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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Book Review and Giveaway - The Storm Breaks Forth - By Terri Wangard --- on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours

 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!

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.

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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 By Terri Wangard is a Christian Historical Fiction book. I have read several books by this author - and have always loved every single one. This book is set in 1917. I love how much research that the author has done to make this story as real feeling as possible. This is the story of Maren and Peter. They were introduced in a previous book that I have not read, but did not have any issues following along. The German Americans had a lot of effects of the war to deal with - while it be overseas or at home. Those who descended from Germany were looked at differently. Men were expected to train and go off and fight. Women were left behind to manage the household. Women who were German Americans were treated differently. They were bullied and made to feel less then human. To complicate matters - not only is America at war - but there is also the flu pandemic raging around them. The way this author writes, you can feel the emotions coming off the pages. Well written characters, historically accurate storyline, and such an emotional story.

I received a copy of this book through the author and JustRead Publicity Tours --- all thoughts are my own.


(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.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


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  1. This is a great review and lets me know that the author's research brings good authenticity to the historical aspects of the story.

  2. Thank you for sharing your review! - JustRead Tours

  3. This sounds like an amazing read! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This sounds like a fascinating read.

  5. Wonderful review, Connie! Thank you for hosting.