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.

Here's a little more detailed information for you...

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 answers...in 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 www.TriciaGoyer.com

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The Swiss Courier {Review+ Twitter Contest}

I've been getting some great books to review lately, and this latest one is no different! As a avid fan of ALIAS and anything spy-related, I got very excited about this book as soon as I heard about it. I enjoy stories set in WWII as well, and this book is a great example of authors doing their research and crafting an exciting tale as well. As soon as I started the book I was hooked. swiss courier

About the Book:

It is August 1944 and the Gestapo is mercilessly rounding up suspected enemies of the Third Reich. When Joseph Engel, a German physicist working on the atomic bomb, finds that he is actually a Jew, adopted by Christian parents, he must flee for his life to neutral Switzerland. Gabi Mueller is a young Swiss-American woman working for the newly formed American Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner to the CIA) close to Nazi Germany. When she is asked to risk her life to safely "courier" Engel out of Germany, the fate of the world rests in her hands. If she can lead him to safety, she can keep the Germans from developing nuclear capabilities. But in a time of traitors and uncertainty, whom can she trust along the way? This fast-paced, suspenseful novel takes readers along treacherous twists and turns during a fascinating--and deadly--time in history.

About the Authors:

TGoyer headshot 2009Tricia Goyer is the author of several books, including Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights, both past winners of the ACFW's Book of the Year Award for Long Historical Romance. Goyer lives with her family in Montana. To find out more visit her website: www.triciagoyer.com {I'm really beginning to love Tricia Goyer, I'm encouraged by her daily on twitter and facebook as a godly woman and writer.}

yorkeymMike Yorkey is the author or coauthor of dozens of books, including the bestselling Every Man's Battle series. Married to a Swiss native, Yorkey lived in Switzerland for 18 months. He and his family currently reside in California.To find out more visit his website: www.MikeYorkey.com

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