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Monday, January 16, 2012

Book Review: Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey

Revell - January 12, 2012

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

My Rating:


My Thoughts:

Chasing Mona Lisa is the sequel to The Swiss Courier and is the first book I've read by both Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey.

While it took me a while to get into Chasing Mona Lisa, once I finally did, it was a really enjoyable read! I haven't read The Swiss Courier, so I don't know the back story to Gabi & Eric, but I found their romance/relationship really sweet.

For some reason, when I started Chasing Mona Lisa I thought it was a suspense novel, but it's labeled Historical fiction. And while there is some suspense throughout, there is a lot more history - which was nice as well.

The one thing I didn't like about Chasing Mona Lisa is the foreign language. There wasn't always an English translation - so at times I found myself wondering what a word/phrase meant.

Overall Chasing Mona Lisa was an enjoyable read, had several twists, and if there is another book with these characters, I'd like to read it! :)

* I received a complimentary copy of "Chasing Mona Lisa" from the publisher to review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

“Available January 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”


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