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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

A Valley Of Betrayal

This is my friend, Tricia Goyer. She's one amazing lady! Not only a phenomenal author, Tricia is also a homeschooling mom, loving friend, and incredible prayer partner. But don't just take my word for it...


Tricia Goyer is the author of five novels, two nonfiction books and one children's book. She was named Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference Writer of the Year in 2003. In 2005, her novel Night Song, the second title in Tricia’s World War II series, won ACFW's Book of the Year for Best Long Historical Romance. In 2006, her novel Dawn of A Thousand Nights also won book of the Year for Long Historical Romance. Tricia and her husband, John, live with their family in northwestern Montana. In addition to her fantastic books, Tricia has two amazing blogs, It's Real Life and a parenting blog Generation NeXt Parenting.

Now I get to share a personal tidbit about Tricia's new book. I had the privilege of reading a copy of the book back in November. In fact, Tricia's book was what kept me from going stir crazy during the weekend recuperation after foot surgery. But because of Tricia’s book what stood out most about that weekend was the enticing taste of history that planted me firmly within the time period of the Spanish civil war.

A Valley of Betrayal is a haunting depiction of the autocracies of war as well as the triumph of faith. Through the power of story Tricia brings history alive so that we never forget the battles that have been fought and the brave men and women who have gone before us.

ABOUT THE BOOK: A Valley Of Betrayal Book one in the Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War.

For reasons beyond her control, Sophie finds herself alone in the war-torn Spanish countryside, searching for her beloved Michael. His work as a news photographer has taken him deep into the country wracked by civil war. What was once a thriving paradise has become a battleground for Nazi-backed Franco fascist soldiers and Spanish patriots. She is caught up in the escalating events when the route to safety is blocked and fighting surrounds her.

Secrets abound in the ruined Spain. Michael is loving but elusive, especially about beautiful Maria. The American who helped Sophie sneak into Spain turns up in odd places. Michael's friend Jose knows more than he tells. When reports of Michael's disappearance reach her, Sophie is devastated. What are her feelings for Philip, an American soldier who comes to her rescue?

Sophie must sift truth from lies as she becomes more embroiled in the war that threatens her life and breaks her heart. On her darkest night, Sophie takes refuge with a brigade of international compatriots. Among these volunteers, she pledges to make the plight of the Spanish people known around the world through the power of art.

Acclaimed author Tricia Goyer creates a riveting cast of characters against the backdrop of pre-WWII Spain. Love, loss, pain, and beauty abound in A Valley Of Betrayal, the first book in her new series, Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War.


Tricia Goyer said...

Thanks for having me Amy!

Amy Wallace said...

You're welcome! It's always awesome to share about the best of CBA fiction. ;-)

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