Friday, 19 March 2010

Songbird Under a German Moon by Tricia Goyer with US/Canadian Giveaway


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 night’s 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 U.S. Army Signal Corps Photographer. Yet the next night this songbird is ready to fly the coop when her dear friend, Kat, turns up missing. Betty soon realizes Frank’s 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 each other. But will they have a chance for their romance to sing? The truth will be revealed under a German moon.

My take:~

In the first of Summerside Press' foray into romantic suspense, Songbird Under A German Moon transports the reader to post war Germany. Tricia Goyer excels at immersing the reader in the sights and sounds of the era and she had my heart pounding as Betty and Frank try to uncover the truth behind a tragic murder. I admit I was distracted by constant references to Frank's handsome appearance in the first third of the story but this does not take anything away from the intriguing suspense and unfolding mystery. The sweet relationship develops nicely between the naive and idealist singer and the combat photographer with a higher purpose. Kudos to Summerside and Tricia for writing about a unique and less well known time in history. Songbird Under A German Moon is an excellent addition to Summerside's expanding range and I look forward to more in this collection.

With thanks to Wynn~Wynn Media for my review copy

Relz Reviewz Extras

Review of Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana

Visit Tricia's website and blog

Buy Tricia's books at Amazon or Koorong
US/Canadian Giveaway

With thanks to the brilliant Wynn~Wynn Media, one of my North American readers can win a copy of Songbird Under A German Moon! To enter:~

Post a comment on or before Sunday 28th March, 2010 and tell me which historical period you enjoy reading the most from 18th, 19th or 20th Century or medieval times.

Please note you must have a US mainland or Canadian mailing address to be eligible to enter.


scrappy quilter said...

I'd love to be entered in this giveaway. Thanks

K said...

I really like reading books from medieval times! :)
Thanks for entering me in this contest! :)

Jenny said...

My favorite historical periods to read are World War II and the American Civil War.

Looking forward to reading this one...thanks Rel & W-W for the chance to win.

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

I've been seeing some great reviews for this book, and would love to give it a try.

Thank you for this opportunity!

~ Lori

sugarandgrits at hotmail dot com

Amber S. said...

Please enter me for a chance to win this book! My favorite historical period would have to be the 19th century, especially the later 1800s. Thanks!


Michelle said...

I love Tricia's books. Hope it's okay for me to enter since I won a few weeks ago.

Favorite historical period 18th and 19th century. I can't choose just one. ;)

mchapman (at) windstream (dot) net

Christina T said...

I haven't read any of Tricia Goyer's books although I have The Swiss Courier on my TBR list. My favorite historical period to read about is the 19th Century but medieval times would come in second place of the choices listed. I haven't really read a lot of things that are set in the 18th century.

c_thurairatnam (at) hotmail (dot) com

Merry said...

I love stories set in the late 1800's. Tricia's new book sounds like a great romantic mystery, please add me to the drawing. Thanks!


Linda said...

I have read several of Tricia's WWII stories. They pull you right into the storyline. She has a unique gifting of sharing history. Please enter me for this book. Thank you.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love the medieval times. Just something abouta knight in shining armor.


Marjorie said...

I love to read books from the
1940's and the depression era.
I was born in 1945, so this
book sounds wonderful.
I am from Canada and would love
to win this novel.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Abi said...

I love the 18oo's Victorian history. Enjoy medieval and knights too. I just love reading.


ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I like Medieval the best. The knights are the most heroic!

Thanks for the giveaway

estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

Carole said...

My favorite era is from colonial days through the American Revolution, but I just enjoy historicals in general. And I must add that the artist did an incredible job with Tricia's book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net


windycindy said...

Since my 92 year old dad is a WWII
survivor and I have heard so many interesting stories of his, WWII
fascinates me! Also, the Victorian
time period is an interest of mine!
Many thanks, Cindi

Anonymous said...

i enjoy the historical romances from the 19th century...thanks for the chance to read this wonderful book :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Jessica said...

My favorite historical period to read about is during WWII. I have read several fiction series from this time and they're my absolute favorite!

Please enter me in the competition!

Andrea Schultz said...

I don't have a preference; I like to read and learn about all eras!

Thanks -


FYI - I have a giveaway at my blog, with more to come; please stop by!


Anita Yancey said...

I prefer reading about the 19th. century. This book sounds like a good read. I love reading romantic suspense. Please enter me. Thanks!


Megan said...

I've decided that I really like novels of the early church, during the time of the disciples and shortly after.
Thanks for the chance to win this one, it looks great


Katy said...

I love reading historicals in every era, but I think the 19th century is my favorite. :)


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