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Book Blast: Letters to Kezia: Book Two of The Puritan Chronicles by Peni Jo Renner

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Publication Date: January 14, 2015 iUniverse 
Formats: eBook, Paperback 
Pages: 208 
Series: Book Two, The Puritan Chronicles 
Genre: Historical Fiction 

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Synopsis: It is 1693 in Hereford, Connecticut, when Mary Case, the spinster daughter of a Puritan minister, finds herself hopelessly smitten by the roguish thief, Daniel Eames. Betrothed to a man she does not like or love, she is soon compelled to help Daniel escape from jail. Suddenly, she finds herself on the run, not only accused of being Daniel's accomplice, but also of murder. The fugitive pair soon finds solace-and a mutual attraction-among the escapee's Algonquin friends until two men from Daniel's dark past hunt them down. After Mary is captured and returned home to await trial, a tragedy takes the life of her younger sister, revealing a dark secret Mary's father has kept for months. But just as Mary learns she is pregnant, she makes a horrifying discovery about Daniel that changes everything and prompts her to develop an unlikely bond with his mother, Rebecca, who soon saves Mary from a shocking fate. It is not until years later that her daughter, Kezia, finally learns the truth about her biological father and family. Letters to Kezia shares a courageous woman's journey through a Puritan life and beyond as she struggles with adversity and betrayal, and discovers that loyalty can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.


Praise for Letters to Kezia

"In the tradition of author Peni Jo Renner's gripping debut novel, Puritan Witch: The Redemption of Rebecca Eames, Letters to Kezia recounts the tale of courageous, compassionate, and relatable Mary, whose connection to Rebecca and her family is unforeseen and profound. The reader is captivated at the very first page, as Letters to Kezia is a story of forbidden love, deep family secrets, intrigue, murder, and atonement. Another beautifully written triumph for this author, whose immense gift for story-telling transports the reader into each scene so deftly, one can almost smell the wood smoke and hear the crackling of the fire in the hearth." - Kelly Z. Conrad, award-winning author of Shaman

"Peni Jo Renner enthralled readers with Puritan Witch, the ordeal of Rebecca Eames, who was condemned to hang from Salem's gallows as a witch. Now the Eames saga continues as Peni uses her special brand of witchery to bring Mary Case and Daniel Eames to vivid life, and shows us just how much a young woman will risk for love. Letters to Kezia is a poignant, true-life tale from colonial New England's heartland which will captivate you, and keep you guessing until the end." -JoAnn Butler, author of Rebel Puritan and The Reputed Wife


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About the Author

03_Author Peni Jo Renner

PENI JO RENNER is the author of the IPPY award-winning novel, Puritan Witch: The Redemption of Rebecca Eames. Originally from North Dakota, Peni now lives with her husband in Maryland where she is currently researching for the third book in The Puritan Chronicles Series. For more information please visit The Puritan Witch Website and Facebook Page. You can also follow Peni Jo Renner on Twitter.


Letters to Kezia Book Blast Schedule

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Tuesday, February 24 

So Many Books, So Little Time 

Wednesday, February 25

Broken Teepee
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Thursday, February 26

Unshelfish 
Genre Queen 
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Friday, February 27 

Mythical Books 
Beth's Book Nook Blog 

Saturday, February 28 

The Never-Ending Book 

Monday, March 2 

Layered Pages 
CelticLady's Reviews 
History From a Woman's Perspective 

Tuesday, March 3 

A Book Geek 

Wednesday, March 4 

Mel's Shelves 
The Maiden's Court 

Thursday, March 5 

100 Pages a Day 

Friday, March 6 

The Mad Reviewer 
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Comments

  1. Is the book based on fact or is it completely fictional? I noted the comment about the book keeping the reader 'guessing to the end'; however the synopsis was very detailed, and I am wondering if, perhaps, too much has already been given away.

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  2. It is a fictional book but it has a lot of facts. Her first book, the Puritan Witch, was based on the author's ancestor.

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