Thursday, September 1, 2022

Escape from Amsterdam (Heroines of WWII) by Lauralee Bliss


Helen Smit believed she was called by God to become a teacher. Little does she know that her care for kids will take a drastic turn for survival when the Germans occupy Amsterdam and Jewish children and parents begin to be deported. Now all she can think of is helping all the kids escape before it’s too late.
Erik Misman’s newfound love for Helen is tested when he joins a plot to help move Jewish children to a safe place in the countryside. If danger can foster a closer bond with Helen and save the lives of the little ones, he will do it all. But a German patrol that stumbles upon the farm where they are hiding with three children and a soldier who takes an unexpected interest in Helen, could well destroy their plans for safety and love.

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About The Author


Lauralee Bliss has always liked to dream big dreams. Since 1997 she's published over 27 books in historical and contemporary. Lauralee's desire is that readers will come away with both an entertaining story and a lesson that ministers to the heart.

Lauralee (also known as Blissful) is a noted long distance hiker, completing the Appalachian Trail both north and south and chronicled in "Mountains, Madness and Miracles - 4000 Miles Along the Appalachian Trail and The Florida Trail in "Gators, Guts and Glory - Adventures Along the Florida Trail". Lauralee continues to enjoy hiking, speaking, and traveling as well as looking out for her next book to write.


My Review

 The book opens with a chance meeting between a young couple, which should have been the start of maybe a sweet romance, but life was about to take a terrible turn. Within days the beautiful country of the Netherlands was under attack, and we journey with this couple as the evil spreads over Europe.

This is a fictional story, but there are some real people named that do help rescue and save children.

We travel with Helen and Erik as they do their part to help some children escape death, and we are there as their romance blossoms under less than ideal conditions, and with many obstacles thrown in their path. We often have our hearts in our throats as the danger comes near, and in the end wonder if and whom will survive!

This is a story that needs to be told and not forgotten, so many died at the hands of these barbarians, and the author does a wonderful job of bringing this story alive!

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Barbour, and was not required to give a positive review.

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