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Friday, September 2, 2022

Book Review and Giveaway - Forgotten Memories by Penny Zeller Hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours

 Welcome to the Blog Tour for Forgotten Memories by Penny Zeller, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Forgotten Memories

Title: Forgotten Memories

Series: Wyoming Sunrise #1

Author: Penny Zeller

Publisher: Maplebrook Publishing

Release Date: August 30, 2022

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Some memories are best forgotten…

The Wyoming Territory is rife with lawlessness and disorder, something Annie Ledbetter and her parents discover when their wagon train is robbed. Seven years later, Annie settles into her lifelong dream as a teacher in the small town of Willow Falls. When she meets handsome rancher Caleb Eliason through a humorous misunderstanding, she is quickly drawn to his kind heart and charming smile.

Former outlaw Caleb Eliason embraces his chance at a fresh start. Gone are the days of robbing stagecoaches and wagon trains. When he falls in love with the new Willow Falls teacher, he doesn’t realize they’ve met before—under much different circumstances. When his past comes to light, will it put the growing love between them at risk?

Can forgiveness and redemption heal two broken hearts or will the past keep them from sharing a future?

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Penny Zeller

Penny Zeller is known for her heartfelt stories of faith and her passion to impact lives for Christ through fiction. While she has had a love for writing since childhood, she began her adult writing career penning articles for national and regional publications on a wide variety of topics.

Today Penny is a multi-published author of numerous inspirational books. She is also a homeschool mom and a group fitness instructor. Her desire is to assist and nurture women into a closer relationship with Christ.

When Penny is not dreaming up new characters, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and camping, hiking, canoeing, biking, reading, running, gardening, and playing volleyball.

She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and loves to hear from her readers at her website.

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Forgotten Memories is book one in the Wyoming Sunrise series that is written by Penny Zeller. This book drew me in within the first few pages. It is beautifully written. The book opens up in 1877 in Wyoming Territory. We see families traveling towards a fresh start. Annie Ledbetter and her family are almost to their new home. However, the wagon train is attacked by a group of outlaws.

Caleb had a rough upbringing. He never wanted to be a part of robbing wagon trains, but he was afraid to cross his brother. He by the Grace of God is given a fresh chance and settles into the town of Willow Falls. He has been forgiven and knows that God has forgiven him, but sometimes he is unsure if he has forgiven himself. Especially when Annie shows up 7 years later as the teacher of Willow Falls.

Annie is super excited to have been selected as the new teacher. Willow Falls is not far from her family and she is able to go home on weekends to be with her family. She is happy staying with the Reverend and his family. She even is excited about the possibility about a new relationship. Then she realizes where she recognizes Caleb from. Her whole world comes crashing down,

I really loved this story. This is a wonderful reminder of how much we are forgiven when we accept Jesus. We need to make sure we forgive ourselves and quit trying to pick up those sins and shames of our past and then how we react when others may not be so quick to forgive us.

The story is well written. I loved the characters. I cannot wait to read book two in the series. I have read this author before, and she is always historically accurate. Thank you to the author, publisher and JustRead for allowing me to read a copy of this story, all thoughts are my own.


(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Forgotten Memories and a $25 Amazon gift card.

Forgotten Memories JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight August 30, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 6, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Thank you so much for your review of "Forgotten Memories" and for joining the blog tour. I am honored that you enjoyed reading Annie and Caleb's story. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Forgotten Memories sounds like my kind of book, thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Connie, for sharing your thoughts!

    Have an awesome weekend!

  3. Forgotten Memories sounds like a wonderful story of forgiveness and redemption.

  4. I enjoyed your review, the book sounds wonderful