The Carpenter’s Daughter by Jennifer Rodewald

THe Carpenter's DaughterSynopsis:~

One word can change a life.

Sarah Sharpe has grown up as a carpenter’s daughter, knowing only the rough and work-heavy world of her father’s blue-collar profession. Abandoned by her mother as a baby, she’s lived twenty-one years content to drive nails at her dad’s side. Following her father into the world of construction was a natural path, and she took it without a second thought. But a harsh comment about her “butch” appearance sends her on a search for identity. 

Enter handsome and easygoing Jesse Chapman, the roofer she meets on her first foray into volunteer work for Homes For Hope. In every way, the quirky man is her opposite—confident, a people kind of guy, and most importantly, happy. His likeable qualities continue to draw her in, and for some reason he keeps coming back to her. But they can’t be more than friends—he’s made that crystal clear. Except for a handful of times…and the confusion is driving her crazy.

Sarah’s quest for self-definition becomes more tangled than she ever imagined, and she discovers that the journey will take her deeper than clothes and makeup. Filling the void in her heart becomes an obsession she cannot escape. How far is she willing to go to discover who she really is?

My take:~

The Carpenter’s Daughter is another feather in Jennifer Rodewald’s ever growing cap of heartfelt and meaningful stories. Engrossing and beautiful, this story delves into the heart of a woman, moulded by both her father’s pain and his practical talent. A woman in a man’s world who has never seen herself as more than one of the guys, blossoms, painstakingly and tenderly, under the admiration and growing attraction of Jesse Chapman. This story could be cliched, but Jennifer’s insightful dialogue and captivating prose, assures this does not happen. The love story is captivating and honest, one I was invested in from beginning to end. The Carpenter’s Daughter is my second foray into Jennifer’s stories and rest assured I will be adding the rest of her backlist to my ‘must read’ list.

With thanks to the author for my review copy.

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7 Responses to The Carpenter’s Daughter by Jennifer Rodewald

  1. Thank you, Rel, for this lovely review! I’m very honored!

  2. Rel,
    Thanks for sharing this review. I’ve been hearing about this book, so now I got it. I look forward to reading it.

  3. All of Jennifer’s books are great. Yes, I’ve read all of them. This one and Red arose Bouquet are my favorite of her women’s fiction. I seriously love her YA Dystopian series too though!

  4. This is such a great novel! All of Jen’s novels are so lovely!

  5. Thank you for this interview. I am ! anxious to read this book, as it is the type I enjoy so much. Also, Jennifer Rodewald is a new author for me.

  6. Jennifer Rodewald is an author I’d like to read. I’ve not yet read any of her novels.

  7. I love Jen’s work! She’s an incredible author. The Carpenter’s Daughter is my favorite

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