Title: Whisper on the Wind
Author: Maureen Lang
Pub Date: September 2010
I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers to read and post an honest review on my blog.
Synopsis from the publisher:
Belgium, 1916 - The German Imperial Army may have conquered Belgium on its march through Europe, but the small country refuses to be defeated. An underground newspaper surfaces to keep patriotism alive and bring hope and real news of the war to the occupied country. It may be a whisper amongst the shouts of the German army, but it's a thorn in their side nonetheless-and Edward Kirkland will do anything to keep it in print...even risk his life.
Isa Lassone is a Belgium socialite whose family fled Europe at the first rumblings of war. Now, two years later, she sneaks back across enemy lines, determined to rescue Edward-the man she has loved from afar since she was a child.
But will he ever see her as more than the wealthy, sill girl his mother once cared for as a daughter?
When Edward refuses to leave, so does Isa, and soon she is drawn into his dangerous double life. As the Germans close in on the paper, Edward realizes he's put more at risk than he'd planned...especially the beautiful, smart, yet obstinate young woman who has inconveniently managed to work her way into his life-and his heart.
About the Author:
Maureen Lang is the winner of several writing awards, including the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award and the American Christian Writers' Noble Theme award. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and three children. Visit her site at www.maureenlang.com
By now, I am sure that my blog readers can tell that I love historical fiction. In fact, I feel the need to read more of it all the time and I am so glad that I was able to read a new one by an author I had not read before.
Whisper in the Wind begins with this paragraph:
Once there was a young man who came of age just as war erupted, a war reaching farther than the world had ever known. His country, his home, his parents, his very future-all were threatened by an enemy whose power stretched wide. He shared only one belief with his oppressors: that the written word is the immortality of speech. Because of the oppression, he could not roar as they did, but found a way to join a whisper so incessant that even his enemies stopped to listen...
The book continues with this fantastic prose and captured me until the last page. It is a love story intertwined with war and suspense that shows the real struggles of humans during a tumultous time period in our world. Lang's writing is outstanding and made me feel as if I was a part of the story. The book gives the right amount of suspense, romance, and history to satisfy every kind of reader, without focusing too much on one area. I liked that about this book as the elements flowed well together and it didn't appear to fit neatly in just one of those genres. I must warn you that you will not be able to put this book down until you reach the fantastic, yet suspenseful ending. I recommend this book to all. The book will not be available until September 1, but you can pre order now from Amazon by following the link below.