Welcome to the Blog Tour for Northshire Heritage series by JP Robinson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOKS
Title: In the Shadow of Your Wings Series: Northshire Heritage #1 Author: JP Robinson Publisher: Logos Publications, LLC Release Date: November 6, 2018 Genre: Christian Historical Suspense
The shadow of the Great War looms over Europe, affecting everyone in its path. Leila Durand, an elite German spy charged with infiltrating the home of British icon Thomas Steele, sees the war as a chance to move beyond the pain of her shattered past. But everything changes when she falls in love with Thomas’s son, Malcolm. Is there a way to reconcile her love for Germany and her love for the enemy? Thomas Steele sees the war as an opportunity for his profligate son, Malcolm, to find a purpose greater than himself. But when Malcolm rebels, it falls to Thomas to make tough decisions. The war’s reach extends to the heart. Eleanor Thompson finds her faith is pushed to the breaking point when her husband disappears on the battlefront and her daughter is killed in a German air raid. Where is God in the midst of her pain? In the Shadow of Your Wings presents inescapable truth that resonates across the past century. Then as now, the struggle for faith is real. Then as now, there is a refuge for all who will come beneath the shadow of God’s wings.
Title: In the Midst of the Flames Series: Northshire Heritage #2 Author: JP Robinson Publisher: Logos Publications, LLC Release Date: November 8, 2019 Genre: Christian Historical Suspense
Divided by a lie. Haunted by the past. Bonded by their love. As the fires of the Great War rage across the European continent, the Steele family is caught in the midst of the inferno. Estranged from his wife Malcolm wonders if he can ever find forgiveness for his betrayal as he begins the long journey home. Leila desperately searches for a way to escape her past life as a spy—and the German agent who has been sent to kill her—as she struggles to prove her innocence. Determined to save his family, Thomas risks everything in a high-stakes political gamble, bringing Britain to the brink of obliteration, as spymaster Robert Hughes plots his downfall. Will everything be reduced to ashes?Or does God still walk with those who, through faith, step out into the midst of the flames?
Title: In the Dead of Night Series: Northshire Heritage #3 Author: JP Robinson Publisher: Logos Publications, LLC Release Date: March 9, 2021 Genre: Christian Historical Suspense
The smallest flame can conquer the darkest night Darkness gathers in the final days of the Great War as the Germans plot to unleash a weapon that will plunge the Allied world into obscurity. For the Steele family, the stakes have never been higher. Leila is forced back into the shadows when the leader of a German spy ring kidnaps her child, jeopardizing Europe’s fragile bid for peace. Meanwhile, Malcolm fights to keep Northshire Estate as his father stands trial for treason against the British empire. Confronted with overwhelming circumstances from their past, the Steeles must rely on their grit and faith to conquer the night. But will it be enough?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(1) winner will receive a Grand Prize of a signed complete set of the Northshire Heritage series (all three books)
PLUS (5) additional winners of digital copies of the complete Northshire Heritage set (PDFs)!
Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight July 26, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on August 2, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Print copy US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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How has your background in teaching changed the way you write?
First off, let me say that I believe every author is, in one way or another, a teacher. Wielding words in a classroom is much like weaving words in a manuscript—you need to effectively use them to keep your audience engaged and entertained.
Now I realize that not all writers create stories to teach. In fact, many readers don’t like it when a story has an underlining goal or point. But, the truth is, every experience that, if our characters are relatable, then the situations they go through, and their response, conveys an idea to readers that they may choose to implement in their own life.
For me, a large part of my classroom revolved around story. I wove grammar lessons into a series of teen-drama stories that I’d make up on the spur of the moment that lasted throughout the school year. At the end of each year, I’d leave the kids on a cliffhanger and tell them, “You have to take the next level of French to find out what happens!”
At one point, I had the highest elective retention rate in the school!
But being a teacher, not only let me exercise the power of storytelling—it fueled a relentless curiosity, especially in the domains of history. Researching facts, storing information, and conveying that information in a meaningful way is at the heart of what I do.
Earlier this year, I made the decision to end over a decade of work as an educator. I’ve moved on to the vacation rental industry but writing historical suspense still allows me to tell stories that inspire as well as entertain.
For example, In the Shadow of Your Wings, zeroes in on finding strength to beat overwhelming odds, while In the Midst of the Flames integrates the theme of forgiveness as a choice with a high-adrenaline plot. In the Dead of the Night meshes different perspectives of the Great War with the idea that each of us has the power to be the light in a dark world.
So, I’m still a teacher and always will be. And, in so doing, I’m still a lifelong learner.
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