Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Songbird Under a German Moon

Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Summerside Press
January 2010
ISBN: 978-1-935416-68-5
Genre: Inspirational/historical/romantic suspense

World War II is over, but the soldiers are still in post-Hitler Germany. The United States are sending entertainers over to give the remaining soldiers some enjoyment. Betty Lake is one of the singers. Betty is young, and idealistic, but her world is rocks a bit when she flies over on a transport plane that is clearly on its last legs. She is attracted by Frank Witt, an American photographer on the same flight, but has no real interest in romance.

Frank Witt is a combat photographer, but his boss has assigned him to photograph some of the performers at the German opera house, since there have been some threats and warnings received at the American office that something was going to happen. They want Frank on the scene to see if he can notice any suspicious activity.

When Betty’s roommate Kat goes missing, the community is in an uproar. The area was considered safe. When Kat’s body is discovered, most assume it is suicide. But Betty believes that Kat wouldn’t have killed herself. Frank becomes concerned for Betty’s safety. Is she a target too? Who is behind this—and why is the American Army superior officer suspecting Frank?

I have read all of Tricia Goyer’s books so far and have loved every single one of them, especially her war stories. I wasn’t sure how SONGBIRD UNDER A GERMAN MOON would compare since it is set during a postwar time period, but there was still quite a bit of intrigue, suspense, and historical facts woven into the story.

I thoroughly enjoyed every page of Tricia Goyer’s SONGBIRD UNDER A GERMAN MOON and am looking forward to many more books by this author. Betty is a realistic character that could be any of the spunky now-elderly women I know. Frank has his faults, but for the most part he is steadfast, strong, and dependable (a nice break from the overly perfect male characters in most books) Tricia Goyer’s SONGBIRD UNDER A GERMAN MOON is a wonderful lead book for Summerside Press’ new historical romantic suspense line—and this book is going on my keeper shelf. $12.99. 334 pages.

Songbird Under a German Moon

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.

Meet Tricia!

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.

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