Thursday, September 2, 2021

JustRead Tours Blog Tour: Rose Among Thornes by Terrie Todd

Rose Among Thornes JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Rose Among Thornes by Terrie Todd, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Rose Among Thornes

Title: Rose Among Thornes 
Author: Terrie Todd
Publisher: Iron Stream Media (Heritage Beacon)
Release Date: August 31, 2021
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

Forgiveness is the deadliest force on earth. 

War might be raging overseas, but Rose Onishi is on track to fulfill her lifelong goal of becoming a concert pianist. When forced by her government to leave her beloved home in Vancouver and move to the Canadian prairie to work on the Thornes’ sugar beet farm, her dream fades to match the black dirt staining her callused hands. Though the Thorne family is kind, life is unbearably lonely. In hopes that it might win her the chance to play their piano, Rose agrees to write letters to their soldier son. 

When Rusty Thorne joins the Canadian Army, he never imagines becoming a Japanese prisoner of war. Inside the camp, the faith his parents instilled is tested like never before. Though he begs God to help him not hate his brutal captors, Rusty can no longer even hear the Japanese language without revulsion. Only his rare letters from home sustain him—especially the brilliant notes from his mother’s charming helper, which the girl signs simply as “Rose.” 

Will Rusty survive the war only to encounter the Japanese on his own doorstep? Can Rose overcome betrayal and open her heart? Or will the truth destroy the fragile bond their letters created?

As they walked, Rose’s energy lifted. “Finally, Tim. A real house with our own rooms. I can’t wait to crawl into an actual bed!” 

But she could not have been more wrong. The house was nothing more than a shack, and it was already filled with people—strangers with whom they were expected to share the space. 

“This is the Kokura family.” The volunteer introduced them with a wave of her hand. 

A mom, a dad, a boy about her own age named Kenji, and a girl about twelve named Tamika offered solemn nods in greeting. The shack was made of rough boards and lined with tar paper. Rose had seen more sophisticated construction in a neighborhood kid’s treehouse. The room contained a roughly hewn table, benches, and a stove for both heating and cooking and was strung with clotheslines from which hung damp shirts, trousers, and sheets. The smell reminded Rose of wet burlap. 

Just as she was trying to figure out where everyone would sleep, a little girl who appeared about six came running inside, breathlessly shouting. 

“Bears! I saw three bears up a tree! Just outside the outhouse!” 

“Tsuyuko.” Her father tried to settle her down. “It was merely shadows.” 

But the slight nod he gave Dad told Rose it was entirely possible his daughter had indeed seen bears. Petrified to visit the outhouse alone, Rose agreed quickly when Dad suggested the whole family go together and wait for each other before returning to the relative safety of the shack. 

As both families huddled around the stove to warm up, Mrs. Kokura scowled at all of them, making her displeasure clear, as though the place was hers and they had no business intruding.


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Terrie Todd 

Terrie Todd is the award-winning author of The Silver Suitcase, Maggie’s War, Bleak Landing, and Out of My Mind: A Decade of Faith and Humor. Her next novel, Rose Among Thornes, releases in August 2021. The Last Piece releases in November 2021. Terrie is represented by Mary DeMuth of Books & Such Literary Agency. She lives with her husband, Jon, in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada where they raised their three children. They are grandparents to five boys. When she’s not writing, Terrie can usually be found reading, cleaning, cooking, painting, weeding, watering, or watching something. You can follow her at

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(1) winner will receive the winner’s choice of one print copy: The Silver Suitcase, Maggie’s War, or Bleak Landing!

Rose Among Thornes JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight August 30, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 6, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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