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Springtime of the Spirit by Maureen Lang

Springtime of the Spirit (The Great War)
I am not one for books about war scenes. The gruesome fighting is too much for me, but still I was intrigued by the idea of a Christian novel based around the First World War. I am so glad that I did!

Springtime of the Spirit is the story of Christophe, a German soldier, who after returning home from war takes the charge of finding the young daughter of an old family friend. Annaliese, the woman that Christophe is searching for in Munich, is involved with promoting the Socialist movement. She has abandoned not only her family, but her faith as well, with the hopes of creating a better Germany. Christophe finds the young Annaliese and when she refuses to return with him, he decides to remain near her to insure that she stays safe. When the Socialist party does not win an important election, the leaders of her campaign, join forces with communist and stage a coup of the reigning government.

Lang develops the characters as well as the feel of the post war city; giving readers the feeling of watching a miniseries unfold as opposed to reading a novel. The story of Christophe and Annaliese is timeless and enjoyable. I highly recommend that you go out and grab a copy and maybe one for a friend, too!



A free copy of this book was provided to me by Tyndale House Publishing for review. I am never required to post a positive review, but this book is definitely one of the best I’ve read in a while!

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