I have had A Question of Honor on my to-read list for a while now. Since spring, when it came out, as a matter of fact. And then I discovered this author had written a second book in her Question of War series……and I was delighted to be able to review and read both of them!! The review for the first book is coming soon, but I will say that it was well worth the wait to read the books. They were both so very good and I am anxiously — I dare not even claim patience in this area — waiting for the third book to come out :D
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 a search for the Courage to go on.
This book was wonderful! In every sense, it was a delightful read….I don’t even know where to begin writing about this book, ’cause I honestly don’t think anything I say will do it any justice :D Maybe if I tell you these books made it on my “Top Ten List” it might give you an idea of how wonderful these books are!
The style of writing was amazing! I was immediately drawn in, and didn’t want to put the book down until I finished it. Then I was overcome with an overwhelming sadness after I read the last page and realized there were no more pages to look forward to reading. The historical aspect was well researched, and I loved the fact that it was about one of my favourite times in history — WWII.
The characters were all so relate-able — they were so sweet to get to know! I loved the way that they all interacted with each other. It is so rare to find a book where siblings get along and love each other, but this book was one of those rare few. The brother’s relationship was precious to read about. The way that the boys honoured their sisters was priceless. The way that they interacted with their parents was so respectfully loving. And the practical jokes……and the humour……oh my!
The faith aspect in this book was not lacking in the least, and it was refreshing to read! Every action reflected the glory of God, every conversation reflected the state of the characters hearts. It was not by any means a “preachy” book, but it was most definitely a Christian book, and the characters reveal that throughout the entire thing. There were no “words”, not inappropriate scenes…..nothing not in accordance to Scripture. And I enjoyed reading about the way Rafe Sullivan trusts God so completely, even when the unexpected happens.
There was romance in the book, but it was the sweet, endearing romance that points you towards Christ. The interactions between the guys and the girls were nothing short of courteous and respectful at all times. There is a mention of a couple characters that like to break the girls hearts, but that is pretty much the extent of how you are told about that aspect of them. The main characters mention that girls can be treated like sisters, and even the known relationship in the book is nothing short than sweet =)
In all, this was a wonderful book. Yes, I cried through it…..not nearly as much as I cried reading the first book, though. But I also laughed, smiled, sighed, sniffed, and sympathized through it too. And it takes a good author to bring out so many different emotions in a single book, adn do it successfully and well. Ms. Jesseca has made it on my list of top five favourite authors of fiction. And that is saying a lot for those who know me well!
A Question of Courage is the second book in the series, and I do think it could be read as a stand alone novel. But I did just finish reading the first book when I read this one. And the first one is too good NOT to read, so I wouldn’t suggest reading only the second :D You can purchase the books on Amazon HERE. I would totally give this book a five star rating, and recommend it to others to read…..I need to get a real copy since I only have it on my kindle now =) Yes, it was that good!
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 page 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, folks? Yep….there’s a giveaway with this blog tour =P Click on the link below to discover how to enter for a paperback copy of either A Question of Honor or A Question of Courage! The fancy widget-image thingy won’t come through because this blog is through word press….so you’ll just have to click on the link =) Trust me, you want to win this giveaway!
I am a 23 year old young lady who is redeemed and saved from my sin only by the grace of God. A bibliophile at heart with a love of history who desires to see the Word of God practically applied to all aspects of our daily lives -- in our homes, in the grocery store, in the political realm. I strive to put my jumbled, chaotic thoughts down onto paper -- reducing them into black and white rows, letters, sentences. Into some semblance of sanity. And I share them here with all of you, where I can challenge you, make you think, and cause you to ask questions. I am the oldest of eleven children living the country life in the deep south.