The Swiss Courier

by Lauren


PhotobucketLast year, I read the Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War series by Tricia Goyer. I enjoyed the books so much that I have read almost every one of Tricia’s books. Tricia writes both fiction and nonfiction, and I am always impressed with her writing, no matter the genre. Because of this, I was very excited to receive a review copy of Tricia’s latest novel The Swiss Courier, which was co-authored by Mike Yorkey.

The Swiss Courier is set in Switzerland near the end of World War II. Gabi Mueller is a young woman working for the American Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner to the CIA) in Basel, Switzerland, which is just across the border from Germany. After a plot to assassinate Hitler fails, the Gestapo begins executing anyone who seems suspicious. When asked to participate in a covert operation, Gabi finds herself fighting for her own life as she works to rescue Joseph Engel, a German physicist working on the atomic bomb.

One of the aspects I enjoy about Tricia’s novels is that you never know who you can trust. As I met the characters involved with Gabi, I couldn’t help but wonder what secrets they kept. Additionally, Tricia makes history come alive through her stories, and I feel as though I am enjoying a great story and a history lesson at the same time. If you appreciate great storytelling, an accurate historical setting, and a godly message, be sure to pick up a copy of The Swiss Courier. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Because I liked this book so much, I am happy to announce that we have one copy to give to one of you. Please leave a comment if you are interested. We will announce the winner next Wednesday.

The winners of the Alfred Nobel: The Man Behind the Peace Prize books are #4 mee, #10 Julie H, and #14 Laureen. Enjoy!

Lauren is a wife, a mother of two, and an avid reader. She blogs at Baseballs and Bows. Lauren thanks Revell Publishing for providing the review copy of this book.

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1 Katy October 28, 2009 at 2:38 am

Throw my name in the hat! It sounds interesting!

2 Beth October 28, 2009 at 2:54 am

This sounds like a great read.

3 Laura Navarro October 28, 2009 at 8:54 am

Historical fiction that is good – I’m interested.

4 Stacy October 28, 2009 at 9:29 am

This sounds really good! I think I like the genre of historical fiction more every time I try a new one :)

Definitely enter me in the drawing :)

5 edj October 28, 2009 at 11:18 am

Sounds fun!

6 Mary E. Hanks October 28, 2009 at 11:44 am

Tricia Goyer is fabulous! I love reading her tweets on twitter. She has great tips on writing and sticking with the journey.

7 Lavon Lewis October 28, 2009 at 11:45 am

Hi, I would love to read this book. I write devotionals. Thanks.

8 Jenny October 28, 2009 at 11:50 am

I’ve had this on my wish list for quite a while. Thanks for the chance to win. Blessings!

9 Lauralee October 28, 2009 at 11:54 am

Love to win this, thanks!

10 Connie October 28, 2009 at 12:04 pm

I love historical fiction but haven’t had a chance to read any of Tricia’s yet. I’d love to have this one! Thanks for the drawing!

11 Jeanne Brooks October 28, 2009 at 12:34 pm

I love history and I love books. Haven’t read Tricia yet but after your writeup I think she is going to be my new ‘favorite’ author. Time to get my first Tricia Goyer!

12 Cassandra October 28, 2009 at 12:49 pm

I’m interested! I love reading historical fiction.

13 Deedee October 28, 2009 at 1:54 pm

sounds awesome!

14 karen k October 28, 2009 at 2:55 pm

I enjoy reading historical fiction…thanks for the opportunity.

15 Benita G. October 28, 2009 at 3:14 pm

I’d love to win this. Count me in!


16 Linda October 28, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Love Tricia’s books on WWII. Please enter me.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

17 Mike Yorkey October 28, 2009 at 4:06 pm

As the co-author with Tricia Goyer, it’s great to see all the interest in “The Swiss Courier.” We’re getting some very nice reviews, and what I’ve noticed is that no one has guessed the ending yet, which is always fun to see on our side. Lots of tension, and I don’t think you’ll know what happens next. All the best to this group, and if you do read “The Swiss Courier,” let Tricia and I know at or . . .
Mike Yorkey

18 Jill Hembroff October 28, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Would love a chance to win this book. :0)

19 Henrietta October 28, 2009 at 4:36 pm

I love historical fiction! Please enter me, thanks!

20 Julie H October 28, 2009 at 4:58 pm

It sounds like a wonderful read. I like historical fiction set around the WWII time period. Please count me in! Thanks.

21 Rebecca Batty October 28, 2009 at 6:22 pm

I have been following and getting to know Tricia Goyer on twitter! She is an amazing example! I have looked forward to this book for awhile now. I am thank for this opportunity to win a copy. Oh, and Mike, I am always up for the challenge of ‘guessing’ the ending!!! Makes me even more anxious to read this book!!! Bring it on! :)

22 Marj M. October 28, 2009 at 9:42 pm

I always seem to be ale to figure out who is the guilty one. With all the twists and turns it would be an interesting book.

23 Francine A October 28, 2009 at 11:34 pm

I love the Historical fiction genre . Thanks for the giveaway.

24 Mary October 28, 2009 at 11:38 pm

I love WW 2 stories and this is on my wish list, it sounds terrific. Please include me in the drawing. Thanks!

25 Holly Bowne October 29, 2009 at 10:00 am

I’ve been reading all they promotion about this book and viewed the video. I’d love to win a copy! Thanks so much for the opportunity to put my name in the hat. ;)

26 cris October 29, 2009 at 11:36 am

This is a new author for me (must mean I’ve been stuck in a reading rut). Thanks for the chance to win!

27 Angie October 29, 2009 at 11:41 am

I love books about historical events. Thanks for the opportunity to get this book and thanks for the new author.

28 Mary October 29, 2009 at 11:42 am

A new author!!! Yeah!!! Off to the used book store!!! Thanks for the chance….

29 Sherry October 29, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Sounds like a good read. I’m heading over to to look for others, thanks!

30 Melanie October 29, 2009 at 4:13 pm

This book sounds excellent! I would love to win a copy.

31 rita October 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm

I am excited to learn about this author, and have already decided to look for The Spanish Civil War Chronicles, as I am interested in all things Hispanic.
My ancestors are Swiss, so yet another area of interest.
Thank you for including my name!

32 Carolyn October 29, 2009 at 8:51 pm

I’d love to win. Sounds great and I’ll check out her other titles.

33 Beth C October 30, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Looks like such an interesting book. Please enter me. Thanks.

34 Wendy October 31, 2009 at 1:34 am

Sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to win a copy.

35 corinne October 31, 2009 at 8:56 am

This sounds great. Thanks for the opportunity!

36 Annmarie W. October 31, 2009 at 7:14 pm

Sounds great…I love that the main character is a woman!

37 CherylS22 November 2, 2009 at 8:39 am

Looks like a great book – please count me in!

38 Anita November 2, 2009 at 8:55 am

I follow Tricia (& she follows me, too!) on Twitter, so this would be great! (I really like her non-fiction books, but I haven’t read any of her fiction books… yet.) :)
roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

39 Carol W. November 2, 2009 at 9:23 am

I just finished reading several reviews of the Swiss Courier, and I’m sure it’s a book I would enjoy reading. Please enter me in the giveaway.

40 Linda Kish November 2, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Please include me for this great giveaway.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

41 Elizabeth November 2, 2009 at 1:27 pm

i love historical fiction.

42 Hailey November 2, 2009 at 9:43 pm

This sounds like a neat book. Very interesting!

43 Connie Faulkner November 3, 2009 at 1:53 am

Would love to have and read the Swiss Courier. Sounds very exciting

44 shelly November 3, 2009 at 12:19 pm

I have heard a lot of good things about this book! I would love to win a copy.

45 Nancy November 3, 2009 at 1:12 pm

I love books about WWII, would love to win.

46 Julie Smith November 3, 2009 at 11:07 pm

I love mysteries, and this sounds like a great one! Thanks for the chance to win!

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