Sunday, April 20, 2014

Simple Faith



Title:  Simple Faith (Peacemakers Series #2)
Author:  Anna Schmidt
Pages:  320
Year:  2014
Publisher:  Shiloh Run Press
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book from www.bookfun.org
In the continuing story of Anja, Beth and others first introduced in All God’s Children, the audience will be captivated by the way locals help downed airmen to safety.  The network of characters brought to life on the pages will remind people of other acts of bravery done to help during times of war.  The Gestapo is always on the heels of the main characters, attempting to keep them from leaving Germany.  Not only is the Gestapo presence more visual to locals, the risk of dangers grows exponentially with each attempt to return men to their homeland while keeping the locals from being caught.  Even with the main characters from the first story having to obtain new identities there are no guarantees that they will ever be safe.  Plus some dark sinister man has infiltrated the escape route used and as the safe houses begin to be torn apart by the Nazis, time becomes even more crucial to moving people before they are caught.
In book 2, the tension builds as readers might find themselves wondering who the antagonist is and who is not.  Lives are at stake as well as the future welfare of Germany once the way is over, with most people knowing that their lives and country has been forever changed.  Again, the author reveals a couple tenets of the Quaker faith as the tale climaxes and will be completed in book three to be released this summer.
While some author’s books can be read as stand alone, the Peacemakers series isn’t one of them so please read All God’s Children first so you can follow the developing tale.  The tension, love, faith, romance and description of scenes capture the imagination from the first to the last page.  Personally, I cannot wait to see how the author wraps up the series.  I have enjoyed the books very much!
My rating is 4 stars.
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