Whisper on the Wind
The newest book I was able to review for Tyndale, Whisper on the Wind, comes from one of my favorite genres- historical fiction.
The book takes place in Belgium during World War 1 after the Germans have occupied the country. Isabella Lassone, daughter of wealthy Americans, was able to escape the country before the occupation but now she is returning to try to save the man she loves and his family. Edward Kirkland remembers Isa as a spoiled child with a very materialistic family consumed with living a life of wealth. He is not happy that she has returned and is especially determined that she will not become involved in his secret work for the La Libre Belgique- an underground freedom newspaper for the people of Belgium. Isa proves him wrong in many ways as she and Edward grow closer to God and closer to each other even as their lives and endangered.
Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, and the World Wars are one of my favorite time periods to read about. I didn't know much about the Belgian resistance, and the facts of the resistance were very interesting for me to learn. The characters were interesting and the story drew me and in and kept me interested in what was happening to Isa and Edward throughout. Some parts of the book were rather predictable and I wished for a little more historical information, but overall the book was a very interesting and entertaining read.
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.