Thursday, May 22, 2014

Simple Faith by Anna Schmidt

Simple Faith (Peacemakers #2)Book Description:
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.

My Thoughts:
After reading the first book in this series, I was excited about this one and it didn't disappoint!  This book is set during WWII and Anja has lost her husband and daughter.  She is part of the resistance and helps allied soldiers get to safety.  During all this, she is focused on helping others and keeping her son safe.  Her heart died with her husband, she believes, and her goal now is in the complex world of helping soldiers and maybe she will find that her heart is just hurt not dead.  
Oh my!  The author writes to where you can feel the emotions of the characters.  As they evade the Nazis and help soldiers get to safety, you feel the danger.  I loved seeing the complex routes they had to take and was seriously on the edge of my seat reading this.  I also enjoyed the way the book started out with action and didn't really let up.  There was some serious stress and scares but it is a book that once you start reading, you won't put it down.
I rate this a 5/5.  If you've read the first book great, you have some back-story, but if not, this book stands alone perfectly.

Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book (via PUYB).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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