05 October 2023

Bentonsport - A New Chapter | Excerpt + Giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours


What if you followed your heart—not across distance but across time?

Sarah Peterson never knew how far she would go for love until Thomas Barton walked into her life, they fell in love, and he asked her to join him in his world—a hundred and fifty years back in time. More afraid of losing him than of leaving everything behind, she put her future in God’s hands and awakened in the past. Now, she’s facing a world she’d only dreamed of, and reality is nothing like her dreams.

Thomas Barton never imagined he’d meet a woman like his beloved Sara. Leaving her behind was the hardest thing he ever did. When he discovers she’s followed him across time, he’s ready to spend his life making her decision worthwhile. His friends come up with a plan to convince Bentonsport she’s part of their era, but it’s going to take another miracle to pull this off.

Love was enough to carry them through a hundred and fifty years. Will it be enough to get them through the next weeks and months?

Publisher: Scrivenings Press
Release Date: September 19, 2023



When she stopped in the doorway, he mustn’t have heard her footsteps, for he stood, staring out the window where the whole scene had unfolded.

Even with his back turned, he was handsome, his squared shoulders set off by his tan vest, his white shirt starched and crisp, and his long curls over his collar. Even the way he stood gave her a sudden chill, with his left arm extended over his head, resting on the window frame, staring as though he was trying to see, to experience what she had just over an hour before.

“Thomas.” Her voice emerged soft but steady.

He spun and faced her.

He looked scared. Sad.


She walked toward him, and he met her, arms outstretched, then gathered her in a tight embrace. He buried his face in her loose tendrils, his breath warm against her cheek. “Forgive me.”

Forgive me?


Lisa Schnedler writes cozy fiction, set in small towns you’ll want to visit, with characters who soon will become your friends!

She has been married to her best friend for 39 years. Together, they have three grown children, who are married to her “additional three kids,” and she has six grandchildren.

She has served as a hospital president for 30 years and is a Certified Christian Life Coach. Lisa likes to cook, travel, and meet new friends.

Connect with Lisa by visiting lisaschnedler.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.


(3) winners will win a $15 Amazon gift card!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight October 3, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on October 10, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.



  1. I can not wait to check this book out.

  2. I'm excited to read this.

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