It is August 1944 and the Gestapo is mercilessly rounding up suspected enemies of the Third Reich after an attempt on Hitler’s life. Gabi Mueller is a young woman working for the newly formed American Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner to the CIA) in Switzerland. When she is asked to put herself in harm’s way to safely “courier” a German scientist who is working on the atomic bomb out of enemy territory, the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
This is being posted for a blog tour this week, but I thought it would be a perfect tie in with Veteran’s Day today.
About the book:
She’s risking her life to save a man she doesn’t know. But whom can she trust along the way?
About the Author(s):
Tricia is the author of 20+ books and has published over 300 articles for national publications such as Guideposts for Kids, Focus on the Family, Christian Parenting Today, Today’s Christian Woman and HomeLife Magazine. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from American Christian Fiction Writers, 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 Book Award in 2005.
In her fiction novels, Tricia writes contemporary and historical stories that feature strong women overcoming great challenges. She recreates historic wartime eras with precise detail through perseverant and comprehensive research.
Each of her World War II and Spanish Civil War novels tell the inspiring stories of engaging characters—and a God whose hand is evident in the landscape of history and the obstacles of ordinary lives.
Visit Tricia’s website here.
Mike 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.
Visit Mike’s website here.
This book is awesome! I’ve never read Tricia Goyer’s (or Mike Yorkey’s!) works before but I am definitely glad I did as they have been added to my list of favorite authors!
The plot, the characters-it’s all intriguing and well written. Goyer and Yorkey’s use of past events combined with the personalities of the characters is wonderful!
Loyalty and faith, mixed with love in an unforgettable story. Getting to know Gabi, Eric, Jean-Pierre and all the other characters was so much fun. Goyer and Yorkey’s use of events centered around the World War II and Hitler events are just magnificent. The mix of that era and a woman with a faith in God and her willing to risk her life to safe others-VERY entertaining!
A highly recommended Christian fiction novel from two authors who’s talents speak for themselves! Two thumbs up!
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*Available October 2009 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.*
**This book was provided for review compliments of Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group**