Thursday, March 2, 2017

A Question of Honor: Blog Tour

Hi people!  

Today I'm participating in the blog tour for my friend Jesseca's latest book, A Question of Honor!

About the Book:

An awesome cover to go with an awesome book! ;)
A man. A child. A war. 
When German soldiers invade France during World War II, young Joyanna's perfect world is shattered. In the hands of those who hate her, she battles to comprehend why people can be so ruthless and cold toward those whom they have never met. 
David Sullivan, pilot in the Royal Air Force, was certain he would never hate, but a painful loss forces him to either reconsider or do the inconceivable—forgive. He is suddenly challenged by the realization that doing God's will is not easy, but most important. With the lives of freedom-fighters relying on him, he must learn the difficult lesson that he is not in control, but merely one who must surrender his heart of obedience to One greater.
A sudden turn of events lands Joyanna and David in the same country—but for far different reasons. When their paths cross, David finds he must make a decision that will affect them both for the rest of their lives. 
Will he choose vengeance, or will he let his life be ruled by a higher standard? A standard of Honor.

Find on Amazon and Goodreads

About the Author:

Jesseca is an 18-year old daughter, sister, and a child of God. Her days are spent reading, cooking, spending time with siblings, or playing piano.  And writing, of course! At an early age words fascinated her, and her love for the printed page has only grown. She lives with her parents and seven siblings in the sunny state of Kansas, and she’s convinced there’s no place like home.

This time, I will be doing an author interview! :)  So, on to the questions:

1. What inspired A Question of Honor?
That seems like it was so long ago. The story idea actually came from some pictures on Pinterest, if I remember correctly. The story has changed a TON since then, and it's completely different than what I started out with, in more ways than one. But yes, pictures from pinterest, and an interest in WWII is what sparked the story idea. 

2. What was your favorite part of writing A Question of Honor? (the researching, editing, writing, etc.)
Ohhh, definitely the first edit! Well, unless I decide to drastically change the plot. The story is down on paper, so I don't have to try and plot, or figure out what happens next. The first edit is also when, for me, a lot of research comes in, which I really enjoy! As you might have guessed, research is one of my very, very, VERY favorite things to do!

3. Are your characters completely from your imagination, or are they based off of real people?
Do you seriously expect me to answer this question? Why in the world would I tell you something like that?! It's my secret!
I mean, I could say that Elaine is based off of me and David is my future husband, but I'm sure that's not what you're getting at . . . 
*grins* Okay, I'll be serious. No, not really. Their decision to go fight in Europe is loosely based on the decision of American pilots who went overseas to fight with England, but my characters aren't really based off any one person. I'm sure I've unintentionally added little bits of people that I know into them, but they're all from my imagination. 

4. What do you want your readers to take from the story?
That no matter what circumstances are going on in our lives, no matter what we're dealing with, God is in control. And he has a plan and a purpose, even when we can't see it. And when life seems to be more than we can handle, He is there waiting for us to give up trying to do it on our own, and waiting for us to fix our reliance on Him. 

5.  And lastly, do you have any words of wisdom for aspiring authors?
First of all, write what you want to read, or a subject that is close to your heart.  Because if you do that, it becomes something you're passionate about. Also, find someone you trust to critique you work. Preferably not a family member. I know it can be so difficult to hand over something you've written to someone else, but if you want to grow and improve in writing, you need constructive feedback. And I've learned form experience; it's not as scary as it all seems. ;) 

Excellent answers! :)  Jesseca is also hosting a giveaway:

Blog Tour Schedule:

Wednesday: March 1st

Angela Watt -- Review/Author Interview @ The Peculiar Messenger

Faith Potts -- Author Interview @ Stories by Firefly

Thursday: March 2nd
Kellyn Roth -- Review @ Reveries Reviews
Faith Potts -- Review @ Stories by Firefly
Kaitlyn K.--Book spotlight/Author interview @ Twin Thoughts

Friday: March 3rd
Deborah C.--Book Spotlight @ Reading in June
Soleil B.-- Book Spotlight @ Reviews by Soleil
Victoria Lynn: Book Spotlight/Review @ Ruffles and Grace
Brianna Henderson -- Review/Author Interview @ Ramblings of a Pilgrim on the Way
Anika -- Review/Author Interview/Book Spotlight @ Anika's Avenue
Rebekah Ashleigh -- Review @ Rebekah Ashleigh

Saturday: March 4th
Livi Jane--Review @ Living for the Other Side
Victoria Lynn -- Author Interview @ Ruffles and Grace
Emily Putzke -- Author Interview @ Taking Dictation
Julia Ryan -- Review @ The Barefoot Gal
Rebekah Eddy -- Book Spotlight/Author interview @ Rebekah's Remarks

A Question of Honor releases tomorrow, March 3rd.  I've had the privilege to read it, and trust me, get AQoH and you won't be disappointed. ;)


  1. Thank you oh so much for being a part of the blog tour, Kate! And for all your sweet words about my book! ^_^
    Though that question #3 . . . I'm still a bit unsure whether I should be mad at you for giving it to me or not . . . B-) Like, you made m admit something I was never going to admit . . . xD

    1. Oh, it was MY PLEASURE!! <3 This book is your most amazing yet ^_^
      Haha, it's called the interviewer's license. I get to ask the questions I want. B-)

  2. I love the questions and answers! ;D And thanks for the words of wisdom, Jesseca. =)

  3. Fun interview, Kaitlyn!! :) Jesseca compared herself to Elaine? Hmm...very surprising...NOT. xD


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