Today, author Kimberly Fish has provided a GUEST POST listing her characters’ TOP TEN pet peeves as part of the blog tour for her newest book HARMON GENERAL.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Fish Tales, LLC
Date of Publication: June 16, 2018
Number of Pages: 330
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In 1943, Lane Mercer and Emmie Tesco had nothing in common. Well, nothing stronger than a town neither of them chose and careers they couldn’t advertise as agents within the Office of Strategic Services. During the days of Longview, Texas’s Friendly Trek Homecoming Parade, Lane was gearing up for the grand opening of a bookshop that also disguised an espionage safe house, and Emmie was chasing a criminal with evil intent through the US Army’s new medical facility, Harmon General Hospital, treating diseased and amputated soldiers. Emmie ropes Lane into international threats at Harmon General, making it increasingly hard for the two spies to navigate the Junior Service League, church life, or anything else that might be considered normal for a town sizzling with oil boom wealth. A friend from Lane’s past arrives and pushes against the fiction she’s created to distance her spy history from the wedding bells ringing her future. Emmie flirts with the idea of finding a life outside of the OSS but justifies the danger as a way to make amends for those she’s betrayed. Connecting the two women, to their surprise, is a rogue agent who targets them for crimes he believes they created. For better, or worse, they have to put aside their differences to share responsibility for stopping “The Grasshopper” before he blows apart the Big Inch Pipeline project and Harmon General Hospital. The hope of malaria treatments for US soldiers depends on it, and justice of the heart demands it.
PRAISE FOR HARMON GENERAL:
“The war that changed the world brought the world to East Texas through Harmon General, a significant US Army hospital that treated thousands of wounded soldiers in Longview. In Harmon General, we meet again Lane Mercer, a World War II heroine, and we enjoy again how the drama of her secret service to the nation and her complicated personal relationships pull us into the vast impact of the world war.” ~ Dale Lunsford, Ph.D., President, LeTourneau University
“Harmon General is a brilliant story for historical fiction readers! Set in World War II, the female spies, Army hospital setting, and drama amongst the Longview townsfolk kept me riveted and engaged until the very end.” ~ Jody T. Morse
Harmon General’s Characters’
Top Ten Pet Peeves
Lane Mercer: Having to dumb-down her responses because men don’t like smart girls
Zeke Hayes: Having to justify his love for golf
Emmie Tesco: Young nurses who are naïve—they wear her out
Theo Marks: People thinking that the spy world is glamorous or desirable
Molly Kennedy: Young women not calling on her to mentor them through society
Judge Wyatt: People treating him as if he’s stupid because he’s black
J Lassiter: People assuming he’s homosexual because he’s fastidious about clothes
Edith Thomas: Women judging her for her not having a child
Victor Thomas: Edith rummaging through his personal papers
Patrick LeBleu: People thinking he’s crippled just because he’s missing an eye
SPECIAL PROMOTION: FREE BOOK!
For the first five days of the Lone Star Book Blog Tours promotion of HARMON GENERAL, the Kindle e-book of THE BIG INCH is FREE!! That’s right, from June 22-27, the e-book that started the whole Misfits and Millionaires adventure costs nada!
A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR:
Kimberly Fish started writing professionally with the birth of her second child and the purchase of a home computer. Having found this dubious outlet, she then entered and won The Writer’s League of Texas manuscript contest which fed her on-going fascination with story crafting.
She has since published in magazines, newspapers, and online formats and in January 2017, released the first novel in the Misfits and Millionaires series set during the World War II years in Longview, Texas—The Big Inch. Her second book, Comfort Plans, was published later that same year.
She lives with her family in East Texas.
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From kissing couples to fabulous fedoras,
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TWO SIGNED COPIES OF HARMON GENERAL
JUNE 22-JULY 1, 2018
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Many thanks to Lone Star Book Blog Tours and especially Kimberly Fish! It was an absolute pleasure hosting! And be sure to check out the other blogs on the tour for more opinions and author extras!
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