A New Historical Novel | Wednesday Feature, Edition 34

March 11, 2020 Rissi JC 7 Comments

Hello, happy readers! Welcome, and thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland. Today we’re featuring an upcoming novel because, why not? Who doesn’t love talking upcoming books and  ‘Waiting on Wednesday’ community meme. Since it’s been a while, this ‘Waiting on Wednesday: Edition Thirty-Four’ features not one but two upcoming novels, and both in my favored genre!

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It’s Wednesday which means there’s another fun meme that bloggers enjoy taking part in. Today’s feature is all about the books we’re “Waiting On” with Can’t Wait Wednesday; a meme Finding Wonderland occasionally takes part in. Organized by the lovely Tressa of Wishful Endings, here’s another edition of Can’t Wait Wednesday. Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here to spotlight and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released as well. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. (Find out more here.)


Waiting on Wednesday: Edition Thirty-Four


Unlike my prior (more recent) features in this meme, today I feature a novel that is outside my usual “comfort zone” genre. This week, we’re featuring a historical novel, and as a fun bonus, it’s one penned by a debut author. Even more fun is that I’ve “worked” with Amy in connection with the INSPY program in her day job as a publicist for Bethany House.

Why I didn’t realize she has a novel releasing this year I will never know…! Needless to say, when her cover reveal made the Instagram rounds, I was thrilled for her. The method in which this novel is going to be told is more unique in that it’s an epistolary historical. Again, this is another “out of my comfort zone” sort of way to tell a story. That said, I adore Dear Mr. Knightley and The Guersney Literary and Potato Pie Peel Society, so… here’s anticipating good things.


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Author: Amy Lynn Green | Publisher: Bethany House
Genre: Fiction; Historical Epistolary | Publication Date: 2020

Headstrong Johanna Berglund, a linguistics student at the University of Minnesota, has very definite plans for her future . . . plans that do not include returning to her hometown and the secrets and heartaches she left behind there. But the US Army wants her to work as a translator at a nearby camp for German POWs.

Johanna arrives to find the once-sleepy town exploding with hostility. Most patriotic citizens want nothing to do with German soldiers laboring in their fields, and they’re not afraid to criticize those who work at the camp as well. When Johanna describes the trouble to her friend Peter Ito, a language instructor at a school for military intelligence officers, he encourages her to give the town that rejected her a second chance.

As Johanna interacts with the men of the camp and censors their letters home, she begins to see the prisoners in a more sympathetic light. But advocating for better treatment makes her enemies in the community, especially when charismatic German spokesman Stefan Werner begins to show interest in Johanna and her work. The longer Johanna wages her home-front battle, the more the lines between compassion and treason become blurred–and it’s no longer clear whom she can trust. – Goodreads

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Do you like historical fiction? Do you enjoy finding debut authors? What are your thoughts on epistolary fiction?


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7 Comments

  • Angela March 11, 2020 at 6:52 am

    I love historical fiction and this sounds like a great new take on the wartime novel!

  • Tressa @ Wishful Endings March 12, 2020 at 1:02 am

    How did I miss this! I’ve worked with Amy for years – almost from the beginning of blogging. I loved those same two books and Amy is amazing, so this will definitely be a future CWW and is now on my list to read. Thanks for sharing, Rissi!

  • Paula Shreckhise March 15, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    I loved three actually:
    The Land Beneath Us by Sarah Sundin
    On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna White
    The House at the End of The Moor by Michelle Griep

    There are lots of good ones out there now!

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