Welcome to the Blog Blitz for the Strike to the Heart series by Danielle Grandinetti, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOKSTitle: To Stand in the Breach
She came to America to escape a workhouse prison, but will the cost of freedom be too high a price to pay?
1933, Wisconsin - Large animal veterinarian Katy Wells takes her patients’ welfare personally, so it’s no surprise when she stands up to angry farmers planning a milk strike or takes in an injured draft horse to save its life.But after a visitor from the past discovers her location and reveals a threat, she must choose between her work and her freedom, and whether to trust a man to keep her safe.
PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookBubTitle: A Strike to the Heart
PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | IndieBound | Christianbook | BookBubTitle: As Silent as the Night
He can procure anything, except his heart’s deepest wish. She might hold the key, if she’s not discovered first.Chicago, 1933―Lucia Critelli will do anything for her ailing grandfather, including stand in a breadline to have enough food to make him a St. Nicholas Day meal. When she catches the eye of a goon who threatens her grandfather, she discovers the end of Prohibition doesn’t mean the end of the mafia’s criminal activity. Retired Marine Scout Giosue “Gio” Vella can find anything, especially if it helps a fellow Italian immigrant, so he has no doubt he can locate his neighbor’s granddaughter, who has gone missing from a local church. Keeping her safe is another matter. Especially when he chooses to hide out with his Marine buddy in Eagle, Wisconsin, the site of a barely-held truce among striking dairy farmers. Will Christmas bring the miracle they all need or will Gio discover there are some things even he can’t find, particularly when he stumbles upon the most elusive gift of all: love.
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Excerpt from As Silent as the Night
The highlight of the evening, however, were the last few songs, which the entire congregation
was invited to sing. Lucia’s heart swelled full-to-bursting as she sang, but at the initial stanzas of
“Silent Night,” she fell silent. Beside her, almost in a whisper, Gio sang for the first time that
Notte silenziosa, notte Santa …
Tears pricked Lucia’s eyes. Not just at the incredible voice she didn’t realize Gio had, but at how
holy the moment felt. Around her, people she didn’t know raised their voices together. Young
and old. Rich and poor. Farmers and city dwellers. American and Irish and Italian. It mattered
not. All of them had one wish for this Christmas season …
… Dormi nella pace divina … to sleep in heavenly peace.
Would her peace return? Would her world right itself? Would she be able to spend Christmas
with Nonno? Lucia glanced at the man beside her. Would there be a future for them?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Danielle Grandinetti is author of the Strike to the Heart series and a book blogger at DaniellesWritingSpot.com. Her short stories have appeared in several publications and her writing has won the University of Northwestern Distinguished Faith in Writing Award. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she now lives along Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin shoreline with her husband and their two young sons. Danielle especially loves quiet mornings served with the perfect cup of tea.
Connect with Danielle by visiting daniellegrandinetti.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.
(1) winner will receive a paperback copy of the Strike to the Heart series and a tote bag featuring a dairy cow.
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight November 29, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on December 6, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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