A Strike to the Heart by Danielle Grandinetti // Just Read Tour, Review, and Giveaway

A Strike to the Heart JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for A Strike to the Heart by Danielle Grandinetti, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


A Strike to the Heart
Title: A Strike to the Heart 
Series: Strike to the Heart #1 
Author: Danielle Grandinetti 
Publisher: Iron Stream Media 
Release Date: April 12, 2022 
Genre: Historical Romantic Suspense 

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. 


Engaging from the beginning, it definitely kept me guessing as the story progressed. 

Lily Moore likes her life, living alone and training dogs. She doesn't mind that her life is untraditional by the standards of others, and I liked her independent spirit. After the events that initially bring them together Miles is determined to help protect Lily and bring those responsible to justice. Set against the backdrop of milk strikes during the Great Depression, I liked that it brings back characters from the prequel, showing a different side of Joey. 

A historical suspense, with a twisting plot, intriguing characters, and a plot that kept me guessing at the motives. I enjoyed the drama of the historical setting. Miles is a gentleman through and through, I liked how he takes care of Lily, while being mindful of propriety and respecting her opinions. A fast paced read with a strong heroine, faith, mystery, and romance. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.



Danielle Grandinetti 

Danielle Grandinetti is author of To Stand in the Breach and a book blogger at DaniellesWritingSpot.com. Her short stories have appeared in several publications and her writing has won the University of Northwestern Distinguished Faith in Writing Award. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she now lives along Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin shoreline with her husband and their two young sons. Danielle especially loves quiet mornings served with the perfect cup of tea.

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(1) winner will receive a signed paperback of A Strike to the Heart & $10 Amazon gift card!

A Strike to the Heart JustRead Giveaway

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  1. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of A Strike to the Heart, I love the cover and synopsis and I am looking forward to reading this book and series myself

  2. yay! Glad you loved the book :) Thanks for being part of the tour!

  3. I can't wait to read this! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This looks so good! Thanks for sharing!


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