Saturday, December 2, 2017

Blog Tour // "A Question of Courage"

Hey guys! Welcome to the A Question of Courage blog tour! :D

About the Book

A man. A decision. A destiny.
Rafe Sullivan never imagined the war would come to his doorstep. But when Pearl Harbor is attacked and America's focus suddenly shifts to the Pacific, he finds he can't ignore the problem anymore.
Leaving the life he loves behind, he joins up to do what he does best. Fly.
Yet, nothing could have prepared him for the horrors of war, and the struggle that is going on in his own heart. As an outstanding Navy pilot, he is stationed on one of the few Pacific carriers. But could God be calling him to step out in faith, and go beyond the call of duty?
Lily Wilson gives her all to help the hurting community around her. With the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the war is brought home to many American families. And as a nurse, she longs to be able to relive some of the suffering. Yet, her own grief is still fresh in her heart, and though she's made the decision to get on with her life, she can't seem to leave the past behind. When healing at last comes, the guard she placed around her heart slowly begins to crumble.
But when she receives the news she hoped she would never again hear, can she trust that God's plan is always right?
Arthur Warrington saw the Navy as an escape from the life he left behind. And it seems good for him. He is able to forge new friendships and distance himself from his past. But when his best friend makes a decision that rocks his world, he is left grappling with the question: what is true courage?
Three lives. One War. And the search for the Courage to go on.

Sounds really cool, right?! :D Well, I haven't read this one, but I read the first book in this series which is A Question of Honor. :) Here's my review for that one:

I absolutely loved A Question of Honor! I don't think that I have ever read a book set during World War II before, but I thought Miss Wheaton did a fantastic job! :D

The story is told from three points of view: an American pilot, a little Jewish girl, and a Nazi. I loved seeing everything from their perspective. And the characters are very well done. You can clearly see how the war is affecting each one of them, and how they change over the course of the book.
One of the things I love to see in characters is internal struggle or man vs. self. Especially, when they are struggling so much that it begins to affect their actions. Two of the main characters struggle in this way. And Miss Wheaton wrote them so well, that you can't help but feel for them.
So, if you like emotional and character-driven stories, this book just might be for you. :)

About the Author

Jesseca is a 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 pages 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.

And guess what? I have the privilege of interviewing the lovely author!! :D

I'm so glad you could join us here today, Jesseca. :) My first question for is, how did you discover your love for writing?

Well, a few years ago my dad had been going through some health problems, and life was pretty stressful. Around that time, and author I loved had a writing contest. So, I decided to try my hand at writing. It became my escape from life, in a way. I didn’t win the contest, but it was through this that I realized how much I loved writing. Now, I write whenever I have a  spare minute. I’m not sure I could stop if I wanted to!
What inspired you to write your Questions of War series?

A picture on pinterest. Or two, rather. One had a couple telling each other goodbye. The other had a little girl sitting on the lap of a soldier. I put them aside and decided that someday I’d write a story about them. Well, one day I decided to try and short story about the characters. Let’s just say, it ended up being a lot longer than I ever imagined. ;)

Who was your favorite character to write/work with, and why?

Ohh, that’s a hard question! As of right now, Probably Rafe Sullivan, from “A Question of Courage.” He was so much fun to write, and a nice balance of someone who was serious and yet teasing as well, depending on his mood. Plus, he loved Kansas just as much as I do.

Why did you choose to self-publish?

The idea of having control over the publishing process was what really appealed to me. Though, the first time I attempted it, I didn’t realize how much that included. The cover, editing, formatting, etc. It’s definitely more work that you have to either do, or hire others to do, but at the same time I still like the fact that you as the author can make the final decisions.

What do you do in your spare time?

If I’m not reading, I’m writing. If I’m not writing, I’m probably cooking or baking. I also work as a babysitter and enjoy spending time with my family. Normally you’ll either find us  at the library, or hiking at a state park.

Do you have any advice for aspiring indie authors?

Share your work with others who you trust. Get their feedback. That is one of the best ways to improve. And keep writing. We all have those first stories that we’d never let anyone read. Writing is just like everything else. It takes work, but it’s so worth it!

And that's a wrap, people! Here's the tour schedule, so be sure to go and check out the other participants posts! :)

Wednesday, November 29th

Faith Potts // Stories by Firefly- Review + books spotlight
Libby May // Geoturtle- Author interview
Kaitlyn S. // Maidens for Modesty

Thursday, November 30th

Kellyn Roth // Reveries Reviews- Review
Raechel // God's Peculiar Treasure Rae- Book spotlight
Kate // Twin Thoughts-Author interview

Friday, December 1st

Liv K. Fisher // Liv K. Fisher- Book spotlight + author interview
Deborah C. // Reading in June- Book spotlight
Chloe W. // Purely by Faith Reviews- Review + author interview
Abigail // Novels, Dragons, and Wardrobe Doors- Book spotlight

Saturday, December 2nd

Jazzy // Thriving Hope- Review + book spotlight
Angela Watts // The Peculiar Messenger- Review
Rebekah Eddy // Rebekah's Remarks- book spotlight + review + author interview
Karyssa Norton // No Coffee, No Can Do- Review + author interview