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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey

Skip down to my review, this is from the publisher.  
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?
My Review:

I love art.  I remember the first time I saw the Mona Lisa - I was mesmerized by her.  I wanted to know who she was and what she stood for.  So when I saw this book, I jumped  at the chance to see a little more of "her" story.

This book was a little different than what I thought it would be.  It had devastating parts, like any true "war" book but it also had somewhat of a love story.

It would have been nice to know that their had been a previous book that explained a little more to the love story.

Not being fluent in French, some of the words escaped me.  I would have liked a glossary at the end that gave some of the meanings.  Not that it couldn't have been read in context just so I was sure of the meaning.  A map would have also played a great part of understanding some of the story.

Overall, I liked the book. I loved how the authors truly researched their subject and brought everything together.  It was a well thought out and planned book!

One caution:  It is not family friendly meaning little eyes should be sheltered if read aloud.

Blessings to you!  You are loved!

Note: I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated. The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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

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