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Anna Schmidt

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Anna Schmidt is the award-winning author of over twenty works of historical and contemporary fiction. A reviewer from Romantic Times notes that “Schmidt is not timid about presenting her characters with their faults laid bare for the reader to see.”
Currently Anna is working on a new series set in WWII Germany with an American Quaker protagonist. The first novel--ALL GOD'S CHILDREN-has already been praised by Publisher's Weekly! Her trilogy of contemporary novels about Mennonites living in the community of Pinecraft just outside Anna’s winter home of Sarasota, Florida will be complkete with the publication of the third and final book A MOTHER'S PROMISE in Dec..
Anna is a three-time finalist for the coveted RITA award from Romance Writers of...more


The last of my WWII series will be available August 1. The title is SAFE HAVEN and the story is based on the true (but little known) historical event of almost 1000 refugees brought to the USA toward the end of the war as “guests” of then President Roosevelt. Because of political conflicts these war-weary (and sometimes tortured concentration camp escapees) men, women and children had no legal...

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All God's Children (The Pea...
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A Stranger's Gift (Women of...
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Lasso Her Heart
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A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn
A Guide for the Perplexed
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The way she weaves three stories into one is fascinating and impressive. The parallels to the biblical story of Joseph and his brothers and to the tale of 1001 Nights are both intriguing. I did struggle with the lengthy section set in the 12th centur...more
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Anna Schmidt Hi all and thank you so much for your kind comments about my novels!! A couple of news flashes: A CONVENIENT WIFE is a finalist for the RITA award from Romance Writers of America -- it's my third time as a finalist and I keep thinking about that old adage "Always a bridesmaid..." -- maybe this time!!! Also if you like HANNAH'S JOURNEY (out now), watch for the sequel FAMILY BLESSINGS coming in October. Right after that will come the release of the first in a trilogy of contemporary Mennonite stories set in Florida. The first book -- A STRANGER'S GIFT -- opens with a raging hurricane!!! Finally, keep an eye on my website at www.booksbyanna.com -- I am working on a major update that will also involve a new contest, so stay tuned!! Happy spring (such as it is here in Wisconsin) and I'll be in touch soon!! All best, Anna


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