Tuesday, October 12, 2021

TO STAND IN THE BREACH by Danielle Grandinetti , Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise #ReleaseDay

This is a prequel novella to the full length novel to be released in April 2022, A Strike to the Heart.

I was excited to read this ebook from a debut author. It is set in Wisconsin in dairy country, where I lived for 11 years. We had friends that owned a dairy farm.

This story is set in 1933, concerns the dairy strike of that year and contained many interesting facts about farm life and the strike.

I like the heroine, Katy, one of the first female Veterinarians. She is shy, independent, pretty and skittish. She is protected by Joey, a policeman in Eagle. Together they work to try to avert the strike and protect the animals that Katy loves. Additional characters add to the family and community feel.

This was an engaging story, very well told. It moved along smoothly, with a mysterious angle and a dangerous climax. There was a sweet romance that wrapped up nicely and hints of more to come from Lily, best friend of Katy and a twin to Joey.
*I received a complimentary copy of this ebook from the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.”5 stars and an underlying faith thread.

BackCover Blurb:
She came to America to escape a workhouse prison, but will the cost of freedom be too high a price to pay?

1933, Wisconsin -- Large animal veterinarian Katy Wells takes her patients' welfare personally, so it's no surprise when she stands up to angry farmers planning a milk strike or takes in an injured draft horse to save its life.

But after a visitor from the past discovers her location and reveals a threat, she must choose between her work and her freedom, and whether to trust a man to keep her safe.

Prequel novella to
A Strike to the Heart, releasing April 2022 from Heritage Beacon Press/Iron Stream Media

Available in digital ebook from Amazon


  1. Sounds interesting. I lived in central WI for 20 years. I have family there.


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