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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington


Love Finds You in In Victory Heights, Washington written by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna  Fleiss takes place during the second world war. This book allows readers to catch a glimpse of what life must have been like for those on the home-front, supporting the war effort.

Rosalie Madison works in the local Boeing plant, shooting rivets into B-17 bombers. She is content to help the war front as long as she isn't in the spotlight. Then reporter Kenny Davenport comes along and disrupts those plans, placing her on a roller-coaster of publicity events when she and her friend break the national record of thirty-one hundred rivets in one shift.

I truly enjoyed the threads of faith that were interwoven in this book - letting go of the hurts from the past, hope, forgiveness and trust. This book echoed truths that God has been showing me as well. I found this story captivating and encouraging. I recommend this book and found it to be a great read.

This book was provided for review by Summerside Press.

Book Synopsis:
The war has stolen Rosalie’s fianc√©, 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.

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



1 comment:

Tricia Goyer said...

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it!