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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Book Review and Giveaway: Calm Before the Storm by Janice L. Dick -- -Hosted by JustRead

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Calm Before the Storm by Janice L. Dick, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: Calm Before the Storm
Series: The Storm Series #1
Author: Janice L. Dick
Release Date: August 15, 2020 (re-release)
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction

South Russia, 1914.

The world is at war and revolution threatens. Against this backdrop of fear and danger, three young people search for hope and love.

Katarina Hildebrandt’s tranquil life on her family’s Crimean estate is about to change. Tutor Johann Sudermann has found true faith, but it will turn his life upside-down. And Paul Gregorovich Tekanin, working for the revolution in St. Petersburg, finds his choices will demand his soul as well as his wit and strength.

Will they find faith to weather the coming storm?

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Janice L. Dick is an award-winning author who writes from her rural home in Saskatchewan, Canada. She writes historical and contemporary fiction, blogs, book reviews, and inspirational articles. In September 2016, Janice became the first recipient of the prestigious Janette Oke award, presented by the InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship.

In 2016 Janice established her indie imprint: Tansy & Thistle Press: faith, fiction, forum, and has since released two more historical novels. She has completed two historical trilogies based on her Mennonite heritage in South Russia. Find out more at her website.

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This is the first book that I have read by this author. This time period is not one that I read about quite often. I was drawn to this book since I wrote a paper on the Women's Battalion of Death. (Which if you did not know, was a all female combat unit that was formed by a peasant) This book is well researched and a must read. i felt like I was getting a history lesson throughout the entire book. I did not realize that there were Russian Mennonites. However, this book gave us a peek into their lifestyle. 

This book starts off a little confusing but after a chapter or two, you are able to follow along nicely. The author does a great job filling in family history. This book is set in 1914 in Russia. I love the way that the author writes the setting. The author has written characters that are relatable and likeable. I will be looking  for the next book in the series. 

Thank you to the author and Just Read book tours for allowing me to read this story --- all thoughts are my own. 


(1) winner will receive a Calm Before the Storm ebook + $10 Amazon gift card!