Welcome to the Takeover + Review Blitz for Knowing You by Tracie Peterson hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to chat with Tracie today about her book!
KNOWING YOU by Tracie Peterson
SERIES: Pictures of the Heart #3
GENRE: Historical Romance (Christian)
PUBLISHER: Bethany House
RELEASE DATE: November 7, 2023
Could a captivating art exhibit hold the key to truth–and love?
Budding artist May Parker is captivated by the Japanese exhibits at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition and longs to know more about her mother’s heritage–which her mother refuses to speak of because of the heartache she left behind in Japan. Wanting to experience more of the exhibits, May works as a Camera Girl–but her curiosity leads her into danger when a suit of samurai armor becomes the target of an elusive art forger.
After ten years apart, May is reunited with her childhood friend Lee Munro, a police detective assigned to keep a watchful eye on the exposition. Their friendship immediately begins to blossom with hints of something more, but when they become entangled in a dangerous heist involving the samurai armor and their love is threatened, can they overcome the odds against them?
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Hi Tracie! Welcome back to the blog!
Q: Knowing You is the final book in the PICTURES OF THE HEART series. What was the connecting element for all of the books in this series?
Tracie: The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition of 1909 brought millions of people to Seattle. This series shows a fictional group of “Camera Girls” who work taking souvenir photos of expo attendees and in the process, fall in love.
Carrie: that particular exposition is not one I’d heard about until this series – I love how fiction teaches us!
Q: When did you learn about this expo and why did you decide to use it as the setting for your books?
Tracie: A few years ago I was doing research for another book when it mentioned something about the A-Y-P expo as it was nicknamed. I decided to check into it and found the exposition and the setting to be fascinating and fun. I was particularly caught up in comments about the new Kodak camera being available at an affordable price for the average family and thought it was a neat side note to include in the story.
Carrie: i love that! How interesting!
Q: Are there any threads that run through the whole series that will be wrapped up in this book?
Tracie: There are a few in the form of the exposition itself, as well as what happens to several beloved characters.
Carrie: oh good!
Q: What are some of the main themes or lessons covered in Knowing You?
Tracie: Dealing with racial prejudices. Facing the past to overcome the power it has on you. And not allowing other people to dictate your relationship with others, but rather looking to God for direction.
Carrie: these are all important themes!
Q: Knowing You combines history and romance, but it also offers a thread of suspense. Can you provide a hint of the dangerous situation that May and her childhood friend Lee Munro encounter?
Tracie: A notorious criminal comes back into Lee’s life and threatens May’s welfare, leading Lee to realize just how important May is to him.
Carrie: yay! I love romance scenarios like that!
Q: What do you most want readers to take away from Knowing You and how have you been impacted by this series?
Tracie: Each series always touches my heart as I explore the history and the spiritual aspects of the storyline. I believe my writing is a ministry and in that, I always want to share the Gospel as well as biblical encouragement. I want the reader to know that God is real and that He cares. I want them to see the simple ways God encourages us daily through His Word and others, and how we, too, can offer this encouragement to each other.
Carrie: amen ♥
(1) winner will receive a copy of Knowing You and a $15 Amazon gift card!
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What about you? What makes you want to read Knowing You by Tracie Peterson?