Image of All God's Children (Peacemakers)


Image of All God's Children (Peacemakers)

The first in the Peacemakers trilogy is an exceptionally well-written story that shows the atrocities of war. Set in Munich during WWII, it chronicles characters on a life-changing journey. The writing is vivid and depicts the time and places accurately. While the story of Beth and Josef seems to come to an end, we get the feeling more is yet to come for them and others in this heart-wrenching story of love, forgiveness and perseverance. Readers will await the second and third books in the series.

Beth Bridgewater, a German American and Quaker pacifist, finds herself amid the turmoil of war when she decides, after being given the chance to leave Germany, to stay to help her family and others like them who are being persecuted by the Nazis. Josef Buch, a German soldier and doctor, is also committed to saving his beloved country from the Nazis. Beth and Josef connect in an effort to peacefully end the resistance, but are drawn together by more than their convictions to end the war. They cannot deny their feelings for each other and are led down a dangerous path of love with long-lasting consequences. (BARBOUR, Sep., 320 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Michele Hagenlock