About the Book
She came to America to escape a workhouse prison, but will the cost of freedom be too high a price to pay?
1933, Wisconsin — Large animal veterinarian Katy Wells takes her patients’ welfare personally, so it’s no surprise when she stands up to angry farmers planning a milk strike or takes in an injured draft horse to save its life.
But after a visitor from the past discovers her location and reveals a threat, she must choose between her work and her freedom, and whether to trust a man to keep her safe.
Prequel novella to A Strike to the Heart, releasing April 2022 from Heritage Beacon Press/Iron Stream Media
In My Opinion
One of the great things about a novella is that it allows you to sample an author’s work in one sitting. With this busy season in my life, this is a good thing. I can say that after reading To Stand in the Breach by Danielle Grandinetti, I’m looking forward to the full-length follow up book coming out in April 2022.
As a large animal veterinarian in Wisconsin in 1933, Katy is a woman in a man’s world. She’s had to fight for where she is from a young age, and she’s crossed an ocean to do it. As soon as I read how Katy cared for her patients, I liked her. And the more time I spent with her, the more I appreciated how far she’d come and the battles she had to fight.
Grandinetti does an excellent job of weaving historical facts (like the 1933 dairy strike and the Magdalene laundries of Ireland beside some tense moments while also managing introduce readers to the heroine in her next book. I’m already looking forward to reading Lily’s story this coming spring.
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