Thursday, April 15, 2021

~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE THE STORM BREAKS FORTH ~

 ~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE ~
--  'THE STORM BREAKS FORTH'  --
AUTHOR TERRI WANGARD
~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight + Excerpt,
Author Bio & Giveaway~
 

The Storm Breaks Forth JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Storm Breaks Forth by Terri Wangard, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

 

The Storm Breaks Forth

Title: The Storm Breaks Forth
Author: Terri Wangard
Release Date: April 6, 2021
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

World War I rages in Europe, and now the United States joins in. 

Peter Bloch heads to France with the Wisconsin National Guard, but his wife Maren is the one under attack. She’s German-born, and anti-German hysteria is running high. Simple suggestions for coping with wartime measures lead Maren into an active role in the community, but her service doesn’t help deflect suspicion from her. Zealous patriots target her with a vengeance. Peter caught the eye of a major who seems intent on using him as a spy. He’s been fortunate to avoid injury so far, but these activities are likely to get him killed. 

Peter and Maren dream of the day they will be reunited, but more and more, that day appears to be a mirage.

EXCERPT:

Mr. Ledbetter patted her leg again, his hand lingering. Maren jerked her legs over and bumped Rosaleen. Her friend glanced over, and Maren nodded to Mr. Ledbetter’s hand, still on her leg. Rosaleen’s eyes rounded. She shifted Katie to Maren and raised her chin. Maren got the message. Let Katie crowd him.

The toddler surveyed her new reach, and grabbed at Mr. Ledbetter’s hair. Maren watched in disbelief as Katie’s little fist came away with the man’s hair. Saints’ alive! He wore a wig?

Katie decided she didn’t like the stringy stuff she held and, with a loud “Ack,” she threw it. The toupee flew past the floor lamp and landed on Mrs. Cain’s bare forearm. Unaware of the little drama taking place, the plump neighbor started at the sudden plop. Then she flung out her arm with a squeal. The hairpiece flew across the room and landed between Timmy Britton and Dickey Cortright.

“A mouse!” one shrieked.

“A bat!” screamed the other.

The young boys pounded the toupee with their feet.

Maren stared with her mouth open, trying not to notice Mr. Ledbetter’s shiny bald pate. Beside her, Rosaleen snatched back her daughter and pressed her face to Katie’s shoulder, trying to muffle her laughter. Geoff looked around for the source of the commotion and, spotting their neighbor’s gleaming dome, burst into a fit of coughing.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Terri Wangard

Terri Wangard grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, during the Lombardi Glory Years. Her first Girl Scout badge was the Writer. These days she is writing historical fiction, and won the 2013 Writers on the Storm contest and 2013 First Impressions, as well as being a 2012 Genesis finalist. Holder of a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in library science, she lives in Wisconsin. Her research included going for a ride in a WWII B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. Classic Boating Magazine, a family business since 1984, keeps her busy as an associate editor.

CONNECT WITH TERRI: Website | Facebook | Instagram

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive an ebook copy of The Storm Breaks Forth and a $15 Amazon gift card!

The Storm Breaks Forth JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight April 13, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on April 20, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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3 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing! - JustRead Tours

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  2. This excerpt made me laugh, and it hints that there are fun moments in the book.

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  3. This sounds like my kind of read! Thanks for sharing!

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