Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington

Author: Tricia Goyer & Ocieanna Fleiss
Publisher: Summerside Press
July 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60936-000-9
Genre: Inspirational/historical

Rosalie Madison was engaged to marry her best friend, Vic, but she didn’t want to marry him before he went off to war. Vic promised to come back in April to marry her, but Rosalie wasn’t certain she really loved him enough to commit—and so she sent Vic off to war without telling him she loved him. And Vic never returned. Instead, he became a casualty of war.

Kenny Davenport is supposed to write about the celebrity visiting Seattle, and get a picture of her coming on stage. But not watching where he is going, Kenny ran into a woman and an officer, spilling coke on them. The woman gets into his face, and the next thing Kenny knows, he and this woman, Rosalie, are on stage being introduced as love-birds.

Kenny likes Rosalie, but his boss wants him to interview her, when he learns she’s a riveter at the factory. Rosalie refuses, not wanting to be known as Rosie the Riveter—but even more than that, she doesn’t respect reporters. But it comes down to trust Kenny enough to let him do his job, or Kenny won’t have a job to do. What will it take for Rosalie to trust Kenny with her heart?

LOVE FINDS YOU IN VICTORY HEIGHTS, WASHINGTON is set during World War II. My mom used to work in an airplane factory doing the same job that Rosalie did, and a lot of the things my mom told me were very similar to what is in this book, from the activities to the work.

I enjoyed reading about Rosalie and Kenny. I did find the slang a bit hard to get used to in a book, but it is realistic for that time period. I hoped Kenny would be able to achieve his dreams. There were some things in the book I didn’t care much about, and some parts of the book I skimmed through, but for the most part I loved reading LOVE FINDS YOU IN VICTORY HEIGHTS, WASHINGTON. I also enjoyed reading the blurb at the front of the book telling about this real life suburb of Seattle. $13.99. 344 pages.

About Tricia Goyer: 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

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. Info can be found on this blog post http://triciagoyer.blogspot.com/2010/08/win-victory-prize-pack.html

Blog tour schedule: http://www.litfusegroup.com/Blog-Tours/love-finds-you-in-victory-heights-washington.html

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