Songbird Under a German Moon

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The year is 1945. The war is over and 21-year-old Betty Lake has been invited to Europe to sing in a USO tour for American soldiers who now occupy Hitler’s Germany. The first night’s performance is a hit. Betty becomes enthralled with the applause, the former Nazi-held mansion they’re housed in and the attention of Frank Witt, the US Army Signal Corp Photographer. Yet the next night this songbird is ready to fly the coop when Betty’s dear friend, Kat, turns up missing. Betty soon realizes Frank’s photographs ...
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Overview

The year is 1945. The war is over and 21-year-old Betty Lake has been invited to Europe to sing in a USO tour for American soldiers who now occupy Hitler’s Germany. The first night’s performance is a hit. Betty becomes enthralled with the applause, the former Nazi-held mansion they’re housed in and the attention of Frank Witt, the US Army Signal Corp Photographer. Yet the next night this songbird is ready to fly the coop when Betty’s dear friend, Kat, turns up missing. Betty soon realizes Frank’s photographs could be the key to finding Kat. Betty and Frank team up against post-war Nazi influences and the two lovebirds’ hearts may find the answers...in each other. But will they have a chance for their romance to sing? The truth will be revealed under a German moon.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935416685
  • Publisher: Summerside Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 974,182
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Tricia Goyer is an award-winning author of twelve novels, more than 300 articles and six nonfiction books. In researching for her WWII novels, Tricia has interviewed over one hundred veterans and service women involved in support efforts. She has also traveled to Germany, the Czech Republic, and Austria for research. She lives with her husband and three children in Kalispell, Montana.
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  • Posted July 30, 2012

    KEPT ME IN SUSPENSE!!! I just finished reading Songbird Under a

    KEPT ME IN SUSPENSE!!!
    I just finished reading Songbird Under a German Moon by Tricia Goyer within 2 days! It's such a great book to read. If you like to be in suspense while hearing a love story then you should read this book! Songbird Under a german Moon is about a young woman named Betty Lake who arrived at Bayreuth,Germany after WW2 to sing/entertain the U.S. troops who are currently occupying post-Hitler Germany. Her first performance is a hit and she is praised for her beautiful voice. She also attracts the attention of Frank Witt, a U.S. Army Air Corps combat photographer. But before they can start their romance, her roomate,Kat, goes missing. Everyone concludes that she committed suicide but to both Betty and Frank it seemed like it was murder. So, it's up to both the lovebirds to help solve the mystery. Will Betty and Frank have a chance to let their romance sing? Who killed Kat and why? The truth is revealed under

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Another excellent novel by this author

    Goyer gives her readers post World War 2 drama & mystery.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    amazing

    You should defenitely read this if you are looking for a good summer read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

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  • Posted July 23, 2010

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    Intriguing

    Thanks to Summerside Press for a review copy of this book. I love the way Tricia Goyer helps me learn about history as she sweeps me into her intriguing stories; this one's set in 1945 after World War II is over. I immediately care about the main characters Songbird, alias Betty Lake, a singer for the occupied troops in Germany, and Frank Witt, a combat photographer, who meet on a plane ride to their new assignments. Tricia Goyer shows the aftermath and destruction of a city and pulse of the community through these character's eyes. Loved it!!

    Betty is thrilled about this opportunity, but Frank thinks there's been a mistake on his assignment. He takes pictures of combat scenes, not show girls. Although, when he learns that Betty is in the show, his attitude starts to soften. He needs to win Betty's cooperation in order for them to work together to solve a mystery, in the hopes of saving thousands of lives.

    I was fascinated by the setting of this book. I wondered if these places were real, what they looked like; so I googled them and here's what I discovered. Beautiful pictures of Festspielhaus in Bayreuth showed up on the web. It's a real theater built specifically for operas by composer Richard Wagner. He also constructed a home nearby called Villa Wahnfried-where the USO singers in Tricia Goyer's story stayed. I googled Richard Wagner and discovered some scary stuff the author refers to in this book about Hitler drawing inspiration from this composer's music. Tricia doesn't bog you down with an overwhelming amount of historical facts, but alludes to them through the characters and what people were concerned about back then after Hitler's death.

    This is not the first book by Tricia Goyer I've enjoyed and learned from. Thanks Tricia, for your help in learning about another part of history. Thanks for a special story that has two real people caught in a whirlwind, doing the best they can to trust in God at a time when no one could trust anyone. It was a time of recovery for a country and its people. After reading this, I'm ready to read another book by Tricia, you will too.

    Nora St.Laurent
    The Book Club Network www.bookfun.org
    Finding Hope Through Fiction www.psalm516.blogspot.com

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  • Posted April 2, 2010

    Mystery and Romance

    Tricia Goyer's extensive research into the World War II era, including many firsthand accounts from WWII vets, shows in every book she's written about this time. Songbird Under a German Moon is no exception. Betty, Frank, and all the other characters in this book are real, fun, and I got to the end of the book feeling as though I'd made a slew of new friends. Of course, the intrigue and mystery always capture my attention, and that did not disappoint in this latest story from this author. A truly enjoyable read.

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  • Posted March 31, 2010

    Historical mystery sometimes clunks, but romance rocks

    Songbird Under a German Moon by Tricia Goyer is a fast-paced historical mystery set in Germany in the days after World War II. Betty Lake arrives in Bayreuth, Germany to perform in a USO tour. She's thrilled to be singing in such a prestigious theater, one that was designed by Wagner, but her excitement quickly turns to fear when her roommate mysteriously dies, and Betty is certain that the label of suicide is wrong. Army photographer and undercover spy, Frank Witt not only believes her, but is falling under the spell of her beautiful looks and song. The couple must put aside their own fears and work together to discover the truth before someone else dies. While not up to the standard of Goyer's other work, this is still a great read. The look behind the scenes at the USO as well as the political climate in post-war Germany is compelling. The mystery itself is a bit obvious and the machinery for it creaks in spots. That said, I wouldn't mind at all if Betty and Frank decided to team up again and continue solving mysteries while serving in the military.

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