Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Whisper on the Wind

Author: Maureen Lang
Publisher: Tyndale
September 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4143-2436-4
Genre: Inspirational/historical/WWI

Isa Lassone knew the risks, but she still took them. She smuggled contraband letters and newspapers from the Allied world into Belgium while it was occupied by German forces. Her goal is to simply rescue her old nanny and her family and take them to freedom. But it isn’t quite that simple.

Edward Kirkland is the man Isa loves; he’s the son of her old nanny. But when offered freedom, Edward refuses because he’s running an underground newspaper—one that could cost his life if he’s ever discovered. He feels that in his own small way he is fighting the German rule by keeping hope in freedom alive. Edward’s mother and brother both refuse to leave without Edward. And Isa refuses to leave without him.

Soon Isa finds herself drawn into Edward’s dangerous double life. And as the German’s close in, Edward realizes he’s put more at risk than he planned…

I love Ms. Lang’s historical books and looked forward to reading WHISPER IN THE WIND—and it didn’t disappoint. Full of romance, history, intrigue, and action, this is a book sure to please readers of historical romance, or WWI stories.

The story is loosely centered around a real newspaper in Belgium during the war, and at the end of the book, Ms. Lang gives the history and the truth about which excerpts from the newspaper were real, and which were the figment of her imagination.

All I can say is WHISPER IN THE WIND didn’t disappoint and the dramatic, suspenseful ending had me turning pages into the wee hours of the night. $12.99. 410 pages.

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