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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

NBtM Our Time Will Come by Jean Gallant Marcoux







Our Time Will Come
by Jean Gallant Marcoux

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GENRE:   Historical romance

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BLURB:

After a year in Paris studying painting at l'´Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Hélene Simard returns home to Quebec City in 1939, with a secret. She has a German fiancé. She can conceal his identity, but not the baby she carries. Hans Werner, her lover, was drafted in the German army, and his dreams of ever reuniting with Hélene are shattered with WWII escalating. In 1942, a bold opportunity arises for him to cross the Atlantic. Hounded by the Canadian police and Nazi assassins, the lovers' hope for a new life together becomes intertwined with a plot to kill Winston Churchill.

"Our Time Will Come is an historical fiction novel that revolves around a romance that began in Paris in 1938. The war impeded the couple’s plans as Hélène returned home to Canada while Hans fulfilled his obligations as a German soldier. Despite the complications of the war, their love motivated them to find a way to be together. The unique perspective that the author shed on this world event kept me intrigued. The exceptional character development and the numerous twists that the narrative took made reading the book pass quickly. Readers of historical fiction would enjoy this author’s innovative angle on World War II. Romance is also a central theme of the book and would satisfy readers of that genre."
-Official OnlineBookClub.org review.

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Excerpt Two:

“How was your day?” Milaine asked. “Your grin tells me it was good.”

“I met the most stunning man and he invited me to a picnic,” Hélène said, bouncing from foot to foot, and then deciding to place her painting material on the floor.

“I want to go, but I’m not sure I should. He’s gorgeous, and he has the cutest accent, but I don’t know…”

“Hold on, hold on,” Milaine said. “Who is he? Where is he from? What kind of cute accent?”

“His name is Hans Werner,” Hélène recounted, pacing. “He’s from Berlin—”

“Hélène, never trust a German!” Milaine stopped for a moment for emphasis. “None of us Belgians do, after what they did to us during the Great War.”

“You don’t understand. You should see him; he’s so handsome.”
“Such a good-looking man is probably married,” Milaine said, “or more likely in a liaison.” “He doesn’t wear a ring.”

“Hélène, you’re so naïve. What if he is one of these Nazi maniacs we see in magazines and newsreels in the movie theatres?”

“He’s so nice,” Hélène said, pouring herself a glass of Chablis in one of the two cheap wine glasses that came with the apartment. “I’ll ask him all these questions next Sunday.”




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AUTHOR Bio and Links:
 
Jean Gallant Marcoux was born in Quebec City Canada, where he earned an MD degree from Laval University. As a board-certified allergist, he practiced in Quebec City from 1970 to 1977 after which he continued his career in Houston Texas until his retirement in 2007.
Passionate for history, he has published articles for historical society magazines in his native Quebec. This is his debut novel. Dr. Marcoux lives in Houston with his family.


Buy links:
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Guest post by Jean Gallant Marcoux,
author of
OUR TIME WILL COME

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reins of the story?
     For Our Time Will Come, which is my debut novel, I knew how the story would end. Once I developed my two protagonists, I let them do what they wanted to do, as long as they followed the historical timeline.
Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
     Our Time Will Come is the story of Hélène Simard, a French-Canadian girl from Québec City, and Hans Werner from Berlin, falling in love in Paris in 1938, where they were both art student. They decided to marry, but WWII was brewing and Hans was drafted in the German army. Hélène returned to Canada. The book is about Hans’s daring attempt to reunite with Hélène, crossing the Atlantic in the middle of a war. Once he did, he was hounded by the Canadian police and Nazi assassins. Our protagonists’ hope for a new life together was intertwined with a plot to kill Churchill.
     My book is a must read for fans of WWII thrillers, because of the Canadian angle of the war. They will encounter Canadian counterespionage personnel and Navy ships, fighting German U-boats and German spies. Love being a central theme of the book, Romance enthusiasts should adore it.
Have you written other books that have not been published?
     I have written articles that were published in historical society magazines in my native Québec. 
Pen, typewriter or computer?
     I write with a pen all the elements to be included in a scene, in no particular order. Then, I let my fingers on the keyboard do the writing. Later, I come back for as many editing sessions are needed until I am happy with the result..
Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?
     All writers love to hear from their readers, and find out what they liked or didn’t like about their book, and answer any question they might have. Do not hesitate to contact me.


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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION


Jean Gallant Marcoux will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


7 comments:

  1. This sounds really good, I like books that take place around WWII.

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  2. I appreciate hearing about your book, thanks and for the giveaway also. Thanks so much!

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  3. The brief summary of the book sounds really exciting. This would be a book that I would enjoy reading.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. Sounds good and the cover looks great.

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