Friday, September 3, 2010

Blog Tour: Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington by Ocieanna Fleiss and Tricia Goyer


My dear friend and critique partner, Ocieanna Fleiss, has teamed up with Tricia Goyer again with the Summerside Press offering Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington. I recently had the privilege to read the entire novel. What a great book! (Read on to learn about the contest Tricia is holding as part of the blog tour.)

Here's my review:

Rosalie’s trying to prove herself and atone for her past (as if she could). Because she didn’t love Vic, the fallen soldier and her former fiancĂ©, she feels she must work extra hard in the war effort. She’s a record-setting riveter with a plane load of guilt. And she’s certainly not going to entertain another relationship any time soon.

Enter reporter Kenny Davenport, who’s on assignment to write a series of articles on Rosalie, calling her “Seattle’s own Rosie the Riveter.” From the very beginning, these two are destined to be singled out, together, and whether it’s working side by side on an old Victorian home for his aunt or research for those articles, they have plenty of fun. Too bad Rosie’s adamant about not trusting reporters like her father, who let her down when she was a child.

She’ll have to overcome her self-reliance, projections and release her past to the Savior in order to consider a relationship with Kenny.

I appreciated how the authors didn’t follow pre-set formulas. They threw in some twists, like not leaving conversion scenes to the end. I loved the history. Seattle is a great setting, and I feel the authors really highlighted the city, taking us into its historical neighborhoods and businesses.

The cast of characters were well drawn and served the hero and heroine well, especially Birdie, and Kenny’s father.

Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington is a rich novel full of romance, regrets, patriotism, and redemption. Readers will enjoy the setting and history as they’re immersed in a time of giving one’s all for our country, whether at home or abroad. I recommend this book and look forward to future collaborations by these authors.

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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.

Tricia's holding a contest, as well. Check out the details here.

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