Monday, April 19, 2021

THE STORM BREAKS FORTH - Terri Wangard - A Free Kindle Book For Winner Worldwide

Welcome back, Terri. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about? God is always with us. Fix your eyes on Jesus, keep your mind on things above, keep your heart on things above.

What other books of yours are coming out soon? I’m revising a short story that was published in a collection of historical Christmas stories. It’s now a novella and will release late this year. I’ve added another point of view, which was trickier than I anticipated.

If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why? With a bit of trepidation, I would say Tammy Jernigan. She’s brilliant with a bachelor’s, two master’s, and a doctorate in hard sciences, which totally intimidates me, but she flew on the space shuttle five times. We’re the same age and she’s an example of what I could have done with my life (assuming I had a scientific bend).

What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why? Marguerite L’Amiraud, my 8th great grandmother. She and 11 other foremothers were Daughters of the King, marriage women sent to New France to marry the men settling there. Marguerite married in 1668. What was it like to leave everything familiar and go to a wilderness to marry a stranger?

How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers? I know exactly how they feel! Keep submitting, keep writing, keep reading. Meet with other writers.

Tell us about the featured book. 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.

Some things don’t change. One hundred years ago, politic rancor was high and a pandemic raged, but God is still in control.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Good Friday, April 6, 1917

“They’ve done it. Congress has declared war on Germany.”

Maren Bloch jumped when the door slammed against the wall as her husband Peter stormed in. Packets of seeds she’d been sorting on the kitchen table slipped from her grasp. One split open, and tiny orbs bounced across the shiny surface. Sinking down on the nearest chair, her thoughts scattered like the seeds.

“What will this mean?” She needed to catch her breath. “For us? How will it affect us?”

“I think a lot of people expect we’ll be supplying the Allies openly now, but I believe it will be more than that. England and France will be whining for all the fresh cannon fodder they can get. We’ll be raising an army.” A distant gaze filled Peter’s eyes as he retrieved a pencil from his pocket.

Joining the war had been inevitable. President Wilson liked to say the United States would remain neutral, but he’d been supplying Britain from the start. He allowed the sale of war material to them. He harangued Germany for using submarines, but never spoke a word of warning to Britain about its blockade of Germany. Maren’s cousins were starving because of it.

She rose and pried the pencil from his grip before he snapped it in half. “You won’t have to enlist, will you?”

“I heard all men in their twenties will have to register for a draft. Lately, Wilson’s been supporting conscription. It’s going to happen. Soon.”

She stared at him. “Surely, you’re not in favor of going to fight, are you?”

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CRYSTAL said...

This book looks and sounds like a great read. Love the cover. Like books like this. Would love to read & review this book in print format.
Seeing how they deal with their problems and solving them sounds so interesting and intrigued.
Look forward to reading this book.
Hope I Win
Crystal from Bruin, PA in the USA

Alison Boss said...

The Storm Breaks Forth sounds so good! Historical Christian fiction is my favorite genre to read. I like the cover! Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book!!

Alison from Portage, MI USA

Melissa M. said...

This sounds really interesting!
-Melissa from TN

Winnie said...

This book sounds wonderful! Thanks for the spotlight and chance to win.

Winnie T from Utah