Item description for Pieces of Silver (Pieces of Silver Series #1) by Maureen Lang...
Overview When Liesel Bonner begins to suspect that the man she loves is involved in espionage against America, she knows she must do something. She finds that even as her trust in people crumbles, God's loving protection can save her.
Publishers Description Liesel Bonner never questioned her devotion to her country. But because of her heritage, her country questions her. Despite the fact that no one has any proof of her disloyalty, Liesel is fired from her stenographer's position and has great difficulty finding another job because few people trust those with a name as German as her own. When she begins to suspect that the man she loves is involved in espionage against America, Liesel knows she has to do something. 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.
Awards and Recognitions Pieces of Silver (Pieces of Silver Series #1) by Maureen Lang has received the following awards and recognitions -
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Studio: Kregel Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2006
Publisher Kregel Publications
ISBN 0825436680 ISBN13 9780825436680
Availability 0 units.
More About Maureen Lang
Maureen Lang is the author of ten Christian Inspirational novels and three novellas that celebrate a mix of God's love, history and romance. Early writing distinctions include RWA's Golden Heart Award then ACFW's Genesis, followed by published works winning RWA's Inspirational Readers Choice Contest, a HOLT Medallion and the Selah Award. She's also been a finalist for the Rita, Christy and Carol Awards. A wife and mother of three, she is the primary caregiver to her adult son with Fragile X Syndrome and lives in the Chicago area. Maureen can be found online at her Website, on Goodreads or Facebook and participates in a group blog at Christians Read.
Reviews - What do customers think about Pieces of Silver (Pieces of Silver Series #1)?
Great book! Jan 9, 2007
It's a great story! Hard to put down until you're done ... and then you wish there was more. Solid Christian values as the foundation coupled with real life struggles involving loyalty, honesty, secrecy, friendship and of course, love.
touching, gripping & very satisfying read! Dec 10, 2006
I bought this book b/c of the good on-line reviews, and I wasn't disappointed. I really loved reading about the time period--World War I. We don't read about that period often in American literature. I knew very little about the prejudices against Germans at that time. Lang delivers a very good story: strong plot; wonderful characters (great hero and heroine); and lots of well-researched historical background. Although there were technically two heroes, Lang early on gains sympathy for David--the outsider--the ultimate hero. Although initially she describes him as the less interesting one, he quickly wins the reader over with his integrity, sense of fairness, quiet sense of confidence coupled with humility...Well, you get the picture. The story is really told through the heroine's eyes, a first generation American who is torn between the sympathy she has for her fellow German-Americans and her love for her country, America. She is put in an impossible situation, whether to help a lifelong friend or obey the law and prove her patriotism. Great read, Maureen Lang!
Good book. Oct 13, 2006
Very good book. The fear of the American people, during the Great WAr, for anyone German, was interesting. Sad. And there were German/Americans who were very supportive of the American cause, and there were those who were not. Yet the supportive ones still weren't hired for certain jobs in this country. I found the book to be realistic. It was hard to put down. It was interesting. Better than your typical Christian novel. True to life. Good book. Enjoyed it.
Nice, but... Jul 17, 2006
I liked the book, especially due to my German ancestry. However there were a few issues I had with it, most with regard to David de Serre & general character development.
The hero, David, never truly became real to me. For much of the book, he was nothing more than a shadowy threat to Liesel; one I knew in the end would win her heart. His supra-patriotism was at best irksome, though it certainly rings true from the time period. I don't feel he was nearly as well-developed as he could have been. I was left wondering why Liesel had fallen for him, other than the fact that he was the author-intended match. Towards the end of the book, the reader begins to gain a bit more insight into David, making him seem slightly more real. However, his sudden romantic interest in Liesel seems almost forced. Perhaps it was because I as the reader was not privy to nearly as many of David's thoughts & feelings as I was to Liesel's. Overall, though, when I think of David, I think of wood.
The interesting twist at the end of the story left me scratching my head a bit. Is there going to be a sequel? It seems the author so enjoyed the character of Josef, Liesel's "intended", that she couldn't bear to part with him entirely. (I can't blame her. There were times I preferred him to David.)
I enjoyed Liesel's character very much, however I felt like most of the character development was directed solely into her, ignoring the remaining array of characters who splashed across the pages. I really wanted to like David, love Liesel's family, & grieve Josef, but I couldn't. Instead, I was simply relieved that Liesel's life had finally calmed down by the end.
Most of the other reviewers really seem to like this book, which is why I purchased it. It fell short of my personal expectations, though. By the time it was over, I was exhausted, not inspired. I give it 4 stars anyway, because I just loved Liesel. She is a female character worth admiring.
PIECES OF SILVER - A dynamic Novel! Jul 14, 2006
Its been a long time since a historical romance set during WWI has stirred my soul and imagination. In PIECES OF SILVER Maureen Lang successfully held me captive with her no holds barred love story of international espionage, betrayal, and vivid characters that you either love or hate. Furthermore, her descriptive prose makes for the most enjoyable read and her surprise ending leaves you wanting more!
Linda Wichman, Award winning author of, Legend of the Emerald Rose.