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Book Beat – Love Finds You in Victory Heights

Readers often tell me they want to read more novels set during World War II, so I thought I’d share some of the wonderful books out there.

I’ve always admired Tricia Goyer for her meticulous research and engaging writing, so I couldn’t wait to read Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington (Summerside Press, 2010), co-written with Ocieanna Fleiss. I wasn’t disappointed. Hey, you can’t go wrong with a B-17 Flying Fortress on the cover!

Rosalie Madison works at the Boeing plant in Seattle, Washington assembling B-17s. When a newspaper article by reporter Kenny Davenport dubs her “Seattle’s Own Rosie the Riveter,” she balks at the unwanted attention from the public – and from the handsome reporter.

The story is sweet, the romance charming, and the supporting characters are a kick. Wartime Seattle, especially the neighborhood of Victory Heights, comes to life, and I seriously want to take swing-dancing lessons after reading about Kenny and Rosalie jitterbugging at the Igloo. Seriously. Sadly my sweet husband’s one and only fault is a dancing impairment.

I’m impressed with Tricia and Ocieanna’s ability to tell a good story, supported but never overpowered by solid research. This story was a lot of fun.

6 Responses to “Book Beat – Love Finds You in Victory Heights”

  1. Athena

    “Love Finds You in Victory Heights” was an awesome book (as was Tricia’s last “Love Finds You…” book!). I finished it the same night it came in the mail. As a History buff and former History major, I love that she does her research and weaves it into her stories. It is great for my teenagers who won’t read a textbook to save their lives!!
    I would recommend Tricia’s other WWII books (or any of her books for that matter!) – “From Dust and Ashes”, “Night Song”, “Dawn of a Thousand Nights” & “Arms of Deliverance” are some of my favs.

  2. Ocieanna

    Yay! Thanks so much for posting this, Sarah. And BTW, my husband won’t dance either. That jitterbugging sure looks fun though.

  3. Sarah Sundin

    Michelle – hope you enjoy it 🙂
    Ruth & Athena – glad you liked it too. Athena – I loved Tricia’s earlier books too, especially “From Dust and Ashes.”
    Ocieanna – thanks for dropping by, and thanks for the fun read!