Thursday, January 12, 2023

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: On My Honor by Patty Smith Hall

Book: On My Honor

Author: Patty Smith Hall

Genre: Christian / Historical Fiction / Romance / Intrigue

Release date: January, 2023

Ginny Mathis was finished with nursing school and had no intention of staying rooted in the Outer Banks—then war broke out. With her father away, she feels duty-bound to stay and help her mother and younger sister. While working as a clerk for the Oregon Inlet ferry, naval officers ask Ginny and others to be watchful for German U-boats reportedly spotted in the area. So to help occupy her teenage sister, Ginny enlists the Girl Scout troop she leads to help watch for suspicious activity along the coast.

Timothy Elliott is no stranger to death. As a British reporter working with the M-6, he’s numb to the losses of war after two years of fighting the Germans. Maybe that’s why he volunteered for this mission—to connect with an ex-German naval officer who stole the Furor’s battle plan for the Atlantic war. When the boat giving him passage to New York is bombed near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Tim is thrown from the boat and wakes up in the care of a group of young girls.

Ginny follows her sneaky sister on a clandestine mission and discovers the shipwreck victim. Ginny knows she must take charge, but is this man the enemy, or does he hold secrets that could turn the tide of the Battle of the Atlantic in the allies’ favor?


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On My Honor by Patty Smith Hall is Book 8in the Heroines of WWII stories. The series is written by various authors and each book flows with the others as great Standalone books.

The time is 1942 in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Ginny Mathis had just finished nursing school when the War broke out. She had intended on moving somewhere away from the Outer Banks, but plans changed for Ginny with her Father away from the home. She stays in the Outer Banks as she feels obligated to help her Mother and Sister. Ginny, a Girl Scout leader, enlists the help of the Girl Scout Troop to keep watch of the German U-Boats. The Naval Officers asked Ginny to be watchful. Timothy Elliott is a British Reporter who is working with the M-6. He has volunteered to be on a Mission to connect with an ex-German Naval Officer to recover the Atlantic War Battle Plans that were stolen by the former Naval Officer. Timothy is rescued by the Girl Scout Troop when the boat he is riding on is Bombed. Ginny discovers the "Shipwreck" Victim and knows she must take care of him. She is reluctant though as she doesn't know if he is an enemy or an ally. Will Ginny help Timothy? Does Timothy prove to be an ally? Will he prove to have helpful info for the War? 

I have come to truly enjoy this series and I learn something new in each book about WWII. I think my favorite part of this book was the Girl Scout Troop and how well they helped throughout the book.  Ginny is also a very enjoyable character. She is a take-charge type of person for both her family and the community. Timothy is grateful when the Girl Scouts and Ginny help him. I was captivated by this storyline from the beginning, it is a definite page-turner! I enjoy Christian Historical Fiction and I LOVE how the author has the characters relying on God I really felt the Faith Aspect in this book. AMAZING BOOK!

Multi-published author Patty Smith Hall lives near the North Georgia Mountains with her husband, Danny. When she’s not writing on her back porch, she’s spending time with her family or working in her vegetable garden.


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Did you know that the Girl Scouts (or Girl Guides) serviced as spies on HIs Majesty’s Secret Service during World War One? I didn’t either until I picked up a book on female spies at my local Barnes and Noble. There were only two paragraphs about how the girls worked with the MI5 for the duration of the war. It was enough to get my heart pumping!

Being a former Girl Scout myself, I was amazed at what these young girls did to help our country during the war. What activities did the Girl Scouts/Girl Guides do in World War II? Anything asked of them. They organized drives for anything from fat (to make bullets) to paper, stepped into positions left vacant by men serving on the front and worked Victory gardens to provide food for their community. They did so many things, I can’t begin to name them all here. By March 1944, the Girl Scouts had provided over 15 million volunteer hours toward the war effort.

Isn’t that amazing? No wonder I had to write a book about them!

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To celebrate her tour, Patty is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon e-gift card and a print copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

I want to read this addition to the Heroines of WWII because of its US place setting and the involvement of the Girl Scouts.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

@Roxanne C. Yeah, I'm looking forward to reading it myself- and the location and Girl Scouts are some of the most intriguing parts of this unputdownable- sounding read :) ! It's great to hear that each book in this series teaches something new about WWII and women's roles in its history.

- Madie

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing my book with your readers! I appreciate it!

traciem said... Best Blogger Tips

Do you have any tips for beginning authors?

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