Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Storm Breaks Forth by Terri Wangard, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: The Storm Breaks Forth
Author: Terri Wangard
Release Date: April 6, 2021
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
World War I rages in Europe, and now the United States joins in. Peter Bloch heads to France with the Wisconsin National Guard, but his wife Maren is the one under attack. She’s German-born, and anti-German hysteria is running high. Simple suggestions for coping with wartime measures lead Maren into an active role in the community, but her service doesn’t help deflect suspicion from her. Zealous patriots target her with a vengeance. Peter caught the eye of a major who seems intent on using him as a spy. He’s been fortunate to avoid injury so far, but these activities are likely to get him killed. Peter and Maren dream of the day they will be reunited, but more and more, that day appears to be a mirage.
IN MY OPINION
Impeccable research and details of both the front lines and the home front of World War I make The Storm Breaks Forth by Terri Wangard a novel not to miss.
Maren and Peter have faced tragedy in their marriage, but with the declaration of joining the war, their challenges mount. While Peter trains with the Wisconsin National Guard, Maren and her family are under scrutiny because of their German roots.
The way in which Maren continues to contribute to her community despite the treatment she and her family get from some of the locals is admirable. She steps out in courage to take on a few things she’s not comfortable with.
With compelling characters and a moving story line, The Storm Breaks Forth reminds us that prejudice and mistreatment of people is not something specific to today. But it also offers hope because for all those people targeting this family, there are more who stand beside them when battles rage.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(1) winner will receive an ebook copy of The Storm Breaks Forth and a $15 Amazon gift card!
Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight April 13, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on April 20, 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 only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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