Daisies are Forever
by Liz Tolsma
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Daisies Are Forever
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.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
Daisies are Forever is a very heartfelt story full of so much history, it makes this book a most amazing read! Ms. Tolsma takes readers on a journey of real life situations during WWII, with characters that are so realistic and amazingly believable that I felt as though I was living the story with theses people! At times though, I had a very difficult time reading through some of the scenes because of the horror some of the civilians had to face, and the horrific ending to the war. I have read many books with settings during WWII, but this one will stick with me a lot longer than the others, just because of the realistic situations and the real life events that happened. And it was even more interesting when I read that this book is about two ladies and their real difficulties and situations during that dreadful time in our history. I did enjoy the vivid history that Ms. Tolsma so expertly weaved throughout the entire book. One thing I will say is that this is truly not a light fast read, or at least it wasn’t for me. I had to read slower so I could take in each page and really understand the meaning of the story.
That said, I highly recommend this book, and especially to anyone who enjoys war stories or WWII historical stories. You will find yourself loving this one! I received this book from Litfuse Publishing Group to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.
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.
NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY
“. . . compelling and fast-paced tale about the atrocities and tremendous losses. . . .” —Library Journal
“Excellent storytelling, accurate historical reporting and gritty, persevering characters make this WWII-era novel a must-read.” —CBA Retailers + Resources
Liz celebrating the release with a Kindle HDX giveaway!
One winner will receive:
- A Kindle Fire HDX
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