When journalist Suzanne Randolph hears about FDR’s plan to bring a boatload of displaced WWII refugees to America, she knows it may be her last chance to redeem her flagging career. Suzanne follows the story to Oswego, New York, where she meets Theo Bridgewater, a Quaker dairy farmer from Wisconsin who has come to reunite with his uncle and aunt and cousin. Theo’s fight to spare his relatives the return to Germany becomes Suzanne’s fight as she does everything that the “power of the pen” can muster to help win public sympathy for the cause.
Schmidt’s third book in the Peacemakers series is just as powerfully written as the first two installments. The prose style is masterful, and you’ll get swept up in the sorrows and joys each character faces. Recurring characters’ stories are intricately woven together to form a superbly intriguing tale.
This was such a unique story with an uncommon setting! “Safe Haven” is a well written, interesting novel which held my interest from beginning to end.