Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Songbird Under a German Moon By Tricia Goyer

Songbird Under a German Moon
By Tricia Goyer

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 this songbird 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.
My Thoughts:
A sweet, sweet romance with a touch of inspirational tones. The Historical setting of 1945 gives this story a rich background in which to develop and the author writes about it as if she lived the experience herself. Betty Lake and Frank Witt are lovable characters, so like members of your family, that you can't help caring what happens to them. Mix those elements with a good dose of intrigue and suspense, and you have a very satisfactory read. Betty, who joins the USO, is not the usual Hollywood Party Girl, but a very vulnerable young woman with a hunger to live life and help others, if she can. Frank, a war-hardened photographer, doesn't think he can risk falling in love. When these two meet in post-war Germany, each has something to learn. If sweet romances are your style, then definitely put this one on your list.

 A complimentary review copy of this book was provided by litFuse Publicity

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  1. She is a new author to me. The cover is very pretty & the story sounds very interesting. I have not read a book like this before. Will be adding it to my too read list.