Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Terri Wangard & The Storm Breaks Forth

Posted April 15, 2021 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, giveaway, historical, Terri Wangard / 10 Comments

The Storm Breaks Forth JustRead Blog + Review TourWelcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Storm Breaks Forth by Terri Wangard, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to host Terri today as she shares a few of her favorite books!

The Storm Breaks ForthTitle: 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.


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A Few of My Favorite Books

by Terri Wangard, author of The Storm Breaks Forth

How do you choose a few favorite books? I have many. There are several I re-read more than others, so I’ll share those. Well, a few of those.

Ice, by Shane Johnson. The space program fascinated me, particularly Apollo and the space shuttles. Ice is the story of Apollo 19 which, unlike the real Apollo 19, wasn’t cancelled due to budget cuts. Astronauts Lucas and Shepherd visit the lunar south pole, and are stuck on the moon when the ascent engine fails. They make a discovery that dates back to antediluvian days, when men were just a couple generations removed from Adam, and were brilliant. Could ancient man have traveled around the solar system and built a fantastic moon base?

Davis Bunn’s books: The Book of Hours, All Through the Night, and My Soul to Keep. They’re not a series, but could be. Wounded men become heroes and win the love of hurting women. Doesn’t sound so great putting it like that, but these books resonate with me. (And The Book of Hours is autographed!)

The Daughters of Fortune four-book series by Judith Pella. Three sisters during World War II go in three very different directions. Oldest sister Cameron goes to Russia as a reporter and meets a Russian doctor. Middle sister Blair nearly ruins her life, definitely her marriage, and goes to the Philippines to find her husband; the Japanese take over and prima donna Blair has to survive in the mountains with guerrilla fighters. Youngest sister Jackie married a Japanese-American and lives in an internment camp. I especially enjoy Cameron’s thread.

Touch the Face of God by Robert Vaughan features a WWII B-17 pilot. This was the first novel I read with B-17s. The fact that my first three books also feature B-17s tells you how much it influenced me! Vaughan wrote two other books that go along with this, although they’re not called a series. Whose Voice the Waters Heard concentrates on a submarine and His Truth Is Marching On stars on infantryman. All three are good.

All of these books are older, and so are Lori Wick’s earlier series. I especially like The Hawk and the Jewel and Who Brings Forth the Wind from The Kensington Chronicles, The Californians series, and her contemporary standalones, Sophie’s Heart and Pretense. Lori’s characters are so appealing to me.

There’s also Song of the Highlands by Sharon Gillenwater, One Tuesday Morning and Beyond Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury, Blue Skies Tomorrow by Sarah Sundin, Crossfire and Firestorm by Jeannette Windle.

Why are these all of these older books? I’ve wondered about that. These are all print books. A lot of books I get today are ebooks. Out of sight and forgotten? I have enjoyed many new books, but maybe they need to ripen to the status of “old friends.”

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.

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The Storm Breaks Forth JustRead Giveaway

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

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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What about you? What makes you want to read The Storm Breaks Forth by Terri Wangard? What are some your favorite books that you’ve re-read many times? (One of mine is Newlywed Games by Mary Davis – I basically have it memorized at this point haha)

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10 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Terri Wangard & The Storm Breaks Forth

  1. Anne

    The Storm Breaks sounds captivating, meaningful, unforgettable and profound. Novels which are historicals about WW1 are important and makes the era real. Books which I re-read are Anne of Green Gables, Rebecca, Jane Eyre and Exodus.

  2. Roxanne C.

    Christian historical fiction is my favorite genre, and I have read very few books set during WWI and never from the POV as Maren’s. I have not reread a novel in decades due to caregiving responsibilities and the books always waiting for me to read for the first time.

  3. Faith Creech

    I really enjoy reading historical fiction books. They are always so interesting and full of things I enjoy learning about.

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