Sunday, August 08, 2010

The Gathering Storm by Bodie and Brock Thoene

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Gathering Storm
Summerside Press (August 1, 2010)

Bodie and Brock Thoene


Bodie and Brock Thoene (pronounced Tay-nee) have written over 50 works of historical fiction. Over twenty million of these best-selling novels are in print. Eight ECPA Gold Medallion Awards affirms what millions of readers have already discovered—the Thoenes are not only master stylists but experts at capturing readers’ minds and hearts.

Bodie began her writing career as a teen journalist for her local newspaper. Eventually her byline appeared in prestigious periodicals such as U.S. News and World Report, The American West, and The Saturday Evening Post. She also worked for John Wayne’s Batjac Productions (she’s best known as author of The Fall Guy) and ABC Circle Films as a writer and researcher. John Wayne described her as “a writer with talent that captures the people and the times!” She has degrees in journalism and communications.

Brock has often been described by Bodie as “an essential half of this writing team.” With degrees in both history and education, Brock has, in his role as researcher and story-line consultant, added the vital dimension of historical accuracy. Due to such careful research, The Zion Covenant and The Zion Chronicles series are recognized by the American Library Association, as well as Zionist libraries around the world, as classic historical novels and are used to teach history in college classrooms.

Bodie and Brock have four grown children—Rachel, Jake, Luke, and Ellie—and seven grandchildren. Their sons, Jake and Luke, are carrying on the Thoene family talent as the next generation of writers, and Luke produces the Thoene audiobooks.

Bodie and Brock divide their time between London and Nevada.


As Nazi forces tighten the noose, Loralei Kepler, daughter of a German resistance leader, must flee her beloved Germany. But is any place safe from Adolf Hitler's evil grasp? Loralei's harrowing flight leads her into the arms of needy child refugees, who have sacrificed everything in exchange for their lives, and toward a mysterious figure, who closely guards an age-old secret.

Explore the romance, the passion, and the danger of the most anticipated series of the last twenty years.

Born from the highly acclaimed and best-loved novels of three generations of readers -- The Zion Covenant series and The Zion Chronicles series -- Zion Diaries ventures into the lives of the inspiring and intriguing characters who loved intensely, stood up for what was right, and fought boldly during Hitler's rise to power and the dark days of World War II.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Gathering Storm, go HERE

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Bodie and Brock can be reached through the Contact link on their Website

Come and visit with those posting for this tour:

Abi at Scraps of Life
Adam at Meaningful Suspense
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
April at Projecting A
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
Beth at The Write Message
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carol at Blogging With Carol
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Gretchen at Back Cover Reviews
Jane at Winning Readings
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jason at Spoiled For The Ordinary
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jennifer at The Toy Box Years
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Julie at My Own Little Corner of The World
Kara at Ramblings-n-Writings
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Katie at Christian Novels
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Kim at Window To My World
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristy at I Need To Read
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Loren at The Heart Of A BookWorm
Lori at Noggin Bits
Margaret at Creative Madness Mama
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Missy at Hidden Valley Simplicity
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Molly at Book Reviews
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Sally at Welcome To Sally
Shauna at Shaunarumbling
Stephanie at Her Creative Side
Stephanie at Olive Tree
Susan at New Every Morning
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View On Books


Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Anonymous said...

Posted and will put review up once I finish the book. I'm almost done. I love their books.


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Heart2Heart said...


Please change the link from Heart 2 Heart to Reviews From The Heart. Here is the posted review:

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Deanna said...

Posted with review.

Mocha with Linda said...

Posting overnight.

Ruth said...


Susan Stitch said...

posted with review

Tarasview said...


Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review.

Michelle Sutton said...

I'm really enjoying this book so far. My post will go up tomorrow. I hope to have a review mid week.

April Erwin said...

Mine's up with a review. What a powerful book. This one really made an impact on me.

Shauna said...

My post is up.

Margaret @ Creative Madness Mama said...

Stephanie said...

Review posted!

Margie Vawter said...


M at Hidden Valley Simplicity said...

Yet another AHmazing Thoene book! Set to post this evening with review, which I will also put on Amazon

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Jason said...

posted the blurb.

Gretchen Geyer said...

What a great book! Posted and reviewed! =)

Janna said...

Posted with review

Mozi Esme said...


Adam Blumer said...

Posted. Review coming soon. Very disappointed in sensual content.

heartscribblings (formerly southeastcountrywife) said...

Not sure how the tour date slipped through the cracks but haven't receied the book. I'm up now, though, at

Jill said...

My post is up . . . late. Never received the reminder email. Double-checked. Huh-uh.