Mar 24, 2010

Songbird Under a German Moon by Tricia Goyer

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 each other.

But will they have a chance for their romance to sing? The truth will be revealed under a German moon.


Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty 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. Find out more about her and her books at


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From the first pages of this book, I was drawn into the story of Frank and Betty as they try to figure out their feelings for each other in the midst of post war Germany. The characters are believable, lovable and vulnerable. The historical setting at the end of World War II vividly describes the devastation and after effects of a war torn country, yet there are glimmers of hope for a brighter future. This is a great story that includes elements of history, mystery, and romance, and it all revolves around main characters whose faith is central to their lives. A fantastic book!

My Rating - 5 out of 5

Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review.


  1. Looks like a good book! Hope your having a great day!! ~Debbie

  2. Wow! 5 out of 5, sounds like a keeper! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog!