Every once in a while, I want to read a good book. A little romance, a little suspense, and maybe some espionage. Chasing Mona Lisa fits all those criteria.
The newest book by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey, Chasing Mona Lisa takes place in occupied France during WWII. Paris is on the verge of being liberated from German occupation. Under occupation, the Germans are plundering priceless artwork from France. Many are plundered and transferred out of the country by the Reich. Many other are purchased by a Reichsmarschall Hermann Goring. And one, the Mona Lisa, is in his sights as a post-war bargaining chip. Goyer and Yourkey masterfully weave a stories four main players: a member of the French Resistance, the curator of the Louve, and two Swiss OSS agents who are all trying to stop Goring (Gabi & Eric from The Swiss Courier).
I love the story line and like all good historical novels, it leaves me wanting to know more about the time period in which it occurred. My world history is lacking and I want to find out more about the change of power in France when it almost became Communist. The story moved along quickly and I was deep inside France and it’s art treasures everyime I opened it up.
I would recommend this story to anyone who likes historical fiction, especially that involving World War II, France, and masterpieces of art. Goyer and Yorkey did a fabulous job with Chasing Mona Lisa. This book did not disappoint — go check it out today!
Read an excerpt, watch a video and find out more here. http://www.triciagoyer.com/
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received and as usual, all opinions are my own.