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.



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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We lived outside Chicago for 10 years or so while my husband was in seminary (not that he was in seminary for 10 years!!!) but never really 'visited' the city much. I went there a number of times to the dental school at a university there and was intimidated w/ all the traffic! Small town gal that I am. I live in the Detroit area and find no pleasure in driving in Detroit either!

Anne, I understand! Seattle has horrific traffic now after so many people moving here. And with being sandwiched between the ocean and the mountains, there's not a lot we can do about expanding the roads, even though the powers-that-be try. I've gotten somewhat used to it, but when we visit my family in rural Wisconsin, we enjoy not having to deal with all the cars.

I have never given up an opportunity to go on an adventure but can't say I would chicken out depending on the circumstances!

I'm usually up for adventure too, Cathy, but "never say never," right? I'm sure there would be some that I would feel too dangerous or physically taxing for me! LOL!

2. I have actually had to deal with a rebellious child when I was a teacher’s aide. He was difficult, verbally abusive and no teacher wanted to deal with him. I knew that this child must be hurting deep down, so I just showed him that I cared and would help him succeed in his classes. On the last day of school he came to me and said, “I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you. Thank you for not giving up on me.” Several years later I saw him come into the library where I worked at. He gave me a hug and said that because I took the time to help him and show him that he was important he went to college and got a degree in business. He made my day. We never know what impact we may have on someone.

Deana, what a blessing you were to that child! I think too often children act up and then get labeled as a difficult kid when all they need is some positive attention. Thank goodness you had the heart and insight to see there was more going on that what was being viewed. You made a difference! Your story has touched me and encouraged me to be more patient with not only children but also adults who can sometimes be rude or mean.

I've never visited Chicago.

Perhaps you will one day, Caryl.  :-D


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