Friday, January 20, 2012

Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey - REVIEW & CONTEST!!

My Thoughts on this fabulous novel!

Has God abandoned Paris? Abandoned all of us? (p 62)

I’m certain many people who lived in Europe during WWII asked this or similar questions. After reading the accounts in Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey’s novel, Chasing Mona Lisa, I’m almost convinced that the two authors had a bird’s eye view of the conflict! Except for the fact that neither of them are old enough to have been part of this particular world conflict, I know beyond any doubt that they poured over a lot of information on this war, because they successfully place the reader in the heart of the final liberation of Europe! I lost count of how many times I was gasping or twisting my mouth in a grimace as I read scenes of conflict in which I was certain my characters would not survive!!

Fighting for you life will motivate a person to do a lot of things, and Gabi and Eric are willing to go to great lengths to protect each other and the priceless pieces of art that the Germans are so determined to steal. And that’s another thing I really appreciate about this novel – Goyer and Yorkey really bring to light the depth to which the Nazi regime went to in order to demoralize the countries they conquered – or at least thought they conquered. I can’t wrap my brain around the many things that were permanently lost to the art world during that particular war.

But I digress…Chasing Mona Lisa is a very well-written, suspense-filled novel that will entertain all readers! And the bonus content…the accuracy with which they capture life in the European theatre will lead the reader to look further into the rich history surrounding that time period. This is an excellent book, and one I am happy to recommend!

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!)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends at noon on January 31st. The winner will be announced at the 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 their books and a Book Club prize pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club AND a LIVE Author Chat for your group with Tricia and Mike.)

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.

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Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 31st!

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.
Read an excerpt, watch a video and find out more here.

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

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

Purchase your copy of Chasing Mona Lisa HERE today!

1 comment:

Tricia Goyer said...

Thanks for all your kind words! I appreciate it!