A QUESTION OF LOYALTY by JESSECA WHEATON | AUTHOR INTERVIEW


Jesseca Wheaton, author of the Questions of War series, joined us today for an author interview. The third and final book of this series, A Question of Loyalty, is launching and this blog tour is close to moving me to tears. I can’t quite grip the series ending.

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A Man. A Brother. A Traitor.

The war has taken everything Micah Wilson has ever held dear, and with all his being he wishes he could do something to stop the heartache. But he often wonders if he’ll ever be able to move on after the war, or forget the brother who left six years before. How can God still have a plan when it seems that the world around him is falling to pieces, to say nothing of his own heart?

Ann Sullivan has seen two brothers changed by the war. And she’s resolved to do something to stop the pain she sees in their eyes from becoming a reality for so many others. The world is on the brink of Normandy when her nursing unit is shipped to England and, while there, an unexpected encounter promises to change her own life . . . forever. But it’s only the beginning. As the war in Europe rages on, Ann is caught in the crossfires. And when the unthinkable happens, she comes face to face with the evil of the Third Reich. Is it possible that the reality of it all is more deadly than even her worst nightmares?

Erich Essler never questioned his duty to his country. All his life he’s struggled to live up to his father’s expectations, and bring honor to the Essler name. But when the man he thought of as his only friend turns out to be the enemy, he can no longer rid himself of the questions that continue to torment him. Is what he’s doing really honorable? And does he owe his loyalty to his country . . . or a higher power?

Freedom for Europe dawns on the distant horizon. But in the midst of the fight, four lives will be forever changed, and their loyalty to God and Country brought into question.

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AUTHOR BIO

Jesseca is a daughter, sister, and a child of God. Her days are spent reading, cooking, spending time with siblings, or playing piano. And writing, of course! At an early age words fascinated her, and her love for the printed page has only grown. She lives with her parents and seven siblings in the sunny state of Kansas, and she’s convinced there’s no place like home.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW

What inspired you to write historical fiction?

I have a passion for making sure the stories of those who have gone before us never become forgotten. Those who don’t learn from the past are destined to repeat it, it is said, and I believe it. I wanted to be able to use my passion for history to tell the stories of those who have gone through so much for our freedom. It’s those stories that should never be forgotten.

How do you maintain a writing schedule while keeping on top of life activities?

Haha, awesome question. Right now I really don’t, and I’ve kind had to be okay with the fact that writing is not going to be a priority in life right now. Back when it was a part of my routine, I’d try and set aside a certain amount of time each day to write something. A blog post, poem, story, chapter, etc. Didn’t matter what, just something to make sure I had written. It helped a lot with writers block and such, because I was never super strict about what I was writing, just that I wrote. And often times I’d be writing something totally different, and get inspired to write something in the scene I’d been stuck in.

Biggest tip for finding a reading audience?

Blogging. Blogging and connecting with those in your community who have the same passions as you do. I’ve attended several WWII events and had the opportunity to share about my books with others who would enjoy that kind of writing. And of course, the writing blogging community is amazingly supportive, no matter the genre. Writers just get each other regardless of the subject matter. 😉

What is one lesson A Question of Loyalty taught you as you wrote it?

Not everything is black and white. And it’s when you’re dealing with those grey areas that things become hard. It’s been something I’ve been learning a lot in life as well and it’s been hard, because I like things that are clear. I like knowing exactly what is right and what is wrong. But learning to navigate those in between areas guided by God’s Word … it taught me a lot about that. And it’s something I’m still working on.

What is one message you pray readers will walk away with after reading this novel?

Stay true to God, to His truth and Word, and the rest will become clear. It’s not an obvious message in the book, but it’s there. It’s so much harder then it sounds, but it’s worth it every time.
Thanks so much for having me!

BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

Tuesday, April 23rd:

Laura Guenot – Review –  Beautiful Things

Kaylee Harrison – Review – Kaylee’s Kind of Writes

Wednesday, April 24th:

Soliel – Review – Reviews by Soliel

Abby G. – Review – Photos by Abby Rose

Libby May – Review – Geoturtle

Thursday, April 25th:

Faith P. – Book Spotlight + Review – Stories by Firefly

Victoria G. – Book Spotlight + Interview – Victoria’s Book Nook

Friday, April 26th: (Release Day)

Molly Anne – Review – Set Apart for Him

Kaitlyn S. – Review – Maidens for Modesty

Saturday, April 27th:

Kellyn Roth – Review – Reveries

Angela Watts – Book Spotlight + Interview – The Peculiar Messenger

Ryana Lynn – Review – Life of Heritage Corner

Kaitlyn K. – Book Spotlight – Twin Thoughts

 

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Thank you SO much for the interview, Jesseca. You’re an inspiration to many! Congrats on publishing such a moving, God-honoring series.

I strongly suggest y’all add this series to your to-be-read stack. You don’t wanna miss them.

God bless,

Angie

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