Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Love's New Beginnings ( Wyoming Sunrise Prequel) by Penny Zeller [Review & Giveaway]

ISBN: 9781957847030
Purchase @ Amazon

My thoughts:
  I read book #1 in the Wyoming Sunrise series, "Forgotten Memories," prior to reading the prequel, "Love's New Beginnings." The reason being that the author had many requests to know the story of the mature couple, Lydie Beauchamp, the town's new teacher, and Rev. Solomon Eliason, the town's new pastor. So a short prequel was written and what a touching, sweet, delightful read it is.

In today's world, the chance of finding good clean fiction that is sweet and a joy to read is rare indeed. Author Penny Zeller is known for her faith based stories that give glimpses into the lives of historical people as well as some contemporary stories. "Love's New Beginnings" has a teacher and a reverend new to the town and new to their professional callings. There is a delightful loquacous boy in the story that steals your heart. And the adults in the town are warm and supportive of both of these newcomers.

The sweet romance is tender and delightful. I highly recommend this book and series.

About the book: Where it all began…

Lydie Beauchamp recently moved with her aunts—sisters Myrtle and Fern—to the untamed Wyoming Territory. When a teaching position in nearby Willow Falls captures her attention, can she leave her aunts, one of whom just suffered a broken heart, and embark on this new adventure? Will she find the courage to persevere in the midst of challenges, one being a handsome challenge named Solomon Eliason?

Reverend Solomon Eliason has the goal of making a difference. Hired as the pastor of Willow Falls, he must convince the congregation that he is able to undertake the role of a reverend. When he’s nominated to be the adult in charge of the annual prank tradition at the school, he embraces the idea, thinking the new teacher will be an elderly crotchety woman like his former teacher. What he doesn’t realize until it’s too late is that the teacher is far from crotchety and elderly. When Lydie and Solomon’s paths cross in an unexpected way during the prank tradition at the Willow Falls school, can Solomon redeem himself in the eyes of the lovely new teacher?

Take a glimpse into where it all began with Lydie and Solomon's story in this tender tale that reminds us that God can and does use willing hearts for His purposes.

Prequel: Love's New Beginnings
Book One: Forgotten Memories
Book Two: Dreams of the Heart (March 2023)
Book Three: When Love Comes (Late 2023)

Begins December 29
Ends January 28, 2023 @ 12:01 a.m. ET
Open to USA addresses only.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given. Winner's copy is provided and shipped directly to the winner by the author. Chat With Vera is not responsible for lost or misdirected prizes.


  1. The Song So This Is Christmas.

  2. Penny and her daughters like to bake.

  3. I found out her daughters' favorite cartoon was "Angelina Ballerina"!

    1. The above comment was left by Susan Heim.

    2. From reading her blog, I learned that she really likes Kutless's version of "This Is Christmas," which is one of my favorite versions, too.

  4. Thank you for the advice on the resolution to exercise. I just got a treadmill again and want to start walking at least three times a week

  5. I learned that she was only 7 years old when she started writing

  6. You give good advice to people and they listen to it


  7. She writes tender and heartfelt romance novels where her characters learn of love, loyalty, and God’s abundant grace and forgiveness.

  8. "The Night Before Christmas" The beautifully written poem will simply roll off the tongue of readers to entertain young listeners and older ones alike.

  9. Penny started writing stories about dog adventures at the age of seven.

  10. From Penny's Blog the post I most enjoyed was Verses About God’s Unfailing Love. they are profound.

  11. I applaud Penny for using the gift of the written word to glorify Jesus.

  12. I learned that Penny likes archery!

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