Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Northshire Heritage Blog Tour: Author Interview + Giveaway


Northshire Heritage JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Northshire Heritage series by JP Robinson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

In the Shadow of Your Wings

Title: In the Shadow of Your Wings
Series: Northshire Heritage #1
Author: JP Robinson
Publisher: Logos Publications, LLC
Release Date: November 6, 2018
Genre: Christian Historical Suspense

The shadow of the Great War looms over Europe, affecting everyone in its path.

Leila Durand, an elite German spy charged with infiltrating the home of British icon Thomas Steele, sees the war as a chance to move beyond the pain of her shattered past. But everything changes when she falls in love with Thomas's son, Malcolm. Is there a way to reconcile her love for Germany and her love for the enemy? 

Thomas Steele sees the war as an opportunity for his profligate son, Malcolm, to find a purpose greater than himself. But when Malcolm rebels, it falls to Thomas to make tough decisions. 

The war's reach extends to the heart. Eleanor Thompson finds her faith is pushed to the breaking point when her husband disappears on the battlefront and her daughter is killed in a German air raid. Where is God in the midst of her pain? In the Shadow of Your Wings presents inescapable truth that resonates across the past century. Then as now, the struggle for faith is real. Then as now, there is a refuge for all who will come beneath the shadow of God's wings.

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In the Midst of the Flames

Title: In the Midst of the Flames
Series: Northshire Heritage #2
Author: JP Robinson
Publisher: Logos Publications, LLC
Release Date: November 8, 2019
Genre: Christian Historical Suspense

Divided by a lie. Haunted by the past. Bonded by their love.

As the fires of the Great War rage across the European continent, the Steele family is caught in the midst of the inferno. 

Estranged from his wife Malcolm wonders if he can ever find forgiveness for his betrayal as he begins the long journey home. 

Leila desperately searches for a way to escape her past life as a spy—and the German agent who has been sent to kill her—as she struggles to prove her innocence. 

Determined to save his family, Thomas risks everything in a high-stakes political gamble, bringing Britain to the brink of obliteration, as spymaster Robert Hughes plots his downfall. 

Will everything be reduced to ashes?Or does God still walk with those who, through faith, step out into the midst of the flames?

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In the Dead of Night

Title: In the Dead of Night 
Series: Northshire Heritage #3
Author: JP Robinson
Publisher: Logos Publications, LLC
Release Date: March 9, 2021
Genre: Christian Historical Suspense

The smallest flame can conquer the darkest night

Darkness gathers in the final days of the Great War as the Germans plot to unleash a weapon that will plunge the Allied world into obscurity. 

For the Steele family, the stakes have never been higher. 

Leila is forced back into the shadows when the leader of a German spy ring kidnaps her child, jeopardizing Europe’s fragile bid for peace. 

Meanwhile, Malcolm fights to keep Northshire Estate as his father stands trial for treason against the British empire. 

Confronted with overwhelming circumstances from their past, the Steeles must rely on their grit and faith to conquer the night. 

But will it be enough?

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JP Robinson 

JP Robinson is an award-winning author of historical/political suspense, a full-time minister, and the president of Lancaster Christian Writers Association. With a tagline of “Unforgettable drama, Undeniable Truth, ” JP’s high-adrenaline novels often mesh real-world marriage and parenting scenarios with vivid fiction. His books have been praised by industry leaders such as Publishers Weekly.

JP often speaks to writers and church groups within the United States and internationally. He has been happily married for over fifteen years to his high school sweetheart. 

CONNECT WITH JP: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Welcome JP! Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions and allow my readers a chance to get to know you and your Northshire Heritage Trilogy

I like to start these interviews the same way, with something fun to break the ice. Can you share 5 random facts about you that we will not find in your bio?

Thanks for having me! Five random facts, hm, that’s a good one. Well, first off, I was technically born in a car. My mom was determined to have me after church was over but . . . things didn’t go as planned. I guess the sermon went a little long.

Second, I graduated high school at 16 years old, college at 19, and married the girl of my dreams at 20. Does that count as one fact or three? 😊

I’m a longbow archer (Robin Hood style) who’s been known to hit a dime at about 10 yards and French is actually my first language (which makes it tough sometimes when I’m writing because I sometimes mix up the subtle linguistic syntaxes).

When did you first discover you had a passion and talent for writing?

Believe it or not but English/creative writing class was actually my worst subject in school up until 10th grade. But something switched in my head after a traumatic experience with an English teacher. I remember  objected to reading a book she wanted us to read because the content was opposed to my Christian beliefs.

Despite the fact that this was public school, my teacher, and the school board, refused to let me do an alternate assignment. My options were to complete the work or fail.

I chose to fail.

My parents moved to a different district just after that experience. I can’t explain it but from that time on writing became my strongest subject as well as a lifelong love.

 I ended up writing on our school newspaper, graduated with a Bachelor’s in English, have taught literature classes and worked as a freelance journalist in New York.

What drew you to historical suspense?

Ah, now that’s a great question! I’m certified as a Social Studies teacher so history has always been one of my deep loves, especially European history. But history has been shaped not only by monarchs but by the men and women who live and die in the shadow—those spies and assassins whose names and stories we may never know.

Writing historical suspense allows me to flesh out these unknowns, while weaving romance into a web of political intrigue. This blend tends to appeal to both male and female readers.

What type of research went into creating this series set in WWI?

Great question. I’d estimate that each book clocked an average of 150 hours of just research. From poring over news clippings from the actual era, to visiting war museums for weapons/artillery accuracy, to actually travelling to some of the countries that I wrote about—the research in this series was intense.

In terms of espionage, I chose to model my fictional characters off real-life spies. So I visited the Spy Museum in DC, dug into the history of pre-MI6 British Intelligence, and—after clearly stating that I’m a fiction author writing about a fictional event—even reached out to Saint Paul’s Cathedral to ask about the plausibility of an assassination attempt (see In the Dead of the Night) happening on the grounds!

But the really interesting part of the research was learning about the people  and their social attitudes. I mean, the Northshire Heritage trilogy looks at the war from both the German and Allied perspectives, which is why I think Publishers Weekly called it “intricately plotted” and “immersive.” Learning about how the Germans felt about the war, and its impact on German society was truly mind-blowing and stayed with me long after I finished the series.

What was the most challenging part of bringing these stories to life? The most rewarding?

I think the most challenging part was tying the details together. I originally intended Northshire to be one book but, as I started getting into the characters and really feeling their stories, it expanded into a trilogy. The most rewarding part was seeing these characters grow from being self-centered individuals to being men and women that inspire me.

Can you tell us a little bit more about the Northshire Heritage Trilogy?

Absolutely. As a Christian historical suspense series, Northshire has a lot of biblical allegory. A rebellious son and his wife are expelled from their family home in the first book, In the Shadow of Your Wings. This sets the stage for a suspense-laden journey that whirls and twists around a central theme: finding the way back home.


In a lot of ways, Northshire reflects my own story.  The male lead, Malcolm, loses his mother to cancer (as I did). The idea of home as being needed part of the human experience stems, I think, from the fact that I was homeless twice in my life (as a child and then again as a teen).


But Northshire is also built on relationships. A few years after my wife and I got married, we began working with married couples in a variety of church groups. Beneath the layers of suspense, there are core messages built into the plot that resonate with couples.

What do you hope readers will take away from the books?

Great question. I want readers to recognize that there is hope when life seems overwhelming. That relationships are worth fighting for. And, to the Christian readers out there, that the darkness of this world only lets our light shine the brighter.

Thank you again for taking the time to answer these questions. Before you go, are there any other projects you are currently working on that you can share?

Thanks for having me. Right now I’ve got several projects lined up. On the front burner is a WW2 story centering around a Black classical pianist in Nazi Germany. It’s a multigenerational plot that I’m so excited to get into.

I’m also working on a more contemporary suspense novel that I can’t say too much about. Not yet. BUT . . . I’ll leak some information here and then on Facebook though.

Thanks again for hosting this tour. It’s been a real privilege.

JP Robinson


(1) winner will receive a Grand Prize of a signed complete set of the Northshire Heritage series (all three books)

PLUS (5) additional winners of digital copies of the complete Northshire Heritage set (PDFs)!

Northshire Heritage JustRead Blog Tour Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight July 26, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on August 2, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Print copy US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Thank you so much for the interview!

  2. Thanks for featuring these books. They looks really good.
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