Sunday, January 3, 2016

Book Review: "Friends and Enemies" by Terri Wangard

Heidi Wetzel struggles to find some normalcy after her husband's U-boat sinks. She goes to the country to help take care of refugee children. Not a fan of the National Socialist Party, she tries to think what she can do to passively resist. Is she ready for the role God has for her to play?

Paul Braedel learns during flight school that his wife has died. After his bereavement leave, he joins a navigator training class, but lacks the zest for life he used to have. He has a hard time feeling close to God, but when he is forced to parachute from his plane, he hears God. "Find Heidi" He sets off to find his wife's best friend from when they were in high school. Will he be able to make it back to safety?

I really enjoyed reading "Friends and Enemies" by Terri Wangard and am happy to see that there are two more books in the series. I liked Heidi and Paul and followed them with interest as they worked through their difficulties and grew and changed. I had to wait until the midway point of the book before their stories intersected (other than flash backs to high school). I liked how it showed what life was like for the civilians in Germany during WWII and how not all of the Germans were pleased with what their government was doing. I also really liked their reliance on God, even when life was difficult.

It was interesting to read about the B-17s. I didn't realize that they changed planes from mission to mission. I thought that they were assigned a plane and always flew it. I also didn't realize all that went into the missions and that they even had navigators. The amount of research and details that Terri Wangard put into the book was excellent.

"Friends and Enemies" is available in paperback:
  • Paperback: 425 pages
  • Publisher: HopeSprings Books (January 5, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938708792
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938708794

and in Kindle editions:
  • File Size: 11249 KB
  • Print Length: 425 pages
  • Publisher: HopeSprings Books (January 5, 2016)
  • Publication Date: January 5, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

I was provided a free copy of this book in order for me to give an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and a positive review was not required.

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