Thursday, August 5, 2010

Book Review: Whisper on the Wind by Maureen Lang

Isa Lassone, an American by birth, was raised in pre-World War One Belgium. Privileged, pampered and neglected by her parents, Isa found her true home and a second family in the hotel where she stayed while her parents traveled. There she had also come to learn of God from Genny Kirkland, her mentor and second mother.

Then in 1914 the Germans invaded Belgium and Isa’s parents fled with her to America. Two years later Isa works against all odds to return to Belgium and the loved ones she left behind. She brings them hope, an unshaken faith in God….and a way to escape the German tyranny. But while she was gone, the Belgium she knew has disappeared. Her home has been occupied by the German army, the Kirkland family has lost their dear father and her beloved Edward Kirkland refuses to see that she is more than the spoiled child he had known two years before. Isa determines to show Edward that he is wrong – and finds herself involved in a most dangerous enterprise: the publication of the newspaper of the resistance – La Libre Belgique.

Author Maureen Lang shows us a clear view of an occupied society, and the power of the written word that can inspire even the most wretched person to hope for freedom. Most of all, she shows us the unshakable power of God, even in the midst of oppression. I look forward to reading more of Mrs. Lang’s books!

Tyndale House publishers provided a copy of this book for review.

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