Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M. White, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: On Wings of Devotion
Author: Roseanna M. White
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Against Every Warning, She’s Drawn Ever Closer to the Man Known as “Black Heart”
All of England thinks Major Phillip Camden a monster–a man who deliberately caused the deaths of his squadron. But he would have preferred to die that day with his men rather than be recruited to the Admiralty’s codebreaking division. The threats he receives daily are no great surprise and, in his opinion, well deserved.
As nurse Arabelle Denler observes the so-dubbed “Black Heart,” she sees something far different: a hurting man desperate for mercy. And when their families and paths twist together unexpectedly, she realizes she has a role to play in his healing–and some of her own to do as well.
With Camden’s court-martial looming, an old acquaintance shows up, intent on using him in a plot that sends the codebreakers of Room 40 into a frenzy. With their fragile hopes for the future in the cross hairs, Arabelle and Camden must hold on to hope–and to each other–if they want to survive.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award-nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at www.RoseannaMWhite.com.
- 1. Where did you find the idea behind this book?
As I explored the world of London during the Great War, I found myself intrigued not only by the codebreakers of Room 40, but also by the pilots and nurses of the era—to groups of people that have many stories already told about them, it’s true. But I decided to give mine a twist and feature a grounded pilot who ends up in
Room 40…and a nurse who isn’t afraid to face down an admiral to save those she
- 2. What made you want to be a writer?
I’m one of those people who have been writing stories since I first learned how to
write. =) Even in grade school, I knew I wanted to be a writer. For years I would
say I wanted to “write books and…” The “and”s changed over the years, but the
writing never did—so finally I gave up on those other thins and focused on where
my passion really was. And here I am!
- 3. Which character are you most like?
If we’re talking from all my books, then I’m most like Ella from A Lady
Unrivaled. But if we’re talking about On Wings of Devotion then I’m probably
most like Arabelle. Not called to medicine as she was and certainly not in her life
situation, but I think a bit of my outlook crept in there through her eyes!
- 4. What do you want people to take away from this book?
That even when the darkness weighs the heaviest, the Lord is our Light.
- 5. How did you get the ideas for the characters?
Oh, these characters have been with me for many years! I first envisioned them in
pirate-ridden Jamaica many, many years ago. I then moved them into a Regency
story that went nowhere, and finally plucked them out of that and into these
pages, where they found their true home.
- 6. Do you take inspiration from your life for plot points, characters, etc?
I’m sure I do—life is fodder for fiction, after all, LOL. But there was nothing in
this one that came specifically from life, other than from the books I read.
- 7. Our family also homeschools and our house is constantly a flurry of activity, what
are your tricks for getting into your story and finding time to write?
My writing time is mostly in the morning, before I’m really needed very much by
the kids. And one day a week, I go somewhere else to write. These days, the kids
are old enough that they can watch themselves for a few hours if my hubby isn’t home, and they’re also mostly self-directing in school. But it definitely takes discipline on my part!
- 8. Your Codebreakers series is based on a real group of people, who have amazing
abilities with numbers and codes. Are you also interested in codes and secret
“Interested in,” yes…academically. I love stories about and including that sort
of thing. But I make no attempts to actually do them, LOL. I’m a perfect example
of a twist on the old adage: “Those who can’t do, write novels about it.”
- 9. Do you speak any of the languages in your books (Spanish, German, French)?
Not well, LOL. I had 3 years of French in high school and two more in college, but
the focus was on translation, not communication…so I know just enough to get
myself in trouble there, LOL. I often rely on my foreign-exchange-student-
brother, Sascha, to help me with tricky German (he lived with my family for a
year when I was 11). And for the Spanish, I turned to another friend who’s fluent.
It was a relief, I admit, to write this second book in the series that had no foreign
language…though I am fascinated by language, hence why they always make it
into my series at some point or another!
(1) winner will receive a On Wings of Devotion inspired prize pack including a Recreation RFC Pilot Wings pin, a mini globe, Cadbury Chocolate, Caddie the Cocker Spaniel (handmade by Roseanna), and One Seat and Tea Package for an Online Tea Party Book Club with Roseanna (Winner’s choice of scheduled dates. Includes treats, loose-leaf tea, and book club goodies. A $25 value! For more information, visit http://www.roseannamwhite.com/tea-party-book-club/.)!
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight January 7, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on January 14, 2020. US only. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize.
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