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Friday, May 17, 2024

My Thoughts - Darkness Calls the Tiger: A Novel of World War II Burma Author: Janyre Tromp

 Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Darkness Calls the Tiger by Janyre Tromp, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Title: Darkness Calls the Tiger: A Novel of World War II Burma
Author: Janyre Tromp
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Release Date: May 14, 2024
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Imperial Japan devours the southern portion of Burma, intent on taking over mainland Asia. Unaware of the coming darkness, Kailyn Moran drifts in her role as the only daughter of a widowed missionary.

As whispers of war snake through the Kachin mountains, Kai's father is convinced God will protect the mission. He entrusts the village to her and the kind yet inexperienced new missionary, Ryan McDonough, while he makes routine visits to neighboring villages.

War descends like a tempest upon the mountain peaks, and an unbreakable bond forms between Kailyn and Ryan as they unite to provide solace to both villagers and the flood of refugees. Despite their tireless efforts, a brutal enemy shatters almost everything they love, pushing Kailyn to embark on a path of unrestrained vengeance.

Afraid he's losing the woman he loves, Ryan fights to protect Kai from the deadly consequences of her choices. But in the face of destruction, can he convince her of the power and freedom of forgiveness?

"Evocative and transportive, filled with nuance and spiked with the violence of war, Darkness Calls the Tiger is a story of redemption in the midst of hopelessness." --Tosca Lee, New York Times best-selling author

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About the Author

Janyre Tromp

Janyre Tromp is a developmental book editor who has worked in the publishing industry for more than twenty years, spending time in both marketing and editorial. She's the author of Shadows in the Mind's Eye and contributor to It's a Wonderful Christmas, a Christmas novella collection with other award-winning authors, including Julie Cantrell and Lynne Gentry. When she isn’t writing, she’s a Bible study leader, writers conference speaker, ACFW member, wife, and mom of two kids and their menagerie of slightly eccentric pets.

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I have heard so many good things about this author that I was excited to see that she had a new release that was set in WWII era. The fact that she chose a location I was not familiar with made me even more excited to read her story. Darkness Calls the Tiger: A Novel of World War II Burma is written by Janyre Tromp. Her writing drew me in within the first few pages.

Kailyn Moran and Ryan James are missionaries. Kailyn is charged with keeping their village safe while her widowed father calls on neighboring towns. However, this is post Pearl Harbor attack, and the Japanese are determined to overtake anything in their path. No matter how hard Kailyn has tried, her village is burnt to the ground. 

It's in this moment Kailyn makes some poor choices. She wants revenge. She wants the Japanese to suffer. Ryan, who is a newer missionary reminds Kailyn about forgiveness. However, the Japanese have now put a target on Kailyn. 

The author has done a brilliant job in writing in rich historical details. War is a messy, messy time and it can bring out the worst in humanity. God's love and grace is always there for us. The book is well written, and the storyline is engaging. 

Thank you to the author, publisher and JustRead Publicity Tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own. 

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