Simple Faith by Anna Schimdt ~ Review

Simple Faith (Peacemakers #2)Lucie's Review: 

Peter Trent enlisted to have an adventure, and gets more than he bargains for when his first bomber goes down, leaving him stranded with a bullet in his leg. A young boy hides him in a ditch, while the Germans search the surrounding area for the downed airman.

Peter couldn't have fallen in a better place. Anja along with her friends, who were in the first book Josef and Lizbeth are part of an underground operation that helps downed airmen back to their units.

Anja is a widow who lost her husband and daughter in Hitler's Sobibor death camp. She works as a nurse during the week and on the weekend helps Peter prepare for his journey by teaching him German, along with tricks to help him out smart the Germans. As she spends more time with Peter she begins to wonder if she could possibly love again...

 Throughout this book there are strong themes of human ingenuity and God's providence. There was a large cast of characters, many of them playing their part an disappearing showing the strength of the underground operation. This book did a great job of realistically portraying the German war machine and the tenacity with which the pursued the people who were brave enough to oppose them.

Both Peter and Anja are well developed main characters, who are brave and noble. Their interaction was handled well, keeping in mind the confines of their circumstances.

Overall this was a well written fast-paced read filled with action, adventure, and suspense. Even though this book covers a hard time in history this book is not depressing, and is filled with hope. This is a fantastic book that celebrates the courage of ordinary people in the face of overwhelming odds.

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