Friday, April 2, 2010

Blog Tour & Contest: Songbird Under a German Moon by Tricia Goyer

I've looked forward to blogging about Tricia Goyer's latest book, Songbird Under a German Moon. One of the occupational hazards of being an editor is that my internal editor won't turn off when I read a book. I find myself editing another writer's writing--reconstructing sentences, downsizing word count, moving commas to their proper place.

And, yes, I realize others probably do the same thing to my writing. So be it.

While reading Songbird, I just sat back and enjoyed the story. Tricia weaves an intriguing mystery sets in post World War II. Her heroine, 21-year-old Betty Lake, is part of a USO show sent to entertain the troops occuying Germany. Tricia's plot includes a love story and a murder, as well as a dash of musical history thrown in. And while I suspected "whodunit", I didn't correctly guess the murderer's motive. It's always great to get to the end of a mystery and be surprised by the author's ending.

Tricia is the author of 20 books, both fiction and non-fiction. She also speaks regularly at MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers International) Conventions, and has a heart to encourage teen moms.

To have a chance to win one of three signed copies of Songbird Under a German Moon:

Leave a comment on Tricia's blog or send an e-mail through her web page answering this question: What era in history do you wish you'd lived in and why?
Earn extra entries by signing up for Tricia's newsletter or becoming a fan on Facebook or Tweeting about the contest on Twitter (use hashtag #songbird)!

Disclaimer: As part of this blog tour sponsored by Litfuse, I received a complimentary copy of Songbird Under a German Moon.


Patricia said...

Thanks for this review, Beth. It sounds like a book I could really enjoy.

I'm not an editor, but I understand your "occupational hazard." I think I may have missed my calling - I might be a better editor than a writer, and it drives me crazy when I'm simply trying to read for enjoyment. Unless the writing really is poorly crafted, it sometimes just takes me a chapter or two to separate the author's voice from my own.

I'm going to visit Tricia's blog right now.

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Beth K. Vogt said...

Nice to know I'm not alone in my editorial idiosyncrasy.
Maybe I should share a list of books where my internal editor didn't turn on!