Spotlight & Giveaway: Letters to Kezia by Peni Jo Renner

Author Peni Jo Renner is on tour with HF Virtual Book Tours for Letters to Kezia, the second book in The Puritan Chronicles, and I am hosting her today with a spotlight & giveaway!


Publication Date: January 14, 2015 | iUniverse | Formats: eBook, Paperback | Pages: 208

Series: Book Two, The Puritan Chronicles
Genre: Historical Fiction

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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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03_Author Peni Jo RennerAbout the Author

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 Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, March 9
Interview at Flashlight Commentary
Guest Post at What Is That Book About

Tuesday, March 10
Review at Oh, For the Hook of a Book
Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book

Wednesday, March 11
Guest Post at Oh, For the Hook of a Book

Thursday, March 12
Review at Just One More Chapter
Guest Post at Mythical Books
Spotlight & Giveaway at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time

Friday, March 13
Review at Peeking Between the Pages

Monday, March 16
Interview at Becky on Books
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation

Tuesday, March 17
Review at Deal Sharing Aunt

Wednesday, March 18
Review at Quirky Book Reviews

Thursday, March 19
Review at Book Nerd
Interview at Dianne Ascroft Blog

Friday, March 20
Review at 100 Pages a Day
Review at Bibliophilia, Please
Review & Interview at Jorie Loves a Story

Monday, March 23
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Friday, March 27
Review at Book Babe


To enter to win a paperback of Letters to Kezia please leave a comment below with your email address.


– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on April 3rd. You must be 18 or older to enter.
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– Winner have 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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  1. This historical is fascinating and intriguing. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Would enjoy reading this book and Iike a chance in the giveaway.

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  4. I have always had a particular interested in Puritan life and the associated period in New England’s history. I very much want to read The Puritan Witch as well as this newest novel possessing that particular enticement of my curiosity.. Thanks for offering a chance to win this one! Cheers, Kara S

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  5. The first book of this series is already on my wish list, and I'm adding this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Can't wait to read Letters to Kezia. jtretin at aol dot com

  7. That is a fascinating storyline and I have an ancestor living in that period whose name was Kezia too!
    This story sounds like it is full twists which I really love.


  8. Would love to read this. I really enjoy historical fiction from this time period. seknobloch (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Family secrets and a dark past! How intriguing...

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  10. It sounds like an amazing and interesting book. I love the time period it is set in. Thanks for having the giveaway.



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