I love books that take me on a journey. Historical fiction is one genre that very easily does that. When a book is well written in this genre, one is taken on a journey in your mind, and if you let yourself, you can visualize everything you are reading.
I have read many books that have done this for me, but most recently is The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey. I loved it!
Thank you Donna at Revell/Baker Publishing for providing me with a complimentary copy of The Swiss Courier for review purposes.
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
This book was so intriguing that I read it in two days. I could not put it down! It was filled with suspense, twists and turns a plenty and kept my interest throughout. This is one book I would love to see become a movie. I could picture scenes in my mind with each page turn. The book was easy to read, well written and the characters were believable. As I love World War II history, I really appreciated the detail given to historical facts. In doing so, Goyer and Yorkey gave The Swiss Courier genuine authenticity throughout.
I would definitely recommend this book as a five star read. It would be a great gift idea for any reader in your life this upcoming Christmas.
Buy It: You can purchase The Swiss Courier, released Oct 2009, at Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, and Revell Publishing
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