Wednesday, March 12, 2014

"Simple Faith" by Anna Schmidt

About this book:

“The War Had Taken Anja’s World…
 Quaker Anja Steinberg could not save to Jewish husband and young daughter from the Nazis, but even in the midst of heartbreak, Anja is following her faith’s calling to help Allied airmen escape from behind enemy lines to freedom
 When American Peter Trent’s plane is shot down, he parachutes into a field near Anja’s grandfather’s farm, and she sees Peter as just one more in a long line of soldiers that she will help escape to return to his base in England. The journey will take months and he will need to travel across most of western Europe- all the while with the Gestapo in pursuit. There’s just one small problem: Anja is falling in love with Pater. And loving this soldier could be life-threatening, not only for Peter but for Anja and her ten-year-old son as well.”

 Series: Book #2 in the “Peacemakers”. (I have not read book 1, “All God’s Children”.)

Spiritual Content- Deuteronomy 4:9 in the first part & Isaiah 43:10 at the second; Anja is a Quaker and has a very strong Faith; Mikel thinks she’s crazy for believing in God in the world they live in; Peter grew up in Church but never really went deeper but admires Anja for her Faith and starts praying.

Negative Content- Guns are shot (no one is killed because of them); people are slapped by Nazi soldiers.

Sexual Content- Anja walks into a brothel (for shelter), thinking that the women were “doing what they thought was necessary to survive”, and says (in her mind) that her heart breaks at what those women have to do; *Spoiler* Once Peter & Anja are married and though Anja’s tired, she still wants to “consummate” the marriage (according to Peter the next day they did nothing); Peter studies her shoulder. *Spoiler*

-Anja Steinberg
-Peter Trent

                                         P.O.V. switches between & Mikel
                                                Set in 1943 & ends in 1945
                                                                           319 pages

(for 16+)
(for 14-15)
Personally, I think this book would be better for Mid High Schoolers (16+) and up just because of the War parts and the little bit of sexual content. Can’t wait for the next book in the series! (Oh, and to read the first book in the series. ;) )

{Check back on Friday for the continuation of the Beverly Lewis countdown!} 

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from Book Fun for this review.

1 comment:

  1. I have the first book on my Kindle, but I haven't read it yet! Sounds like a great series though!