Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Gathering Storm Review & Giveaway

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Gathering Storm
Summerside Press (August 1, 2010)

Bodie and Brock Thoene

I have long been a fan of Bodie and Brock's books. In fact, I first got pulled into the drama of World War Two through their books. I am thrilled to see this new series release, one that will fill the gap between two earlier series.

Bodie and Brock Thoene (pronounced Tay-nee) have written over 50 works of historical fiction. Over twenty million of these best-selling novels are in print. Eight ECPA Gold Medallion Awards affirms what millions of readers have already discovered—the Thoenes are not only master stylists but experts at capturing readers’ minds and hearts.

Bodie began her writing career as a teen journalist for her local newspaper. Eventually her byline appeared in prestigious periodicals such as U.S. News and World Report, The American West, and The Saturday Evening Post. She also worked for John Wayne’s Batjac Productions (she’s best known as author of The Fall Guy) and ABC Circle Films as a writer and researcher. John Wayne described her as “a writer with talent that captures the people and the times!” She has degrees in journalism and communications.

Brock has often been described by Bodie as “an essential half of this writing team.” With degrees in both history and education, Brock has, in his role as researcher and story-line consultant, added the vital dimension of historical accuracy. Due to such careful research, The Zion Covenant and The Zion Chronicles series are recognized by the American Library Association, as well as Zionist libraries around the world, as classic historical novels and are used to teach history in college classrooms.

Bodie and Brock have four grown children—Rachel, Jake, Luke, and Ellie—and seven grandchildren. Their sons, Jake and Luke, are carrying on the Thoene family talent as the next generation of writers, and Luke produces the Thoene audiobooks.

Bodie and Brock divide their time between London and Nevada.

As Nazi forces tighten the noose, Loralei Kepler, daughter of a German resistance leader, must flee her beloved Germany. But is any place safe from Adolf Hitler's evil grasp? Loralei's harrowing flight leads her into the arms of needy child refugees, who have sacrificed everything in exchange for their lives, and toward a mysterious figure, who closely guards an age-old secret.

Explore the romance, the passion, and the danger of the most anticipated series of the last twenty years.

Born from the highly acclaimed and best-loved novels of three generations of readers -- The Zion Covenant series and The Zion Chronicles series -- Zion Diaries ventures into the lives of the inspiring and intriguing characters who loved intensely, stood up for what was right, and fought boldly during Hitler's rise to power and the dark days of World War II.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Gathering Storm, go HERE


Amber S. said...

I would love a chance to win this book! I'm reading Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington right now, so I'm also being pulled into the era of World War II. :)



Carole said...

I have a hard time reading books set during World War II, but have heard so many good things about the Thoene's books that I'd like to read one of their series. I believe I would enjoy The Gathering Storm and appreciate the chance to win a copy, Cara.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

windycindy said...

How wonderful that this couple writes fabulous books together!
My 92 year old dad is a WWII
survivor and I enjoy reading books
set in that time period...
Many thanks, Cindi

Anonymous said...

I woul love the chance to read this book. There is high praise for this book.


Linda said...

I first learned about WWII novels by the Thoenes. Would love to win this one. Please enter me.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

traveler said...

Thanks for featuring this great novel. It sounds compelling and wonderful. I have been reading World War 11 books for a long time and enjoy them greatly since they are memorable. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

I am captivated by this book. WW11 novels interest me for the era and their emotional reality. thanks. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Stonefox said...

Would love to win this! I've never read any of their books but have heard such great things.

karenk said...

this subject intrigues me...thanks for the opportunity to read this fabulous novel :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Cindy W. said...

I love ready novels set during the World War II era. I must say I have yet to read anything by the Thoenes but would love to start with The Gathering Storm. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.


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barbjan10 said...

My imagination can see me deeply engrossed in this latest publication of the Thoenes. I was only a small child during WWII, but I have memories of hearing the adults conversations about the war; and was among the happy family welcoming back my uncle who had been in the war in Germany. I have another uncle who finally came home after being held as prisoner for 36 months in a prison camp. He didn't engage in talking about his experiences until years later, but he only told the amusing things that happened. War and the atrosities of war are horrible no matter what day and age they take place. It effects far more human beings than the ones involved in the fighting. I enjoy historical novels, and this book could easily be a true story that happened. Thank you for offering this book as a giveaway. I appreciate the chance to win.

Sharing God's Love,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

skkorman said...

Please include me in your giveaway—thanks!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net


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