Friday, October 23, 2009

The Swiss Courier

I just finished the latest novel by Tricia Goyer (this time teamed with Mike Yorkey). As always, the story had me reading until I could barely keep my eyes open. The Swiss Courier is a nail-biting tale of courage and sacrifice during one of our world’s darkest periods of history. Here is more info on this great book.

About the Book!
It is August 1944 and the Gestapo is mercilessly rounding up suspected enemies of the Third Reich. When Joseph Engel, a German physicist working on the atomic bomb, finds that he is actually a Jew, adopted by Christian parents, he must flee for his life to neutral Switzerland. Gabi Mueller is a young Swiss-American woman working for the newly formed American Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner to the CIA) close to Nazi Germany. When she is asked to risk her life to safely "courier" Engel out of Germany, the fate of the world rests in her hands. If she can lead him to safety, she can keep the Germans from developing nuclear capabilities. But in a time of traitors and uncertainty, whom can she trust along the way? This fast-paced, suspenseful novel takes readers along treacherous twists and turns during a fascinating--and deadly--time in history.

About the authors:
Tricia Goyer is the author of several 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 Montana. To find out more visit her website:
Mike Yorkey is the author or coauthor of dozens of books, including 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.To find out more visit his website:


Thank you to LitFuse for providing a copy of The Swiss Courier for me to review.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Savor A Slow Burn

Emory Chance is suffocating in grief and guilt after the murder of her 13-year-old daughter Daisy. Why did Jed leave Daisy alone that day? How could anyone expect her to forgive him? While determined to find the killer, Emory fights the lifestyle that so often caused her to neglect Daisy, is haunted by memories of her lost daughter, and relived painful snapshots of her own loveless childhood. When disturbing intrusions jeopardize Emory’s safety, she finds a protector in Hixon Jones—a man who has vowed to keep her safe, show her the love of Jesus, and marry her. But can she accept his love, or the kindness of those who continue to reach out? Or will a long-hidden secret betrayal remove Hixon’s love, her community’s support, and any hope of healing?

A Slow Burn, Book Two in the Defiance Texas Trilogy, continues the story of a small town’s secrets and devastating loss. This sequel to Daisy Chain delves into a mother’s remorse and regret, a community’s attempts to forgive, and one man’s sacrificial love. Like all of Mary DeMuth’s books A Slow Burn is haunting and at times upsetting, but beautifully written and flowing with God’s grace. Emory Chance is woman who has failed miserably but so needs compassion—one that you want to shake one minute and comfort the next. Hixon models the devotion of Christ that she longs for but can’t seem to embrace. Like Daisy Chain, this novel does not wrap itself up in easy answers. It did, however, leave me all the more eager for Book Three.

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