In late 2009, I reviewed The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey. In this novel, Gabi Mueller, a young woman working for the American Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner to the CIA) in Switzerland experiences excitement, peril, and love in the midst of World War II. I enjoyed this novel (as I do almost all of Goyer’s works), and I am happy to share Goyer and Yorkey’s sequel, Chasing Mona Lisa
In Chasing Mona Lisa, Gabi and her beloved Eric travel into France near the end of the German occupation. Throughout the war, German officers have stolen valuable art from the French, but the top prize, the Mona Lisa remains safe. With the clock ticking, Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring is determined to find the beloved painting, and Gabi and Eric find themselves in a race to save the treasure.
As usual, Tricia and Mike masterfully blend intriguing historic details with a thrilling plot and interesting characters. Everyone wants to find the painting, and although many of the characters have good intentions, their personal relationships and alliances add to the suspenseful twists and turns throughout the story. For fans of historical fiction, Chasing Mona Lisa is a fantastic read. Goyer and Yorkey captured my attention from page one, and I enjoyed following Gabi and Eric’s adventure while learning fascinating information about World War II. Chasing Mona Lisa is exactly what historical fiction should be.
I am excited to say that we have TWO giveaway copies to share with you. Please leave a comment if you are interested in winning. The Giveaway is Closed.
- The winner of Cherry Blossom Capers is #10 Linda Kish.