The Swiss Courier

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.


  1. says

    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 :)

  2. Connie says

    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!

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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

  5. Julie H says

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

  6. says

    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! :)

  7. Marj M. says

    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.

  8. Mary says

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

  9. says

    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. 😉

  10. cris says

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

  11. Angie says

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

  12. says

    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!

  13. says

    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

  14. Carol W. says

    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.