Wednesday, June 1, 2022

SEASON OF MY ENEMY by Naomi Musch, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise

Even though I lived in Wisconsin for eleven years, I never knew that in 1944 German Prisoners of War were housed there. This story shows the reasons why the PWs, as they were known, were used to labor on farms. Rather than languishing in camps, they were paid in script to work on local farms, replacing the men who were overseas fighting for freedom. The author explores the emotions of the American farmers as they are asked to accept help from their enemies. Likewise, the mixed feelings of the prisoners are revealed as they cope with their circumstances.

Ms. Musch shows how the characters, whether American or German, struggle to reconcile the enormity and unfairness of war with their faith. They grow spiritually by getting to know each other individually and by putting Biblical principles into practice. They exhibit forgiveness and acceptance of people on their own merits, not some pre-conceived bias. And of course love blooms!

Well told in an easy way that helps you relate to the characters.

I am really enjoying this series and learning more things about WWII.
* I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishers. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*5 stars and a strong faith thread 

BackCover Blurb:
“Get Your Farm in the Fight” - The Realities of WWII Come to a Wisconsin Farm

Full of intrigue, adventure, and romance, this series celebrates the unsung heroes—the heroines of WWII.

Only last year, Fannie O’Brien was considered a beauty with a brain, and her future shone bright, despite the war pounding Europe. With her father’s sudden death and her brothers overseas, Fannie must now do the work of three men on their 200-acre farm—until eight German prisoners arrive and, just as Fannie feared, trouble comes too. Someone seems intent on causing “accidents,” and Fannie is certain the culprit is one of the two handsome older Germans—or possibly both. Can she manage the farm, keep the prisoners in line, and hold her family together through these turbulent times?

Barbour Publishing, June 1, 2022
Available in digital ebook, paperback, library binding, and audiobook:
Buy SEASON OF MY ENEMY at Amazon, Christianbook .com, or Baker Book House


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