Sunday, March 16, 2014

Review of "Simple Faith"

Review of Simple Faith

by Anna Schmidt

After losing her beloved husband and daughter and surviving Hitler’s Sobibor death camp, Quaker widow Anja Steinberg dedicates her life to helping others and keeping her son safe. As a member of the resistance, she helps displaced Allied airmen get back to their units in England. The journey is rigorous and filled with danger and there is no time for romance. Then American Peter Trent parachutes into her life. She must face facts—her heart did not die with her late husband and true love could be hers again. But will a romance hurt Peter’s chance of escape from the Nazis—and endanger her life as well?

The Peacemakers Series:
Book 1 - All God's Children
Book 2 - Simple Faith - Available March 2014

MY REVIEW:   This book has given me incredible insights into WWII for those on the other side of our world.   I had seen many artifacts from my late uncle:   the censored letters home, his Purple Heart, his leave papers, picture of him in his uniform, his gravestone, and more.  But to think of the many silent soldiers who worked tirelessly to bring soldiers to safety and freedom was a real eye-opener for me.   I have a great respect for these special helpers as they put their selves and their families in danger every day and yet, they continued.    Add in the romance between Anja and one of the soldiers she saves, Peter, and this book is truly remarkable.   
I was given a paperback copy of this book by The Book Club Network and a pdf copy by netgalley.    

About the Author:

Anna Schmidt is the award-winning author of over twenty works of historical and contemporary fiction. A reviewer from Romantic Times notes that “Schmidt is not timid about presenting her characters with their faults laid bare for the reader to see.” 
Currently Anna is working on a new series set in WWII Germany with an American Quaker protagonist. The first novel--ALL GOD'S CHILDREN-has already been praised by Publisher's Weekly! Her trilogy of contemporary novels about Mennonites living in the community of Pinecraft just outside Anna’s winter home of Sarasota, Florida will be complkete with the publication of the third and final book A MOTHER'S PROMISE in Dec.. 
Anna is a three-time finalist for the coveted RITA award from Romance Writers of America and has finals and won the Reader's Choice award from Romantic Times magazine. Critics have called Anna "a wonderful storyteller"! 

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