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Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey (1)

  • Kindle: 1421 KB
  • Print: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Revell; Original edition (Jan. 1 2012)
  • ASIN: B005PQUWVG

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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.



Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of six, grandmother of two, and wife to John. A USA Today bestselling author, Tricia has published over 40 books and has written more than 500 articles. She's well-known for her Big Sky and Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors Amish series. For more information visit Tricia at www.TriciaGoyer.com. Tricia, along with a group of friends, also runs www.NotQuiteAmishLiving.com, sharing ideas about simplifying life.









Other reviews of Tricia Goyer's books:
My review for All Things Hidden
My review for Songbird Under a German Moon
My review for Life, In Spite of Me
My review for Love Finds You in Victory Heights
My review for Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska
My review for Remembering You
My review for Lead Your Family Like Jesus
My review for A Christmas Gift For Rose
My review for The One Year Book of Amish Peace
My review for The Memory Jar
My review for The Promise Box
My review for The Kissing Bridge
My review for Mom's Night Out
My review for Plain Faith
My review for An Amish Garden
My review for Where Treetops Glisten
My review for Balanced
My review for An Amish Second Christmas
My review for Made With Love
My review for Prayers That Changed The World
My review for The Buggy Before The Horse
My review for Planted With Hope

REVIEW:
I love Tricia Goyer!
I really wanted and thought I would love this book, but I didn't.
I loved aspects of it. I liked the graphic way the war was told. It felt like it was told from someone who lived it. It felt real at times. It was hard to read in those moments, but it was appreciated.
I was indifferent to the characters. I wanted to like them, but I felt it a weird time to get caught in a romance. Among all that really graphic violence.
Then we get to the Mona Lisa. I felt like I may have learned a little history lesson while reading this book. I didn't know the Louvre was a fortress in the past. I didn't even really know much about the origins of the painting, other than who its' creator was. It was a interesting read learning so much about the painting, the artist and the museum.
So not my favorite read by her, but not hated either. 


2.5/5


**Compensation may be earned from the links within. This copy was obtained free on Amazon. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice.

Comments

  1. Oh well, not every book can be a hit. Better luck with her next one.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  2. The historical bit sounds interesting.

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  3. This novel sounds fascinating. The story and era appeals to me greatly.

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