Sunday, January 15, 2012

Chasing Mona Lisa

Chasing Mona Lisa, written by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey, takes place in 1944 during the time of WWII in Europe. Since I love reading anything concerning WWII, this book was especially interesting for me. The book looked at the Germans attempts to obtain famous and expensive pieces of artwork. The Mona Lisa was one such piece which held historical and monetary importance. Swiss OSS agents Gabi Mueller and Eric Hofstadler are tasked with working with the French Resistance to save this piece of artwork from being taken by the Germans.

Although I did not read the book The Swiss Courier where the two main characters were originally introduced, I did not have any problems following the story. There were many characters, but I felt with a little concentration I was able to understand and remember the characters. Overall, I enjoyed the book and learning more about this time in history. I remember once watching a movie where German individuals stole pieces of artwork during WWII, and I found this book to be in line with what the movie portrayed. The characters were well-rounded, and I found myself caring deeply about them protecting Leonardo da Vinci’s artwork and also them forming a relationship with one another. I will definitely be reading The Swiss Courier to see an earlier story with these two Swiss OSS Agents.

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

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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