Songbird Under a German Moon {Review}

Looking for a romantic yet suspenseful post-WWII novel? I recently got a chance to read Tricia Goyer's newest book, Songbird Under a German Moon, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. As usual, I was amazed at her knowledge of the era she writes about.

I loved the main character Betty, aka Songbird, and could almost hear her sweet voice singing. The mysterious house she lives in gives a bit of a chill to the story but its characters are also very real about their faith which balances things out.

As with all historical fictions, this novel gives some interesting insight into the era, especially looking critically at the situation in post-WWII germany, the situation of Americans still stationed there, Germans, and even the Czechoslovakian neighbors.

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ABOUT THE BOOK: The year is 1945. The war is over and 21-year-old Betty Lake has been invited to Europe to sing in a USO tour for American soldiers who now occupy Hitler's Germany. The first nights performance is a hit. Betty becomes enthralled with the applause, the former Nazi-held mansion they're housed in and the attention of Frank Witt, the US Army Signal Corp Photographer. Yet the next night thissongbird is ready to fly the coop when Betty's dear friend, Kat, turns up missing. Betty soon realizes Franks photographs could be the key to finding Kat. Betty and Frank team up against post-war Nazi influences and the two lovebirds' hearts may find the each other. But will they have a chance for their romance to sing? The truth will be revealed under a German moon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty books including From Dust and Ashes, My Life UnScripted, and the children's book, 10 Minutes to Showtime. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions.  She and her family make their home in the mountains of Montana. Find out more about her and her books at

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