The Story Behind My Blog's Title

The Story Behind My Blog's Title
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington (oh yes it does!)

After losing her fiancé in the war, Rosalie Madison is driven by guilt over not having loved Vic in the way that he loved her, and not having married him before he left for the war. To make up for this, she devotes every ounce of her energy to the war effort at home, determined to prove herself worthy of his love.

Kenny Davenport is determined to prove himself in a different way. His desire to fight the war through words, writing stories that make a difference to the cause, has fallen flat, fueling his guilt over not serving abroad, and not living up to the promise he made to his father.

When Rosalie and Kenny are thrust into the spotlight, literally, the attraction is instant. But can they both overcome olds wounds, feelings of mistrust and their own guilt, or will those things serve as a barrier to keep them apart?

Can either step out on faith and allow God to mend their hearts and guide their paths?

My Review:
Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington was a truly delightful read! I felt like I was plopped right into the middle of the war effort at home. I write this genre, and it irks me to no end at lapses in historical detail, but everything in this book was spot on. Not only that, it flowed effortlessly into the story, giving a realistic glimpse of what life was like during this time.

And then we have the romance... What's not to love! Kenny and Rosalie's story was sweet, beautiful and made my heart flutter a bit. That's a big confession for this girl who'd rather pull her fingernails out than let anyone see me cry, or get mushy, or anything like that. (It's not that I don't get that way. I just don't usually admit to it. And now I've done it twice already in just this one review! This must be some book!)

The message of faith is delivered as Kenny and Rosalie learn to trust God to heal them, and they discover that their worth is found in Him, and not through anything they feel they must prove to others, or to themselves.

My favorite character was Miss Tilly. She's so wonderful, and was written so well. I don't want to say much about her because she's one of the best surprises in the book. We all need a Miss Tilly in our lives.

Love Finds you in Victory Heights, Washington is a really great book. It doesn't just entertain. It teaches, and it touches something deep inside. I commend the authors for a job well done, and thank the Lord for blessing them with this talent and giving them a character like Miss Tilly to share through their words.

God bless you, Tricia and Ocieanna.

You can buy the book here.

And check out this great contest on Tricia's new blog.

Tricia Goyer
is the author of twenty-four books including Songbird Under a German Moon, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife. For more on Tricia visit

Ocieanna Fleiss: Ocieanna Fleiss is a published writer and has edited six of Tricia Goyer’s historical novels. She lives with her husband and their four children in the Seattle area. For more about Ocieanna visit her blog.
Go to this link for a list of other stops on the Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington blog tour.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review. However, the opinion expressed in my review is thoroughly mine.


  1. I love this story line. Reminds me of Rosie the Riviter. I was born in 1943 but have heard many stories about the War effort at home. I fell in love with Love Finds you in Victory Heights, Washington after reading the first review and added to my wish list. I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  2. I enjoy reading the Love Finds You books. Please enter me.


  3. I love the WWII historical novels. Please enter me for this one. Love Tricia's WWII series.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  4. I've read many of Tricia's novels set in this era and would love to win a copy of this one, too. Thank you, Shawna, for the opportunity. And all the best with your novel.
    Pat Davis

  5. Thanks, Pat. I appreciate that. Got you guys entered.

  6. This book sounds great and I would love to read it!


  7. I've only had the chance to read one book of the Love Finds You series..."LFY in Sugarcreek, OH" by Serena Miller, that I received from my hubby to take on vacation with me. It was a great book and I would love to read this one set in the WII era. The cover reminds me of my Mom, who worked in a parachute factory during the war.
    Thanks for the entry.



  8. I love these books!

  9. I have read 2 of these books so far... love them! My mother is reading them also... and this sounds like one she would really love!

    Barb C.

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