Aug 24, 2010

Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss

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. For more on Tricia visit www.triciagoyer.com

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.

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A CONTEST TOO!

Tricia is giving away 5 Victory Prize Packs during this blog tour. Check out http://triciagoyer.blogspot.com/2010/08/win-victory-prize-pack.html for more details!

MY REVIEW

I loved this story about Rosalie and her friends, most of whom work together at the Seattle Boeing plant during World War II.  Each of the women in this story sacrificed whatever necessary to support the war efforts of the troops away from home.

Rosie was a true hero, in more ways than one.  Not only is she a local celebrity through her work at the Boeing plant, but she also orchestrates the renovation of an old house that is slated for demolition.  Rosie, as well as many other women and their children move into the house together, and they live as a family unit, supporting each other emotionally and financially.

This story was written with historical accuracy, a little romance, and lovable characters that I could easily relate to.  An awesome combination that I really enjoyed!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington through Litfuse, in exchange for my honest review.

Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Ellie Claire (July 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609360001
ISBN-13: 978-1609360009

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