Fiction in the Works: WWII + Friends + Cover Reveal!

One thing that readers maybe not realize is the friendships between Christian authors. Some of my best friends are fellow authors. We help each other, we support each other, and we UNDERSTAND each other!

A few years ago my friend Cara Putman said, “A few of us should come together and write a World War II novella.”

This is Cara and I … aren’t we cute?



Authors Tricia Goyer and Cara Putman

A third friend join us. Sarah Sundin. She’s very cute, too!

Sarah Sundin

Author Sarah Sundin

Over the coming months you’ll be hearing more about our join venture. I will share a few things.

1. Our novella collection will be out Fall 2014!

2. It’s World War II, Christian fiction novel. This may be hard to believe because Cara and I researched by going to the Triple XXX diner! (It’s actually a historical diner in West Lafayette, IN. There is nothing “X” about it!)

Triple XXX Diner in West Lafayette, Indiana

Triple XXX Diner in West Lafayette, Indiana


When visiting West Lafayette, Cara and I visited McCord Candies in Lafayette, which as been open since 1912! McCords does show up in the book.

Here is where the candy is made:

McCords Candy Shop, West Lafayette, Indiana

McCords Candy Shop, West Lafayette, Indiana


Here is a view of the soda fountain and candy shop.


McCords Candy Shop, West Lafayette, Indiana

McCords Candy Shop, West Lafayette, Indiana


Sarah also visited LaFayette to research, too. Here is Sarah in front of the house we use for the Turner family. Isn’t it lovely?


The Turner House, Where Treetops Glisten book

The Turner House, Where Treetops Glisten book


And now … the most exciting part. Here is the cover!

Where Treetops Glisten: Three Stories of Heartwarming Courage and Christmas Romance During World War II


Where Treetops Glisten

Where Treetops Glisten


And a few more details to leave you with!

A World War II Christmas novella collection coming from WaterBrook Multnomah, October 2014.

White Christmas by Cara C. Putman
A candy maker and a puzzle manufacturer have one thing in common: love is the last thing they’re looking for and the very thing they need.

I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Sarah Sundin
A fighter pilot running on empty, a lonely widow, and a little girl searching for what she’s lost—will an unusual Christmas gift fill their hearts again?

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Tricia Goyer
As Christmas nears a combat nurse offers care and cheer to injured soldiers on the front line, but when her patients and the Dutch villagers discover it’s her birthday they work together to give her a great gift—a reason to believe in love again.


What about you? Have you enjoyed any novels about World War II?


I have a few books on sale right now! The Swiss Courier is $1.99. You can also get my four World War II novels in the Liberators Series for $13.99.

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  1. Yes Tricia all three of you girls are cute! I can hardly wait to read your new book When the Treetop Glisten. I live in Indianapolis, IN about 1 1/2 hrs. from where you all were in West Lafayette, IN. I haven’t been to the Candy Shop or the Turner House yet but the next time I am there I will check it out since I know that Sarah Sundin,, Cara Putman and yourself were there. I wished I had known you were there I would have tried to come and get acquainted with all of you.

    Happy writing the novel,

  2. I love reading about WWII and anything pertaining to this time period. I read Cara’s Shadowed by grace and enjoyed it! I am currently reading snow on the tulips by Liz T, also a great read! I am exited about the novella and look forward to reading it!

  3. That’s awesome! I so wish I could go down South to do research on the novel I’m working on right now. It’s based on my Great-Aunt Victoria (I was named after her), and she had a pretty incredible life – although it was cut very short.

    I’ve been doing most of my research online, but would love to head down to Alabama & Georgia for a couple of weeks to actually walk where she walked and get a feel for some of the places I’ve heard about. The last time I was there was for my Grandmother’s funeral, so of course there was no exploring time available.

    Love WWII books! Fiction, non-fiction, it’s all good. (: Hubby and I have read just about every autobiography and memoir written by the soldiers from Band of Brothers. So interesting to hear about it in their own words!

  4. P.S. Really enjoy reading your blog, Tricia. Thanks for all the effort you put into your writing. It’s a blessing to many!

  5. I’m excited to read that! I’ve really been enjoying WWII books recently.
    “For Such a Time” by Kate Breslin is excellent, and I’m reading “Daises are Forever” by Liz T. which is also fantastic!

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