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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Daisies are Forever Review!!!

Daisies are Forever by Liz Tolsma

Book Description:
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 Mitch's 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 Ella's 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.

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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, all adopted internationally.

Connect with Liz: websiteFaceobok,Twitter

My Opinion:
Amazing sequel!!!  Once again Liz has blown me out of the water!  This is such an amazing and deep journey!  Enemies once again swarm from the left and right as the war draws to the end.  I can't even imagine the fear that would consume me if I had to go through all of the horrors of WWII while trying to take care of two little girls and being responsible for so many others.  Liz brings me as close to understanding this fear and responsibility that I ever want to come.  Her writing is fluid and captivating leaping from one high suspense scene to the next!  Filled with twist after twist she makes you feel every raw emotion in the book: pain, fear, despair, joy, love.  The courage shown within this story is amazing!  I do wish that the ending was a little different expanding to tying up all loose ends and expressing what happens to each character.  That said even though it is pretty touch and go for a while the ending is excellent if a little sad in areas.  This sequel is a very deep read and an amazing read within resides God's deliverance, mercy, and never ending love.  

Songs: "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" by Chris Tomlin, "God Gave Me You" by Dave Barnes, "Redeemed" by Big Daddy Weave, "Before the Morning" by Josh Wilson, "My Deliverer" by Mandisa, "Blessings" by Laura Story, and "There Will Be a Day" by Jeremy Camp
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC

John 16:33, Psalm 106:10, Isiah 43


*I requested and received this book from Bethany House for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about Daisies are Forever. ~ASC

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