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Ellis Creek Happenings and Character Quiz

Which Ellis Creek character are you?

I’m excited today to share with you some fun Ellis Creek happenings, along with a character quiz.

Christian historical romance is one of my favorite genres to write. Something about spending time in “the olden days” is refreshing and provides a much-needed reprieve from this crazy world in which we live.

And yes, if you guessed that I loved watching Little House on the Prairie re-runs, you guessed correctly.

Love from Afar and Love Unforeseen both take place in Montana in the late 1800s. Ellis Creek is a charming little town where everyone knows everyone else. There are delightful characters, such as Meredith, Gabe, Tillie, Willard, Lula, Gideon, and Mollie. There are more challenging characters, such as Leopold Arkwright. And finally, there are timeless characters, such as Mr. Norman and Widow Jones.

Below is a map of the town and the key places.

Mollie, one of the secondary characters in Love Unforeseen, works at her parents’ mercantile and also writes for the Ellis Creek Journal. I have a sneaking suspicion that sometime in the future she may “graduate” from being a secondary character to a main character.

Below is a recent article Mollie penned about the happenings in Ellis Creek…

Love from Afar and Love Unforeseen are both available in ebook and paperback formats, and Love Most Certain (Book Three in the series) will be available for pre-order in the coming months. More details about both books can be found here and here. Love from Afar is available for purchase here. Love Unforeseen is available for purchase here.

Which Ellis Creek character are you? Go here for the Character Quiz.

And after you’ve taken the quiz, please come back and let me know in a comment how you scored!

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Penny Zeller is known for her heartfelt stories of faith and her passion to impact lives for Christ through fiction. While she has had a love for writing since childhood, she began her adult writing career penning articles for national and regional publications on a wide variety of topics. Today Penny is a multi-published author of over a dozen books. She is also a homeschool mom and a group fitness instructor. When Penny is not dreaming up new characters, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and camping, hiking, canoeing, reading, running, gardening, and playing volleyball. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and loves to hear from her readers at her website,, her blog,, and through her newsletter via

17 thoughts on “Ellis Creek Happenings and Character Quiz

  1. Haha, aw, I love the article Mollie has in her journal! And I got Meredith Waller! πŸ™‚ Ahhh, yes, she’s an ambivert and the oldest sister…Yep, totally me.

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