To Claim Her Heart

To Claim Her Heart

by Jodie Wolfe


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In 1893, on the eve of the great race for land, Benjamin David prays for God to guide him to his 'Promised Land. Finding property and preaching to the lost are his only ways of honoring his deceased fiancée. He hasn't counted on Elmer (Elsie) Smith claiming the same plot and refusing to leave. Not only is she a burr in his side, but she is full of the homesteading know-how he is sadly lacking.

Obtaining a claim in the Cherokee Strip Land Run is Elsie Smith's only hope for survival, and not just any plot, she has a specific one in mind. The land's not only a way to honor her pa and his life, but also to provide a livelihood for herself. She's willing to put in whatever it takes to get that piece of property, and Elsie's determined to keep it.

Her bitterness is what protects her, and she has no intentions of allowing that preacher to lay claim to her land . . . or her heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946016478
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Publication date: 05/13/2018
Pages: 318
Sales rank: 883,291
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Jodie Wolfe got bitten by the writing bug as a young girl after reading and watching Little House on the Prairie. She creates novels where hope and quirky meet. The power of story to influence lives and change hearts is what motivates her to weave tales that tell of the Savior’s faithfulness and forgiveness. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. Learn more at:

Caroline Turner Cole is a professional voice actor, theater educator, and playwright from Texas. Her passions are storytelling, arts advocacy, and creative living. She helps kids get access to quality arts education and also to turn boring science lessons into exciting adventures whenever possible. These passions have led her to pursue voice acting and writing, but she is never far from the theater and telling stories to both kids and adults.

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To Claim Her Heart 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Cindy-Huff7 More than 1 year ago
When I read the comparison of Jodie Wolfe’s writing style to my Favorite Historical Romance writer, Mary Connealy I was curious. To Claim Her Heart did not disappoint. It was humorous, sweet and full of adventure. And like Conneally, every time I thought Elsie and Benjamin would finally get together another unexpected and fun twist came into play. I love that the characters have flaws. Even Benjamin, the preacher, struggles with the same things any man in love would. Elsie’s hurts are believable, and her transformation opens in a gradual and satisfying manner as far as this reader is concerned. Jodie’s knowledge of the Oklahoma Land Rush shows in the little details sprinkled throughout the story. Loved it, recommend it and will be looking for more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this story - one of the best in conflict where two completely opposite backgrounds collide, God's hand in bringing two people together in an extraordinary way...along with the historical facts surrounding the LAND RACE in OK. GREAT JOB, Jodie Wolfe. I think it’s great how this release coincides with the anniversary year of that race. Conflict, Tension, Excitement, and Romance - it's got it all.
LucyMR1 More than 1 year ago
This is my first novel by a Jodie Wolfe and I throughly enjoyed her attention to detail and the humor she brought to the table. I found myself smiling most of the time, as Elmer and her stubbornness caused herself more trouble. The Preacher was a great character and watching them grow as they learned to farm their plot of land was interesting. I enjoyed the storyline and how they helped their neighbors and friendships blossomed was captivating The faith element was present and added depth to the characters as they grew and put into practice what God was showing them. Add a cantankerous aunt and outlaws and you have the makings of a great story to curl up with on a rainy day. If you enjoy realistic historical fiction with a touch of suspense, humor, and horses then don’t miss putting this on your wish list. I received a complimentary copy from the author. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.
CarolJo More than 1 year ago
Do you know any women named Elmer? Female Elmer Smith aka Elsie is a good female protagonist as she participates in the Cherokee Strip Land Run disguised as a man! When preacher Benjamin David claims the same land as Elsie, things get interesting! Neither is willing to give up this prime property. To Claim Her Heart shows how life was in the Oklahoma Territory. I won my copy of the book through Debbie Costello's blog. This is my honest opinion.
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this sweet western historical romance novel. I liked the characters of Elsie and Benjamin. Elsie needs to learn to trust in God again. There was a little bit of intrigue also. Very nice read. I will read more of Jodie’s works. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
Ourpugs More than 1 year ago
To Claim her Heart As I was reading the book it kept getting better and better. I love historical books and Jodie wrote a good one. I kinda did not want it to end. The characters became so real to me. Loved the little sayings at beginning at each chapter. Set during the Oklahoma land rush that is a very interesting part of Oklahoma history. Elsie was pretending to be a guy to be able to stake her claim but ends up her and Benjamin claim the same plot. Love how that built different types of houses. He is a preacher and wants to built a church on the land. Loved all the neighbors they had, even though they had to travel a little ways to the neighbors they all became great friends. I just cannot express how good this book is. A book I will remember the characters and miss them. This review is my opinion , I received an complementary copy of the book from Celebrate Lit.
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
I read a lot, so imagine my excitement when a book has such an exceptional story and writing that it takes me on an adventure that I was not expecting. To Claim Her Heart was such a story and author Wolfe not only told me a story, I felt like I was right there in the midst of it. This story just flat out surprised me. I love it when books do that. We have two people who are so different from each other facing a problem that unbeknownst to them actually brings them together. First to work together with the land and then to a sweet, sweet love. If you want romance, pick this one up, to me it was exceptional. If you want to feel the gallop of a horse, the sweet taste of fresh water from a spring, what it might feel like to put roots down in the dust like the pioneers, than I highly recommend this story. It is one of the top 5 I have read this year. The author also put at the beginning of each chapter a rule from a lady’s guide book of either a do or don’t, but a rule that no young lady should break. This was just a little teaser of what the chapter would hold, especially since the rules were made to be broken. Once I got into the full swing of things those rules had me giggling up a storm just to see how they would get broken. I can’t wait for more from author Wolfe. I received a complimentary copy of this novel. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
vics49548 More than 1 year ago
Based on the Cherokee Strip Land Run in the 1800s, author Jodie Wolfe does a good job of putting the reader into the time period with her descriptions of the territory. Her characters are well written and believable, although I’ll admit that, in a humorous way, Elsie got on my nerves. But I came to love her before the end of the book. Each chapter begins with an excerpt from Mrs. Wigglesworth’s Essential Guide to Proper Etiquette and Manners of Refined Society. It was fun to read these, and see what was expected of the young single woman of that day. And Elsie wasn’t it. It was fun to watch her development. The story kept moving, and if you enjoy historical fiction or westerns, To Claim Her Heart will not disappoint you. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.