Monday, March 29, 2010

Songbird Under a German Moon

Welcome to the blog tour for Tricia Goyer's latest historical novel

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.

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 (but are relocating to Little Rock soon!). Find out more about her and her books at


I really enjoyed this book. The opening scene captured my attention, and the novel really never let me go. Tricia Goyer is one of the most enjoyable historical writers in Christian fiction today, and this book proves why. She creates believable, multi-layered characters, and she shows their inner workings as well as their outer actions.

This book kept me hopping with all the suspense and interesting plot. The story takes place in post-war Germany, and I don't think I've ever read a book that took place in this time period.

I think my favorite scenes were when Betty first sings for the USO, and later as she realizes her mistakes and repents. She shows true growth as a person, which makes Betty the character dynamic and fun to read.

Overall, if you're looking for historical suspense, look no further.

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