Author Spotlight: Jenna Brandt

Updated: Oct 7


Jenna Brandt is a Christian historical romance author and she is branching into contemporary romance in 2018. Her historical books span from Victorian to Western to WWI eras with elements of romance, suspense and faith. Her debut series, the Window to the Heart Saga, as well as her multi-author series, The Lawkeepers and spin-off series, The Rockwood Springs Series, have become best selling series.

She has been an avid reader since she could hold a book and started writing stories almost as early. She has been published in several newspapers as well as edited for multiple papers. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in English from Bethany College and was the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper while there. Her first blog was published on Yahoo Parenting and The Grief Toolbox as well as featured on the ABC News, CNN Health, and Good Morning America websites. She is a contributor and curator for the website, Novel PASTimes, and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers Association (RWA) Associations.


Writing is her passion, but she also enjoys cooking, watching movies, reading, engaging in social media and spending time with her three young daughters and husband where they live in the Central Valley of California. She is also active in her local church where she volunteers on their first impressions team, in the crisis care ministry as well as writes for the church’s creative team.


She is offering the first two chapters of each of her books on wattpad.



Lawfully Wanted - Synopsis


Levi Emerson and his partner, Clyde Forester, have been undercover for over a year chasing the ring leader of the largest cattle rustling group. After months of pursuit, they are closing in on their target, and looking forward to bagging their bounty. A paid informant has told them the rustler's next target will be the Larsen Ranch in Rockwood Springs, Texas. When Levi arrives at the ranch, he poses as a cowboy in order to gain employment at the ranch and catch the cattle thief.

Abigail Larsen is the daughter of one of the largest cattle barons in all of Taylor, County Texas. She has just returned home from finishing school, with what is considered by society, dangerous ideas that she gained from secret women's suffrage meetings. Her father has plans for her to marry Andy Wilson, a local rancher and recent widower, in an attempt to expand the family's influence in the region. Though she wants to do her father's biding, the rumors of how Andy mistreated his first wife leaves Abigail worried about her future, especially knowing he isn't the type of man that would find her new mindset appealing.

When Levi and Abigail accidentally encounter each other, the connection is instant, but they both know a relationship between them can never be due to their circumstances. Yet, as the couple continue to spend time together through various circumstances, the connection only deepens.

Will Levi catch his wanted thief and collect his bounty? Will he tell Abigail the truth about who he is? And will Abigail choose to go against her father in order to be with the man she wants? Find out if these two star-crossed lovers can find a way to be together in this epic 1880s historical romance.

The Lawkeepers is a multi-author series alternating between historical westerns and contemporary westerns featuring law enforcement heroes that span multiple agencies and generations. Join bestselling authors Jenna Brandt, Lorana Hoopes and many others as they weave captivating, sweet and inspirational stories of romance and suspense between the lawkeepers — and the women who love them.

The Lawkeepers is a world like no other; a world where lawkeepers and heroes are honored with unforgettable stories, characters, and love.


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Excerpt


He looked over at Abigail and probed, “Why did you hurry off the other night?” It shouldn't matter, but he wanted to know.


“I thought you were different from the other cowboys around here. When I realized you were just like them—that you enjoyed saloons and all that entails—there didn't seem to be a point in us talking further.”


“I don’t care for saloons,” Levi confessed. “Rarely do I frequent them since becoming a Christian a year ago. I only went to the Long Reach because I needed to gain the men’s trust. My life depends on it.” He gestured to his wound and added, “This accident is a good example of why. If Billy Dalton hadn’t knocked me out the way of that chargin’ bull, I’d be dead right now rather than just wounded.”


Abigail felt foolish for jumping to the wrong conclusion about Levi. It seemed her first impression of him had been correct. But that didn’t make her situation any easier since she shouldn’t care.


“Thank you for telling me. Not many men think they need to explain themselves to a woman.”


“It’s important in any relationship that both people are equal,” he declared as he placed his hand on hers that rested beside him on the couch. “I’d want to have someone explain their reasons for doing something, so I’ll always do the same.”


A warmth spread through her from where their hands touched. She should pull away—proper social etiquette would dictate so—but no one was around and she liked the way his larger hand encompassed her own.


Abigail inhaled sharply as the feelings swelled in her chest. Levi had used the word relationship about them. Was that what was forming between them? Could three encounters be the start to something more? Did she want it to be?



The Lawkeepers Series Book Trailer



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