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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Love Finds You In Victory Heights, Washington - Blog Tour Stop

About Love Finds You in Victory Heights , Washington:

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.

My Thoughts On This Book:
I absolutely fell in love with the World War II era story featured in "Love Finds You In Victory Heights, Washington. Focusing on the women who were left behind to carry on the work during wartime while the men were away fighting to keep our country free, this romantic tale is a tribute to these ladies and the adversities they overcame. The authors, Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss, obviously did their research on this subject and period in time, and I was delighted to find that they captured the essence of the era perfectly.

My father fought in World War II and although he didn't talk much about what he saw while in the Fourteenth Air Force Group, the American Volunteer Group and the Flying Tigers who fought in China, India and Burma, he did share his love of the music of the time. Glenn Miller, the Andrew Sisters, Bing Crosby and others were a part of my childhood, and seeing that they are incorporated into this fantastic novel was a real treat.

Take some time to sit down and enjoy "Love Finds You In Victory Heights, Washington" and see if you don't come away with a feeling of pride for the ladies, all the "Rosie The Riveters" and her sisters who kept their chins up and enabled this country to carry on during trying times.

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. For more on Tricia visit http://www.triciagoyer.com/

About Ocieanna Fleiss:

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. For more about Ocieanna visit her blog.

Link to buy the book: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Finds-Victory-Heights-Washington/dp/1609360001/ref=sprightly-20

Contest info: Tricia is giving away 5 Victory Prize packs during the blog tour. This contest is open to both you and your blog readers so please share it in your blog post too. That info can be found on this blog post (which will be live on August 14th). http://triciagoyer.blogspot.com/2010/08/win-victory-prize-pack.html

Blog tour schedule:
Check out this list of blogs that will be featuring and review this book in days to come.


My thanks to Amy at Litfuse Publicity Group for the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion of this item.


Nanc said...

My mom was "left at home" with my brother while my Dad fought in WW2...can't wait to read this book! And the music...what a bonus!

PulsePointDesign said...

If you're a fan of Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington and authors Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss, don't miss their new GET RIVETED contest. The winner receives a Rosie the Riveter prize package guaranteed to be a major day brightener! Here's the link to enter: http://www.triciagoyer.com/contest