About the Book
Book: A Picture of Hope
Author: Liz Tolsma
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Release date: October 1, 2021
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A Photojournalist Risks Her Life to Save Children
Full of intrigue, adventure, and romance, this new series celebrates the unsung heroes—the heroines of WWII.
Journalist Nellie Wilkerson has spent the bulk of the war in London, photographing pilots taking off and landing—and she’s bored. She jumps at the chance to go to France, where the Allied forces recently landed. She enlists Jean-Paul Breslau of the French underground to take her to the frontlines. On the journey, they come upon an orphanage where nuns shelter children with disabilities. Can they help save them before the Nazis come to liquidate it?
BOOK EXCERPT – A Picture of Hope – Excerpt One
Monday, May 22, 1944
Normandy, France“Shh.” Jean-Paul Breslau peered over his shoulder at the group of men he was leading through thewestern French bocage and into a small patch of trees. Overhead, scattered clouds allowed only a fewdots of starlight and a thin stream of moonlight to illuminate their way through the stands of beeches,the earth fragrant with a recent rain.But they were making too much noise, stomping through the woods, speaking in more than awhisper, even laughing. The Nazis were smart. On to them. They knew the resistance, the Maquis,was busy working in this area.American planes were supposed to drop much-needed supplies and arms in this area tonight. Of allthe various resistance efforts Jean-Paul had been involved in over the past several years, theseparachute dropswere the most dangerous. The Germans heard the low-flying planes. They spottedthe white silks as they floated to the ground in the pale light.Especially here in Normandy, mostly farmland, there was little area in which to hide.Tonight his skin prickled more than ever. Maybe because Henri had fortified himself with a gooddeal of cognac before they’d set off.
MISSED ANY EXCERPTS, GO HERE:
Excerpt One: https://janemouttet.wordpress.com/2021/09/11/epic-book-launch-a-picture-of-hope-excerpt/
Excerpt Two: https://happywhenreading.wordpress.com/2021/09/11/a-picture-of-hope/
Excerpt Three: https://amandanicolle.blogspot.com/2021/08/picture-of-hope.html
Excerpt Four: http://www.simpleharvestreads.com/posts/a-picture-of-hope-book-excerpt/
Excerpt Five: https://englishmysteriesblog.blogspot.com/2021/09/a-picture-of-hope-spotlight-book-tour.html
Excerpt Six: https://coverloverbookreview.blogspot.com/2021/08/upcoming-release-picture-of-hope.html
Excerpt Seven: https://musingsbymaureen.blogspot.com/2021/09/celebrate-lit-presents-picture-of-hope.html
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Liz Tolsma
Liz Tolsma is the author of several WWII novels, romantic suspense novels, prairie romance novellas, and an Amish romance. She is a popular speaker and an editor and resides next to a Wisconsin farm field with her husband and their youngest daughter. Her son is a US Marine, and her oldest daughter is a college student. Liz enjoys reading, walking, working in her large perennial garden, kayaking, and camping. Please visit her website at http://www.liztolsma.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter (@LizTolsma), Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest. She is also the host of the Christian Historical Fiction Talk podcast.
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