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A Question of Honor

(Questions of War #1)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  58 reviews
A man. A child. A war.

When German soldiers invade France during World War II, young Joyanna's perfect world is shattered. In the hands of those who hate her, she battles to comprehend why people can be so ruthless and cold toward those whom they have never met.

David Sullivan, pilot in the Royal Air Force, was certain he would never hate, but a painful loss forces him to
Kindle Edition, 245 pages
Published March 3rd 2017
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m a r y l i z
Sep 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Not going to lie, I had high hopes for this book. I know the lovely authoress and have already read one of her works (A Place Called Lonesome--highly recommended, by the way!) so I was expecting to love this.

Well...that didn't happen.

Lovely Things:

- The setting. *nods excitedly* I have a newfound love for historical fiction (hence all the his-fic I've been reading lately *cough, cough*) and jumped at the chance to read a book set in WWII. It's not my FAVORITE era, per se, but I do love readi
Angela Watts

Bold, well-paced, and moving. This novel encompasses the horrors of war and the hope that humanity still possesses at the brink of hell. It doesn't shy away from darkness but also constantly points out that God is in control and He is there for us, through battle, through grieving, through peace.

The story was beautiful. Very easily, historical fiction focuses largely on the hell and forgets the bits of heaven that exist no matter what the world looks like. If you want a story that's raw and
Victoria Lynn
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book! WOW!
I love historical fiction. There is something special about exploring the worlds of times past through the eyes of characters. And Jesseca’s characters are amazing. There was such depth and such beauty of human feeling behind each character! I can’t pick a favorite, though, David, Gil, Micah and Joyanna rate very high in my “characters to love” list. OH! and Lily. I appreciated the real life struggle that went on in David’s head throughout the book, making me understand, drawing m
Sarah Grace Grzy
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 13+ for some violence and death
Recommended to Sarah Grace by: Victoria Lynn
OH MY GOODNESS. *sobs* *flails* *faints* This book was amazing!!!!! I just can't even! Where is the 10 billion stars button?

I absolutely loved this book. It FAR exceeding my expectations, and trust me, my expectations were already high!

Within the first page of this book, I already had tears streaming down my face. Wow! O:O Did not see that coming! I was hooked from the very first sentence, excellent proof of Jesseca's amazing writing. This is the first book in a while that has kept me glued to
Kellyn Roth
Originally Posted on Reveries Reviews

This is my favorite book ever.

Okay, it’s not my absolute favorite book, but it’s among my favorite books. It’s just so good!

It gave me every (positive) emotion that exists, making me cry and laugh and jump up and down with a mixture of crying and laughing. It taught me some important truths that I honestly had trouble accepting before, and it was absolutely captivating.

You're going to have to read the rest of my review here, because it actually got too long t
Rebekah Morris
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story pulled me in right at the beginning and kept my interest. The characters were real with real struggles. They made me laugh, and I was barely able to keep back the tears at times as I read. While most WWII books happen after America has already entered the war, this one takes place during the Battle for Britain. Jesseca has a good grasp on writing and she was able to make her story come alive. I'm already looking forward to reading the next book in this series. ...more
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-by-friends
Wow. Oh, Jesseca. Jesseca, Jesseca, Jesseca. You did it again. What a beautiful, heartwarming story of self sacrificial love and forgiveness. What a humorous, heartbreaking tale of true friendship and love. This book was magnificent. You had me laughing out loud, and crying. Angry and frustrated. Hopeful and amazed. The lessons you taught in it, the ideas you brought to light...were...SO TRUE. I'm so sorry that my busy schedule kept me from being able to enjoy this story until now. But yet, it w ...more
5 stars

A Question of Honor is an amazing historical novel with rich and well-researched details, realistic and endearing characters, and a beautifully-woven theme of forgiveness that's sure to stir your heart.

I remember reading snippets of this book not long after Jesseca started it. It had no title then, and many differences from the wonderful story about to be released to the world, but I loved it. Sometime, I read the second draft, laughing and crying and soaking up the goodness. I beta-rea
Victoria Goodbrand
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was GREAT!! Loveddddd ittttt!
My only complaint is, Joy-Anna acted so young at first but then so brilliant towards the middle.....maybe she matured really fast?! It was amazing though!

And I may or any bit have *sob* almost cried?!? IT WAS SAD K?!
Oh, this book is so beautiful! I was crying nearly the whole time! I hardly know how to review it, nothing I can say would do it any justice. So all I'll say is, READ IT! ...more
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is unique in that it tells the story of American pilots fighting in the Royal Air Force, a topic I knew little to nothing about. I really love when authors take a little known historical topic and expand it into a memorable story. Wonderful job, Jesseca! I loved the brotherly comradery/banter between David and Gil. Those kind of friendships always do my heart good! I appreciated the Christian elements but felt it was put on too heavily at times, such as Joyanna being a Christian Jew an ...more
Chloe (aka Crystal)
Previously published on Purely by Faith Review.

My Review:

Wow, this is one of my most favorite books of all time! I was super excited to read it, since I heard many good things about it and I’m glad I did! I was drawn into the story very quickly and finished it in one sitting. Okay, I might be weird, but one of my favorite characters was the main Nazi character, Erich. Don’t get me wrong, I know that they were very evil and all that… but it was super interesting to see “behind the scenes”! I foun
{Second read}

Can we pause and cry for a few moments?

This book is forever going to be one of my favourites ever - along with the second one! ;) It's such an amazing book and the characters are such great people! Erich. That's all.

I must say though, that one scene will always be devastating but amazing!

And yes, I've been reading this behind everyone's back! I had to since I own the a real copy of it now!

I highly recommend this, and advise you people to go buy and read it, because I can't think of
When I was given the chance to read another of Jessica Wheaton's books, I was very excited. Since I'm better at lists then anything else, I'm just going to do my review that way.

What I liked:
1. The characters were very engaging. I loved the main guy, David. He was a likable, and very relatable guy.
2. The message was well presented. I really don't like preachy books, so it was nice to find a book that had a good message without shoving it on you.
3. The ending. I can't give spoilers, but I really
Gracelyn Buckner
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

I've looked forward to reading this since...well, just about since I joined Goodreads!


the characters

All of Miss Wheaton's characters were done really well. Erich and Joyanna's relationship was so sweet, and David and Gilbert's was really sad/sweet. I was not expecting (view spoiler). Elaine and David were really wonderful, too.

world war ii

Now, part of the reason I love A Question of Honor was just because it was set during WWII. I've not rea
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it

Abigayle Claire
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: to-reread
Review to come once published
R.F. Gammon
Oh, boy. *sighs* Seems like I’m joining Mary Horton with the slightly controversial opinion on this book. I actually got a review copy several months ago and read it pretty fast...but I haven’t done a review til now. Because I needed a LOOOOT of time to process my thoughts on this book.

I will make a bullet list of likes and dislikes kind of jumbled together. :P

-So the setting was cool! I feel like it wasn’t optimized on anywhere near as much as it could have been, but it was still cool. Europe
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thrilling? Check.
Well-plotted with twists, suspense and concisity, bringing together two unique stories into one unforgettable one? Check.
Complex characters with intriguing personalities and struggles? Check.
An tangible, relatable historical feel, producing an unique story about a common historical period? Check.

All in all, A Question of Honor intrigued, took hold, and satisfied me. I was impressed by the author’s ability to take such a commonplace historical novel setting—WWII—and bring it aliv
Andrea Cox
Sep 23, 2017 rated it liked it
by Andrea Renee Cox

DISCLOSURE: I received compensation for my honest review. Writing a positive review was NOT a requirement.

The heart of A Question of Honor was engaging, well expressed, and heartrending. While there were typos, inconsistencies, and factual and historical errors, this was a powerful, emotional story that easily gripped my soul. There is room for this author to grow in her craft, but she is already carving out space for her beautiful stories in the world of literature. I am eage
Amanda Tero
Sep 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Jesseca knows how to tell a charming little story. A Matter of Honor follows the lives of several people in World War II—two American pilots, one German officer, and one Jewish girl. I learned to enjoy all of the characters and wanted to hear the end of their stories.

There is nothing in this book that would keep me from handing it to a child—which is a breath of fresh air. No questionable content, no disturbing elements, and not too much gore.

The spiritual content was also great. God was definit
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First off, amazing job on this book, Jesseca! I loved the plot twists (ya kinda scared me with one of them), and action, adventure, and the message that you twisted beautifully in with the plot.

My favorite character has to be either...Joyanna or Gil. ;) I love them both. <3 And, it was really cool how you had Julia's poem in the beginning there - it really described the story very well (and great poem, Ju! I loved it <3 ).

I just can't tell you guys how much I love this book. As soon as it comes
Libby May
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own, favorite-ever
*Cough Cough*

This was one of the best books EVER!
Why haven't I read it before? I don't know. Won't make that mistake again with Jesseca Wheaton.

Joyanna? Too adorable. Love that little girl.
David was amazing.
Gil.... *sob*
Erich. Wow, Like I don't even know what to think. I really hope he makes an appearance in the next book.
Micah and Lily. Really liked them.

Folks, I want you to read this book. Please read this book.
*wish I hadn't used all my money on Christmas gifts so I could order this for myse
Julia Ryan
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lisa Elis
First, many thanks to Jesseca Wheaton for the review copy! I've wanted to read this for a while and it was a wonderful opportunity presented to me :D I finished this in about two days, and read late into the evening when I should have been sleeping xD


- THE BOOK HAS A VERY NICE TITLE. It reminds me of another hi-fi I read called "In Search of Honor." Honor seems to play a great part in conflicts and wars.

- THE CHARACTER RELATIONSHIPS. I just appreciated the love and friendship and the c
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WW2 historical fiction isn’t normally my thing. But in spite of this prejudice, I did enjoy this book. A lot.
The character struggles were real. Sometimes the writing broke my heart.
I enjoyed the Erich-Joyanna relationship. I’m hoping that in the sequel he will be redeemed (hint, hint).
I could definitely see that Ms. Dawn spent hours in research, but even then, it wasn’t dry “facty” stuff (which I am extremely thankful for because I am NOT a history fan).
It was a good book, and a can recommend i
Hailey Rose
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was an AWESOME story! It was a little slow to get into, but then--wow! I really enjoyed it, and so should any historical fiction lover.
World War II historical fiction is one of my very favorite subgenres, and A Question of Honor by Jesseca Wheaton is the best of its kind that I've read in a while. It immediately became one of my favorites among the many dozens of great WWII novels that I've read. I highly enjoyed it and was amazed by the budding author's skill in writing, characterization, plot, and so much more.

Anyone who has read my reviews knows that I value well-developed, endearing characters, so it's no surprise that I l
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
About this book:

“A man. A child. A war.
When German soldiers invade France during World War II, young Joyanna's perfect world is shattered. In the hands of those who hate her, she battles to comprehend why people can be so ruthless and cold toward those whom they have never met.
David Sullivan, pilot in the Royal Air Force, was certain he would never hate, but a painful loss forces him to either reconsider or do the inconceivable—forgive. He is suddenly challenged by the realization that doin
Angie Thompson
World War II is one of my favorite periods of history, and I've done quite a bit of non-fiction exploration of the times, especially the military setting. With that in mind, I approached this book without any expectation of significant additions to my understanding of the historical backdrop. And almost immediately I was hit with a bombshell. I knew American pilots had fought with the British forces before Pearl Harbor, but I had never realized what a high price they were willing to pay for thei ...more
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Jesseca is a daughter, sister, and a child of God. Her days are spent reading, cooking, spending time with siblings, or playing piano. And writing, of course! At an early age words fascinated her, and her love for the printed page has only grown. She lives with her parents and seven siblings in the sunny state of Kansas, and she’s convinced there’s no place like home.

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