Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Springtime of the Spirit

Author: Maureen Lang
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
March 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4143-2437-1
Genre: Inspirational/historical/romance

In 1918, the Great War had come to an end. Germany is still struggling to get back on it’s feet. Christophe Brecht has fought for four years for his country, and now he’s lost. Nothing at home is as he remembers. His parents are gone and his sister has left for America. So, when he’s offered a job by family friends to travel to Munich to find their daughter, Christophe agrees.

Annaliese Duray has grown to be headstrong, idealistic and beautiful, and right now she is on the front lines of the city’s political scene, fighting to give women and working-class a voice in Germany’s new government.

As the political upheaval ignites in Munich, so does the attraction between Christophe and Annaliese. But a Berlin army threatens to squash everything Annaliese is working for—and she is forced to choose between love, loyalty, and her life.

Maureen Lang has long been one of my favorite historical authors, and SPRINGTIME OF THE SPIRIT didn’t disappoint. Full of political tension, the characters are forced to make major decisions about everything, because it all affects their lives. Tightly written, the story holds the readers attention, making them care about the characters and the decisions that they make.

If you are looking for a good historical romance then SPRINGTIME OF THE SPIRIT is a book to consider. This is much more than a fluffy romance—it is full of sustenance. It is the third book in Ms. Lang’s The Great War series, but it easily stands alone. An author’s note is included at the end of the book. $12.99. 324 pages.

1 comment:

Maureen Lang said...

What a lovely review - thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the story. :-)