Love Finds You in Victory Heights, WA
Tricia Goyer & Ocieanna Fleiss
About the book: The second world war has stolen Rosalie’s Fiancé from her. But rather than wallow, Rosalie throws herself into her work at the local Boeing plant, shooting rivets into the B-17 bombers that will destroy the enemy. A local reporter dubs her “Seattle’s Own Rosie the Riveter,” and her story lends inspiration to women across the country. While Rosalie’s strong arms can bear the weight of this new responsibility, her heart cannot handle the intense feelings that begin to surface for Kenny, then handsome reporter. Fear of a second heartbreak is a powerful opponent…but will it claim victory over love?
About the authors: Tricia Goyer is the award-winning author of more than dozen novels. She and her husband have four children and live in Arkansas. Ocieanna Fleiss is a published author and editor. She lives with her husband and their four children in the Seattle area. This is the authors’ second book together.
My Review: The “Love Finds You” group of books has quickly become one of my favorites. Though each is a stand-alone book I have loved the story and writing of each and every one. When I saw that the latest novel was written by the Tricia Goyer/Ocieanna Fleiss team that also brought us Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, MT, I was thrilled.
Love Finds You in Victory Heights, WA was a fun read that was obviously well researched. I thoroughly enjoyed the slang terms from the era, including hearing Rosalie referred to as “Doll.” And when one of her friends says “Look at you, sweets. You’re over the moon.” I couldn’t keep the grin from my face. The dances, the music, the willingness of the girls in the story to do their part to welcome the “boys” home from war. It really is great to see how a community can all come together.
And interspersed with the fun and romance are some sweet sentences of a faith being learned. Rosalie came to many realizations, such as “For the first time, she understood that her sin was too heavy for her to carry, too weighty for her to pay off. She needed someone else to carry it for her.” How beautiful to learn to lean on Jesus that way.
Tricia’s contest: Tricia is giving away 5 Victory Prize Packs! Find all the information on her blog here.
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