All God's Children




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Genre: Christian Romance(World War II)

Series: The Peacemakers #1

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

  • Series: Peacemakers (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.; 1st edition (September 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1620291401
  • ISBN-13: 978-1620291405


Beth Bridgewater, a German American, finds herself in a nightmare as World War II erupts—a war in which she takes no side, for she is a Quaker pacifist. Just as she gains opportunity to escape Germany, Beth decides to stay to help the helpless. Meanwhile, Josef Buch, a passionately patriot German, is becoming involved in his own secret ways of resisting the Nazis. . . . Despite their differences, Beth and Josef join together in nonviolent resistance—and in love. Does their love stand a chance. . .if they even survive at all?

The Peacemakers Series:
Book 2: Simple Faith – Available March 2014


ALL GOD’S CHILDREN by Anna Schmidt is an amazing Inspirational Historical Fiction/Romance set against the backdrop of World War II in Munich 1942-1943 to Poland 1943. Meet Beth Bridgewater, an German American, Josep Buch, a patriot German and medical student, Anja, Franz,(Beth’s uncle), Ilse,(Beth’s aunt), Liesl and the other cast of characters of “All God’s Children”.

What a memorable story one that not only will steal your heart but leave you breathless as well. As the Nazis enter World War II, things become more complicated. While, Beth and Josep are attracted to each, each has their own agenda. Josep’s father is a high-ranking German official, but can he be trusted? Beth, is a Quaker pacifist and takes no side, but as the war erupts, will she be able to stay out of the trouble brewing?

Fast paced, with tragedy, suspicion, survival, courage, determination,triumph, tragedy and love. Some will risk everything for their Jewish neighbors including their lives.

A haunting, compelling story of unanswered fate, unresolved discoveries, and the horrors of war. Can you find light at the end of a tunnel filled with so much tragedy? To find out more about Josep and Beth and the other courageous, characters you MUST read, “All God’s Children”.

“All God’s Children” is the first in “Peacemakers” trilogy, which will continue with “Simple Faith” and followed by “Safe Haven”.  While, we don’t learn some of the characters’ fate, I enjoyed this fictional, but educational story. A riveting tale of courage and love of mankind. When one chapter ends another is just beginning. I am looking forward to the rest of the story…..

Received for an honest review from the publisher.



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