A Strike to the Heart

1920s-1930s, A Strike to the Heart, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Novels, Personal Thoughts, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Writing Spot, Writing Update, Written by Danielle

Happy Release Day!

It’s here!! A Strike to the Heart is now available!⁠

I’m so excited to share this book baby with you. Lily and Miles, their family and friends, are dear to my heart. They’ve morphed as the story has changed over the years, but that’s because I’ve gotten to know them and their motivations better. Now you get to meet them!


About A Strike to the Heart

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.


Fun fact about A Strike to the Heart, it began as a contemporary romantic suspense. However, something was missing. When I learned about the 1933 Wisconsin Milk Strikes, I knew I’d found the perfect setting. Want to learn more about the behind-the-scenes? Then don’t miss this past Sunday’s Sunday Dinner post. I answer several questions about A Strike to the Heart. If you have a question I didn’t answer, then feel free to leave a comment on that post and I’ll reply!

If you read the prequel, To Stand in the Breach you’ll have gotten a sneak peek at Lily and a hint at some of the struggles she’ll face in A Strike to the Heart. You’ll also have met Lily’s brother Joey and her best friend Katy, Lily’s father and her dog Peiter. To Stand in the Breach is available in paperback from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as in Kindle e-book.

Now, mark your calendars for September 2022 to return to Eagle, Wisconsin for the Christmas novella, As Silent as the Night. Gio Vella, Miles’ friend, gets a turn in the spotlight as he seeks to help his neighbor’s granddaughter, and maybe find the most elusive gift of all: love. Now available for pre-order in paperback from Barnes & Noble and in e-book on Kindle. The paperback on Amazon will be available in September.

Before you go, don’t miss the A Strike to the Heart Release Week Giveaway! I’ve gathered items for a cozy night of reading:

  • 1 signed copy of A Strike to the Heart
  • 1 signed copy of the prequel, To Stand in the Breach.
  • 1 handmade (by me) bookmark and mug rug
  • 1 bottle of chocolate sauce provided by Hollander’s Chocolate
  • 1 Wisconsin-made candle from EarthShine Candle Shop.

Follow the link below to enter. US addresses only (sorry!). 18+. Void where prohibited. Ends 4/16/22. Visit my policy page for giveaway details. Winner will receive an email through the address provided on Rafflecopter.

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4 thoughts on “A Strike to the Heart

  1. Big time Congratulations to you, Danielle, on the release of ‘A Strike to the Heart!’ I couldn’t be happier for you! Enjoy the Big Day!!

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