished The White City. It’s about the 1883 world’s fair in Chicago and the so named first serial killer that was there. A great book!

Hi, Gail!

Wow! That book does sound interesting. Thanks for popping in and sharing!

I read that one too. It was great!

Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it too, Anne!

As a child growing up in Cedar Rapids IA, one of my favorite destinations was visiting Chicago, especially the Museum of Science and Industry. I was always mesmerized by Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle and dreamed of visiting a real place like that someday.

Hi, San!

I've never been to that museum, but I know that both my husband and I would enjoy spending time there. I need to put that on my "list" of must-dos! I would LOVE to see the fairy castle.

I had the opportunity to go to a Twins baseball game in 1990 in Chicago.  My family and I were on our way back home to Bismarck, ND, from the national junior olympics in Stillwater, Florida.  My oldest son competed in the Junior olympics. We didn't get to do too much else.  I remember thinking how big the town seemed!

That's interesting, Debra!

I grew up in a small Wisconsin town, but I've lived in the Seattle area for almost twenty-five years. I still have family back in the Midwest. Since we lived only two hours from Minneapolis, we spent a lot of time there. A lot of people  in my hometown are Twins fans. My grandparents - while they were still alive - watched their games on the TV or listened to the radio. I don't think they ever missed a game unless they had to!

Wow - the junior Olympics. That's quite an accomplishment! You must have been so proud of him! What event did he compete in?

He competed in the 1500 meter race - almost one mile.  It was 117 degrees!  He worked his way up to the final heat!  It envolved the whole USA and I believe it was six surrounding countries.

That's so impressive, Debra! I can't imagine trying to run in that kind of heat. Brutal! Quite an accomplishment for him.


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