A man. A decision. A destiny.
Rafe Sullivan never imagined the war would come to his doorstep. But when Pearl Harbor is attacked and America’s focus suddenly shifts to the pacific, he finds he can’t ignore the problem anymore.
Leaving the life he loves behind, he joins up to do what he does best. Fly.
Yet, nothing could have prepared him for the horrors of war, and the struggle that is going on in his own heart. As an outstanding navy pilot, he is stationed on one of the few Pacific carriers. But could God be calling him to step out in faith, and go beyond the call of duty?
Lily Wilson gives her all to help the hurting community around her. With the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the war is brought home to many American families. And as a nurse, she longs to be able to relive some of the suffering. Yet, her own grief is still fresh in her heart, and though she’s made the decision to get on with her life, she can’t seem to leave the past behind. When healing at last comes, the guard she placed around her heart slowly begins to crumble.
But when she receives the news she hoped she would never again hear, can she trust that God’s plan is always right?
Arthur Warrington saw the Navy as an escape from the life he left behind. And it seems good for him. He is able to forge new friendships and distance himself from his past. But when his best friend makes a decision that rocks his world, he is left grappling with the question: what is true courage?
Three lives. One War. And a search for the Courage to go on.
Title: A Question of Courage (Questions of War, #2)
Series (if applicable): Questions of War
Author: Jesseca Wheaton
Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Christian, Fiction, Young Adult
I thoroughly enjoyed A Question of Honor and expected the same for this book. Although it didn’t have the same feels as the last book, this book was so much better than it in other ways! I’ll admit it did take me a few chapters to get into it, but it was totally worth it!
Rafe was a favorite character of mine throughout the whole book, and I don’t want to spoil anything… but I freaked out when something huge happened in the book. I figured out that it would end okay, but wow! I really enjoyed watching him live out his life for Christ, when the other soldiers were focused on women. Art was another favorite of mine. Very hilarious, and easy to like. You know, I seem to find soldiers likeable in every WW2…. even the villains of the story.
I wish I had really gotten into liking Lily, but I never really connected with her. Maybe that is just because I wanted to read more about Rafe… I did feel for her when she was still upset about what happened to Gil in the last book.
After the huge thing that happened to Rafe, I was so focused on the book. I really felt like I was there! Jesseca has a unique way with words :O
I think this series is best for 13-14 and older, because there is some minor romance and mild violence. Other than that, I don’t think there is any other content to keep in mind.
Jesseca is a 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.
Interview with Jesseca:
1) What inspired you to become an author?
I had always enjoyed writing, but never really thought of it seriously. At one point in my life a few years ago, my dad was going through some health issues, and writing kinda became an escape from everything that was going one. It was during that time that I realized must how much I enjoyed it. It was also then that I realized how few christian fiction books were out there that were enjoyable for both teens and adults alike. And I wanted to fix that.
2) What gave you the idea to write your series, Questions of War?
I saw two pictures on pinterest that made me want to write a WWII story. One was of a couple saying goodbye, and the other was a picture with a little girl sitting on the lap of a soldier. I set them aside and decided I’d write the story someday.
Well, one day I decided to write a short story off of it, and from there . . . well, it’s inspired the entire series.
3) Did you need to research certain times in history, etc?
Yes, both books required a lot of research. Websites, books, libraries, and museums become some of my favorite places to go. And also, interviewing WWII veterans and asking them questions was one of the most invaluable sources of finding our informations I needed to know. And the conversations I’ve had with those dear, older guys will forever be treasured memories. They gave so much to fight for our freedom, and the stories they have told need remembered.
4) How long did it take you to plan A Question of Courage?
Umm . . . a week? Just before Camp NaNo started in April of 2017, I decided I should probably research and plan a little before I started to write. So I did a few character sketches, made a historical timeline, and such. That was about the extent of my planning.
5) Will this book be available in paperback/hardcover copies in the future?
Yes, it will be available in paperback sometime during the first week of December! As well as in Kindle. 🙂
Thank you for the allowing me to interview you, Jessesca! 😀
I received an ebook copy from the author (thanks so much, Jesseca! ) in exchange for an honest review. I was not obliged to give a positive one.
This review was written in my own words and opinions.