Saturday, March 27, 2010

Review/Giveaway: Songbird Under a German Moon

 A WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!

Title: Songbird Under a German Moon
Author: Tricia Goyer
Genre: Christian historical fiction/suspense
How to enter: Leave a comment on THIS post right here! If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.
Entry deadline: April 10, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!

That's right, enter right here for this giveaway.  This is my review copy, so it has been gently read.
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Publisher:  Summerside Press
Physical Description:  320-page paperback
List Price:  $12.99
ISBN:  978-1935416685
For More Info/To Purchase:  http://triciagoyer.com/historicalfiction.html#Songbird

Synopsis:
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 night's 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 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 http://www.triciagoyer.com/.
What I Liked:  Loved the suspense of the book - from the first few pages through the end!  This was a well-written easy read with a good plot, a touch of romance, and just enough mystery to keep me engaged through the last page.  Tricia Goyer is a terrific author with another great title on her list.

The WWII history was a bonus, as well.  I never knew of the connection between Wagner's music and Hitler before.  And I'd never thought much about the specific time period of the book - after the war but while Americans were occupying Germany and had taken over some of the residences., etc.

And the music!  I love music - and I'm definitely not an expert on music of that time, so I was intrigued with the description of performances and songs.

What I Didn't Like:  Not so much a "don't like" as an observation that faith didn't come across as part of the main storyline.  While I personally prefer books that have a stronger faith theme, this feature actually makes the book perfect as a crossover for introducing faith to people who aren't into Christian reading.  No preaching - the Christian faith was simply a part of who the characters were.

What Era? Contest!

In addition to the giveaway here, you can leave a comment on Tricia’s blog or send an email through her website CONNECT page and answer this question: What era in history do you wish you'd lived in and why?


Earn extra entries by signing up for Tricia's newsletter, becoming a Fan on Facebook or Tweeting about the contest on Twitter (use hashtag #songbird)!

You’ll be entered to win one of three signed copies of Songbird Under a German Moon.
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Thanks to Litfuse Publicity for the review copy of this book.  For more information and reviews of this book, visit their blog tour page.

96 comments:

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