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5.21.2014

Simple Faith ~ Review

Simple Faith
The Peacemakers #2
By Anna Schmidt

Having read All God's Children I was more than thrilled to have the opportunity to review the second book in The Peacemakers series. And I was even more excited after a recent online chat with author Anna Schmidt, who also calls Wisconsin home.

That being said on to the review.  Time has passed since Anja, Beth, and Josef escaped the Nazi camp.  And they are determined to make a difference through the resistance by helping Allied forces trapped behind enemy lines.

Anja's husband and daughter were victims of the Nazis and she's determined that no one else will have to experience the loss that she has.  But to make it work she is sacrificing time with her son Daniel in an effort to keep him safe.

But when the resistance recovers Airman Peter Trent the danger to everyone involved goes up.  And Anja's heart is in danger as well.

If you've read All God's Children you will not be disappointed in Simple Faith.  The book will easily capture your attention from the first pages with Peter parachuting over Belgium to the last with those who have survived gathered together in celebration willing to share of themselves yet again.

What I especially like about historical fiction is that it brings the past to life in an author's own unique voice. Anna Schmidt's Peacemakers is on par with the works of Brock and Bodie Thoene.

I was provided a copy of this book by the author through PUYB in conjunction with this blog tour in exchange for my fair and honest review.



About the Author:

Anna Schmidt is a three-time finalist for the coveted RITA award presented annually by Romance Writers of America. Her novel A SISTER’S FORGIVENESS gives Anna her fourth finalist honor for the Reviewers’ Choice Awards from Romantic Times magazine. She has won that award twice before.

Anna is the author of over twenty-five works of historical and contemporary fiction including her most recent series—THE PEACEMAKERS – set in World War II.  All God’s Children was released last fall and tells the story of Beth—an American Quaker trapped in Nazi Germany where she finds herself fall in love with Josef—a young German medical student who is determined to save his beloved homeland from Hitler’s oppressive regime. Publisher’s Weekly had high praise for the novel noting that "The activities of the White Rose resistance group, as well as the prisoner uprising at the Sobibor concentration camp, are more than simple historical context. Schmidt seamlessly integrates these actual events, and the courageous real-life individuals who fought against Hitler’s regime, with her fictional characters and their story, to produce a strong tale of hope and love in the face of insurmountable obstacles."

Her current release is the inspirational historical romance, Simple Faith.

About the Book:

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. Anja knows that Mikel, her fellow resistance worker, loves her. He would make a good husband and father for her son, but she doesn’t share his feelings. Is friendship enough?

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 marrying Mikel may be the only way she can save Peter.

Visit her website at www.booksbyanna.com or her blog at www.booksbyanna.wordpress.com.

Available at AMAZON 

Discuss this book in the PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads by clicking HERE.

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