Sunday, January 15, 2012

Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey

About the book (from Revell):

One enigmatic smile. Two passionate protectors. And a relentlessly ticking clock.

August 1944. Paris is on the cusp of liberation. As the soldiers of the Third Reich flee the Allied
advance, they ravage the country and steal countless pieces of irreplaceable art. In fact, Reichsmarschall Hermann G├Âring will stop at nothing to claim the most valuable one of all—the Mona Lisa—as a postwar bargaining chip. But the woman with the mysterious smile has some very determined protectors. Can Swiss OSS agents Gabi Mueller and Eric Hofstadler rescue Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece before it falls into German hands? 

With nonstop action and intrigue, Chasing Mona Lisa is sure to get your adrenaline pumping as you join the chase to save the most famous painting in the world. From war-ravaged Paris to a posh Swiss chateau, the race is on--and the runners are playing for keeps.

My Review:

When I saw this book was available to review I was so excited for it and couldn't wait to read it. As soon as I started the book I had a hard time getting into it, and struggled to finish the book. I wanted to like it so bad but in the end I couldn't. I did not feel like the action was non-stop and I had a hard time following the story. This is technically the second book from them and from what I read it picks up where the first book, The Swiss Courier, ended. I am not sure if I had read the first book it would have helped with understanding this book. I will say I did like some of the history but felt like there was way to much and not enough romance and suspense. In the end I have to give this book 3 stars. 

*I received this book from the publisher Revell in exchange for my honest review.

About the Authors:

Tricia Goyer is the coauthor of The Swiss Courier as well as the author of many other books, including Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights, both past winners of the ACFW's Book of the Year Award for Long Historical Romance. Goyer lives with her family in Arkansas. 

Mike Yorkey is the author or coauthor of dozens of books, including The Swiss Courier and the bestselling Every Man's Battle series. Married to a Swiss native, Yorkey lived in Switzerland for 18 months. He and his family currently reside in California.

Available January 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


  1. :) I'm glad I'm not the only one. I did read The Swiss Courier and found it much better.

  2. My friend also didn't like it either. I am glad there are some people out there enjoying the book. Like everything in life not everything is for everyone.

  3. Wow, I am sad to hear this. I was hoping read and enjoy this book. :/ I may still try... reading Swiss Courier first and then this one.

    I have times when I can't get into a book or just don't seem to like it and I think sometimes it's just my own mood or mind-set at the time. I usually try to go back at a later time to try again. There was one book though.... gosh it was horrible. I could not for the life of me get into it!

    1. From what others said that read both books, they said Swiss Courier was better. The great thing about it is that everyone will like there own things, and just because it was not my favorite does not mean you won't love it.