Cami Madison’s grandmother died, leaving her with a task she must complete or all the inheritance goes to charity. Plus her boss handed her the ad campaign that will win her the coveted vice presidency opening.
Both have the same timetable.
When she realizes the projects are intertwined, things really start to unravel.
Kate Hanson raised her granddaughter after the child became an orphan in a car accident. But not all scars are on the outside.
Can Kate’s last request help Cami to heal?
Will Cami be able to step up to the job?
You will love this split-time women’s romance because when family is on the line, everyone knows the only way to survive is wrapped in prayer.
If you like split-time women’s romance books, check out The Traveling Prayer Shawl by Jennifer Lynn Cary. I typically avoid split-time novels because it takes a truly gifted writer with a unique ability to craft a story that doesn’t confuse readers or lose story momentum between time shifts. This book is fantastic! The story unfolded beautifully, without issue. I enjoyed every minute.
The main character, Cami Madison, faces a perplexing dilemma. After her grandmother Kate’s death, she discovers she is solely responsible for fulfilling her grandmother’s last wish. If she does not comply, the entire family inheritance goes to charity. The story gets interesting when Cami receives a new project at work. The project could land her the promotion she has desired until she realizes it is directly tied to her grandmother. Turns out Kate had another side that Cami didn’t know existed. Life gets complicated when both projects are due at the same time.
I loved the reason behind the grandmother’s last wish and how the author used all areas of Cami’s life to pull her in.
I give The Traveling Prayer Shawl 5 out of 5 stars.
Note: I reviewed a complimentary copy of this book, which I received through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated for sharing my thoughts. This is my honest opinion.
About the Author
Historical Christian Romance author, Jennifer Lynn Cary, likes to say you can take the girl out of Indiana, but you can’t take the Hoosier out of the girl. Now transplanted to the Arizona desert, this direct descendant of Davy Crockett and her husband of forty years enjoy time with family where she shares tales of her small-town heritage and family legacies with their grandchildren. She is the author of The Crockett Chronicles series, The Relentless series, and The Weather Girls trilogy as well as the stand-alone novella Tales of the Hob Nob Annex Café and her split-time novel The Traveling Prayer Shawl.
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The Traveling Prayer Shawl is actually a tribute to the wonderful women I’ve had the pleasure of making shawls with for the last ten plus years. We have a group that has remained faithful though some have had to leave, and new faces have joined. I thought this would be a book where there would be several points of view, sort of like how it is when we meet one Saturday per month. I even asked the girls when this idea began to churn if they could give me some character ideas.
Then one morning this scene came to me and wouldn’t leave. I wrote it out and sent it to my critique group. They thought I might be on to something.
Follow that with one of my prayer shawl girls asking if I was still interested in a character idea. Of course I said yes, and she handed me a fully fleshed out supporting character—Dericka.
I hadn’t planned on anything romantic but apparently my characters had other ideas. This story couldn’t get itself written fast enough.
The cherry on top was when another of my prayer shawl girls shared about a pattern her grandmother had designed that was published back in the 1960’s. With her permission, I include that pattern at the end of the book—an actual prayer shawl to crochet.
You will also see a prayer that is included with the shawl in the book. That is the same prayer that is given with each shawl from our Needles of Hope group. It was written by my dear friend, Pastor Lori Brown and used with her permission.
Crocheting is a relaxing craft for me and one I came to only a few years ago. My sweet grandmother tried to teach me to crochet, then gently suggested I stick with knitting. Ha! But my husband’s cousin came to visit and accepted the challenge, finally helping me to see what had been so elusive. Now I prefer it to knitting.
Though The Traveling Prayer Shawl is a stand-alone and not like my other books, I am currently working on another stand-alone split-time and have included the first chapter at the end of the book. Hope you will enjoy it and that you will try out my friend CeCe’s grandmother’s prayer shawl pattern.
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