Blog Tour, iTouch Spy Pack Giveaway and Live Author Chat party | Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey

We’re thrilled to be touring Mike and Tricia’s latest offering, Chasing Mona Lisa. This story picks up right where The Swiss Courier left off and the reader is thrown into Gabi Mueller’s next harrowing adventure – track down on irreplaceable work of art, the Mona Lisa.

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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.

Tricia Goyer

{More About Tricia Goyer}

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of over 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and “Lead Your Family Like Jesus,” (co-written with Ken Blanchard). She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. She is the host of Living Inspired, a weekly radio show. Tricia and family live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have six children. You can find out more about Tricia at www.TriciaGoyer.com.

Find out more about Tricia at http://triciagoyer.com.

Mike Yorkey

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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.

Find out more about Mike at http://www.mikeyorkey.com.

About the iTouch SPY Prize Pack Giveaway:

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

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. Winner will be announced at 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 copies of 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 (How much do you know about WWII?) and lots of giveaways.

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!

Buzz

Reader’s agree – it’s a winner!

“A riveting, well-researched tale that kept me glued to the pages. Absolutely my favorite kind of story: rich in period detail, fast-paced, and loaded with twists. A winner!” –Christopher Reich, New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Vengeance and Rules of Betrayal

“A ticket to a world of mystery, heroism, and adventure. You’ll find yourself sinking into a story that leaves you longing for just one more page.” –Cara Putman, award-winning author of Stars in the Night and Ohio Brides

“Intriguing and well-written . . . Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey had me at hello!” –Lynn Vincent, New York Times bestselling writer of Heaven Is for Real and Same Kind of Different as Me

Reviews

1/16

Mocha with Linda The book did give me a deeper appreciation for the treasured work of the masters. I know that whenever I see the enigmatic smile of the famous Mona Lisa, I will wonder just what she saw during the tumultuous days of war!

Melissa at The High Altitude Tea Duchess This book was exciting from page one. It is well written and I was genuinely interested in the story and the characters. This book has great imagery, the dialogue is well paced and it is interesting.

North Laurel Home & School

1/17

Kari at From the TBR Pile This is well written and well thought out plot with many twists and turns. I never really quite knew who to trust. Give it a shot!

Amy at A Nest in the Rocks Chasing Mona Lisa begins with a bang, promising lots of action, and it doesn’t disappoint.

Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer There is a hint of romance, but the book is mostly a high energy, action-packed read. Overall, I enjoyed Chasing Mona Lisa and I recommend it to all readers.

Beckie at By The Book If you like a book that takes you on a chase through several countries with twists and turns along the way or if you like fiction with a good mix of historic figures and believable fictional characters, Chasing Mona Lisa is for you.

1/18

Alayna at Joyful Beginnings Begin With Joy in the Morn’ When I read “Chasing Mona Lisa”, I was very excited to read it cover to cover in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down, as it did not disappoint me, and delivered exactly what I had hoped for; just like a painting, mystery, secrecy, and that other world! It was very fast-paced, and kept me on the edge, throughout! I was not disappointed in the ending, and found it just as exciting as the beginning!

Renee at Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot  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.

Margaret at Creative Madness Mama If you’re looking for a Christian Historical Fiction built upon the descend of World War II with German Nazi’s, Swiss and American Agents, Communist agendas and the parts of history with more detail that you ever learned in class… then indeed you may in fact enjoy this novel. It has an undertone of romance and an overtone of intrigue. Where do your loyalties lie?

Ruth at This That and the Other Thing The story grabbed me early into the book and kept me turning pages until it was over.

1/19

Trish at In So Many Words I always enjoy reading Tricia’s books (and not just because we share a first name!), but I think the co-writing effort with Mike Yorkey added another dimension to the story, and it was great.

Lena at A Christian Writer’s World Authors Interview and Book Giveaway.

Christine at The IE Mommy I felt like I knew a lot about that period of time but the authors introduced elements of history I have never thought that much about and I was able to be entertained and learn something at the same time while reading this book.

1/20

Mindy — a room without books is empty I really like Historical fiction and one of my favorite time periods to read about is World War II. I had read before of how the Nazi’s would take valuables and spirit them away. This book takes that and gives you a exciting thrilling ride to save one of the most recognized pieces of art of all time. Even though this is fiction you feel like it was real and that it really happened. Excellent book.

Kim at Window To My World Chasing Mona Lisa i s a very well-written, suspense-filled novel that will entertain all readers! And the bonus content…the accuracy with which they capture life in the European theatre will lead the reader to look further into the rich history surrounding that time period. This is an excellent book, and one I am happy to recommend!

Diane at That’s What I’m Here For The book was well written and gave me A LOT of history to digest from this period in time. Very well researched and specific with events, the general unrest, fears, and moods of the people involved at this time. War is horrible and affects every aspect of life .

1/21

Danielle at The Happy Wife I was riveted from the beginning.

Vic’s at Media Room Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey have done an excellent job of research in preparing for this book and the story speeds along like an express train. Danger, thrills, espionage and romance “Chasing Mona Lisa” has it all. ”Chasing Mona Lisa” does not disappoint in any area.

Splashes Of Joy In this fast pace chase trying to protect this piece of famous art, the authors have created characters that are powerful and brave, and willing to do whatever it order to make sure no one gets their hands on this the [Mona Lisa].

Nicole at Bless their hearts mom I personally enjoyed the story and it was a easy read, if you have the time I am sure you will enjoy this story.

Elizabeth at Count It All Joy From the very beginning of the book we are kept on the edge of our seat during this adrenaline pumping story.

Kaylea at My Scrappy Life Overall, this novel is intense – but not terrifying. It’s a great read that will keep you guessing what happens. It’s would truly make a great movie because of the intrigue and suspense.

1/23

Lindsay at Live To Read This book is fast-paced and exciting, the events will take the reader by surprise and make the book very hard to put down.

Deb’s Here I think it is a great read for anyone~old and young alike.

Annette at A Well-Watered Garden I liked that the characters are put to the limit in what they are capable of doing when in a life or death situation. Then, they later ponder if they can be that brave or courageous again.

Christy’s Book Blog The authors include lots of fascinating history that will keep readers enthralled.

Kristen at Read Great Fiction I enjoyed reading this book.

Kate at Fuzzy Black Slippers & a Pink Hoodie Chasing Mona Lisa appears to be a well-researched novel, and the surprising plot twists just keep coming. The emotions were intense as the characters alternately ran for their lives, waited restlessly for information, or carefully plotted their next move.

1/24

Lisa at A Casual Reader’s Blog This was a very fun book. People who love action, history, and art will find a lot of things to enjoy in this book.

Lydia at The Overweight Bookshelf In Chasing Mona Lisa readers are treated to an action packed historical adventure. Told from the perspective of multiple characters from varying political and ethnic backgrounds, the fictional accounts of historical events are rich and varied.

Lauri at Knits Reads and Reviews This is a very well written book.

Pamela at Daysong Reflections Another winner by the team of Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey, “Chasing Mona Lisa” is on my recommended book list for fans of World War 2 novels.

Kendra at Happily Managing a Household of Boys Chasing Mona Lisa is a book that I think many will enjoy and I am very glad that I had the oppurtunity to read it.

Shari at The Knit Wit I found it a really intriguing story, with a lot of twists and turns along the way!

Keenly Kristin I love Chasing Mona Lisa. It is exciting, intense, suspenseful, and full of drama.

1/25

JHS @ Colloquiem Chasing Mona Lisa is a well-researched thriller loaded with narrow escapes, shocking plot developments, poignant moments in which the characters’ humanity makes them hauntingly sympathetic, all set against the backdrop of a proud country torn apart by war.

Joan at Book Reviews from an Avid Reader This is a pleasing novel to read of World War II Paris and the care of its art.

Laura at Day by Day in Our World I loved the descriptions of France and Switzerland as well as the interactions of the different characters.

Jendi’s Journal Another good read from Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey! The story line is interesting and fresh with some great twists and turns along the way.

Stephanie at A Cooking Bookworm

Linda’s Lunacy Chasing Mona Lisa is a very fast past, intriguing story.

1/26

Cara at the Law, Books & Life This is a great book for lovers of World War II or readers who love a historical novel set against the backdrop of real events

Tammy Is Blessed  I loved the premise and enjoyed the characters,

Holly at Shelf Life A fascinating read from start to finish.

Becky at Christian Chick’s Thoughts Chasing Mona Lisa is an intriguing tale of danger, theft, and a race against time.

Donna at Books and Such This is a fast-paced, sometimes violent thriller. It hooked me from the start and I didn’t want to put it down.

1/27

Melanie at So Many books.. So Little Time Chasing Mona Lisa delivers a suspenseful, detailed historical story you wont be able to set down! As is standard Tricia Goyer fashion, the richness of the history of the time draws the reader back to a distant time and invites the reader to dwell there.

Renee at Doorkeeper Chasing Mona Lisa is an action-packed historical thrill-ride with a romantic thread.

Jen at Happy Little Homemaker Goyer and Yorkey did a fabulous job with Chasing Mona Lisa. This book did not disappoint — go check it out today!

Jacque at Good Family Reads Tricia and Mike have managed to come together and swipe a page from history and make it current, believable and an unforgettable race against time.

Susan at New Every Morning This book is an action-packed thrill ride across France! I loved every minute of it.

1/28

Amber at Seasons of Humility Chasing Mona Lisa is an intriguing fictional race through a part of WWII history. The various perspectives (“good” guys and “bad” guys) add to the suspense and mystery, and the details and language keep the story interesting for historical-fiction lovers. Goyer and Yorkey really know how to tag-team it!

Lauren 5 Minutes for Books As usual, Tricia and Mike masterfully blend intriguing historic details with a thrilling plot and interesting characters.

Michelle Healing Hearts book review blog I’m loving it.

Karyn Teach Beside Me I loved this book. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres to read. I love learning something, but also having a fun story line to keep me going. This story was action packed! I read it really fast- a sign of a good book for me!

Athena at Our Crazy Life Filled with everything a good book needs – romance, mystery, deception and a kidnapping for good measure – Chasing Mona Lisa will keep you up all night reading. You won’t be able to put it down!

1/30

Michelle Life in Review I very highly recommend this book! It’s well researched and rich with historical detail. The fast-paced story hooked me from the very start and kept me on the edge of my seat. There are lots of great twists, turns, and surprises that keep you guessing and wondering what will happen next. It’s a riveting page-turner!

Britni Book Nook Club  This book wasn’t quite what I was expecting, but I still throughly enjoyed it.

Jennifer A Heart Full of Love It is full of adventure, adrenaline, and nail-biting moments.

Amber Living at the Whitehead’s Zoo I enjoyed being taken back to a little piece of history while enjoying a great story and would not hesitate to pick up another book from these authors.

Anna The Cross Is All Set in occupied France during World War 2, Chasing Mona Lisa is replete with intrigue, adventure, action and excitement. Bombs explode, tension thickens, the pace quickens as events quickly unfold, tumbling one upon another, and the reader is drawn into the plot longing to know what happens next…and why.

Patty at Broken Teepee  I did enjoy the overall story. It moved along quite nicely and the characters were well rounded.

Reviews by Molly I definitely recommend this novel. Rich in complexity and amazing historical detail, this novel is worthy of so much more than just 5 Books! Eric and Gabi aren’t ones to be missed on their missions, that’s for sure! The ending of this story is a whopper of unexpectedness and I can’t wait to see if these two incredibly amazing authors collaborate once again to bring their fans another amazing Swiss spy novel! INCREDIBLETASTIC work, Ms. Goyer and Mr. Yorkey!

Judy at Lost and Found Chasing Mona Lisa is a novel that keeps the reader intrigued and interested all the way to the finish line, and wanting more.

Angela at All Grown up?  With twists, turns, intrigue, a touch of romance… Chasing Mona Lisa has it all!

1/31

Jennifer at Life Happens Author Interview

Katie at Legacy of a Writer 

Bina at Books, Etc…by Bina I loved the character development, the setting details (particularly because I was raised in Europe and just visited Paris this past summer) and the action that just never seemed to quit.