Thursday, April 25, 2013

Defiant Heart Book Tour: Review

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Goodreads Synopsis  

Two extraordinary characters. One unforgettable love story.

In the spring of 1941, young Jon Meyer’s family dies in a tragic accident, and he is sent to live in a small Indiana town. He arrives to find himself unwanted and shunned.

Mary Dahlgren is the mayor’s daughter. A pretty girl, she could have the pick of the boys in town, including Vernon King, the star of the vaunted high school basketball team. To the chagrin of her friends, though, Mary has always been more interested in books than boys. That is, until she meets Jon.

But Jon and Mary are kept apart through the efforts of Mary’s father, who perceives their relationship a threat to his political aspirations, and Vernon, to whom Jon is a rival for Mary’s affections. For months Jon is subjected to a painful ostracism. Then, just when the young man’s earnestness and perseverance begin to win over many of the townsfolk, and it appears that love may conquer all, tragedy strikes.

As the country is caught up in war, so too are the young lovers swept up in events beyond their control, leaving both fighting for their very lives. If, against the odds, they are to be together, each will need to find the strength, the courage and the resourcefulness that beat only in a defiant heart.

My Opinion

I absolutely LOVED this book to the point that I didn't want to put it down! This book made me feel a range of emotions,. from crying my eyes out to bursting with happiness for the main characters. Jon and Mary's love story was heartbreaking and enthralling, I found myself  rooting for them the whole way through the book.

At the tender age of 15 Jon was sent to Indianan to live with his 80 year old estranged grandmother, after his parents and brother's death in an automobile accident. Jon learns that life in Indianan is majorly different from his life in New York. He was beaten up and then ostracized by the kids at school. The only one who took notice of Jon was Mary.

If you LOVE reading about coming of age, romance, WWII, historical fiction and suspense, this is a book for you. I would Highly Recommend this book. It was very well written with a great plot and well defined characters.



The son of a career air force officer, Marty Steere grew up on or near military installations across the country and overseas before settling in Southern California, where, when he's not writing, he practices law. Sea of Crises is his first novel. His second, Defiant Heart, is slated for release on April 15, 2013.

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Defiant Heart Web Tour Schedule

So Many Precious Books April 5 Review & Giveaway                                       
Books, Books & More Books April 8 Review                                         
Books, Books & More Books April 9 Guest Post
Dr Bill's Book Bazaar April 10 Review              
Raging Bibliomania April 11Review                                           
Cuzinlogic April 12 Review                               
Literary Addicts April 12 Interview
Joy Story April 17 Review                                 
 Bookworm Brandee April  23 Review                    
Bookworm Brandee April  24 Guest Post
Green Mountain Couple April 25 Review                                                              
Broken Teepee April 26  Excerpt
 Every Free Chance May  2 Review & Giveaway
Book Lover's Library May 3 Review                             
Book Lover's Library May 3 Interview
My Devotional Thoughts May 6  Review & Giveaway
Bookalicious  May 7 Review                             
Recent Reads May 8 Review                            
No Wasted Ink May 8  Interview
Bass Giraffe May 9 Review & Giveaway
Romance & Inspriation May 10 Review                        
Book Mark Blog May 13 Review                                              
The Self Taught Cook May 14 Review & Giveaway
Teena in Toronto May 15 Review
 **This product or book may have been distributed for review; this in no way affects my opinion or review on the product or book. **


  1. I have enjoyed following this tour of a neat book that I loved. So happy to see you liked it, as well.

    Dr. Bill of Dr. Bill's Book Bazaar ;-)

  2. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you loved Defiant Heart as much as I did!