The year is 1945. The war is over and 21-year-old Betty Lake has been invited to Europe to sing in a USO tour for American soldiers who now occupy Hitler’s Germany. The first nights performance is a hit. Betty becomes enthralled with the applause, the former Nazi-held mansion they’re housed in and the attention of Frank Witt, the US Army Signal Corp Photographer. Yet the next night this songbird is ready to fly the coop when Betty’s dear friend, Kat, turns up missing.
Betty soon realizes Franks photographs could be the key to finding Kat. Betty and Frank team up against post-war Nazi influences and the two lovebirds’ hearts may find the answers…in each other.
But will they have a chance for their romance to sing? The truth will be revealed under a German moon.
I have read Tricia Goyer before and have enjoyed her writing style. Under A German Moon is the first Historical Fiction read I have read by this author.
I found myself sitting back and enjoying this mystery suspense read. Tricia has a knack of bring characters to life, and while her suspense is not “on the edge of your seat” style.… it is enough of an impact where you want to keep reading, you want to know what is going to happen.
As the novel continues on and Betty searches for her friend…. and somewhere in the midst of her searching – finds that she is also searching for herself. Tricia Goyer puts historical details in place of building and scenery into this after WWII story.
This mystery part of the story I enjoyed more than the romance story between Betty and Frank. As one who will choose a mystery over a romance read any day, that is just me.
Tricia blends the story together nicely and I came out the other side satisfied with the book.
Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty-four books including From Dust and Ashes, My Life UnScripted, and the children’s book, 10 Minutes to Showtime. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer’s Conference in 2003. Tricia’s book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like Today’s Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in the mountains of Montana. Visit www.triciagoyer.com for more info!
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I received my copy for review of this book from Litfuse