Ever hear of the Spanish Civil War? Journey to Spain in this richly painted war story that you won’t want to put down… Author Tricia Goyer kept me guessing (and reading!) with a rich cast of characters and heartbreaking peeks into humanity at all levels. There is something for everyone to identify with in this tale. I also have to say, that when hero met heroine my pulse was jumping so fast I could have been in the action! (We’re talking fox holes and flying bullets–irresistable!) I can’t wait till its sequel, A Shadow of Treason comes out this fall.
Here’s what Tricia has to say about the Spanish Civil War, fought in the late 1930’s, pre-WW2:
“Nazi tanks rolled across the hillsides and German bombers roared overhead, dropping bombs on helpless citizens. Italian troops fought alongside the Germans, and their opponents attempted to stand strong—Americans, British, Irishmen, and others—in unison with other volunteers from many countries. And their battleground? The beautiful Spanish countryside.
From July 17, 1936-April 1, 1939, well before America was involved in World War II, another battle was fought on the hillsides of Spain. On one side were the Spanish Republicans, joined by the Soviet Union and The International Brigade—men and women from all over the world who have volunteered to fight Fascism. Opposing them, Franco and his Fascist military leaders, supported with troops, machinery, and weapons from Hitler and Mussolini. The Spanish Civil War, considered the “training ground” for the war to come, boasted of thousands of American volunteers who joined to fight on the Republican side, half of which never returned home.
Unlike World War II, there is no clear line between white and black, good and evil. Both sides committed atrocities. Both sides had deep convictions they felt worth fighting and dying for.”
If you’re a fan of factual historic fiction, such as Brock and Bodie Thoene’s, then you’re going to love Tricia Goyer’s books. Be sure to read A Valley of Betrayal and spread the word to all your friends…that it’s a page-turner!
Tricia’s website: www.triciagoyer.com
Tricia’s blog: www.triciagoyer.blogspot.com