ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A Word from Judith:
With a graciousness that continues to amaze me, Tracie agreed to read my story, directed me to a publisher, and gave me information on a Christian writers conference. Since that first encounter many years ago, I have been blessed with the publication of numerous books, novellas and a juvenile fiction book. Joyously, Tracie and I had the opportunity to develop a blessed friendship. In fact, we have co-authored several series together, including The Bells of Lowell, the Lights of Lowell and The Broadmoor Legacy. In addition, I have continued to write several solo series.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Things get even worse when Ilsa finds out her family won't be allowed to speak German in public--and that Garon, the childhood friend she's long been smitten with, has decided to join the army. Jutta Schmidt is shocked when several members of the Council of National Defense show up on her family's doorstep. Sure, the Schmidts once lived in the Amana Colonies, but that was years ago. She's even more surprised when the council demands that she travel to Amana and report back on any un-American activities.
Not daring to disobey the government agents, Jutta takes a job at the South Amana hotel, befriends the daughter of the owners, and begins to eavesdrop every chance she gets. When Jutta hears Ilsa making antiwar remarks and observes Garon assisting a suspicious outsider, she is torn at the prospect of betraying her new friends.
But what choice does she have? And when Garon is accused of something far worse than Jutta could imagine, can the Amana community come to his aid in time?
If you would like to read the first chapter of A Bond Never Broken, go HERE.
This was a very good book, I think the author did a great job portraying the fears of Jutta and her family as well as those living in the Amana Colonies. I cannot imagine feeling the way these people did, being American yet persecuted for their German heritage. As conscientious objectors these men we suspicious, yet, today I would wish that my son do the same thing if he were called to war.
I suggest you read this story, it is a part of our history that we don't hear about, a part that we all need to know about and while this book is not a History book per se, it is a wonderfully written story, with history and romance!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from CFBA