Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Swiss Courier Blog Tour


Welcome to the blog tour for THE SWISS COURIER!

This wonderful story is the first collaborative effort by veteran novelists Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey, both of whom have many books to their credit as individuals. I certainly hope this is not their last collaboration.

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:
Tricia 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: http://www.triciagoyer.com/

Mike 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: http://www.mikeyorkey.com/

Pattie's Review:

Oh my goodness! What a great book! I have been talking it up at work and at the dance studio, it's so good. It's a spy story, a thrilling thriller, a mystery, a little science--and best of all, there's enough history in it to make it absolutely plausible.

I've always loved stories from World War Two. This one is no exception.

Gabi? Love her. LOVE. HER. She's spunky, smart, and brave. She's how I imagine my grandmothers might have been, had they been in her shoes. (As it was, I had one who worked to support her siblings, and one was a single mom who worked as a welder to support her two small children).

The Swiss Courier is a collaborative effort, but it's a seamless one. You cannot tell which writer wrote which part, as has been evident to me in other collaborations. This might seem like a weird thing to say, but I think it's worth noting.

I think this is a story for many different kinds of readers.

CONTEST (and this includes CHOCOLATE!)
Psst...pass it on! Help Spread the word about #SwissCourier on Twitter and enter to win a signed copy &Swiss Chocolate!
Just tweet this: The Swiss Courier by @triciagoyer fast paced and suspenseful! Don't miss out! http://tr.im/Ahjs RT #swisscourier and we'll enter you into a drawing for 1 of 5 SIGNED copies of The Swiss Courier!

To purchase the book, click here.

To read other people's thoughts about the book, click here for the rest of the tour.

Special thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group for a review copy of this novel.

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