Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Swiss Courier

Back in college I had to take a class called Children's Lit in order to become a teacher. I love to read and so I was excited about the class. As a part of the class, I had to read 60 children's books from various genre's. One of my least favorite was Science Fiction. Matter of fact, out of the 10 Sci Fi books I was supposed to read, I read a grand total of 3. Yeah -- that probably affected my grade.....
Anyways - I learned during that class that one of my favorite genre's was Historical Fiction. I loved it! So, when I was offered the chance to review The Swiss Courier, I was so excited! And the book hasn't let me down. I'm going to be honest and tell ya'll that I haven't quite finished the book because of all the craziness around here as of late, but I am LOVING it. It has great twists and turns and keeps me in suspense. I have had to make myself put it down and go do what I have had to get done this week because it this book has kept em so engaged in the characters that I didn't want to put it down.

If you love Historical Fiction - especially if you like the World War II Era-- you gotta go get this book. It is great. I can't wait to see what happens in the end! Thank you, LitFuse, for providing this book for me to review!!!!

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:

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And guess what ya'll!??! I have an extra copy!!!! Are you interested in it? Leave me a comment on this post and you'll be entered to win it! Be sure and leave your comment by Sunday at midnight. I will post the winner on Monday.
Ya'll have a great rest of Thursday. I am still weeding my way through my huge to-do list. Hopefully I can be back tomorrow to tell you about the birthday party we had last weekend that I promised to do yesterday. Sorry I never made it. I was working on Halloween costumes all day.....
Talk to ya'll soon!
in HIM -


Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

Ooh, I'd LOVE to win this book! :)

Pamela said...

Sounds like a great book. My son has a couple of days of doctor appointments coming up...perfect time for reading.

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Amanda said...

Dr. Bender's class...those were the days!


Kristin said...

I'm just stopping by from Lynnette's blog today. Congrats on being featured!!

Mrs. McFadden said...

just stopped by from Lynnette's blog! Congrats on being featured.

Sherrie said...

Hello.. just stopping by from Lynette's blog and getting to know you..hoping we can be bloggy friends because I absolutely love your blog! Your kids are adorable! Congrats on being featured.

MommyIvy said...

Stopping by from Lynettes. You have some cute kids!

Melissa G. said...

That looks like a great book! I love historical fiction as well.
I'm visiting from Lynnette's blog. How fun that you were featured!
You have a beautiful family and a beautiful blog.

MiMi's Babies said...

Sounds like a great read! I use to have time to read, vaguely remember that......! Have a great weekend!