Friday, January 27, 2012


Title: Chasing Mona Lisa
Authors:   Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey
Publisher: Revell
Source:  Publisher
Available:  Now
Pages: 352
Genre:  Christian Fiction Romantic Suspense
Rating:  PG
Series:  Swiss Agents (BK 2)

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.
  Want to read an excerpt?
My Take:
If you are a Tricia Goyer fan,  you are not going to be disappointed in this book!  Tricia and Mike have managed to come together and swipe a page from history and make it current, believable and an unforgettable race against time.  While I didn't read the first book (I want to now tho'), I didn't find myself totally lost in this book.  I would suggest reading the first one if you have the chance, but Chasing Mona Lisa can be read as a standalone.  The historical research is immense in this book and very well done.  I thought I knew a lot about this time period, but I picked up many bits and pieces that I had no idea happened.  It was not a quick read for me, the French language (I took Spanish) slowed me down since I just had to make sure I was reading it correctly, and there is so much action that I had to take my time to make sure I knew who was doing what and when! 

The only reason it was a PG rating from me is because of the nature of war...there is violence in this book, but war is violent.  If you are a fan of historical novels and especially WW2 era, pick this up today! My mom really liked this one too!

The Giveaway!

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. 

Enter via E-mail Enter via FacebookEnter via Twitter
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 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 
Buy it here! 

1 comment:

  1. What an intriguing book. I'll look out for this when it hits the shelves. Thanks.