Litfuse Blog Tour: Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey

Chasing Mona Lisa
by Trica Goyer and Mike Yorkey
Copyright 2012
Revell Books
ISBN: 9780800720469
My Thoughts:
World War II set stories are some of my favorites to read. When it comes to suspenseful, adrenaline filled novels nobody crafts a story quite like Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey. Chasing Mona Lisa is a masterpiece that is sure to please every reader both male and female.

If you have read The Swiss Courier you will see some familiar faces in special agents Gabi Mueller and Eric Hofstadler but if you haven't yet had the chance to read it don't worry Chasing Mona Lisa can be read as a stand alone book. From the very first page I can almost guarantee that you will be hooked and have an interest in what happens to Gabi and Eric as well as some of the new faces. I'm not sure I've ever read a story that was as exciting and breathtaking as the opening scenes of this tale or a book with characters and a storyline that kept me guessing so much. That said the story does lag a bit in the middle but the quest to save the Mona Lisa from Nazi hands and rescue it from the French countryside towards the end is nothing short of nerve wracking! Without giving too much away I will just say I would never have had the guts (or the steady hands) to be caretaker of a priceless piece of art like the Mona Lisa.

This book is a really good example of historical fiction, suspense, and romance. Combined with an exciting setting in war-torn Paris I think it definitely appeals to all types of readers including those who don't normally read Christian fiction. Since it is a book set during a war there is some violence so it may not be suitable for the youngest readers.

~3.5 out of 5 stars~

To read what other readers are saying about the book go HERE

*I received my complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for posting my honest review/opinion of the book for this tour.*

About the book:
It is August 1944 and Paris is on the cusp of liberation. As the soldiers of the Third Reich flee the Allied advance, they ravage the country, stealing countless pieces of art. Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring will stop at nothing to claim the most valuable one of all, the Mona Lisa, as a post-war bargaining chip to get him to South America. Can Swiss OSS agents Gabi Mueller and Eric Hofstadler rescue DaVinci's masterpiece before it falls into German hands?

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

Read an excerpt, watch a video and find out more here.


Win an iTouch SPY Pack in the Chasing Mona Lisa Giveaway from @triciagoyer @mikeyorkey!

Chasing Mona Lisa is the continuing tale of Gabi Mueller and Eric Hofstadler (first introduced in The Swiss Courier). This time the due are on a relentless quest to save the most famous painting in the world  - the Mona Lisa. You can help Gabi and Eric with your very own spy pack when you enter The Chasing Mona Lisa Giveaway!

One passionate protector will receive:

  • iTouch (The must-have device for any spy. Camera, Maps & Music.)
  • Starbucks Gift Card (For all those late nights.)
  • Moleskin Notebook (For those important notes.)
  • Invisible Ink Pen (Don’t want anyone reading those important notes.)
  • Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey (Great handbook and intriguing tale for any spy-in-training!)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends at noon on January 31st. The winner will be announced at the Chasing Mona Lisa Facebook Party on 1/31. Tricia and Mike will be hosting an author chat (on Facebook and Live from Tricia's website) and giving away their books and a Book Club prize pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club AND a LIVE Author Chat for your group with Tricia and Mike.)

So grab your copy of Chasing Mona Lisa and join Tricia and Mike on the evening of the 31st for an author chat, spy training (do you know how to pick a lock?) and lots of giveaways. 

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Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 31st!


  1. Sounds excellent and exciting. GReat review.

  2. It does sound excellent and exciting! Thanks for presenting this. :)


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