Love’s Belief by Linda Shenton Matchett is a Christian historical novel set in Germany in 1943. It is the third book in the Wartime Brides series but can be read as a stand-alone.
This is a powerful book about having the courage and faith to stand up against the forces of evil. We have to trust God’s plans for our lives in the midst of this evil. “I have seen the worst man has to offer.” We must trust that God will deliver us but even if He does not, we will trust Him anyway.
Nazi Germany was a dangerous place to be. Walls had ears. Hitler must not be criticised but some brave souls “stood up for what they believed in.” Some physically stood, whilst others worked tirelessly in the background. When God spoke, He could be trusted. “Why would God speak to them, but not to him?” Sometimes our hurts and fears prevent us from hearing God but that does not mean He is not speaking to us.
Not all Germans were Nazis. There were good people too. War affects the good and the evil. War maims the body and the mind.
Love’s Belief was a powerful read about being faithful and helping the invisible at a time of great evil. A very moving read showing how we can make a difference one person at a time.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
About the Book
Book: Love’s Belief
Author: Linda Shenton Matchett
Genre: Historical Romantic Fiction
Release date: May 15, 2019
Midwife Pia Hertz and her mother Sabine have been delivering babies long before the Nazis came to power. Now, the Third Reich has implemented mandates that require Jewish babies and other “undesirables” to be killed as part of The Final Solution. Is Pia’s new faith in Christ strong enough to defy the laws of man?
Despite the agony of the injury at the Battle of Drøbak Sound that took his arm, Dieter Fertig is relieved he’s no longer part of Hitler’s army. He returns to Berlin and discovers Jews are being deported by the thousands. When he realizes the Nuremburg Laws require his best friend’s baby girl to be killed, he must find a way to spirit the child out of Germany before the Nazis discover her existence.
Inspired by the biblical story of Shiprah and Puah, the midwives who saved Jewish babies during Pharaoh’s reign, Love’s Belief shows how one person’s actions can change the world.