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[Inspirational Historical  Romance/Fiction]

Anna Schmidt



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.
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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.

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SIMPLE FAITH by Anna Schmidt is another exciting Peacemakers, Inspirational Historical Romance/Fiction set in 1943  Europe. #2 in “The Peacemakers” series, but can be read as a stand alone, although, I would recommend reading book 1, “All God’s Children”.  Simple Faith, picks up where “All God’s Children” finished.

Quaker Anja Steinberg, had her whole world taken away in All God’s Children by the Nazis, after losing her Jewish husband and daughter to the Nazis. In, Simple Faith, she is helping Allied airmen escape from behind enemy lines. She feels this is her calling.  Enter, Peter Trent, an American, who was shot down……

Second Lieutenant Peter Trent has been shot down near Anja’s grandfather’s farm. He must travel across enemy territory, through Western Europe to get back to  England with the Gestapo hot on his trail.  One of many problems, Anja, is falling in love with Peter, but this could endanger, that only her life, but the life of her precious ten-year old son,Daniel, as well.

Filled with tension, emotional turmoil, faith, healing, romance and love. You don’t want to miss a second of Simple Faith. Fast paced and filled with drama from the first page to the last.

Readers of historical fiction, World War II, the flight of Jews, sacrifice and romance. A  brilliant tale of love, sacrifice, the war and healing. A must read! Received for an honest review.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More







Sonja Herbert

Sonja Herbert and her five siblings were raised in a caravan, traveling the carnival circuit from town to town in post-World War II Germany.

Sonja converted to the LDS Church, later married, and immigrated to the United States, where she received a bachelor of arts degree at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, and a master of arts degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She also raised six children, taught school and ESL, and is now a freelance writer.

Besides her childhood memoir, Sonja has also written many autobiographical stories, which have been published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and other anthologies. A biographical novel about her half-Jewish mother’s experiences in Nazi Germany is almost finished.

Sonja lives in Provo with her husband and cat. You can find more about her unusual life at


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Carnival Girl: Searching for God in the Aftermath of War

Sonja Herbert

Product Details

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 216
Dimensions: 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781599559964
Vendor: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Imprint: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Price: $14.99

Fourteen-year-old Sonja has always known there is a God who loves her. But when you spend your life on the road with the carnival, traveling the country in a tiny caravan home, it’s hard to imagine a normal, churchgoing life.

Everything changes when Sonja meets two Mormon missionaries. Even though her parents don’t approve, her brothers and sisters taunt her, and her whole life is on the move, Sonja can’t help how she feels. Now she’ll have to choose between the carnival and her convictions, between her family and her faith.

Based on Sonja Herbert’s real childhood in postwar Germany, this incredible, true story is beautifully written and full of heart—A powerful reminder for readers everywhere how much God loves each one of us and how his strength can make dreams come true.

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