EVERY BRIGHT AND BROKEN THING by BRIAN MCBRIDE | REVIEW

EVERY BRIGHT AND BROKEN THING is released! Today is the day!

I’m screaming with excitement because this book hit me right in the heart 6 months ago and I still cry about it. But enough of me. Here’s the info and then my UNprofessional review, ft. GIFs and Vines… (You can find the professional, boring reviews I did on Amazon/Goodreads, also.)

 

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EVERY BRIGHT AND BROKEN THING by BRIAN MCBRIDE

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Haunted by the last question their mother ever asked them before she passed away, the Greyson brothers struggle to cope with their grief and adjust to life after tragedy.

Semi-popular sixteen-year-old Liam spends his nights performing as the lead singer of his high school indie pop/rock band, Liam and the Landmarks. But something happened to Liam two years ago at his friend’s house – a secret Liam will take to his grave. But in small towns like Summit, Colorado, secrets always seem to find their way out.

Twenty-four-year-old Ezra thought that he could cure his grief when he left Summit behind for a prestigious art school in Chicago, but things only got worse. Now a college dropout working at a gas station mini mart, he turns to alcohol, prescription painkillers, and meaningless one-night stands. But Ezra can’t run forever – life always catches up with you.

With striking and abrasively honest dual-perspective narratives, EVERY BRIGHT AND BROKEN THING illustrates the unbreakable bond between brothers and the power in coming home.

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AUTHOR BIO

Born and raised in Oregon, Brian moved to California at sixteen, where he has lived ever since. He’s been writing since he was thirteen-years-old and has been reading for longer. Now 23, Brian is pursuing a degree in Social Work, which he hopes to use to help rescue children and families from bad situations. A fourth generation pastor, he is heavily involved in his local church in the San Francisco Bay Area and is also pursuing his Minister’s License. Brian is currently building his first home, a Tiny House On Wheels (#THOW) in his parents’ backyard. Among other things, he is also passionate about iced tea, animals, adoption, and the arts.

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EVERY BRIGHT AND BROKEN THING

REVIEW

Every Bright and Broken Thing is one of the most heartbreaking yet healing novels I have ever read. I don’t say this lightly when I say it is one of my all time favorites. You will fine a condensed, professional review on Amazon and Goodreads from me, but THIS review will be full of tears, feels, and screaming. Buckle up. Let’s do it.

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STORY

The story is well-paced, intriguing, and beautiful. It never glorifies evil. It never ends with the characters lacking hope. Hope and love shine through the dark, just like they should. AND IT NEVER GETS BORING. I never felt like I was gonna suffocate because #stupidteenageangst. Nooo. It was realistic. All of it.

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The story follows two brothers searching for home after their mother dies and their lives grow darker than they know how to handle. Let’s begin with wow, did it take one of my biggest fears (losing a parent) and play me like a fiddle! It was a great reminder that yeah, we all fear big stuff, but God is still God. He is always Good. No matter our fears. He’s bigger than them.

I’m a huge sucker for brotherhood bonds and this book delivered on that front. Soo well. I also adored how things were handled–from Liam’s tragedies, to Ezra’s romance, to the brotherly relationships, everything is realistic. There are always consequences, but there is always hope.

Christian fiction has a tendency to shy away from important, heartbreaking topics, or tackle them but without a Biblical perspective. The trick with Christian fiction, also, it might not be picked up by someone without faith, someone who needs the book. I’m delighted to say EBABT handled gritty topics in a strong Biblical perspective. Believers and nonbelievers both can see the TRUTH of the Light without getting dark content or preachy sermons shoved down their throats.

THEMES

Hope shines brightest in the darkest of places. Having faith and love does not equal a perfect life or flawless happiness.

This novel shows Liam and Ezra finding the meaning of home, love, and hope. They make decisions, some bad, some good, but they never stop pushing on. That is life. We get hurt, battered, lied to, and broken, but God is enough to help us on, baby step by baby step. There is freedom in His Love. We can rejoice in absolute agony. That’s being human. Being human is scary and wild, but it’s far better than limiting ourselves to fleshly desires or material possessions.

Too often, we are hurt, and we decide to give up. We wallow in unforgiveness, fear, anger, and pain. We don’t choose courage. But this novel shows that even the ‘smallest’ choices make big differences. Healing is always possible with Jesus, even if it isn’t a magical fix, it is definitely better than what the world has to offer.

The themes are just stellar and we need more of them!

CHARACTERS

THE CHARACTERS ARE ALL MY BABIES (except Bill and Darren and Stacy, they can pound sand) and I LOVE THEM TOO MUCH. My sons. My babies. I will fight anyone in a Denny’s parking lot for these golden humans.

— Liam is the one who hit me very deeply. I know what it is like to have people I love just walk away from me and leave me behind without so much as a word as to why. I know what it’s like to want something but be unable to reach it and wonder what I did wrong. His anger and self-hatred was heart-deep for me, but I found his journey absolutely inspiring. I cheered him on, cried with him, and still want to wrap that boy in a blanket and give him hot coco and sing to him. Also, *SPOILER* THE SONG! THE DREAM! I AM DEAD INSIDE!*END SPOILER*

— I loved Ezra’s journey (AYYY ARTIST BRO) and found his redemption encouraging in my life right now. (Big shout out to the end of the book when Ezra protects his bro big time. I also adored his relationship with Elaine as they grew together and it wasn’t your cliche ‘good girl saves bad boy’ deal. It was real. Raw. Beautiful. Almost reminded me of my own parents, even!

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— I loved Mr. Greyson so very much. YA fiction needs more supportive, loving, Christian parents who don’t just sit back and do nothing, y’all.

— THEO! MY SON! MY FIGHTER SON. I adored this dude. He was doing exactly what I wanted to do countless times and is a great example of a bestie. #EveryoneNeedsATheo

— Also, shoutout to Lincoln, who needs his own book. I totally called a few things regarding him and Liam but it made it even more heartbreaking…

— I will beat Darren with a stick and not think twice about it. (See Vine) (Actually I have a whole Youtube playlist of clean vines that remind me of this book.)

Basically, I loved the cast of characters. They were real, motivated, and well done!

CONTENT

Mentions of drugs/drug abuse. Mentions of alcohol, drunkards, alcohol abuse. Some teenage partying. Some barely described kisses, all mild. A make out scene that doesn’t get graphic and stops short before anything happens. Mentions of blood and violence. Mentions of sexual abuse, briefly to mildly described, some on screen. Overall rating, 13+.

OVERALL

Healing from abuse is a topic dear to my heart. I relate to Liam–it’s hard choosing hope and healing but through Jesus, it is possible. And oh so worth it. This book made me laugh, cry, and I pray it blesses many others.

I’m so glad I listened to God 6 months ago when I signed to beta read this. I was “too busy, God” but I just couldn’t get this feeling out of my heart. Sure enough, I needed this book very much.

Big thanks to Brian McBride for allowing me to beta read and be a part of his street team. I look forward to what else God has in store for you. Thanks for being bold enough to share your heart in this novel.

God bless,

Ang

DAWN CHANDLER by ELIZA NOEL | BOOK REVIEW

Though I didn’t sign up for Eliza Noel’s undergoing blog tour for her middle grade release, Dawn Chandler, I did receive an ARC copy. I’ll be sharing my review and some info because there is a GIVEAWAY you don’t wanna miss. 🙂

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Dawn Chandler likes the way her life is— or was. She liked going to the mall with her best friend, excelling at middle school, and attending church with her family. Typical life for a twelve-year-old in the city of Fresno.

When Dawn’s parents announced they were going to homeschool her, on her birthday no less, she felt like her world was falling apart. Normal kids are supposed to go to school, not read books at home. To make matters worse, they may be leaving the only home she’s ever known. 

What are her parents thinking?

Before making the final moving decision, the Chandler family visits Lone Pine, a small town between Mt. Whitney and Death Valley. While there, Dawn and her siblings become acquainted with their eccentric great uncle, explore the new area, and meet a large homeschooling family. All of this makes the ‘vacation’ more bearable. Still, Dawn isn’t sure if she can make the move and leave everything she’s familiar with behind.

Can Dawn learn the values of faith, family, and contentment?

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PRE-ORDER: You can pre-order the Kindle version of Dawn Chandler. Send Eliza Noel a screenshot of your receipt and if you’re one of the first ten to pre-order, she will send you a Lone Pine postcard.

 

AUTHOR BIO

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Eliza Noel is a home school graduate with passion for Jesus, people, and literature. Growing up, her favorite books were always Nancy Drew, Anne of Green Gables, and Pride and Prejudice. Around age twelve she wanted to read something with positive values in a modern setting, but couldn’t find what she was looking for. So she wrote it.

When not doing something book-related (reading, writing, blogging, bookstagramming), Eliza works at her day jobs, spends time with her many younger siblings, longboards, has coffee with friends, eats chocolate, and listens to music. California is home, but she would like to travel more and feels she could learn to be content anywhere.

You can follow her writing journey and see snippets of her everyday life on elizanoelauthor.blogspot.com or by following @elizanoelauthor on social media.

 

GIVEAWAY

One winner will get all of the following book-themed prizes. (U.S. only).
  • Signed paperback of Dawn Chandler
  • Medium Urban Crow Fresno Sweatshirt
  • Kids of Glory CD
  • Snowball Express DVD
  • Dawn Chandler Book Keychain

  • Lone Pine Postcard

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And check out the actual blog tour when you’re visiting her post!

 

BOOK REVIEW

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received a free ARC ecopy of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts and opinions.

 

STORY

The story is well-paced and sweet, and since I knew which directions the story would take, that made it a fluffy read. The plot is great for middle grade girls looking for a inspiring stories about friendships and faith, though it’s a uplifting read for anyone!

THEMES

This story isn’t preachy at all with great doses of faith and kindness. The main character, Dawn, learns to have grace and faith in the Lord during trials. The Biblical messages were nothing short of encouraging!

CHARACTERS

The cast of this novella is a large one and a refreshing dose of reality–homeschool families not being Amish-like? Count me in, dude. The characters are well-rounded, humorous, and understandable.

CONTENT

Absolutely clean.

OVERALL

I enjoyed reading this novella. It was cute and I definitely hope there is a second book! If you enjoy middle grade, cute stories, or a big of a refreshing read for your summer TBR, check this one out.

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That’s all for now, but expect a killer blog post this Saturday! I’m going through a rather emotional time but regardless, more posts are heading your way and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

God bless!

Angie

AMERICAN ASSASSIN by VINCE FLYNN | BOOK REVIEW

If you’re wondering why I’ve been MIA on the blog, an explanation will be at the end of this review. But let’s get straight to the review and fangirling. This review will be longer and more emotion-filled than the Goodreads rating… because it’s my blog and I can do what I want and do it to the EXTREME.

PS. That knife in the photo? My 15-year-old brother, Kody, made that all by himself. It matched the cover. *heart eyes*

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AMERICAN ASSASSIN

AUTHOR: Vince Flynn

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster | Astria/Emily Bestler Books

GENRE: Thriller

SETTING: Unites States, Germany, etc etc

RATING: 5/5 stars

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STORY

American Assassin is one of the most enjoyable, thrilling, fast-paced novels I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. And even if I am a writer of thrillers, I can rarely bare to actually read a lot of them. Mostly because they drive me insane. I found this book in the sale bin at Books-A-Million and, after my fangirl attack, bought it without a second thought. Why? Because I’d seen the movie and was certain the book had to be better. I was right.

AA follows more than one character throughout the nail-biting journey, but it never felt rushed, and I didn’t get confused with the good guys or bad guys. The motivations, plots, subplots, you name it, it was clear and didn’t bog you down. I was swept away in a story that surpassed my exceptions.

There were only a few times where I really had to think about what was going on, and those were in the right places. The places where you were supposed to stop, think, and understand. That’s the point of thrillers. You’re given enough to understand and formulate. You aren’t supposed to be lost at a sea of confusion or bogged down with too much information.

There were typos and spelling errors and small things like that, but it wasn’t hard to ignore (especially since I read Dee Henderson novels, ha).

I was quite eager to find this novel. I’d watched the film a year earlier, and rated the movie a solid 3.5 stars.  I was quite certain the book, as usual, would be better. And, goodness, was it better. I can’t quite fathom how the movie could fuddle so much.

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THEMES

This book had me cheering more than once. Why? Because the blatant line between good and evil. It is tiring to see mainstream media focus on moral grays, and condemn those who believe there is evil and there is good. American Assassin is a novel that shows the gritty, absolute horrors of war that are going on today. It shows the corrupt governments, Russians, Muslims, etc, without sugar coating anything. Without being biased.

Evil was shown, but so was good. And, miracle of miracles, God was in the novel, and He wasn’t some foreign bearded man they all laughed at!

Mitch Rapp is a Catholic, and when asked how he justified his motivation for justice, there is a great scene where he explains that merely using the New Testament’s “turn the other cheek” is dishonest, as the Old and New Testaments have many verses that explain why evil men should die. This message throughout the novel is one I think many people, Christians as well, utterly disregard.  Christians want to take Jesus’ peaceful teachings and say Christians shouldn’t fight, shed blood, etc…

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And that’s not the case. God is a God of HOLY JUSTICE. Jesus told His followers to carry swords at times. GOD told men to go and kill unholy people at times, as well. Murder and killing are two different things. SO YEAH, this book didn’t sugar coat the truth between good and evil, nor did it shove theology down your throat.

I’d also like to note Hurley’s relationship with God.

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Without giving away spoilers, the man is coming to terms with death, and he talks to God. He asks forgiveness for the good men he killed. He didn’t ask forgiveness for the evil men he killed. I think this, too, is something to be pointed out. In the Bible, many men killed—and God blessed them. Now, I’m not saying Hurley was blessed or anything, but nowadays, we honestly forget God’s Word about killing wicked men. It is not something to repent over if God calls a person to do that. Hurley being such a war-primed, crazy man and still acknowledging God as existent was just refreshing for me.

While this novel was by no means a ‘Christian’ or theological novel, it held a lot to chew over. It was a realistic book and thus, the topics of moral questions couldn’t be avoided, but were handled with taste.

 

CHARACTERS

The antagonists of American Assassin are, simply put, greedy, evil, and terrible men, but they were not comic-book villains. They were extremely 3-dimensional, motivated, and getting inside their heads moved the book along instead of slowing it down. It also showed how even greedy, wicked men think they are in the right. And if they don’t care one way or another, they aren’t always the type to laugh that Disney-evil laugh and chop off your head. I really enjoyed the bad guys in this book. It was so intense.

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Mitch Rapp was a intriguing, well-rounded main character. Strong motivations, skilled, sense of humor—he really lived up to expectations. There were times when I would have loved to see more reactions from him, however. The times we saw him act and speak really stood out, and to get a bit more of him like that would’ve been nice. So, yeah, not my absolute FAVORITE main character, but that’s just because I’m picky, and I still gave the book 5 stars because he was still cool beans.

ALSO HIS MARTIAL ARTS SKILLS made me so proud. If it’s one thing that makes a book, is showing how martial arts is, for lack of a more gentle word, better than boxing… Haha.

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Hurley is one of my favorites. He made me laugh more than once. (DORFMAN SCENE, ANYONE?) And I just loved the jerk from the start, as strange as it sounds, and he didn’t disappoint. I wish I could explain WHY I loved this old man but I can’t so ASBJFSBJD. AHHH. DUDE. This book never dwelt much on his relationship with Mitch and/or Richards, but it was THERE.

As for ‘side characters’, Richards and Lewis were my favorites. Richards was hilarious (his constant ‘whys’ and ‘We’re Sherman’? had me in stitches). On that note… my reaction to the ending of the novel with Richards was:

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Just… Richard. He was amazing through the whole thing. I loved him. He’s mine.

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Lewis was a great guy, even if he was a shrink, and I cannot fathom why these dudes didn’t make it onto the big screen. AND Lewis can cook? And wears leather? Like…

All of the characters were strong, motivated, and never let me get bored.

 

CONTENT

The movie was rated R, so that’s basically what you can expect from the book, if not more so (so 17+). Heavy cursing (if it’s a cuss word, it’s in this book). Brief to detailed descriptions of torture, blood, etc. A lot of vulgar talk, mentions of prostitutes, mentions of sex, a sex scene that fades to black. There was, of course, a lot of violence and on that note, the fighting/combat scenes/violence/martial arts were EXCELLENT.

For most of my clean, Christian readers, this probably won’t be a read for you. But if you can handle the above stuff and are used to the genre, this isn’t a book you wanna miss.

 

OVERALL

A thrilling read that I both wanted to put down and never stop reading. That’s saying something for me. It had me laughing, on the edge of my seat, and wanting to cry. I will definitely be using this book and the knowledge within as inspiration in the future. While Mitch appears in 15 more novels… I don’t know if my little heart can handle more stress… So I might not read more of the books… But who knows.

Also, I’d like to ramble about the ending some. Now, avoiding a HUGE spoiler, I have to admit, such a thing often will make me lower my rating on a book. I didn’t lower my rating because of how satisfying the end still was, even if The Thing happened. It really did have me cheering and considering all things, I allowed my rating to stay high. Even if my heart was broken.

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NOW, for my explanation… I’ve been MIA on this blog (and social media in general, except Instagram) because we’ve had no Internet and, very long story short, my life has been flipped upside down. It’s been an extremely difficult past few months. I won’t be active till March, but I’ll have fun content for y’all then, so just be patient, yeah? 😉

Thanks for reading, God bless!

– Ang

HAVE YOU READ AMERICAN ASSASSIN? DO YOU LIKE A GOOD THRILLER?

A ROYAL MASQUERADE | BOOK REVEIW

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Greetings, friend! I’ll be sharing my review for A Royal Masquerade today! You can find my book spotlight HERE (don’t miss it! There is a GIVEAWAY!)!

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Burndee can barely tolerate the mischievous Prince Colin, but the two of them are invariably thrown together in a way that keeps them at one another’s throats.

While attending a noblewoman’s wedding, Burndee and Colin’s private feud comes to a climax when Burndee loses his temper and does the unthinkable.  With Prince Colin unable to attend to his royal duties and Burndee bound by an inconvenient spell, can the two of them work together long enough to unsnarl the mysterious goings-on around them?

A madcap and magical retelling of The Goose Girl from a unique perspective.

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AUTHOR BIO

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Allison Tebo is a Christian author in her mid-twenties. A sales associate for a major transportation company, she writes books in her spare time. A graduate of London Art College, Allison also pursues children’s illustration and cartooning. When she is not creating art with words or paint, she enjoys narration, singing, quilting, and, naturally, baking.  Allison blogs at www.allisonswell.com about the love of Christ, the joys of living, occasionally, all about  the wonder of gifs.

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GIVEAWAY

My Internet won’t upload the pictures of the goodies for some reason, so VISIT THIS POST!
1st prizeA Royal Masquerade’s signed copy,  fairy tale candle, and a glass goose.  Fourth item for the 1st prize giveaway is Godiva chocolate!
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2nd prize: A Royal Masquerade paperback and a $5.00 Amazon gift card!

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REVIEW

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received a free ecopy of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts and opinions.

A Royal Masquerade is like a giant cake—sweet, beautiful, and full of delicious surprises!

The writing style and setting were delightfully vivid and entertaining. Just like watching a play or being right there with the character! I could just imagine the garden and palace settings, as well as smell the baked goods. The writing style and setting snagged me in and I loved it to bits.

The characters of A Royal Masquerade were my favorite part. Ms. Tebo has a true gift for being friends with characters who are spirited, funny, and life-like! All too often, fiction nowadays belittles princesses and weakens male characters. ARM was like a glass of fresh lemonade because it had characters who didn’t fall flat or cliche. Ever.

As usual, my favorite was Burndee (maybe because I relate so much to his grumpiness), and Colin was as fantastic as ever. Ella and Cynthia are two lasses that every little girl needs to read about! And MECK. Ha, yes, I skipped the rest of the memorable cast because this furry dude needs billions of hugs. I could almost feel his soft fur and ears!

As for the rest of the cast and plot line, I was amazed. Things were so well woven and hinted, it truly was a joy ride. I was surprised sometimes at the plot’s brilliance. Even though this book was not ‘plot-driven’ because the author wished to show that people are silly and not every book needs to be serious, it was still a focused story! It had character development (EEP!) while also making me laugh.

Overall, I loved this book. A strong 5/5 stars. I look forward to reading it aloud to my young nieces!

 

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Thank for joining me and be sure to check out the rest of the blog tour! =D You don’t wanna miss the Tales of Ambia.

God bless,

– Ang

 

 

A Question Of Honor Blog Tour: Book Review

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Today, I am very excited to be taking part of of Jesseca Wheaton’s blog tour, for her amazing book A Question Of Honor. This book is…. seriously amazing. I want to scream about it and I really love it to bits. So, let’s get this party started!

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About the Book:

A man. A child. A war. 

 When German soldiers invade France during World War II, young Joyanna’s perfect world is shattered. In the hands of those who hate her, she battles to comprehend why people can be so ruthless and cold toward those whom they have never met. 

 David Sullivan, pilot in the Royal Air Force, was certain he would never hate, but a painful loss forces him to either reconsider or do the inconceivable—forgive. He is suddenly challenged by the realization that doing God’s will is not easy, but most important. With the lives of freedom-fighters relying on him, he must learn the difficult lesson that he is not in control, but merely one who must surrender his heart of obedience to One greater.

 A sudden turn of events lands Joyanna and David in the same country—but for far different reasons. When their paths cross, David finds he must make a decision that will affect them both for the rest of their lives. 

Will he choose vengeance, or will he let his life be ruled by a higher standard? A standard of Honor.

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A Question Of Honor releases March 3rd, 2017!

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About the Author:

Jesseca is an 18-year old 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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A Question of Honor is an astounding novel. 

 When it comes to a lot of historical fiction books based on WWII…. They seem to be lacking something. Or trying to force too much. It’s almost like, they are aware of the evils- but they do not bring it to life. It almost seems that they don’t remember that through the darkness, there was still a Light in humans. Many books are just missing something to me…. They don’t bring the story to life, don’t show the truth- just the horror, like the horror took over every human being and we all lost our heads and hearts during WWII. But this isn’t the truth.   And A Question of Honor showed the truth.

   Going into this book, I was definitely excited for a WWII story!  A Question of Honor had me hooked by page ten. Seriously. Like, hooked. Not just ‘hey, this is cool’- but I didn’t want to stop reading (food? But if I eat I have to take my eyes off the page and NO CAN DO, PAL).

  The story of A Question of Honor is very interesting. It had me asking questions, had me expecting things, had me thinking. I LOVE books that make me think. The story was well-thought out (nothing happened for no reason) and realistic.

  We were not just shown the evil in this book. We were shown WWII from a different perspective- maybe even a POV folks forget about. A good amount of AQOH is from a pilot’s perspective. It is crazy how much the view of a war can change between a soldier on the ground, than a soldier in the air. It was compelling for me to read a WWII story from a pilot’s view- because my older brother Ryan is an Army pilot (but he flies helicopters, while AQOH’s characters fly planes). I enjoyed a story from the air view!

 So, in a different perspective, things changed quite a bit. But the evil of WWII was still present in this book- but what I loved about this novel is, the dark didn’t cloud over completely. We were shown the hope. The humanity. We were shown the pain, heartache, and horrors. But we were shown the abounding love, the hope, and the heart. This is what I think we forget, when we look back on the horrific time of the holocaust. By the mercy of God- there were still people who kept their humanity. Their empathy. Their Love. They didn’t forget GOD. That’s what I loved, oh so loved, about A Question of Honor. It handled WWII in such a graceful, realistic way. It kept God in the picture. In WWII, the world was clouded by the darkness. But we cannot forget the truth. The Light pierced it.

 The truthful lessons in this book, brought God and the Bible into clear play. And at the right timings. This book taught me things, it brought questions and truths to me I hadn’t even thought about. It was amazing. Yahweh was the center of this book- and it portrayed how God can use any of us to speak His Truth. I loved how the characters didn’t leave God behind, I love how even in a WWII novel, the Light was still shown.

 The writing style was so sweet to me. It was clear and concise, it brought the story to life in an intriguing, lovely way. I really loved it. It all flowed very well together! Nothing seemed out of place. The different POVs gave a brilliant, striking perspective to the story, which really had you interested, asking questions, and caring about what happened. It was amazing.

 The characters were all so, so realistic. I found myself laughing at the characters, feeling empathetic and protective, and also, very worried for them. The characters all acted within reason; as in, nothing was unrealistically or annoyingly spontaneous or out of character. Very well done. All the characters were very unique and individual, and everyone was just so VIVID. And REAL. I cannot stop rambling about them so I’ll try to hush now. BUT DID I MENTION HOW GREAT THEY WERE?! The characters are unforgettable.

My favorite characters were probably Gil, or Micah. Micah was amazing. And Joy, of course, was such a sweetie. I seriously loved all of the characters, I cannot choose. However, what really, really struck me in this book…. Was Erich. Now, usually, I am not one for ‘gray’ lines. Good is good, evil is evil. And then we had Erich. Erich brought such a different perspective to the table…. And I thought it was eerily lifelike. His story, or what we saw of it, just grounded me.

 I loved this book. Everything worked so well. The book was well paced, funny, and heartbreaking. And, here’s my huge thing…. A Question of Honor made me cry. Cry. But I shan’t tell you for which reasons. But I will tell you it takes a lot to make me cry with books. So, automatically, that makes this book amazing! I am very excited for the next book in this incredible series. Super, super thrilled. Don’t get me started. I want to see what happens to these incredible characters. I want to learn more. I want to hug all of them can I do that

Seriously, this book is very dear to my heart. 

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I cannot say enough about this book, this story, everything…. but I can definitely recommend it to everyone I know! Any age, anyone. I really want someone to talk about it with. ;D Speaking of which…

Blog Tour Schedule:

Wednesday: March 1st

Angela Watts — Review/Author Interview @ The Peculiar Messenger

Faith Potts — Author Interview @ Stories by Firefly

 

Thursday: March 2nd

Kellyn Roth — Review @ Reveries Reviews

Faith Potts — Review @ Stories by Firefly

Kaitlyn K.–Book spotlight/Author interview @ Twin Thoughts

 

Friday: March 3rd

Deborah C.–Book Spotlight @ Reading in June

Soleil B.– Book Spotlight @ Reviews by Soleil

Victoria Lynn: Book Spotlight/Review @ Ruffles and Grace

Brianna Henderson — Review/Author Interview @ Ramblings of a Pilgrim on the Way

Anika — Review/Author Interview/Book Spotlight @ Anika’s Avenue

Rebekah Ashleigh — Review @ Rebekah Ashleigh

 

Saturday: March 4th

Livi Jane–Review @ Living for the Other Side

Victoria Lynn — Author Interview @ Ruffles and Grace

Emily Putzke — Author Interview @ Taking Dictation

Julia Ryan — Review @ The Barefoot Gal

Rebekah Eddy — Book Spotlight/Author interview @ Rebekah’s Remarks

 

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE!

 

 

Be sure to buy this book when it releases, and go check out the other amazing posts for A Question of Honor’s blog tour. 😀

Jesseca Wheaton, thank you for sharing this book with the world. Congratulations! And may God bless you.

YHVH bless!

-Angela Watts