Sunday, March 12, 2006

Maureen Lang's Pieces of Silver~Reviewed

Pieces of Silver
By Maureen Lang
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825436680

Liesel Bonner never questioned her devotion to her country. But because of her heritage, her country questions her. As her trust for others crumbles, Liesel finds that only God's loving protection, and the enigmatic agent who is tearing her world apart, can save her.

My grandfather was a veteran of the Great War, the 'war to end all wars.' Sadly, in the shadow of the horrors of WWII, this important era in our nation's history is often forgotten. The author does a wonderful job illuminating the intrigue of espionage on American soil at that time, and she weaves a powerful story of betrayal and sacrifice with a depth not often seen in fiction.

Sometimes doing the right thing doesn't feel right, but it still must be done. The heroine, Leisel, had some tough choices to make. As the story continues, you see her loyalty to America and to her faith supercede all others.

A very patriotic and uplifting story, Pieces of Silver was very hard to put down. I enjoyed every page and found the story fascinating and very well-written. I admired the hero, David, for his steadfast devotion to God and country as well. The way their plight brought them together was rich, and the love developing between them was truly powerful.

This story was worth reading, and unlike your typical war story, there was no actual war content in the story itself. It was more about espionage and the subversive tactics used at war time, and it had me on the edge of my seat. The coolest part of all was the ending. Methinks a sequel is in the works. I can't wait to read it!

Reviewed by Michelle Therese
Writing truth into fiction...digging deeper, soaring higher
2005 Great Beginnings finalist
writer/fiction reviewer

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