Today on Writer Wednesday we welcome Tricia Goyer, author of A Daring Escape.
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Writer Wednesday with Tricia Goyer: Inside A Daring Escape
If you ever happen to find yourself in the Liverpool Street Station in London be sure to check out the polished bronze statue of five children. Those children were part of the Kindertransport, a unique rescue program. Between 1938-1939 approximately 10,000 children (mostly Jewish) were sent from their homes and families in Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia to Great Britain.
This year I wrote one of those true stories. Thomas’ book Twice-Rescued Child will be released in October.
These are photos of a happier time when Thomas was still with his family. Sadly they lost their lives in concentration camps.
But even before I wrote Thomas’ true story, I wrote a novel about this time in history. A Daring Escape is a gripping tale of hope, self-sacrifice, and the power of unrelenting love overcoming unspeakable hate.
As the threat of World War II looms on the horizon, American Amity Mitchell is living a comfortable life abroad as a tutor in England. Life changes when an urgent telegram arrives from her brother, Andrew, summoning her to Prague. Nazi forces tighten their grip on the country, and Andrew’s efforts to help Jewish children escape Czechoslovakia grow desperate. Children’s lives are at risk. Amity knows she can’t ignore God’s call to join her brother’s cause.
Amity’s boss, Clark, arrives in Prague, urging her to return. Soon, he too finds himself helping prepare kindertransports bound for the safety of England. With the sound of German tanks rumbling over cobblestone streets, Amity and Clark race to save innocent lives. Will their prayers for deliverance be answered?
Amity means “friendship and peace,” and her name reminded me of John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”
I’m in awe of those who risked their lives to save children in World War II.
I am thankful for those who stepped forward and risked everything to protect children. I’m also able I’ve been able to share these stories in both memoir and within the pages of a novel.
Tricia Goyer writes out of her passion for God and her love for family and others. The author of more than 70 books, she writes both historical fiction and nonfiction related to family and parenting.
This USA-Today Best-selling Author has also won a two Carol Awards and a Retailer’s Best Award. She was also an ECPA Gold-Medallion Nominee and a Christy Award Nominee and won Writer of the Year from the Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference.
Tricia’s contemporary and historical novels feature strong women overcoming great challenges. She recreates historic wartime eras with precise detail through comprehensive research and is a beloved author of Amish fiction, as well, having written the Big Sky and Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series.
Whether for fiction or nonfiction, Tricia’s writing style is vivid and heartwarming, allowing readers to take home more than engaging stories, but also messages that inspire faith and hope. Her goal is to write stories that matter.
Tricia is a popular conference speaker. She has spoken at events such as MomCon, Raising Generations, and Teach Them Diligently conferences and been interviewed by numerous national TV and radio programs and magazines. Her new podcast, Walk It Out, can be found on iTunes or downloaded on any podcasting app. Whether through writing, blogging, speaking or podcast, Tricia loves sharing messages of inspiration and hope.
A homeschooling mom of ten, including seven by adoption, Tricia is also a grandmother of four and wife to John. With a busy life she understands the importance of making every word count.
More about A Daring Escape
Danger Closes In.Can the Children be Rescued?
A Daring Escape is a gripping tale of hope, self-sacrifice, and the power of unrelenting love overcoming unspeakable hate.