Monday, June 2, 2014

Daisies Are Forever: A Blog Tour and Book Review

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 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.
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.
My Review:
While I absolutely love historical fiction, my favorite era to read is that of WWII and stories involving this era. If this is a book genre that you enjoy, then Daisies Are Forever is the book for you.
This book is one that has many emotions, is harsh (of course, being a war novel), with a solid story line which will have you reading until late into the night. Through amazing research, intriguing characters and plot lines, you will be brought into the world of Nazi Germany and follow the lives of Gisela and Mitch. The book is historically accurate and along with the two main characters, who are wonderfully developed, are several significant secondary characters that round out the book in a nice manner. I loved learning that while the book is one of fiction, it is inspired by real life events, making even more induring. A wonderful read to be sure.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Daisies Are Forever through Thomas Nelson, as well as through your favorite local bookseller.
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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