Jan 3, 2018

A Daring Escape by Tricia Goyer

Book description:

Danger Closes In. Can the Children be Rescued?

As the threat of World War II looms on the horizon, American Amity Mitchell is living a comfortable life abroad as a tutor in England. Life changes when an urgent telegram arrives from her brother, Andrew, summoning her to Prague. Nazi forces tighten their grip on the country, and Andrew's efforts to help Jewish children escape Czechoslovakia grow desperate. Children's lives are at risk. Amity knows she can't ignore God's call to join her brother's cause.

Amity's boss, Clark, arrives in Prague, urging her to return. Soon, he too finds himself helping prepare kindertransports bound for the safety of England. With the sound of German tanks rumbling over cobblestone streets, Amity and Clark race to save innocent lives. Will their prayers for deliverance be answered?

A Daring Escape is a gripping tale of hope, self-sacrifice, and the power of unrelenting love overcoming unspeakable hate.

My thoughts:

Amity is thrust into an unimaginable situation immediately when she arrives in Czechoslovakia.  Because she wants to help her brother, she willingly begins organizing kindertransports to her native country of England. Her own life back in England becomes a distant priority as she becomes aware of the desperation of the children she is trying to help.

Tricia Goyer makes this retelling of a very dark time in WW2 into a realistic, heart-wrenching and unforgettable story. I could definitely relate to Amity's sacrifice and love for the young children who were dependent on complete strangers, Amity included. Adding a sweet romance into the mix makes this story a perfect blend for lovers of historical fiction.

Although I did not read the first book in the London Chronicles, I could easily follow along with the characters in this second book in the series.  A Daring Escape is thoroughly enjoyable as a stand alone novel.

Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Harvest House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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