Welcome to the Blog Tour for Rose Among Thornes by Terrie Todd, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Rose Among Thornes
Author: Terrie Todd
Publisher: Iron Stream Media (Heritage Beacon)
Release Date: August 31, 2021
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Forgiveness is the deadliest force on earth.
War might be raging overseas, but Rose Onishi is on track to fulfill her lifelong goal of becoming a concert pianist. When forced by her government to leave her beloved home in Vancouver and move to the Canadian prairie to work on the Thornes’ sugar beet farm, her dream fades to match the black dirt staining her callused hands. Though the Thorne family is kind, life is unbearably lonely. In hopes that it might win her the chance to play their piano, Rose agrees to write letters to their soldier son.
When Rusty Thorne joins the Canadian Army, he never imagines becoming a Japanese prisoner of war. Inside the camp, the faith his parents instilled is tested like never before. Though he begs God to help him not hate his brutal captors, Rusty can no longer even hear the Japanese language without revulsion. Only his rare letters from home sustain him—especially the brilliant notes from his mother’s charming helper, which the girl signs simply as “Rose.”
Will Rusty survive the war only to encounter the Japanese on his own doorstep? Can Rose overcome betrayal and open her heart? Or will the truth destroy the fragile bond their letters created?
Rusty stopped reading when Bert nudged him. His friend put a finger to his lips and nodded his chin toward something off to the side. A sparrow had landed a few feet away. The men were all gawking at the little bird, though it wasn’t an unusual sight. Sparrows were everywhere and viewed by the locals as pesky as rats or mosquitoes. Some of the men had unsuccessfully tried catching them for food.
But this one was different. Fearlessly, it hopped forward between two of the men as though oblivious to the humans and made its way to the fresh mound of earth covering Eli’s body. There it stayed while the men stared. No one moved.
In a voice just above a whisper, Bert repeated the last words Rusty had read from his Bible. “Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.”
Still, the bird stayed. And the men stared. What each one was thinking, Rusty could only guess. He only knew what was going on in his own heart. If God could send a bird at that exact moment, there had to be something more going on than what could be seen. He was not abandoned. He would choose to believe it, even if it killed him.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(1) winner will receive the winner’s choice of one print copy: The Silver Suitcase, Maggie’s War, or Bleak Landing!
Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight August 30, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 6, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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