Let's give a big welcome to Jenelle Hovde! Her debut novel will be published next month as part of Guidepost's "Ordinary Women of the Bible" series. Her book, The Dream Weaver's Bride: Asenath's Story, sounds intriguing. I can't wait to read it!
Now, let's get to know Jenelle:
Please tell us a little bit about yourself!
Hi Jan, thanks for having me over to visit. I’m a Canadian living in the USA. I married a pastor over twenty years ago. We have three kids, two cats, and a Great Dane/Boxer. We also have bearded dragon who might be the chillest pet in the house. I love to write historical romance and Biblical historical fiction. I read over a hundred novels per year. Once upon a time, I was an audiologist, but now I homeschool and write full time. I absolutely love what I do! I paint and draw in my spare time, which is very limited these days.
Cake or Ice Cream?
Oh boy, what a tough choice. I’m all about Mochi ice cream wrapped in rice dough. I highly recommend the Mango flavor
Summer or Winter?
Summer with the beautiful green pastures and wildflowers.
City or Country?
I’m a farm girl, but I love the bustle of a city. Both!
Who is your favorite character from your current work-in-progress?
I’m writing a Biblical fiction novella featuring the Samaritan woman at the well. I love how one encounter with Jesus changes her life forever. Part of our ministry has included work with abused women. My heart is for women in crisis, who may not know the restoration Jesus brings. My latest novel, The Dream Weaver’s Bride: Asenath’s Story with Guideposts Fiction, looks at the power of forgiveness and reconciliation. I’ve always been fascinated with Joseph’s story of moving from despair and slavery to become number two in Egypt. We get to see Joseph through the eyes of his bride, Asenath. The biblical message of hope really resonates with me the older I get. God can take any painful circumstance we encounter and turn it for His glory.
What does your writing space look like?
Organized with minimal distractions. I write in an office, surrounded by my favorite books for inspiration. My style might be described as “shabby-chic” with a dash of French Provincial.
What are you reading right now?
I’m reading Mesu Andrew’s The Reluctant Rival: Leah’s Story with The Ordinary Women of the Bible series with Guideposts Fiction. I’m also reading Jill Eileen Smith’s Miriam’s Song. Beautiful writing!
What is at the top of your bucket list?
I really need to visit Israel. Rome and Ephesus and other Acts historical sites would place second.
Where can readers learn more about you and your books?
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Tell us about your new release!
The Dream Weaver’s Bride: Asenath’s Story will release early June. Here’s a little about the novel. As the daughter of the high priest of On, Asenath has a solid vision of her future. Her education with the royal scribe is a luxury not usually afforded to women, and even though she is betrothed to the pharaoh’s half-brother, she has dreams of something more. But everything changes when the pharaoh has troubling nightmares that only a prisoner named Joseph can interpret. Suddenly, Asenath finds herself married to this foreigner, who demands that no god but his own be worshiped in his house. Despite her fears, Asenath is touched by Joseph’s kindness and humility, even as he steps into his newfound power. Can Asenath trust the God of Joseph and forsake her old deities? Can she learn to love this stranger from another land, a stranger with scars from a painful past? As famine sweeps across Egypt and the surrounding lands, Asenath and Joseph find themselves face-to-face with the men who caused Joseph’s suffering. Can Asenath embrace the power of El Shaddai and help her husband forgive?
Where can we purchase it?
From Guideposts at:
My novel is with the Ordinary Women of the Bible Series
And for our readers, Jenelle is offering a giveaway! Leave a comment to be entered in the drawing. Entries will close on June 17, 2021.
*Note: Giveaway for US addresses only. Winner will be selected by random drawing.