Friday, July 14, 2017

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Grounded Hearts by Jeanne M. Dickson

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My rating: 3 1/2 of 5 stars






A brave midwife. A wounded pilot. A risky secret.

In the midst of World War II, Ireland has declared herself neutral. Troops found on Irish soil must be reported and interned, no matter which side they are fighting for. When midwife Nan O'Neil finds a wounded young Canadian pilot at her door, she knows she's taking a huge risk by letting him in. Not only is she a widow living alone, but if caught harboring a combatant, she'll face imprisonment.

Still, something compels Nan to take in "flyboy" Dutch Whitney, an RAF pilot whose bomber has just crashed over County Clare. While she tends to his wounds and gives him a secret place of refuge, the two begin to form a mutual affection-and an unbreakable bond.
But Nan has another secret, one that has racked her with guilt since her husband's death and made her question ever loving again. As Nan and Dutch plan his escape, can he help restore her faith?



About the author:

Jeanne M. Dickson was born into an Irish American family, the only girl surrounded by four brothers. She credits her mother, her aunts, and her grandmother with her love of storytelling. Perfecting her craft, she attends many writer's conferences and over the years, she has won and finaled in numerous RWA romance writing awards including the Daphne du Maurier Award, the Maggie Award, The Molly, The Tara, and she was the overall contest winner of Launching A Star. Today she lives in Coastal San Diego with her fabulous husband, her two wonderful girls, and a dozen disobedient rose bushes.
Find out more about Jeanne M. at http://www.jeannemdickson.com.

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My review: 3 1/2 of 5 stars

This was an interesting book that was fairly well written and kept my attention to the end.  I learned new information about Ireland during WWII and got a glimpse of how they handled the fallout from this war.    Nan is a hard working midwife who is still struggling with the death of her husband three years before.  When RAF pilot Dutch Whitney shows up at her door wounded from a crash, she struggles with the decision to help him.  On the one hand, she has the medical ability needed but on the other hand, she could be arrested for helping him.  Her journey to healing and a new love was heartwarming.  I also enjoyed the other women in the village who banded together to help Nan out when danger finds her.  And the inclusion of the cat and his escapades were fun to read about.

However, some of the content in this book was off putting to me.  There was way too much mention of his body and her body and sensual innuendo.  Also, there was quite a bit of Catholicism in the book which I'm not interested in reading about.

*Thanks to LitFuse for a complimentary copy of this book. I was not paid or required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are my own.*

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What do you get when you mix World War II, a brave midwife, a wounded pilot, and a risky secret? Jeanne M. Dickson's new historical fiction novel, Grounded Hearts. When midwife Nan O'Neil finds a wounded young Canadian pilot at her door, she knows she's taking a huge risk by letting him in. Still, something compels Nan to take in "flyboy" Dutch Whitney, an RAF pilot whose bomber has just crashed over County Clare. While she tends to his wounds and gives him a secret place of refuge, the two begin to form a mutual affection-and an unbreakable bond.

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