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24 March 2010

Book Tour & Review: Songbird Under A German Moon by Tricia Goyer

Title: Songbird Under A German Moon
Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Summerside Press
Publication Date: February 1, 2010
Paperback: 320 Pages
ISBN: 978-1935416685
Genre: Fiction


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.

My Review:

Songbird Under A German Moon
by Tricia Goyer is set in post-war Germany. WWII ended 5 months ago and Germany is occupied by the allied troops to restore peace. 20-year-old Betty Lake has recently arrived on her USO tour and is stationed in Bayreuth, Germany and singing in Festspielhaus. Frank Witt an Army Air Corps photographer as well as an OSS agent has been assigned to cover Festspielhaus, which allows him a reason to be near Betty, whom he recently met but instantly fell for. Rumours have been going around that Festspielhaus is unsafe, some say haunted, for none can account for the mysterious things that occur there, especially in the evenings. Dierk has been sneaking into old ammunitions buildings to collect pieces he needs to stop the town of Bayreuth and Wagner from further being disgraced. Tricia Goyer has woven together a brilliant story told through the narratives of Betty, Frank, and Dierk. Songbird Under A German Moon will take the reader back to post-war Germany, combining historical accuracy with a sweet romance as well as a well laid out mystery, steeped in historical information. Goyer covers many areas superbly with her beautiful prose, historical accuracy and well designed plots making Songbird Under A German Moon a delightful and thoroughly enjoyable novel to read, reminding the reader that even under some of the most horrific circumstances, good does indeed prevail.

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 her website.

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I received a complimentary copy of Songbird Under A German Moon by Tricia Goyer from LitFuse Publicity Group. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.



Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Lovely review!! The time period is so interesting!

Xmas Dolly said...

You know I'm starting to like these reviews. Sleeping puts me to sleep, but reading reviews are kinda cool. Thanks for stopping at my blog. Have a great day!

Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

Great review! This book sounds really interesting. I don't think i've read any post war books. I'll keep this one in mind.

Jenny Girl said...

I've only ever read one post WWII book and enjoyed it. This sounds like another good one. THanks Jen :)