Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Writer's Review of “Daisies are Forever” by Liz Tolsma

{My Review}

Daisies are Forever is the second book in a new WWII series by new author, Liz Tolsma. I really enjoyed the first book, Snow on the Tulips, although I wasn't really into reading books set during WWII. However, these books have changed that. It's been very interesting to learn more about the war that ravaged Europe from the perspectives of characters living in different countries.

The plot of Daiseis are Forever, from what I read of the book's blurb on GoodReads, seemed like one I would enjoy even more than the first, however I never quite felt the same connection to the characters as I did in the first book. I was actually surprised I liked the first book so much back when I read it; it's such a different genre than what I usually read. This book was a well-written, with a good romance involved, and I think anyone looking for a good WWII historical will be pleased and blessed by reading Daisies are Forever.

Daisies are Forever by Liz Tolsma currently has a rating of 4.20 out of 5 stars (from 49 ratings) on Goodreads. I was given a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

This book came out May 6, 2014.

{More About the Book}

Gisela must hold on to hope and love despite all odds in the midst of a war-torn country.

Gisela Cramer is an American living in eastern Germany with her cousin Ella Reinhardt. When the Red Army invades, they must leave their home to escape to safety in Berlin.

However, Ella is a nurse and refuses to leave, sending her young daughters with Gisela. During their journey, Gisela meets Mitch Edwards, an escaped British POW. She pretends she is his wife in order to preserve his safety among other Germans, especially one wounded German soldier, Kurt, who has suspicions about Mitchs identity. Kurt also has feelings for Gisela and tries to uncover the truth about her “marriage.”

Their journey to Gisela's mother in Berlin is riddled with tragedy and hardship, but they strive to keep Ellas daughters safe so they can reunite with their mother. During the journey Gisela and Mitch begin to develop feelings for one another beyond friendship. They reach Berlin, but their struggles are far from over. Gisela and Mitch must learn to live for the day and find hope in the darkest of circumstances.

In this moving, historically accurate portrayal of WWII Germany, the characters learn that, even with destruction all around them, some things last forever.

{Raving Reviews}

“Daisies Are Forever is a compelling and fast-paced tale about the atrocities and tremendous losses endured by those marked forever by World War II. Recommended for fans of Rosamunde and Robin Pilcher, Kate Morton, and historical romances.” —Library Journal

“Tolsma isn
t afraid to detail the horrors of war as she depicts how tragedies can be obstacles to one's Christian beliefs.” —Romantic Times, 4-star review

“Excellent storytelling, accurate historical reporting and gritty, persevering characters make this WWII-era novel a must-read.” —CBA Retailers + Resources

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/wAD3T 

{About the Author}

New York Times best-selling author Liz Tolsma is the author of Daisies are Forever, Snow on the Tulips, and the contributing author of A Log Cabin Christmas. When not busy putting words to paper, Liz enjoys reading, walking, working in her large perennial garden, kayaking, and camping. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and children, who were all adopted internationally.

{Connect with Liz}

One winner will receive: 

~ A Kindle Fire HDX 
~ Daisies are Forever by Liz Tolsma

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 31st. Winner will be announced June 2nd on Liz’s website.

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