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Sunday, August 22, 2010
Book Review – Whisper on the Wind, by Maureen Lang
I received an advance copy of this book on Thursday evening and finished reading it Friday night. It is 300 pages of compelling action and drama, from the very beginning right through to the end.
Set in Belgium, which is occupied by German forces during World War I, this is the story of an underground newspaper named La Libre Belgique (“Free Belgium”). The secret newspaper brings encouragement and hopeful news of the war to the citizens of Belgium, who are otherwise given only the biased views of the German government’s newspaper.
This book was interesting on so many different levels – it is a thoughtful commentary on the power of words to fight oppressive forces; a small lesson that love will not wait until a convenient time; and just an all-around good story of suspense and intrigue as the main characters work to keep the newspaper going while knowing their lives might be the price paid.
(Warning: spoiler ahead!)
The characters are nicely developed and of course I always enjoy a good romance, especially one where the hero, finally realizing his feelings, rescues his love from the firing squad. Really, what more could you want? ;)
This book will be released in September – be sure to put it on your reading list!
Thank you to Tyndale House Publishers for the complimentary copy of this book to review.