Thursday, August 12, 2010
WHISPER ON THE WIND by Maureen Lang
Isa Lassone left Belgium with her family just before the war broke out. Two years later she makes the decision to return to Belgium to rescue the man she has loved her whole life. The problem is Edward Kirkland refuses to be rescued. He is involved with an underground newspaper that is meant to keep the spirits up of the people and report the "real" news of the war. When Edward refuses to leave, Isa decides to stay and help Edward with the paper and be near Edward's mother. But being involved with the paper could cost them their very lives. How much are they willing to do for their county and how does faith in a sovereign God help them survive some of their darkest moments?
This was a fantastic read. So filled with danger, suspense, romance and intrigue. All the characters were very well drawn. The way this author describes the details in the story made me walk the streets in Belgium and hear the gunfire in the distance. It made me have a new appreciation for all the things that people went through in war time. I thought as I read the story..."how would I have handled that?". Isa was a great example as she tried to be salt and light to Edward who had pretty much lost his faith. I also thoroughly enjoyed the characters of Jenny (Edwards mother) and Max (a German soldier). The story keeps a steady pace but about half way through it shift into high gear all the way to the finish. I know that this is the second book in the Great War Series but I really didn't feel lost at all. I would highly recommend this book. It would make a great movie! Thanks goes to Tyndale for this complimentary review copy