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In Brussels at the height of WWI, a small, underground newspaper is the only thing offering the occupied city hope-and real news of the war. The paper may be a small whisper among the shouts of the German army, but Edward Kirkland will do anything to keep it in print. Meanwhile, Isa Lassone, a Belgian-American socialite whose parents whisked her to safety at the start of the war, sneaks back into the country to rescue those dearest to her: Edward and his mother. But Edward refuses to go, and soon Isa is drawn into his secret life printing the newspaper . . . And into his heart.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1414324367
ISBN-13: 9781414324364
Series: Great War

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In Brussels at the height of WWI, a small, underground newspaper is the only thing offering the occupied city hope—and real news of the war. The paper may be a small whisper amid the shouts of the German army, but Edward Kirkland will do anything to keep it in print. Meanwhile, Isa Lassone, a Belgian-American socialite whose parents whisked her to safety at the start of the war, sneaks back into the country to rescue those dearest to her: Edward and his mother. But Edward refuses to go, and soon Isa is drawn into his secret life printing the newspaper . . . And into his heart.

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  1. Ruth
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Whisper on the Wind
    May 30, 2017
    Ruth
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Have you ever wondered at the power we give words? Nothing but mere words on paper can keep us up at night, perched on the edge of our chairs, frantically biting nails to see what happens next. Humorously exaggerated picture, yes, but some books are like that---we can't wait to see what's on the next page.

    I wouldn't say this book was quite in that category, but it came close. The story was written well and kept one interested, but something was just a bit off, like it needed an extra stitch of something.

    If I were able to change one thing in this book, I would have Isa gone for closer to five years. Leaving at 16 and arriving at 18 just doesn't seem long enough to "grow up" as much as Isa thinks she has. I think 14 to 18 would be more realistic. But really, there wasn't anything big I could see needing changed, just a few minute details here and there.

    I don't read a lot about the World Wars, I guess because I prefer to read about happier times. I see a book set in those times and automatically look for a different one. But for whatever reason, I read this one. And I'm glad I did.

    I will say, the ending of the book disappointed me a little. So many things are left rather hanging. Oh, nothing serious, but enough to make a person wonder. Did so and so ever meet? Were these people conspiring together? Was this person a spy? Who was the spy? What happened directly afterwards for the main characters? Etc.

    Whisper on the Wind is the second book in Maureen Lang's GREAT WAR SERIES, the first book being Look to the East and the third being Springtime of the Spirit. I haven't read either of the others, but hope to before too long. This book didn't seem to need an accompaniment, but maybe after reading the others I'll change my mind. :)
  2. The Quiet Eccentric
    Canada
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great book!
    December 23, 2012
    The Quiet Eccentric
    Canada
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I read this book right after I finished it's prequel "Look To The East". (this series needn't be read in order)

    The other book was good, but I much preferred this story. Since I was expecting a captivating war story with some excitement and a little romance, Maureen Lang didn't let me down! I'd recommend this product to anyone who enjoys a great historical novel!
  3. PharmD
    Johnston,SC
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    This is an enchanting story
    December 18, 2012
    PharmD
    Johnston,SC
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    This is a wonderful story. I found it very hard to put down. It is full of suspense, drama, and most importantly Gods word. I enjoyed how scripture was incorporated within the book.
  4. AJH
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Fantastic, Just know there is one before it!
    August 23, 2011
    AJH
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This was a FANTASTIC read! I love stories of War times and the things these people had to go through. And this one has a great love story (or stories) and great heart and great instruction for faith as well. The only thing was that it didn't warn you that it was the 2nd book in the series. So if you can read the "Look to the East" so there won't be any spoilers. I am looking forward to still reading that one as well as the 3rd in the series! It's a must buy!
  5. Ruth Axtell Morren
    Maine
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great World War I drama
    March 26, 2011
    Ruth Axtell Morren
    Maine
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book hooks you in from page one all the way to the epilogue. Riveting danger in World War I occupied Belgium, mainly Brussels. We usually don't think of the occupied cities during World War I, only W.W.II. We think of trenches and Red Cross nurses, and yet there were real people suffering in the villages and towns the Germans occupied in these years.

    Lang has a gifted way of drawing characters who suffer, struggle with their faith, find joy even in the midst of tough circumstances and in the end prevail.

    I particularly liked the secondary romance between a Belgian/British woman and a German major.

    If you want a book that you read with baited breath, brings a tear to your eye, and keeps you guessing till the end, this is it. Can't wait to read the other two in this series (which seem to be standalone novels).
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