Wheresoever They May Be by Terri Wangard is an epic Christian novel covering the war years 1943- 1945. As a historian I really enjoyed reading it. As a reader I loved getting to know the characters.
The novel covers many aspects of the war as it roams from America to Europe to the Pacific. Life on the home front, life in the navy, life in the air force, life for the WAC’s – the reader experiences life on the factory floor, in the skies, on the seas and on the land. Everyone suffers. There are no winners in war. Mothers lose sons on all sides. There is only one constant. “People may let me down… But God is a constant.”
An Epic Story
Soar Like Eagles by Terri Wangard is a Christian historical romance. It is the third book in the Promise For Tomorrow series but can be read as a stand-alone. I did enjoy meeting up with familiar faces from previous novels.
Soar Like Eagles concentrates on navigator Chet and Red Cross girl Carol. Both come from America to England to serve in 1944. The reader follows their fortunes as the action alternates between the two. The reader becomes intimately acquainted with war as the action moves from land to sky, England to mainland Europe. War is futile. Mothers on both sides lose sons and daughters. “It ought to be raining because Heaven is surely weeping.” War is not glorified in the novel. Terri Wangard pulls no punches. She tells it as it is. It is messy. It is hard. It is gruesome.
No Neutral Ground by Terri Wangard is a Christian historical novel and book two in the Promise For Tomorrow series. It can however be read as a stand-alone. The action takes place during 1944 in America, Scotland, England and Sweden,
Rafe fled Germany in 1936 with his mother and siblings as his mother was Jewish but also has Swedish ancestry. They settled in America. Jennie lives in America and also has Swedish relatives. Rafe and Jennie’s paths cross aboard the Queen Mary as they sail for Scotland in 1944.
No Neutral Ground shows the horrors of war for both the armed forces and civilians. There is a lot of action surrounding the air force. The life expectancy for air crews was just six weeks. Friendships are hard to come by as they could be gone in an instant. Terri Wangard has clearly done her research as the details of the planes and the bombing missions is extensive.
Faith, War and Relationships
Friends And Enemies by Terri Wangard is a Christian historical novel set from 1943-45. The action takes place in Germany, America and England.
In the 1930’s Heidi’s family had lived in Milwaukee for several years before returning to Germany. In Milwaukee she met Rachel and Paul who later married. By a sheer quirk of fate both Paul and Heidi ended up losing their partners.
The reader sees war through the eyes of American Paul and German Heidi. Terri Wangard shows the sheer futility of war. The servicemen suffer. The civilians suffer. Everyone is a loser in war.