Sunday, August 22, 2010
Love Finds You
The Love Finds You™ series was launched in October of 2008. Summerside Press releases two new books in the series every other month, with the goal to set at least one novel in each of the fifty states. Each novel has a word count of around 80,000, and the stories may be historical or contemporary. One goal of the series is to give readers a taste of local life across America, so each novel draws on the compelling history or unique character of a real place. Plot details remain as faithful as possible to the town’s history, geography, and atmosphere.
I was privileged to be asked to read and review Love Finds You In Victory Heights Washington by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss.
Here's a bit about the book: The war has stolen Rosalie’s fiancé, Vic, from her forever. But rather than wallow, Rosalie distracts herself by cramming her days full of activity—mainly by shooting rivets into the B-17 bombers that will destroy the enemy.
When a reporter dubs her “Seattle's Own Rosie the Riveter,” even more responsibility piles up. Her strong arms bear all this, but when intense feelings surface for Kenny, the handsome, kind-hearted, and spiritually unwavering reporter, the fear of losing another love propels Rosalie to leave.
It’s only when Rosalie realizes that God has brought her to this place—and this person—for a reason, the sparkling grace of God compels her to let go of her own strength and lean on His, as well as open her heart to love.
About the authors: Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty-four books including Songbird Under a German Moon, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.
Ocieanna Fleiss is a published writer and has edited six of Tricia Goyer’s historical novels. She lives with her husband and their four children in the Seattle area.
Click here for a quick link to purchase this book.
Tricia is also having a giveaway which you can read about and enter here.
I really loved this book. It's a light read but there's a lot of historical information that is very interesting. The authors descriptions made me feel like I was there as Kenny and Rosalie were dancing, feeling the emotions of the war rallies and helping as Rosalie volunteered her time with the soldiers. I highly recommend this book.
My copy of Love Finds You in Victory Heights Washington was graciously provided by LitFuse Publicity Group.