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WELCOME AUTHOR JUNE McCRARY JACOBS
2/9/2019 1:40:00 AM by: Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOK:  Handmade Hearts (a short story)

AUTHOR:  June McCrary Jacobs

PUBLISHER:  JMJ Story Stitcher Books

GENRE:  Inspirational Historical Romance

SERIES OR STAND ALONE:  Stand-alone short story

TARGET AGE:  Young Adult & Adult

 

 

 

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR JUNE McCRARY JACOBS TO PATTI’S PORCH. JUNE SHARES THE TRUE STORY BEHIND HER WORLD WAR II HISTORCAL ROMANTIC SHORT STORY BASED ON REAL LIFE EVENTS.

 

 

 

JUNE IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR A DIGITAL COPY OF HANDMADE HEARTS.

 

 

 

TRUTH OR FICTION?

 

 

by

 

 

June McCrary Jacobs

 

 

 

My latest release, an historical World War II romance short story, Handmade Hearts, is based on a true story. As a history buff and fan of historical fiction for decades, people are surprised to learn this is my first release in the historical genre. My previous two books, A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom and Robin's Reward, are both contemporary inspirational romance stories. So why did I choose to change genres to write about the past?

 

 

First and foremost, I wrote this story as a tribute to my aunt and uncle's beautiful relationship of over sixty years. They had a special bond and were visibly in love with each other until their last days together.

 

 

My uncle and aunt lived in Mississippi while I live in California. Cards and letters passed between us for years, but my favorite way of communicating with my uncle was over the phone. He was a witty, interesting, 'plain as dirt' man who was open to sharing his life experiences and opinions with me. We talked about many different topics—current events, golf, fishing, football, cars, NASCAR racing, books, his military service, my sewing and quilting, my teaching career—the list goes on and on.

 

 

One day a few months before my aunt passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, I asked my uncle how the two of them met. I knew they had met during World War II, but that was all I knew about the start of their romance.

 

 

My uncle cleared his throat and smiled. I could always tell when he was smiling on the other end of the phone by the way the tone of his voice changed. And whenever he spoke of my aunt, his voice really changed because he was smiling so broadly.

 

 

He told me he was still on crutches from his war injuries sustained in the South Pacific as a young Marine. The local church was having a social for the young adults in their neighborhood in New Orleans, and my uncle decided he would give it a try. He was tired of being cooped up in his room feeling sorry for himself. It had taken him months to recover from his multiple injuries, and he hadn't really gone out socially since before he enlisted in the Marines.

 

 

He walked over to the church and struggled up the front stairs to enter the fellowship hall. There were a lot of people milling around, and somehow he connected with my aunt. That was it for him, he told me. She was so special and so pretty, he was hooked.

 

 

When I decided to write Handmade Hearts several years later, they were both deceased. Therefore, I used a lot of my very active imagination to write about my aunt's background, how their relationship progressed, and where they might have gone on dates back in New Orleans in 1944 and 1945 because I didn't know the specific details from my brief conversation with my uncle.

 

 

The elements of the story besides how my aunt and uncle actually met which are based on fact include my uncle's family background, his military service record and wounds, and the military service of his two older brothers. I performed a good amount of research on what movies were released during the time of the story and what types of gifts a gentleman was likely to give a lady friend in the south—little details which enrich a reader's enjoyment of a story.

 

 

I enjoyed writing historical fiction so much that I am releasing my debut middle-grade historical novel, RES-Q Tyler Stop, later this spring. This book for children is set in 1968 in Northern California and involves the Gregg family and their eleven-year old son Weston's adventures in rescuing injured and unwanted animals along with difficult lessons learned at the hand of a bully. I performed hours of research for this full-length novel to gain an authentic perspective for what was going on in Northern California at that time and what challenges Weston and the others in his small town may have encountered during that era.

 

 

So while Handmade Hearts is historical fiction inspired by true individuals and a true event, RES-Q Tyler Stop is historical fiction occurring in a fictional town with fictional characters but with an authentic backdrop of Northern California in the late 1960s. Either way I look at it, I am blessed to be able to share my writing with the world.

 

 

Many thanks to Patti for allowing me to share Handmade Hearts and this guest post with you here on Patti's Porch.

 

 

 

Book blurb for Handmade Hearts

Handmade Hearts is an historical romance short story set in New Orleans during World War II and was inspired by a true story.

Toward the end of his life, the author asked her Uncle 'Allen' how he met his wife. He shared about how he met 'Irene' at a church social in their neighborhood in New Orleans in the early 1940s. He had been seriously wounded in Guadalcanal in the South Pacific as a young Marine and was using crutches to get around as best he could.

He had many inner wounds which needed time to heal, too. He had no way of knowing when they first met that Irene had suffered her own wartime tragedy. She bravely sought to keep her grief locked away deep inside because thinking about her loss caused her even more sorrow. She needed to be strong because she was the breadwinner for her small family.

Times were tough, but these two unique individuals made it through each day with inner fortitude, determination, and the sincere hope of something greater just over the horizon.

 

 

HANDMADE HEARTS – EXCERPT

New Orleans, Louisiana

October 20, 1944

Allen wrestled with his heavy wooden crutches. Each step was agonizing. He grimaced as he labored up the stairs of the church's fellowship hall proudly wearing his uniform—a uniform he’d dreamed of wearing since learning of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

In addition to the almost intolerable and constant pain, the three bullet wounds received from a sniper in Guadalcanal two months ago had wreaked havoc with his plans for his life. Well, at least I still have a life . . .

Dozens of his fellow Marines had not made it out of Guadalcanal alive on that horrendous, life-altering night. Allen felt himself slipping into the abyss of traumatic memories once again. The vivid memories that plagued him daily flashed in front of his eyes. His pulse quickened, and his heart pounded loudly in his ears. He felt clammy and nauseous, and both legs began to tremble.

A woman's melodic voice roused him from his memories of the ambush.

 "Good evening, Lance Corporal. May I hold the door for you?"

 Allen wondered how long she had been speaking to him before her voice drifted through to his subconscious. He blinked as the details of her face came into focus.

"Uh, what? Yes, I guess you'd better," Allen snapped.

When he recognized the hurt expression on her face, he turned toward her.

 "Sorry if I sounded gruff. I just feel so helpless being dependent on these blasted crutches!"

"No need to apologize or explain," she answered in a soothing voice.  "Let me introduce myself. I'm Irene Carston."

 

 

BUY LINK FOR HANDMADE HEARTS

 

 

DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN A DIGITAL COPY OF HANDMADE HEARTS BETWEEN NOW AND TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH AT MIDNIGHT MST.

BY LEAVING A COMMENT, YOU GRANT PERMISSION FOR YOUR EMAIL TO BE REVEALED TO THE AUTHOR IF YOU ARE THE WINNER TO FACILITATE RECEIPT OF YOUR BOOK.

 

 

 

June McCrary Jacobs was the winner of Cedar Fort Publishing's 2013 Holiday Tale Contest for her debut novella, A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom. Robin's Reward, her first full-length novel, was set in her favorite location in California—the Mendocino coastal region.

June's debut middle-grade novel, RES-Q Tyler Stop, an historical novel set in Sonoma County, California, in 1968, will be released in the spring of 2019.

June's original sewing, quilting, and stitchery designs have been published in over one hundred books, magazines, and on sewing industry blogs. June enjoys cooking, walking, visiting art and history museums, and touring historic homes and gardens.

Connect with June online:

Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic Author's Blog 

Author's Facebook Page  

Goodreads Author Page 

Goodreads Author Blog  

Amazon Author Page   

 

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Comments

June McCrary Jacobs From CA At 2/16/2019 9:01:07 AM

I appreciate your comments, Perrianne. I agree with you--what would we do without church socials to bring people together to build beautiful relationships? Thank you for stopping by Patti's Porch for this post. Best, June

Perrianne Askew From Austin, TX At 2/15/2019 11:44:59 AM

What a wonderful story from your family history. I am from the New Orleans area, having been born just across the lake. I can’t imagine what it was like there in the 40’s. Thank goodness for church socials!

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Perrianne. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment for June.

June McCrary Jacobs From CA At 2/14/2019 6:50:21 PM

Thank you for your kind words, Mary. Best wishes, June

Mary K. From Tennessee At 2/10/2019 12:30:10 AM

Sounds like a beautiful remembrance of your family.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Mary. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment for June.

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WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE ALMONY
2/14/2015 8:01:40 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
1/24/2015 1:41:32 PM  by: Patti Shene

A MODERN DAY MIRACLE
1/16/2015 10:59:08 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE PEASE
1/10/2015 7:44:16 PM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SEVEN
12/27/2014 11:17:48 AM  by: Patti Shene

AUTHOR GINA WELBORN RETURNS
12/20/2014 11:08:16 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
12/18/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WHAT DOES ADVENT MEAN TO YOU?
12/14/2014 3:45:38 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
12/8/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
12/6/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY WRAPS UP PURE GENIUS SERIES
11/29/2014 12:36:32 PM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
11/22/2014 6:55:52 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
11/14/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WHAT DO YOU MISS?
11/8/2014 2:41:19 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
11/1/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
10/25/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
10/19/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
10/10/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

POINT TO POINT TO POINT
10/5/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
9/27/2014 9:25:12 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
9/19/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

BY THE NUMBERS
9/15/2014 2:24:11 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
9/5/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
8/30/2014 10:56:45 PM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
8/23/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
8/16/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

SITTING IDLE
8/10/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
8/3/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
7/26/2014 11:01:15 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
7/20/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
7/14/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
7/5/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
6/27/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
6/20/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

UNEXPECTED ACTS OF KINDNESS
6/16/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

REVIEW OF THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS
6/7/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
5/30/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
5/17/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WHEN FINE IS NOT REALLY FINE
4/23/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
4/19/2014 5:33:04 PM  by: Patti Shene

PLAY BALL!
4/17/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
4/12/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BY H. L. WEGLEY
4/4/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

THE THIEF BY STEPHANIE LANDSEM
3/29/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
3/26/2014 9:45:22 PM  by: Patti Shene

HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
3/22/2014 2:39:47 PM  by: Patti Shene

WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
3/19/2014 12:56:57 PM  by: Patti Shene

INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
3/15/2014 4:19:04 PM  by: Patti Shene

WHERE ARE YOU THE MOST VULNERABLE?
3/13/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
3/8/2014 11:44:40 AM  by: Patti Shene

Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
3/1/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
2/22/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
2/15/2014 1:02:11 PM  by: Patti Shene

What We Can Learn From the Olympics
2/12/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
2/8/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Baby, It's Cold Outside!
2/5/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

A Matter of Perspective
2/1/2014 12:52:05 AM  by: Patti Shene

Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
1/25/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Monopoly!
1/21/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

welcome author Cheri Swalwell
1/17/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

What Did You Mean By That?
1/14/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Wildlife Video
1/10/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

My Best Reads of 2013
1/8/2014 1:28:40 AM  by: Patti Shene

The Dumbest Kid in School
1/3/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Good-bye to 2013
1/1/2014 1:35:09 AM  by: Patti Shene

Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
12/22/2013 7:00:40 PM  by: Patti Shene

One Spectacular Christmas Display
12/19/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Where are You Going This Advent Season?
11/29/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Shared Experience
11/24/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Facing the Monster
10/25/2013 12:46:47 AM  by: Patti Shene

Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
9/27/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

I'll Be Happy When...
5/14/2013 11:49:55 PM  by: Patti Shene

Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
5/5/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

I Can't Do This!
5/2/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

BREAKING THE RULES
4/28/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
4/21/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Vulnerability to Fear
4/17/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Faith and Fear
4/15/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Those Temporary Interruptions
2/21/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
2/7/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Starsongs Giveaway Contest
2/3/2013 2:04:28 AM  by: Patti Shene

Taking Stock
1/30/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Welcome Author Janet K Brown
1/26/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Winter - Bah Humbug!
1/22/2013 10:18:37 PM  by: Patti Shene

Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
1/19/2013 10:35:41 AM  by: Patti Shene

Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
1/16/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
1/12/2013 4:00:39 PM  by: Patti Shene

Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
1/9/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

The last Day of the Christmas Season
1/5/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Accountability in the Extreme
1/2/2013 12:38:47 AM  by: Patti Shene

The day after Christmas
12/26/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
12/22/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
12/19/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
12/15/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
12/12/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
12/8/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

News From Nashville & Beyond
12/4/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
11/13/2012 2:10:37 PM  by: Patti Shene

Welcome Home!
11/13/2012 2:00:24 PM  by: Patti Shene

Confessions of a first book editor
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Going Home
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

GPCWC in Restospect
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Nano Day 11 - um - day 1?
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene