The newest release by Terri Wangard, Wheresoever They May Be, is a well-crafted historical fiction novel.
The story centers on four people — Lily, Frank, Susan and Joe — and their contributions to the war effort.
Wheresoever They May Be doesn’t revolve around a particular battle or mystery. Instead, it is more of a look at how these characters’ lives were affected by World War II and the contributions they made.
There are harsh realities faced in this novel, but the characters keep you glued to the pages.
Wangard obviously did her research and weaves it masterfully throughout the story without “info dumping.”
Overall, this was a highly enjoyable novel — one I would highly recommend to fans of historical fiction.
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About the Book
Author: Terri Wangard
Release date: August 31, 2017
Genre: Historical — World War II
Lily Swanson longs to be a mother. Soon Frank should be home for good and they can furnish a nursery — maybe even find a bigger house.
Joe Gallagher grew up in a small house with plenty of siblings. He loves the solitude of flying, but the war has dragged on for so long. He’s ready to go home.
Susan Talbot has a bad attitude. She’s estranged from her family and she doesn’t attract friends. But war can bring out the best in people and Susan’s surprised to realize she’s happy.
They all do their part in striving for victory in World War II. Sometimes, though, the danger can be hard to identify.
About Terri Wangard
Her first Girl Scouts badge was the Writer.
These days, she is writing historical fiction, and won the 2013 Writers on the Storm contest and 2013 First Impressions, as well as being a 2012 Genesis finalist.
A holder of a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in library science, Wangard still lives in Wisconsin.
Her research included going for a ride in a World War II B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. Classic Boating Magazine, a family business since 1984, keeps her busy as an associate editor.
Guest Post from Wangard
After eight years of thinking, breathing and researching B-17s, I was ready to disembark and concentrate on something else. But what?
I had a vague idea of three friends who joined the WAC, the WAVES and the WASPs, but nothing crystallized — except for the WAC.
I didn’t want to completely turn away from flying, and I prefer topics that aren’t commonly known. How about a grasshopper pilot? My second character was on board.
I had toyed with the idea of a family generational series — a World War II story paired with a World War I story. But no, too unwieldy.
The WAC could have a sister, though, who stayed on the home front and did factory work. Oh, dear. I couldn’t completely stay away from B-17s. She’s building them.
She also needs a husband. He’ll be in the Navy, and not on an aircraft carrier. A destroyer!
(This was in the works before Sarah Sundin signed a contract for her just-concluded series about destroyer men. I checked with her: She was writing about the Atlantic war; my guy’s in the Pacific. No problem.)
I studied the list of Pacific destroyers and, ooh, the Spence. All kinds of possibilities there.
So there I had it — a sailor, his Rosie-the-Riveter wife, her WAC sister and a grasshopper pilot. They’re all doing their part to help to win the war, but sometimes the enemy isn’t obvious.
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