Hello everyone! I am so, so, SO excited to be here today with my friend Jesseca's blog tour for her amazing book, A Question of Honor. This book is...absolutely epic. But I'll tell you more about that with my review tomorrow. ;)
About the Book:
A man. A child. A war.
When German soldiers invade France during World War II, young Joyanna's perfect world is shattered. In the hands of those who hate her, she battles to comprehend why people can be so ruthless and cold toward those whom they have never met.
David Sullivan, pilot in the Royal Air Force, was certain he would never hate, but a painful loss forces him to either reconsider or do the inconceivable—forgive. He is suddenly challenged by the realization that doing God's will is not easy, but most important. With the lives of freedom-fighters relying on him, he must learn the difficult lesson that he is not in control, but merely one who must surrender his heart of obedience to One greater.
A sudden turn of events lands Joyanna and David in the same country—but for far different reasons. When their paths cross, David finds he must make a decision that will affect them both for the rest of their lives.
Will he choose vengeance, or will he let his life be ruled by a higher standard? A standard of Honor.
Author interview time!! :D
What is your favorite part of the writing process?
Ohhh, definitely the first edit! Well, unless I decide to drastically change the plot. The story is down on paper, so I don't have to try and plot, or figure out what happens next. The first edit is also when, for me, a lot of research comes in, which I really enjoy!
Where did the first inspiration for this amazing book come in?
Oh, goodness. That was so long ago. The story idea actually came from some pictures on Pinterest, if I remember correctly. The story has changed a TON since then, and it's completely different than what I started out with, in more ways than one. But yes, pictures from pinterest. And an interest in WWII is what sparked the story idea.
How long did the book's publication take, from first words to publication?
As best I can tell, I started the story in the end of May/beginning of June, 2015. It was then finished in NaNo 2015, and since then has gone through many edits and changes. When the book releases on the 3rd, it will have been approximately one year and ten months since I jotted down the first words.
What are your plans for the Questions of War series? Care to share?
Hmm, you would like that, wouldn't you? ;) Well, the series follows the lives of some of the minor characters in A Question of Honor. Ideally I have books planned that would bring us to the end of WWII, but that's only tentative, so I have no idea how that all will play out! At least one book will be about Micah, and another about Rafe, David's brother. I excpect there will be lots of heartache, because . . . well, this is war. But my hope for the series is to show that even when things around us seem to be dark and dreary, God's light can shine hope into lives that have been torn apart. And He alone can bring healing and restoration.
Thanks so much for the interview, Jesseca! :D
About the Author:
Jesseca is an 18-year old daughter, sister, and a child of God. Her days are spent reading, cooking, spending time with siblings, or playing piano. And writing, of course! At an early age words fascinated her, and her love for the printed page has only grown. She lives with her parents and seven siblings in the sunny state of Kansas, and she’s convinced there’s no place like home.
Blog Tour Schedule:
Wednesday: March 1st
Angela Watt -- Review/Author Interview @ The Peculiar Messenger
Faith Potts -- Author Interview @ Stories by Firefly
Thursday: March 2nd
Kellyn Roth -- Review @ Reveries Reviews
Faith Potts -- Review @ Stories by Firefly
Kaitlyn K.--Book spotlight/Author interview @ Twin Thoughts
Friday: March 3rd
Deborah C.--Book Spotlight @ Reading in June
Soleil B.-- Book Spotlight @ Reviews by Soleil
Victoria Lynn: Book Spotlight/Review @ Ruffles and Grace
Brianna Henderson -- Review/Author Interview @ Ramblings of a Pilgrim on the Way
Anika -- Review/Author Interview/Book Spotlight @ Anika's Avenue
Rebekah Ashleigh -- Review @ Rebekah Ashleigh
Saturday: March 4th
Livi Jane--Review @ Living for the Other Side
Victoria Lynn -- Author Interview @ Ruffles and Grace
Emily Putzke -- Author Interview @ Taking Dictation
Julia Ryan -- Review @ The Barefoot Gal
Rebekah Eddy -- Book Spotlight/Author interview @ Rebekah's Remarks