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Jan 25, 2022

I was so excited to FINALLY get to chat with Liz Tolsma on the podcast this week.  Her book, A Picture of Hope, released in October and features an American journalist set on getting children out of occupied France before the Nazi regime decides they're expendable.

Liz's passion for special needs children shines through our conversation, and her commitment to WWII fiction as a way to prepare our hearts for hard times really encouraged me.

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Liz Tolsma's New WWII Novel Really Does offer a Picture of Hope

We had a lovely chat about the value of people with disabilities and special needs--about their value in society and to the Lord. Liz shared how she'd come up with part of the story idea years ago and, when she learned of this new series, Heroines of WWII, how it transformed first to a story about a woman journalist, and then how she chose to include a child with Down Syndrome and how it affected her.

Liz has seven or eight WWII novels, and we chatted about a few of them, including my favorite, Snow on the Tulips from the Women of Courage series.

We also took a moment to chat about her upcoming release, also taking place in France, Slashed CanvasPart of the Ever After Mysteries, Slashed Canvas combines a Russian grand duchess and MacDonald's fairy tale, The Lost Princess.  This book releases February 1, and you don't want to miss it.

One thing we didn't chat about that we should have... DUH.  Liz has her own podcast all about HISTORICAL fiction.  WOOHOO!  So, Be sure to check out Christian Historical Fiction Talk. 

A Picture of Hope by Liz Tolsma

A Photojournalist Risks Her Life to Save a Very Special Child 

Full of intrigue, adventure, and romance, this series celebrates the unsung heroes—the heroines of WWII.

Journalist Nellie Wilkerson has spent the bulk of the war in London, photographing mothers standing in milk lines—and she’s bored. She jumps at the chance to go to France, where the Allied forces recently landed. There she enlists Jean-Paul Breslau of the French underground to take her to the frontlines. On the journey, they stumble upon a great tragedy, leaving a girl with special needs being orphaned.

Can Nellie and Jean-Paul see the child to a safe haven while being pursued by the Nazis, who are pressed by the advancing Allies and determined to destroy all they can before they flee?

Liz wanted to ensure you didn't forget about...

the other authors who have released WWII novels set in France recently and the promotion they have going!

Three authors, each with a WWII novel set in France... what more could you want.  Join Melanie Dobson, Sarah Sundin, and Liz Tolsma as they celebrate France in WWII with their newest releases!

Each author has great blog posts this week. You can find those here:

You'll want to visit the WEBSITE for all the information about it (and the Rafflecopter!).

January 29, 2022 you will want to meet on Liz Tolsma's Page for the Facebook chat to close out the promotion!

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