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Bonita Creek JustRead Blog Blitz 

Welcome to the Blog Blitz for the Bonita Creek series by June McCrary Jacobs, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Books

Robin's Reward Title: Robin's Reward 
Series: Bonita Creek #1 
Author: June McCrary Jacobs 
Publisher: Independently Published 
Release Date: May, 2021 (re-release) 
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance

Is a relationship which began with both parties harboring secrets destined to survive?

Welcome to friendly Bonita Creek, a small town in the Coastal Mountains of the Mendocino Coast of California . . . 

Bonita Creek’s librarian, Robin Bennett, is heartbroken after being abandoned by her husband, Thomas. Mysterious Jeff Clarke arrives in town unexpectedly and touches Robin’s life with his wit and warmth. Without warning, Jeff’s harsh words and abrasive actions scare her off, and Robin’s hope of finding true, long-lasting love withers again. 

Can the couple move past their troubles and the obstacles in their path to find love and happiness together? Jeff and Robin must use their faith and their newly-forged bond with each other to remain strong and true. Will it be enough for them to embrace a life of love, trials, and blessings . . . together? 

'Robin's Reward,' Book One in the Bonita Creek Series, is a contemporary Christian romance story which is completely clean in language and content.

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Jorie's Journey Title: Jorie's Journey 
Series: Bonita Creek #2 
Author: June McCrary Jacobs 
Publisher: Independently Published 
Release Date: May, 2022 
Genre: Christian Western Contemporary Romance 
After an idyllic life scarred by a traumatic event, is Jorie Woodstone ready to move forward to share her life's journey with a man who loves her unconditionally? 

Welcome back to friendly Bonita Creek, a small town in the Coastal Mountains of the Mendocino Coast of California . . . 

Jorie Woodstone is the owner and operator of the wildly successful Cowgirl Bakery in Old Town Bonita Creek. She appears to have it all. She is musically gifted and belongs to a warm, loving, supportive family; but she's built a brick fortress around her heart after being traumatized by an acquaintance in an unforgettable event three years earlier. 

Join this talented, spirited cowgirl as she journeys on through life's joys and sorrows with faith, strength, courage, and love on the road to true happiness. 

'Jorie's Journey,' Book Two in the Bonita Creek Series, is a contemporary Christian Western romance story which is completely clean in language and content.

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Christmas in Bonita Creek Title: Christmas in Bonita Creek 
Series: Bonita Creek #3 
Author: June McCrary Jacobs 
Publisher: Independently Published 
Release Date: December, 2022 
Genre: Christian Historical Romance with Military Elements

After seeing more than two years of combat in the Korean War, will the homecoming of two men from Bonita Creek be filled with the joy and romance they are yearning for or will it bring them even more heartache?

It's late summer, 1952, in friendly Bonita Creek, a small town in the Coastal Mountains of the Mendocino Coast of California . . . 

Estelle Vincent is missing her older brother, Sam, and her fiancé, John Chaplin, who are far away fighting for the US Army in the Korean War. They've been gone for more than two long years, and she is feeling out of sorts. 

When she has a frank discussion with her mother, Estelle realizes that she is not the only one who has been moody and bored with her uneventful life. Her mother's words inspire Estelle and catapult her into action organizing a community holiday project for the children and teens whose parents work for Mountainside Ranch outside of town. 

As the story deepens, Estelle learns that several people close to her are harboring secrets—including her mother, her brother, and her best friend. She learns to be flexible and understanding as she looks outside of her own life and examines the impact of unforeseen events on those closest to her heart. 

Join this intelligent, strong-willed hometown young woman as she navigates the obstacles and challenges of life with hope, perseverance, faith, courage, and love on her road to a brighter future filled with dreams come true. 

'Christmas in Bonita Creek,' Book Three in the Bonita Creek Series, is a historical Christian holiday romance story which is completely clean in language and content.

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Excerpt from Jorie’s Journey

As she made her way down the hall, she [Jorie] heard Kendall's voice talking about riding horses at their grandparents' ranch the following afternoon. 

"The Quail Covey Ranch is beautiful. It's massive, and there are a lot of interesting places to visit. My grandparents have enough horses and tack for all of us to use," Kendall said.

"It's been quite a while since I've been in the saddle, Kip; but I'd like to go along with you and Lauren," Derek said. 

"I'm going to invite my sister to go along with us. It's been a long time since she and I did something fun together." 

"I'd love for you to include Jorie in our posse. Your baby sister has captured my attention. She's beyond description in every way—I mean that as a good thing. I'd really like to get to know her better. I just don't know how she feels about me . . ."

"Why don't I invite her to come along and see what she says? She loves riding horses and traipsing across the rolling hills at the ranch. I'll talk to her when she wakes up."

"I'm right here," her heavy voice sounded sluggish to her own ears.

Kendall turned toward her at the sound of her voice and smiled broadly. "Feel better, Kitty?" 

"Yes, much, much better." She looked directly at Derek when she continued, "I'm not so cranky now that I've had my nap." She smiled at both men.

"Wow," she heard Derek say under his breath.

"Good. I want to talk to you about something. Sit down, Kitty," her big brother patted the wooden rocking chair next to where he was sitting. After she was settled in, Kendall began talking about a woman he had been dating recently, Lauren Quinn.

"She works in the medical office directly across from my dental practice. Lauren's a physician assistant for the pediatrician there. She's sweet and beautiful; I think you'll like her a lot." Kendall grinned sheepishly realizing he may have revealed too much about his feelings for this woman.

"Why didn't you invite her to have Thanksgiving dinner with us today?" Jorie probed.

"She made plans with her family before we started dating. Since we haven't been seeing each other long enough to get serious yet, we decided to follow through with our original plans."

"That was probably a good idea since everyone here would have you two married off by the end of Thanksgiving dinner if they had their way."

Kendall nodded as Jorie continued. "I'm free all weekend if you want to plan an activity where I can meet Lauren. I gave my entire staff, including myself, all four days off."

"Fantastic. Tomorrow let's go horseback riding with Lauren and Derek at Grandma and Grandpa W's ranch. I'll throw together a picnic lunch, and we can show our guests the meadow up by the creek. You know, at the far eastern side of the ranch."

"I'll go under one condition, Kendall." Her eyes danced with humor.


"I'll be the one to throw together a picnic lunch. If I know you, and I believe I do, we'll all be eating PB and J sandwiches and corn chips and drinking cheap soda or red punch out of boxes out on the range if you're in charge of grub."

© June McCrary Jacobs, 2022

About the Author

June McCrary Jacobs

June McCrary Jacobs's debut novella, 'A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom', was the winner of Cedar Fort Publishing's 2013 Holiday Tale Contest. 'Robin's Reward', a Christian contemporary romance, is set in the Mendocino coastal region of California. It is Book One in the 'Bonita Creek Series' and was originally released in 2015; the second edition of the book was released in July, 2022. The second book in the series, 'Jorie's Journey', was released in late May of 2022. The third book in the series a Christian historical romance, 'Christmas in Bonita Creek', was released in December, 2022. 'Romance By Proxy' is a later-in-life clean, wholesome romance set in Humboldt County on the Northern Coast of San Francisco which was released in August, 2021. June's Christian historical romance short story, 'Handmade Hearts', was inspired by the true story of how June's aunt and uncle met in New Orleans during World War II and was released in December, 2018. June's debut middle-grade novel, 'RES-Q Tyler Stop', a historical novel set in Sonoma County, California, in 1968, was released in the spring of 2019. In early 2022 she published two short story collections for children entitled, 'Carter's Cookies & More Family Stories for Children' and 'Banjo & More Pet Stories for Children'. As a retired elementary school teacher and literacy mentor, June finds writing for children to be a rewarding and challenging experience.

Connect with June by visiting authorjunemccraryjacobs.blogspot.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

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(1) winner will receive a $15 Amazon Gift card + Bonita Creek Series e-books!

Bonita Creek JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight January 18, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on January 25, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Hello, Randi ~ Thank you for joining in on this Blog Blitz! I appreciate your sharing the excerpt from 'Jorie's Journey' with your readers. :0}

  2. This sounds like a really good series.

  3. Looks like a great series. Thank you! :)


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