28 August 2020

Silver Moon | Excerpt + Giveaway


A tale of courage and hope in the darkest of times...

Silver Moon, the third book in the series: By the Light of the Moon, paints a stunning and poignant picture of life on the home front in Webaashi Bay, Ontario, and of three men who are a part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during WWI.

Shamed into joining the war, the tide turns for Luis Wilson when he is steered into the depths of espionage. Injured and presumed missing, will he lose his heart to the very woman who presented him with a white feather?

Oshki and Jimmy offer a grim perspective on life in the trenches. They despair of ever returning home to the women who hold their hearts.

Meanwhile, Lily fights for the cause in her own way and rallies the female troops at home as prejudices run high and the local cafe owner is accused of being a spy.

Will the women of Webaashi Bay receive their men back unscathed? Can the power of love win out over insurmountable odds? All this drama and more plays out under the light of a silver moon.

Fans of WWI historical fiction, Christian historical fiction, and literary fiction will find Silver Moon a moving, powerful read!

Release Date: June 30, 2020


Ruby Moon
Blue Moon


Late August 1917
Victoria General Hospital

“What can you see?”

“Light. Shapes. I can see a nurse walking around, but I can’t tell who. Nothing is clear,” I tell Dr. Hansen.

“What about close up? Look at me.”

I feel his hands on either side of my head, turning me towards him. My eyes take a few seconds to focus.

“Better. I can see your face, but it is . . . smudged.”


I can hear the disappointment in Dr. Hansen’s voice.

“Will my sight continue to improve?” I go right to what rests prominent in my thoughts. I remember when my band came off the first time, and I couldn't see much of anything.

“There’s no way to tell for sure. The damage incurred was significant, but your skin has healed up nicely. Let us hope that, internally, it is just taking longer. From what I can tell, your optic nerve seems to be functioning.”

Dr. Hansen turns to a nurse standing next to him. I only see a fuzzy apparition in my vision, but I can tell she has light brown hair and a heart-shaped face. This must be Rose.

“Let’s leave the bandage off now.”

“Yes, Doctor.” It is Rose. My ears recognize her soft voice.

“Mind, don’t over-tax your eyes. If they feel tired, you must close them and give them a rest. Understood?”

The doctor directs this at me. From what I can tell, he has a square jaw and thick features. His blond hair is short, and he wears a thin pair of glasses in front of his dark eyes.

“Yes. I’ll be good.” I smile. “When will I be able to go home?”

“Soon. I just want to keep you for a little longer to see if you’ll improve. We’ll perhaps try to fit you with corrective lenses.”

“Thanks, Doc.”

“I’ll be back later to check on you, Lt. Wilson. In the meantime, don’t overwork your eyes.”

I nod. He walks away with what I assume is a clipboard in hand. I am left with Rose. She is quiet and goes about tidying a few things.

“Rose, come closer. Please.”

I want to really see her. Maybe, if she’s close enough, her image won’t be so fuzzy, and I can see her in more detail, which I’ve longed to do.

“Not now, Lieutenant, I have other men to tend to.”

Her clipped words draw a barrier between us. What has happened to have changed her so? Where is the kind, sweet nurse who took care of me for the last few months?

She walks off without a backward glance, and I realize something: I’ve given a bit too much of my heart to Rose. My heart hurts as I watch her walk away from me. Why? I can think of only one reason.

I am in love with her.


Jenny lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Ken and their pet Yorkie, Ruby. She is also a mom and loves being a grandma. She enjoys many creative pursuits but finds writing the most fulfilling.

Jenny’s education background stems from psychology, music, and cultural missions. She spent many years as a librarian in a local public library but recently switched to using her skills as a floral designer in a retail flower shop. She is now retired from work due to disability.

She authored and performed a self-published musical CD entitled, Scrapbook of a Closet Poet.

Jenny’s books, Ruby Moon, Blue Moon, and Silver Moon earned five-star reviews from Reader’s Favorite, a book review and award contest company. Their praise: “Ruby Moon is entertaining, fast-paced, and features characters that are real. Blue Moon continues a well-written and highly engaging saga of family ties, betrayals, and heartaches… Silver Moon is a highly recommended read for fans of historical wartime fiction, powerful emotive drama, and excellent atmospheric writing.”

She holds membership in the: Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, Historical Novel Society, Wisconsin Writers Association, Christian Indie Publishing Association, and Independent Book Publishers Association.

Jenny’s favorite place to relax is by the western shore of Lake Superior, where her novel series, By The Light of the Moon, is set. She has self-published the first three books, Ruby Moon, Blue Moon, and Silver Moon, in her four-part series. One more novel to complete the series is planned for 2020. She is currently writing a new historical fiction series called, Sheltering Trees.


One winner will receive ebooks of all three books in the By the Light of the Moon series by Jenny Knipfer (Ruby Moon, Blue Moon and Silver Moon) and a $25 Amazon eGift Card

Open internationally to those who can use one of Amazon's branches
Ends September 9, 2020

1 comment:

  1. I read Ruby Moon and have the second on my TBR. I have enjoyed the series so far and expect to read the others and do so as well. Best wishes to the author on the newest book.