Thursday, January 18, 2007

Tricia Goyer's Arms of Deliverance


Happy Thursday, BGs. Almost to the weekend!

This year I want to take time every few weeks to bring a book to your attention. I'll try to feature books from all genres, hoping to have something for everyone.

Today, in league with the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance's feature of the week, I bring you Tricia Goyer. Tricia's a pal of mine, so I can personally attest that she's a great gal and a solid, grounded woman of God. She's been a guest at our Idaho home. In fact, she's one of the crazy authors who meet at our Idaho house each year for a four-day brainstorming and play session. So it's with great joy that I see her novels released--because our writers' group often gets to help plot them.

Tricia puts a lot of hard research into her historical novels. She's interviewed dozens of World War II veterans for their stories. You can read these Unforgettable Stories from World War II on Tricia's Web site.

Tricia also writes nonfiction for the GenX generation. In fact, Tricia writes so much, and so many books a year, that she makes me look like a lazy slob.

Enough of my opinion. Here's the official word from CFBA:
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This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is posting about Arms of Deliverance (Moody Publishers, 2006) by Tricia Goyer (fellow CFBA member, blogger, writer, and homeschooling mom.)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tricia Goyer is one the members of the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance (Tricia's Blog, "It's Real Life" Tricia's Parenting Blog, "Generation NeXt") and we are pleased to be able to review her exciting historical fiction book, Arms of Deliverance. She was named Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference "Writer of the Year" in 2003. Tricia was also a finalist for the Gold Medallion Book Award and won ACFW's "Book of the Year" for Long Historial Romance in 2005 AND in 2006. She has written hundreds of articles, Bible Study notes, and both fiction (three other WWII novels, From Dust to Ashes, Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights. Night Song, the second title in Tricia’s World War II series, won ACFW's Book of the Year for Best Long Historical Romance.) She's and non-fiction books. married to John, and they have three great kids whom she homeschools: Cory (17), Leslie (14), and Nathan (12). They make their home in Northwest Montana with their dog, Lilly.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The fourth and final novel in this exhilarating series capturing the tales of men and women swept into World War II.

EUROPE, 1944: Katrine, a Czech Jew, is so successful in her attempt to pass as an Aryan that she finds herself dating a Nazi officer. Having convinced him of her genetic purity, the officer sends her to stay at a Lebensborn home--a Nazi breeding program in which children are raised and indoctrinated by the state.

Meanwhile, two friends, Mary and Lee, one a socialite, the other a working class girl, land similar reporting jobs at the New York Tribune on the eve of the war’s outbreak. Now rivals with assignments on the frontlines of war-torn Europe, Lee joins troops sailing for Normandy, while Mary's destiny lies in the cramped quarters of a B-17 bearing down on Berlin. Before the presses roll, their lives will be indelibly marked by a caring American navigator, brave French resistors, and a maniacal Nazi officer. Arms of Deliverance is a story of unexpected redemption.

Read Chapter One on Tricia's Blog.

5 comments:

Kristy Dykes said...

Just read Tricia's first chapter on her blog. It's really, really good. Hooked me. Great job, Tricia.

Cara Putman said...

I loved this book, too. The history is great, but the characters were wonderful contrasts.

Air Force Family said...

I'll have to check these books out. Thank you for letting me/us know about them.
Have a great day!

Susanne said...

These will definitely have to go on my "Want to Reads" List.

Tricia Goyer said...

Brandilyn,

Wow, considering I think that you're a BRILLIANT writer I appreciate your kind words. You're the best!