Book Review | The All-American

Apr 13, 2023 | Blog Tour, Books Review, Guest Post, Historical Romance, Revell, Writing Spot

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Welcome to the Blog Tour for A Novel-Tea Evening with Authors including Lynn Austin, Susie Finkbeiner, Jocelyn Green, Laura Frantz, Kate Breslin, Amanda Barratt, and Joanna Davidson Politano, sponsored by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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A Novel-Tea Evening with Authors September 2, 2023 at 7 p.m. Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago

Join us at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, at Chicago’s historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel for a tasteful evening with tea and talk of books, writing, history, and the power of story. Emceed by Chris Jager of Baker Book House, seven novelists will share what inspires them, tales from the research files, what they’ve learned on the journey, and their hope for readers.

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Lynn Austin

LYNN AUSTIN, whose titles include Long Way Home, Chasing Shadows, and If I Were You. Connect with her at

Amanda Barratt

AMANDA BARRATT, whose titles include Within These Walls of Sorrow, The White Rose Resists, and My Dearest Dietrich. Connect with her at

Kate Breslin

KATE BRESLIN, whose titles include In Love’s Time, As Dawn Breaks, and Far Side of the Sea. Connect with her at

Susie Finkbeiner

SUSIE FINKBEINER, whose titles include The All-American, The Nature of Small Birds, and All Manner of Things. Connect with her at

Laura Frantz

LAURA FRANTZ, whose titles include The Rose and the Thistle, A Heart Adrift, and Tidewater Bride. Connect with her at

Jocelyn Green

JOCELYN GREEN, whose titles include The Metropolitan Affair, The Windy City Saga series, and The Mark of the King. Connect with her at


JOANNA DAVIDSON POLITANO, whose titles include The Lost Melody, A Midnight Dance, and The Love Note. Connect with her at

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Title: The All-American
Author: Susie Finkbeiner
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: July 11, 2023
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

“An absolute winner.”Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author

It is 1952, and nearly all the girls Bertha Harding knows dream of getting married, keeping house, and raising children. Bertha dreams of baseball. She reads every story in the sports section, she plays ball with the neighborhood boys–she even writes letters to the pitcher for the Workington Sweet Peas, part of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

When Bertha’s father is accused of being part of the Communist Party by the House Un-American Activities Committee, life comes crashing down. But dreams are hard to kill, and when Bertha gets a chance to try out for the Workington Sweet Peas, she packs her bags for an adventure she’ll never forget.

Join award-winning author Susie Finkbeiner for a summer of chasing down your dreams and discovering the place you truly belong.

“A true home run from start to finish!”–Katherine Reay, bestselling author of The London House and A Shadow in Moscow

“A deeply moving must-read.”–Jennifer L. Wright, author of If It Rains, Come Down Somewhere, and The Girl from the Papers

“Pitch perfect. If you enjoy fiction that makes you think and makes you feel, this book is for you.”–Katie Powner, author of Where the Blue Sky Begins

“Susie Finkbeiner has mastered the art of writing family stories that tenderly balance heartbreak and hope.”–Amanda Cox, Christy Award?winning author of The Edge of Belonging and The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery

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Susie Finkbeiner is the CBA bestselling author of All Manner of Things, which was selected as a 2020 Michigan Notable Book, as well as Stories That Bind Us, The Nature of Small Birds, and other novels. Susie and her husband have three children and live in West Michigan. 

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from JustRead Tours. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

I’ve wanted to read a book by Susie Finkbeiner for awhile. They all sound so good! But since romance is the genre I read most, I hadn’t gotten around to picking up one of hers yet. Until this tour, when I learned one of the main characters in The All-American plays baseball. I jumped at the chance to read it, and now I’m wondering why I waited so long to pick up one of Susie Finkbeiner’s books!

The All-American is an incredible 1950s read. It tugged me back the decades, to two teen women facing a challenging world and what it means to be American. This book not only mixed in baseball, but authoring as well. It was the perfect blend and I felt for the characters all the way. And the ending … I can’t give anything away, but it’s a satisfying, tug-at-your-heartstrings kind of ending that will leave you thinking about the book for days.

I highly recommend reading The All-American. It is an incredible story.

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