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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Terri Wangard, Historical Romance Novel


Leave a comment on THIS post through Tuesday, December 27, 2016 to be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left sidebar “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. U.S. mailing address required to receive a paper book. I may or may not have read books offered for giveaways. The mention and giveaway of books on my blog does not in any way indicate any manner of my endorsement of said books. Read book giveaway details at Disclaimers. To provide you security, please leave your email address like this: johnATyahooDOTcom. Winner announced in next Thursday's blog post.

by Terri Wangard 

Terri Wangard grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin,
during the Lombardi Glory Years. Her first Girl Scout badge was the Writer. These days she is writing historical fiction, and won the 2013 Writers on the Storm contest and 2013 First Impressions, as well as being a 2012 Genesis finalist. Holder of a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in library science, she lives in Wisconsin. Her research included going for a ride in a WWII B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. Classic Boating Magazine, a family business since 1984, keeps her busy as an associate editor.

Welcome, Terri. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
My great-great-grandmother who immigrated to America a year after her husband had gone ahead. What was it like to leave everything familiar and go to a land where they spoke another language, knowing she would probably never see Germany again? 

Or maybe my 8 or 9x great grandmothers who left France in the seventeenth century to go to New France and be brides of the soldiers who were there. What was it like?

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
The Gulf Coast of Florida. I love to collect sea shells.

What is your favorite Bible verse? 
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Phil. 4:6 NIV

Do you have a dedicated place to write, or a nook or corner of a room, or the kitchen table? 
I have a desk you might find in a high school student’s room. My laptop is parked on top, usually surrounded by a mess of research notes, photocopies, books. The window looks out on a pine tree that is actively used by birds who come to the feeders below. They can be very distracting. The old film canister holds sand from Omaha Beach.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Soar Like Eagles
She wants to do her part for the war, but struggles to maintain her ideals. He joins the air force, hoping to find peace.

Carol becomes a Red Cross doughnut girl, serving GIs and boosting their morale. Believing wartime romances are doomed to disappointment, she attempts to avoid entanglements and transfers to France, away from Chet, the airman she’s falling for.

Chet’s father always belittled him. Now a well-regarded navigator, he longs to prove him wrong. After he’s ditched in the North Sea, parachuted into France, and been called before a review, his focus changes to staying alive, and winning the Red Cross girl he keeps crossing paths with.

Where can readers find you online? 

Where can readers purchase Soar Like Eagles?

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters aren’t required to answer to be entered in the book drawing.)
How would you have liked to serve during World War II?

Terri, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive a print copy of Soar Like Eagles

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through December 27, 2016 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Buying Love by Toni Shiloh is Linda M. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 

Merry Christmas

Happy Hanukkah


  1. I enjoyed the interview and am excited about reading this book. Thank you for the opportunity.

  2. My father served in World War II and was never the same. He came home and married my mother. I was born 10 months later. If had lived during that era and had good health, I think I would have been willing to do my part but I doubt I would have been anxious to go. I enjoy reading the stories, both fiction and non-fiction about WWII but I realize war is a horrible thing. grandaddya[at]Comcast[dot]net

    1. Edward, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

  3. I really enjoyed the interview with Terri. I loved her first two books and really looking forward to reading this one.

    1. Ann, glad you enjoyed the interview. Thanks for leaving your comment.

  4. Merry Christmas to you both! May the new year be merry and bright! Shelia Hall

    1. Shelia, thank you! And Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  5. I like the fact that during this era, everyone was willing to pitch in to do something. Rationing was not seen as a hardship. Victory gardens sprang up. Women went to work in factories. Everything that could be collected to help was saved. So I think, even given my struggles w/limited mobility, that if I lived during that era, I would find a way to pitch in, too. jlytranAThotmailDOTcom

    1. jlytranch at Hotmail dot com. NOW it is correct.

    2. JJ, thanks for sharing and leaving a comment.

  6. Thanks, Jo, for the wonderful interview! Soar Like Eagles sounds like a great read! I love reading historical fiction and WWII is one of my favorite genres. I have the first book in this series and would love to win this book to add to my collection of the series.

    As for where I would have liked to have served in WWII, hmmm...I'm not exactly sure where, but I would like to have been involoved some way to be a support to the families of those whose men were away serving in the war.

    Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway!
    ~ Alison


    1. Alison, you're welcome. Glad you enjoyed the interview with Terri. Thanks for commenting.

  7. This sounds like a great book!
    ervro twothousand at gmail dot com

    1. Roz, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

  8. I know several years during WWII were very hard, but how awesome would it have been to be able to serve & support these brave young men & women! Thanks for sharing the chance to win! Merry Christmas! rw620 AT aol DOT com

    1. Robin,thanks for commenting and also for following my blog!

  9. Oops! I forgot to add that I also follow your blog Jo! rw620 AT aol DOT com

  10. Jo, thank you for the interview with Terri Wangard. I've read the first two books in this series by Terri so I must read Soar Like Eagles.

    Merry Christmas.

  11. I would love to win this book! It looks like a good one.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Brenda, you're welcome. Thanks for leaving your comment.