About the Book
At Home in Persimmon Hollow is the first book in a series chronicling the world of Agnes Foster and the people of
In 1886, Agnes Foster is forced to leave the Catholic orphanage in New York where she grew up to start a new
life as a teacher in Persimmon Hollow, Florida, a town she has only ever seen in a newspaper ad. With nothing but her strong Catholic faith to sustain her, she leaves behind the only home she’s ever known and the little girl she hopes to adopt, and encounters a wild and beautiful new landscape, and a town full of hardworking, faith-filled people. She also meets the difficult, yet handsome and hard-to-ignore Seth Taylor, a man whose heart has been hardened to God after a terrible loss.
Just as Agnes starts to feel Persimmon Hollow could be a good home for her and her daughter, and that Seth could be her love, tragedy strikes in the form of a trio of evil men from both their pasts, intent on doing them more harm. Will their fragile new love survive? Will Seth return to his faith? Can Agnes finally escape her dark past and find a bright new future?
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About the Author
Gerri Bauer has a B.A. in English from Stetson University, Where she works in Social media and online marketing and volunteers for their campus ministry program. She was born and raised in New York City but has deep roots in Florida, where she lives with her husband, spoils her cats and keeps tabs on a far-flung extended family. She edited The Parce Letters: Voices from the Past, a collection of primary sources on pioneer settlers in Florida. This is her first novel.
Author Interview with Gerri Bauer
With a bit of adventure, romance, and the discovery of a place to call come, Gerri Bauer has created a novel that readers will enjoy over and over again. With its inspiring story and loveable characters At Home in Persimmon Hollow will quickly become a favorite among readers. Not only will readers enjoy this heart-warming story, but they will come to love and maybe even want to call Persimmon Hollow home. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy inspiring, historical fiction romance novels.
Series: Persimmon Hollow Legacy
Genre: historical fiction; romance; Christian fiction
Publisher: Franciscan Media
Publication date: July 17, 2015
Number of pages: 320
Other books in the series:
2-Stitching a Life in Persimmon Hollow (coming April 2016)
Blog Tour Schedule
September 14- My Friend Amy
September 15- Wishful Endings
September 16- Reading Is My SuperPower
September 17- Spiritual Woman
September 18- Singing Librarian Books
A review copy of this novel was provided by Franciscan Media.
9/18/2015 07:08:58 am
Thank you Sydney, for inviting me to be part of your blog!!
Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books
9/19/2015 08:22:00 am
You are very welcome. Thanks for taking time to stop by, Gerri. I look forward to reading many more of your noels. :)
9/18/2015 11:59:25 pm
There are not too many books set in the Florida era.
Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books
9/19/2015 08:22:48 am
I agree, Virginia. And this is a good one. I hope you get a chance to read it. Best of luck in the giveaway!
9/19/2015 06:40:11 pm
Yes, I think so, too, Virginia. And there is so much to explore in Florida - it's a great setting for historical fiction.
9/19/2015 05:09:53 pm
This books sounds great! I really love the fact that it is a Catholic fiction. I am Catholic and even though I absolutely love reading Christian fiction with characters of other denominations, it's always special to read a about Catholic characters :D
9/19/2015 06:44:06 pm
Thanks, Samantha. That's exactly how I feel. I love reading all kinds of Christian romance, too, but there is really something special about having Catholic characters!
9/27/2015 03:40:56 pm
This book looks amazing. I absolutely love historical fiction. I'm a big fan of relatable characters in novels, and from what I've read, Agnes looks like someone I would get along with :)
9/28/2015 06:50:35 am
Thanks, Allison. I'm pretty fond of Agnes myself! :) Hope you enjoy the book!
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