byTricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss
My Thoughts: Tricia and Ocieanna have done it again! They are masterful at drawing you into the lives and times of complex women at pivotal times in history. This time they take us directly into an aircraft factory in Seattle, Washington, and the life of a group of women who step up to take on tough manufacturing jobs to keep the boys on the front flying safely.
Being familiar with the Seattle area and the aircraft business, I can tell you that these ladies have done their research! They have built a wonderful romantic story around the tough realities to wartime life, adding realistic emotions, events, and resistance of those who weren't supportive of women in the workplace to build a tale that makes you almost wish you were part of that world.
This book honors those women who held the homefront together and who paved the way for women who are successful in the workplace today.
About The Book : The war has stolen Rosalie’s fiancé, Vic, from her forever. But rather than wallow, Rosalie distracts herself by cramming her days full of activity—mainly by shooting rivets into the B-17 bombers that will destroy the enemy.
When a reporter dubs her “ Seattle 's Own Rosie the Riveter,” even more responsibility piles up. Her strong arms bear all this, but when intense feelings surface for Kenny, the handsome, kind-hearted, and spiritually unwavering reporter, the fear of losing another love propels Rosalie to leave.
It’s only when Rosalie realizes that God has brought her to this place—and this person—for a reason, the sparkling grace of God compels her to let go of her own strength and lean on His, as well as open her heart to love.
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.
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Thanks to Summerside Press and Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of this book for review.