5 Minutes for Books — A Shadow of Treason

by Jennifer Donovan

Sophie discovers that nothing is as she first imagined. When Walt, the reporter who helped her over the border, shows up again after Guernica is bombed, Sophie is given an impossible mission. She must leave behind the man she’s fallen in love with and return to the person who betrayed her. Another layer of the war in Spain is revealed as Sophie is drawn into the international espionage schemes that could turn the tide of the war and help protect the soldiers from the International Brigade … she must find a way to get a critical piece of information to Walt in time.

In A Shadow of Treason, Tricia Goyer continues the story of those who are involved in the Spanish Civil War (which she began in A Valley of Betrayal (see my review and interviewa-shadow.jpg with the author here). As I have come to expect in her fiction, she portrays the effect that the culture and climate have on her characters. In this setting of war, the characters are forced to examine who they are, and for what they exist. The story is dramatic without being overdone, historically interesting without bogging the reader down with too many details, and personal without being sappy.

See more about this series and Tricia’s other work–fiction and nonfiction–and view a trailer for A Shadow of Treason at TriciaGoyer.com.

We have two copies to giveaway to a U.S. or Canadian reader. Please leave a comment to win.

The winners of The Daring Book for Girls are
#97 Kristen
#139 Jenn in AZ
#49 Chondra



Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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21 Jenn in AZ November 27, 2007 at 1:45 pm

WOW! I won the Daring Book for Girls!! My 9 yo daughter has already asked if she could read it! LOL! Thanks!

I would love a chance for this book, too. I have to find the prequel, though. I love books–historical fiction is one of my favorite genres.

Thanks again!
Jenn

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My husband and I were able to visit Spain last year, so I’d love to read this and learn more about the country’s history.

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