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Monday, April 1, 2024

About the Book

Book: Cracklin’ Rosie

Author: Jennifer Lynn Cary

Genre: Historical Christian Romance

Release Date: November 20, 2023

She’s a strong-willed chiropractor…

…He’s an old-fashioned MD.

Sparks fly—but will they burn them or make them sizzle?

When Rose Crackinbush D.C. sets up her modern (for the 1970s) practice in a new town, heaven help anyone who thinks chiropractors aren’t legitimate doctors.  Those naysayers will eat their words. Or she might make them cookies—she can be nice.

And if she can keep her temper about the town’s Jokester MD, she might win some new patients.

But this MD isn’t just a jokester. A dedicated family doctor, Brett Shoffner uses humor to help heal his patients. Only it seems newly-arrived lady chiropractors aren’t ready for his quips — no matter how pretty and smart they are. This specific lady chiropractor, not the quips.

Life would be so much easier for these two if they could avoid each other. But fate keeps throwing them together. Can they see beyond the symptoms and diagnose the real reasons behind their push-pull attraction?

And if so, will they choose the best cure?

Welcome back to 1972 Kokomo, Indiana in Cracklin’ Rosie, the fourth installment of the Weather Girls Wedding Shoppe and Venue series, where the Great Physician can adjust callings and purposes in ways never imagined.

You will enjoy Cracklin’ Rosie, a sweet, clean romcom inspired by Neil Diamond’s 1960’s song of the same title, because everyone knows that the plans we make don’t always end up as we thought they would.


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About the Author

Historical Christian Romance author, Jennifer Lynn Cary, likes to say you can take the girl out of Indiana, but you can’t take the Hoosier out of the girl. Now transplanted to the Arizona desert, this direct descendant of Davy Crockett and her husband of forty years enjoy time with family where she shares tales of her small-town heritage and family legacies with their grandchildren. She is the author of The Crockett Chronicles series, The Relentless series, and The Weather Girls trilogy as well as the stand-alone novel, Cheryl’s Going Home, her novella Tales of the Hob Nob Annex Café, and her split-time novels The Traveling Prayer Shawland The Forgotten Gratitude JournalCracklin’ Rosie is the fourth book of her spin-off series The Weather Girls Wedding Shoppe and Venue.

More from Jennifer

I’ve long been a fan of 60s music—since the 1960s! Neil Diamond has been a favorite performer since that time. I must have been in fourth grade with “Thank the Lord for the Nighttime” was released. I had no idea of any deeper meaning, just loved the song—it would’ve gotten full 98 score from me for having “a great beat and fun to dance to” if I’d been a judge on American Bandstand with Dick Clark.


Fast-forward a good fifty plus years, and I’m researching 60s music where the song title has a girl’s name in it for my Weather Girls Wedding Shoppe and Venue series and I run across “Cracklin’ Rosie.” That was one song I sang with gusto. So fun. But I never was sure of the meaning. What or who was Cracklin’ Rosie? Then I got an inspiration that made me laugh out loud. I even contacted friends to share—tickled me to no end. What if Rosie was a chiropractor? That was the genesis for this story.


Of course, it needed to be funny. And who better to add humor and conflict than a medical doctor who fancied himself as an amateur comedian? The idea stuck and the brainstorming began. I have to tell you my critique partner, Diana Brandmeyer, understands humor. It was a blast coming up with ways to make it funny.


I hope you will agree, and that there will be moments when you snort or chuckle. Or even laugh out loud and have someone look over at you, so you tell them, “You gotta read this book.” Anyway, whether anyone watches you read, I hope you’ll enjoy this latest addition to the Weather Girls Wedding Shoppe and Venue series, Cracklin’ Rosie.


This series has been so fun to read. I love how the author opens up the story with a funny encounter with a cat and a fellow doctor for Rose. I adore her last name and the song that it is based on. I can hear the  song in my head. I grew up in the     seventies so I knew this story would bring me down memory lane. Ok I did laugh at Rose’s last name. I couldn’t wait to follow Rose in her adventure as a doctor    opening her own clinic.

Meeting Brett may  be  be a challenge for Rose as they are both doctors trying to start their own clinic up. I found him to be a little pushy, funny and a challenge that will have readers furiously turning pages to see what happens between this pair. When Brett finds out that Rose  is a chiropractor he sure acts a little weird. His outburst at the coffee shop turns heads. Now Rose’s temper is getting to her but stands her ground. Let the competition begin. 

Oh my the humor in the  story is great. Well Brett thinks he is funny but Rose doesn’t quite see him as funny. I loved the references to The Mary Tyler Moore show and others that bring this time period to life. The author does a great job of making the story realistic with perfect snippets of favorite shows and songs  from the seventies. I miss those days sometimes but I can always go back there whenever I want as I reread this story. 

The story takes a look at how hard it was in the seventies to not only be a woman doctor but specialize in the field of being a Chiropractor. Rose seems to always have to defend her career and at times there are grumbling among the doctors. When a big announce is about to be made Rose is anxious to hear who has been chosen to be on the team. Brett really steps up to defend Rose in a very public way. I liked how the author incorporated faith in the story. Trust is a big issue between Brett and Rose as they try to decide if they could ever be a couple. 

I loved the story and  how the author gave me a look back at a time period where memories of listening to the songs mentioned in the story were nice. The best part of the story is a gentle message of going to God to seek answers and believing in yourself. A little nod to the cardinal is the perfect ending to this delightful story. 

“Misunderstandings will mess up relationships faster than anything.”

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

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To celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon card and an eBook copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Thanks, DVDgal73. I'm having fun with them too. And thank you, Deana, for the wonderful review!

  2. Sometimes I really need a book that makes me laugh!

  3. This sounds it would be perfect for me when I'm feeling nostalgic!

  4. Sounds like a good romantic comedy!!