Saturday, June 4, 2022

Hearts Under Fire by Cori Lynn Blog Tour


About the Book

Book: Hearts Under Fire

Author: Cori Lynn

Genre: Historical Fiction

Release date: April 3, 2022

When Laura, a heartbroken antique expert, stumbles across an old steamer trunk, she decides it is the perfect restoration project to distract her from her recent loss. She quickly discovers the trunk has a few mysteries of its own, including a journal dating back to 1941.

Laura finds herself caught up in a heroic love story between Ava and her high school sweetheart Dean. Their story of first love is suddenly interrupted when World War II begins, and Dean is sent to the front lines; leaving Ava to bravely fight her own battles supporting the war effort from home.

Laura soon identifies with Ava’s perseverance and in the process, is challenged to overcome her own hardships. However, the journal unexpectedly ends, leaving Laura with unanswered questions about Ava’s life. Laura is determined to uncover the missing pieces from the journal, but will she find the answers she seeks? And can she find the courage to love again?

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My Review

I liked this entertaining dual time novel, combining a love story from WW II with one today. It is a good exploration of trying to know when you are in love, especially when there are two men to consider. Do you love because of what has been said to you? Do you love because of long term friendship and understanding character? And what happens when you lose the man you love? Can you love another?

Besides the dual love story, we also see the change that can happen from reading another person's story. Laura notes that reading Ava's journal had given her a new perspective on her own life. Perhaps that's why we read biographies. They do help us understand our own lives too. I would have liked a spiritual message, such as trusting God for the future.

Lynn has done a good job relating the experiences of a generation ago with those of today. Her writing style is good and the characters are developed well. I liked this novel and will be looking for more from her.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

 

About the Author

Cori Lynn is a novelist and screenwriter based in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to her latest novel, Hearts Under Fire, she has written multiple screenplays including two feature-length films. As her recognition as a screenwriter evolved, she eventually walked away with an “Audience Choice” and “Best Story” award from the Phoenix Film Festival.

Cori graduated with a global business degree from Arizona State University and works full time as a Marketing Director. She spends her free time playing with her puppy, redecorating her home and crafting her next story.

More from Cori

Hearts Under Fire is a historical romance with a contemporary twist. The historical plotline was inspired by the first-hand accounts provided by my grandparents on both sides of the family. Hearts Under Fire differs in that it brings in a contemporary twist and it explores the idea of the parallels between the love story in 1941 and the contemporary love story from present day. 

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I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Celebrate Lit.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

4 comments:

Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for sharing your review of Hearts Under Fire, this sounds like a wonderful story and I am looking forward to reading it

Cori said...

Thank you for sharing your review!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your interest in supporting the book.

Anonymous said...

I love your review and completely agree with all points.
Amy Jo