Saturday, August 8, 2020

Welcome to the Blog+Review Tour & Giveaway for Calm Before the Storm by Janice L. Dick

Calm Before the Storm Blog + Review Tour 
Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Calm Before the Storm by Janice L. Dick, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Calm Before the Storm Title: Calm Before the Storm
Series: The Storm Series #1
Author: Janice L. Dick
Release Date: August 15, 2020 (re-release)
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction

South Russia, 1914.

The world is at war and revolution threatens. Against this backdrop of fear and danger, three young people search for hope and love. Katarina Hildebrandt’s tranquil life on her family’s Crimean estate is about to change. Tutor Johann Sudermann has found true faith, but it will turn his life upside-down. And Paul Gregorovich Tekanin, working for the revolution in St. Petersburg, finds his choices will demand his soul as well as his wit and strength.

Will they find faith to weather the coming storm?

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My Review

The story set in 1914, South Russia at the Succoth Estate in Crimea is an interesting setting. The historical aspects of the story were fascinating and paint the disparity of the war that affected even the wealthy whose future was also threatened. The Hildebrant's are a family of strong faith especially Katarina who took over the motherly role of her siblings. I admired her strength, courage, and unselfish desire to help those less fortunate.

The characters of the Hildebrandt family were very diverse but together as a family was strong. I enjoyed experiencing the youngest siblings grow up and how the family's values were instilled in them. The children's tutor, Johann was a caring man who took being a teacher very seriously and believed in God but struggled with his faith.

The book was a very emotional read and one that took me from smiles to tears. The romance in the story was beautifully written. The story was inspirational, courageous, filled with gratitude and lessons of true faith in the Lord. Highly recommended.

I was provided with an ARC copy of the book and voluntarily choose to review it.


Janice L. Dick

Janice L. Dick is an award-winning author who writes from her rural home in Saskatchewan, Canada. She writes historical and contemporary fiction, blogs, book reviews, and inspirational articles. In September 2016, Janice became the first recipient of the prestigious Janette Oke award, presented by the InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship.

In 2016 Janice established her indie imprint: Tansy & Thistle Press: faith, fiction, forum, and has since released two more historical novels. She has completed two historical trilogies based on her Mennonite heritage in South Russia. Find out more at her website.

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(1) winner will receive a Calm Before the Storm ebook + $10 Amazon gift card!

Calm Before the Storm JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight August 4, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on August 11, 2020. 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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  1. Wonderful review! Sounds like a must read. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Great review, thanks for sharing what you liked about the book!


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