A Strike to the Heart ~ Review with Giveaway

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A Strike to the Heart by Danielle Grandinetti, 

A Strike to the Heart

A Strike to the Heart 
Strike to the Heart #1 
By Danielle Grandinetti 

Lily Moore isn't like most young women, she insists on living on her, trains hunting dogs, and is (gasp) unmarried. In 1933, Eagle, Wisconsin, Lily and her twin brother Joey, are considered troublesome, doing things their way and not falling into the expected mold. 

But when Lily goes missing, the Craft Agency is tasked with finding her. But things go very wrong before Lily's rescue is carried out by Miles Wright. As Miles attempts to keep Lily safe he is faced with his own challenges, including the traitorous leanings of his heart where Lily is concerned. 

With a third dairy strike becoming more likely each day, Lily and Miles face greater danger. But where the danger is coming from remains as elusive as does the reason why. 

A Strike to the Heart is the first book in the Strike to the Heart series and is the second work in the series - the first being To Stand in the Breach, which is the series prequel novella. Where the novella focused on Joey Moore and Katy Wells, this book focuses on Lily and Miles. Joey and Katy are in this book as supporting characters, or in Joey's case, an antagonist. I find the whole dairy situation interesting - the Depression is still having an effect on the country and farmers have been hit hard - do you strike to demand better compensation and dump what milk you have getting no compensation or do you sell what you have for a mere pittance and stay trapped in the cycle? This is the situation that sets the entire story in motion and it is a dilemma that I can honestly say would be hard to weigh in on. 

I have to say I really like this series. The characters are relatable and I have to say I really like Lily and can understand why she has taken the path she has. Lily is misunderstood and it's sad that her family is so clueless about her and what makes her who she is. 

Fans of Depression Era Historical Fiction will love this book. If you want to travel the country through books and make a stop in each state here is your Wisconsin destination. This would also be a great book club reading selection, in my opinion.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.


Title: A Strike to the Heart 
Series: Strike to the Heart #1 
Author: Danielle Grandinetti 
Publisher: Iron Stream Media 
Release Date: April 12, 2022 
Genre: Historical Romantic Suspense 

She’s fiercely independent. He’s determined to protect her. 

Wisconsin, 1933―When a routine mission becomes an ambush that kills his team, Craft Agency sniper Miles Wright determines to find the persons responsible and protect the woman he rescued. But the fierce independence that led Lily Moore to leave her family’s dairy business for the solitary life of a dog trainer and the isolation of her farm don’t make that easy. Neither does his unwanted attraction to her. Meanwhile, escalating incidents confirm that she’s far from safe. 

Lily fears letting the surprisingly gentle retired marine into her life almost as much as she fears whoever is threatening her. As Wisconsin farmers edge toward another milk strike, one that will surely turn violent, it becomes clear that the plot against Lily may be part of a much larger conspiracy. When the search for her abductor leads close to home, she must decide whether to trust her family or the man who saved her life. 

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Danielle Grandinetti 

Danielle Grandinetti is author of To Stand in the Breach and a book blogger at DaniellesWritingSpot.com. Her short stories have appeared in several publications and her writing has won the University of Northwestern Distinguished Faith in Writing Award. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she now lives along Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin shoreline with her husband and their two young sons. Danielle especially loves quiet mornings served with the perfect cup of tea.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of A Strike to the Heart, this sounds like a must read book and series for me

  2. Thanks so much for being part of the tour! Glad you enjoyed the book :)

  3. Thank you for sharing this! I can't wait to give this a read!


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