I especially enjoyed the storyline of Genny and the Max and wish more time had been devoted to them. Never before has Isa needed to cling so strongly to her faith in God. This review is my honest opinion. After fleeing two years earlier, Isa Lassone returns to her German occupied home in hopes of rescuing Edward Kirkland, the man of her childhood dreams. With her well-drawn characterizations, a tightly-plotted storyline, and deft handling of action sequences, this is my favorite Lang novel yet. He looked at them, looked at their papers, then asked Edward in rather bad French why they were traveling so early in the morning, having come so far from Turnhout already.
Both have chosen to risk their life to bring information to the people of Belgium — to fight the Germans who have so brutally ransacked their beloved country. Do you think Edward is right? When all seems lost, Isa accepts her fate. I felt the hatred and tasted the fear. The best part about the book involved Genny's evolving relationship with a German officer. A man not much older than Edward was forced at gunpoint to open the packet he carried, to remove his coat and hat, even his shoes.
I am very picky and can pretty much pick up basic errors on the subject. She feared the slightest move would sound a rustle. Edward assures them God is concerned, because He loves all of us. Our heroine, Isa, is sometime unbelievably naive in wartime, but steadfast. She must reach that sound.
Max, in particular, stands out as a truly wonderful creation. Secondary characters such as Genny and the Major, lend even more to the romantic aspect of the story, and prove that love can overcome hatred if given the change. Then the story builds to an exciting climax, leaving one doubting whether the story will turn out well. The book would stand alone even wit Some books seem to create a feeling of being at the scene of events. Not sure where to start? My Review: A strong story line goes a long way to make a novel enjoyable, and this book has just that. Isa thinks Belgium is dangerous for both of them. I used to bemoan the fact there were few stories set during this fascinating time era, but since the popularity of Julian brainchild many Great War stories have exploded into being.
Isa insists on helping Edward, despite the massive personal risks if her involvement is discovered by the Germans. He stopped without warning and her face nearly hit his sole. The tall grass hid everything but the path she left behind, and suddenly she hit something—or rather, someone. Edward refuses to leave Belgium and Isa reclaims her stately family home in Brussels which is now occupied by an injured German Major. The Plot - Isa Lassone and her family left Brussels at the start of World War I.
Whisper on the Wind is a moving book with a suspenseful plot that has a twist of romance—all nestled in a historical setting. Disclaimer: Maureen Lang is a friend of mine. He is involved in an extensive secret network that prints and distributes the underground newspaper La Libre Belgique. Wartime novels are not a favorite genre of mine, so maybe it was just me that felt the story could've traveled at a quicker pace. When everything within Genny and Isa screams to deny any kinship with one of their loathed German oppressors, Max's quiet faith forces them to acknowledge a commonality stronger than national loyalty.
I really enjoyed Isa's story. I am a member of two blog alliances and I work directly with publicists and publishers at their request to review a variety of Christian fiction and non-fiction books. She gets an idea in her head and no one can do anything to talk her out of it. For the most part I liked the characters, but Edward's protectiveness did frustrate me at times. I am reading the Great War series backwards, but that doesn't matter as each story is complete in itself. But when Isa arrives with her unexpected treasure, the welcome she receives is far cooler than she'd hoped -- Edward, stripped of his once-vibrant faith thanks the horrors of war, refuses to leave Brussels, determined to sacrifice his life if need be for the resistance newspaper La Libre Belgique.
Amy Sondova is a writer specializing in media writing, including interviews and reviews, as well as blogging. You never know when I might play a wild card on you! A guide was supposed to take me to you; no one told me it would be you. According to German forces, publishing an underground newspaper is worthy of the death sentence and Isa knowingly accepts the risk. He refuses to leave and so Isa ends up helping him with a secret newspaper. Whisper on the Wind is a good example of how a romance can be geared to Christian readers without being at all preachy. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Perhaps if one is more religiously oriented than I am, this book would appeal to you more than it appeals to me.
Eventually Maureen became the recipient of a Golden Heart Award from Romance Writers of America, followed by the publication of three secular romance novels. Though I knew how things would turn out, the author is rather clever in developing her plot. The stop and go is making me ill. Isa is an American, but her Belgian roots are stronger. . Whisper on the Wind had a lot of conflict and a wonderfully subtle romantic thread.