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The Story behind Love in the Seams by Jodie Wolfe

Please welcome author Jodie Wolfe to the blog this week. I’m so happy to have her here as we’ve gotten to know each other on Facebook. Here’s a little bit about her new release, Love in the Seams.

Mae Stafford longs for the companionship and unconditional love her sister has found in her new husband. But after years of refusing potential suitors because of a pact they made as children, Mae no longer has any choices left once their agreement is broken. She’s given up hope that God will give her what she desires most, a family of her own. Instead of dwelling on what she doesn’t have, she throws herself into her work as the recent sole owner of the local dress shop. As a promise made to his late wife, Johannes Mueller agrees to travel west to be a school teacher in Calder Springs, Texas, away from the bigotry associated with being an immigrant in New York City. He hopes to improve his life and forget his loss. Johannes isn’t counting on his five-year-old daughter’s search for a new mother when they arrive. His little LillyAnn finds ways to bring the seamstress and him together…often. Can he learn to embrace his German heritage and unlock his heart to love again?

Welcome, Jodie!

Thank you for the chance to be on your lovely blog today, Liz.

Love in the Seams is book two in my Twins & Needles Series. Both books take place in the fictional town of Calder Springs, Texas. I loosely based the town from Blanco, Texas where my husband has family.

The series is about twin sisters who made a pact to never marry. I wanted to see what it would take for each of them to find a happily-ever-after of their own. I’ve always had a fascination with twins, especially identical ones. And no, there aren’t any twins in my family that I’m aware of. 🙂 I did have the pleasure of working with twin sisters who were my beta readers to make sure I got the interaction between the twins correctly though.

In my new saga, the hero, Johannes Mueller is a new schoolteacher in Calder Springs. I loosely based some of his job interaction with my experience when I student taught. Readers have told me how they have fallen in love with his precocious six-year-old daughter, LillyAnn. She has a tendency to say things that aren’t expected. I had a son who also had the ability to keep me on my toes because you never knew what would come out of his mouth when he spoke to people, particularly strangers.

Mae Stafford is an accomplished seamstress. While I taught myself to sew and have made quite a number of things through the years, I wouldn’t call myself an expert. Mae has given up believing that God will give her what she desires most but LillyAnn has other ideas in store for the two adults in her life. To purchase their story click here:

Jodie Wolfe creates novels where hope and quirky meet. She’s been a semi-finalist and finalist in various writing contests and is a member of ACFW. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. Learn more at

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Jodie is giving away an ebook copy of the book to winners in the U.S. Enter below.

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Thanks again for joining us, Jodie!


  1. Thanks again for having me today, Liz. I pray you and your readers have a blessed Christmas.

  2. I am a disaster at sewing but I admire anyone who does sew. I can do counted cross-stitch and knit and attempt to crochet. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Sounds like a good story.

    • You’re one step ahead of me, Linda. I can barely sew on a button.

    • I haven’t done counted cross-stitching in years, Linda. Not since I started wearing bifocals in my late 30’s. I do like to knit, but I find my work is too tight when I try to crochet. 🙂

      Good luck, Linda. I hope you like the story.

  3. I sew in spurts. I have sewn clothes and quilt tops.

    • Hi, Jan. I’m so glad you’ve stopped by today.

      I want to make a quilt for my newest granddaughter. Hopefully I’ll get some time to work on it in a few weeks, after I finish writing my next story.

  4. I enjoy sewing, but can only do the most basic square- and rectangle-shaped items. I’m not very talented!