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Relying on the Enemy: Author Guest Post + Giveaway


Relying on the Enemy JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Relying on the Enemy by Danielle Grandinetti, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Relying on the Enemy

Title: Relying on the Enemy
Series: Harbored in Crow's Nest #4
Danielle Grandinetti
Hearth Spot Press
Release Date:
February 20, 2024
Historical Romance, with suspense

She’s protecting her children. He’s redeeming his past.  But there’s nothing convenient about saving their patchwork family.  

Wisconsin, 1931—All widowed mother Marian Ward wants is to provide for her girls. However, she faces the dead of winter with no income and dwindling resources. Then she overhears a nefarious conversation, putting her life and that of her children in immediate danger. 

Aiming to make amends to the Wards, Gilbert steps in when the threat to Marian escalates. It costs him dearly. Either lose his career or marry her, and be tied to his past until death do them part. 

He leaves the decision to Marian, who will do anything to protect her girls, even marry the son of the man who ruined her family. How will their fledgling trust prove strong enough to fulfill their vows as winter tightens its grip and desperation stalks at the door? 

Welcome to Crow’s Nest, where danger and romance meet at the water’s edge.

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More Books in This Series

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About the Author

Danielle Grandinetti

Danielle Grandinetti is an inspirational romance author fueled by tea and books, and the occasional nature walk. A 2023 Finalist in the FHLCW Reader’s Choice Award, she has also won the UNW Distinguished Faith in Writing Award and the CROW National Excellence in Story Telling Award. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she now lives along Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin shoreline with her husband and their two young sons.

Connect with Danielle by visiting daniellegrandinetti.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

Author Guest Post

The inspiration behind Relying on the Enemy is multifold.

First, I wanted to show the plight of a mother during one of the most desperate times in history: a winter during the Great Depression. Marian’s attempt to garner employment at the beginning of the story was a common struggle for women, especially married women, during the Depression.

During WWI, women were allowed jobs previously denied them because the men were fighting the war. However, when the men returned and jobs disappeared, women were often the first to be pushed out in the belief that they were stealing jobs from the men.

Sadly, much of the progress made due to the women’s rights movement of the early 1900s and the passing of the 19th Amendment was undone during the Depression. Until war again opened non-traditional roles to women on the home-front.

This is why I included Agatha Christie’s quote at the beginning of the book: “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”

Secondly, in this marriage of convenience story, where Marian is forced to rely on the son of the man who ruined her family, I needed a hero who readers could instantly love. Who better to model Gil after than one of my favorite classic heroes: Gilbert Blythe. It was great fun to include quotes from Anne of Green Gables, easily done because Marian’s girls love the story, too.

Lastly, I always love to include real-life historical events in my stories, if at all possible. In Relying on the Enemy, the event occurred on January 18, 1931, the first big snowfall of the year. According to local newspapers at the time, it was a twenty-four-hour snowfall dropping six inches of blinding snow followed by cold weather.

Relying on the Enemy is a story of winter, desperation, and the hope that comes from trusting God even when life is hard. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

Tour Giveaway

(2) winners will win signed paperback copies of Refuge for the Archaeologist & Relying on the Enemy; a Crow's Nest Canvas Tote & a Crow's Nest paperback notebook!

Relying on the Enemy JustRead Tours giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight February 19, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February  26, 2024. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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