About the book:
It is August 1944 and Paris is on the cusp of liberation. As the soldiers of the Third Reich flee the Allied advance, they ravage the country, stealing countless pieces of art. Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring will stop at nothing to claim the most valuable one of all, the Mona Lisa, as a post-war bargaining chip to get him to South America. Can Swiss OSS agents Gabi Mueller and Eric Hofstadler rescue DaVinci's masterpiece before it falls into German hands? With nonstop action, Chasing Mona Lisa is sure to get readers' adrenaline pumping as they join the chase to save the most famous painting in the world. From war-ravaged Paris to a posh country chateau, the race is on--and the runners are playing for keeps.
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About the authors:
Tricia Goyer is the coauthor of The Swiss Courier as well as the author of many other books, including Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights, both past winners of the ACFW's Book of the Year Award for Long Historical Romance. Goyer lives with her family in Arkansas. For more about Tricia and her other books visit www.triciagoyer.com
Mike Yorkey is the author or coauthor of dozens of books, including The Swiss Courier and the bestselling Every Man's Battle series. Married to a Swiss native, Yorkey lived in Switzerland for 18 months. He and his family currently reside in California. For more about Mike and his other books visit www.mikeyorkey.com
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My Thoughts and Review:
I have to start off by admitting that I am not a "history" person, I actually "loathe" history. I have a hard time comprehending history facts, especially World Wars and "heavy" topics like that. I have been "expanding" my reading genres, so this book interested me because it was a topic that I would normally not read. I was also interested in reading and reviewing this book because I do enjoy Tricia Goyer books and Mike Yorkey is a "new to me" author.
I did have a hard time "getting into" this book, but by chapter 3 I was really enjoying the book. Chasing Mona Lisa really helped me understand the history of that time and it is a very well written book. I was able to grasp the story and really dive into the book. Chasing Mona Lisa is the 2nd book in a series, but I had not read the first book in this series and still was able to "follow along"! I have to give this book 4 out of 5 stars because it was able to drag me into a genre that I normally wouldn't read and book was written in a way that kept me interested in the book. Chasing Mona Lisa is a book that I think many will enjoy and I am very glad that I had the oppurtunity to read it. I am very interested in going back and reading the first book in this series now!
I LOVED this book and I believe it is a book that many will enjoy!
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A GIVEAWAY and Facebook Party:
Win an iTouch SPY Pack in the Chasing Mona Lisa Giveaway from @triciagoyer @mikeyorkey! Chasing Mona Lisa is the continuing tale of Gabi Mueller and Eric Hofstadler (first introduced in The Swiss Courier). This time the due are on a relentless quest to save the most famous painting in the world - the Mona Lisa. You can help Gabi and Eric with your very own spy pack when you enter The Chasing Mona Lisa Giveaway!
One passionate protector will receive:
- iTouch (The must-have device for any spy. Camera, Maps & Music.)
- Starbucks Gift Card (For all those late nights.)
- Moleskin Notebook (For those important notes.)
- Invisible Ink Pen (Don’t want anyone reading those important notes.)
- Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey (Great handbook and intriguing tale for any spy-in-training!)
So grab your copy of Chasing Mona Lisa and join Tricia and Mike on the evening of the 31st for an author chat, spy training (do you know how to pick a lock?) and lots of giveaways.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book as part of my participation in the LitFuse Blog Tour Program. I was only required to write an honest review. I received no other compensation for my participation!