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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway: Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey

Welcome to our stop on the Chasing Mona Lisa Blog Tour! Be sure to check out the other sites for more reviews and giveaways!
 

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Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey is the continuing story of Gabi Mueller and Eric Hofstadt (First introduced in The Swiss Courier). This time they are on a relentless quest to save the most famous painting in the world  - the Mona Lisa.

Synopsis: 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 Read an excerpt, watch a video and find out more here http://www.triciagoyer.com/historicalfiction.html#ChasingMonaLisa

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 visitwww.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

REVIEW: For some reason, this book jsut did NOT attract me, and by the third chapter, Iknew I couldn't make it through the book, so I asked hubby if he wanted to try it-figuring if he's a WWII buff, so he probably would like it. here's his review:

This is a very entertaining story set durning the latter days of WWII as the occupying Nazi's were pulling out of Paris. The main hero players in the story are a Lourve curator named Colette Perrriard, her boyfriend named Bernard Rousseau who is a member of the french communist underground as apposed to the underground that supported Charles Degaulle, Eric Hofstadler and Gabi Mueller from Switzerland but both work for the OSS. On the opposing side we have Hermann Goring, Colonel Walter Heller who is Goring's main henchman, and Schaffner & Kaufman who work directly for Colonel Heller.

Even before the Germans invaded France the government took precautions to hide the Mona Lisa so it would not fall into Nazi hands by hiding it various homes in France. In a last grasp at obtaining it a a barganing chip Goering charges Heller with finding the Mona Lisa. The hero's are out to retreive the painting and bring it back to liberated Paris and the Louvre. There is a suprising rivalry between the Free French and the Communist French that comes to a suprising climax as each side attempts to gain a advantage and power over the other. I personally enjoyed the story nad it was a easy read, if you have the time I am sure you will enjoy this story.


BONUS CONTEST: 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!)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends at noon on January 31st. Winner will be announced at Chasing Mona Lisa Facebook Party on 1/31. Tricia and Mike will be hosting an author chat (on Facebook and Live from Tricia's website) and giving away copies of Chasing Mona Lisa and The Swiss Courier and a book club prize pack (10 copies of the book for your small group or book club AND a LIVE AuthorChat for your group with Tricia and Mike



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Disclosure / Disclaimer: I was sent this book, free of charge, for review purposes, from Litfuse PR. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post it.

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