Thursday, February 19, 2015

Remember The Lilies: A Book Review

About The Book:

Can Irene and Rand stave off starvation until the American troops bring freedom?

Interred by the Japanese, missionary Irene Reynolds comes across a mysterious note while working at the censor’s office. She memorizes the parts she must black out and delivers it to wealthy nightclub owner Rand Sterling. Before she knows what’s happening, she’s drawn into a web of secrets and danger.

Rand Sterling wants nothing more than to reopen his nightclubs once the war ends. But slimy Frank Covey wants his hand in the till—and has news that could threaten Rand’s reputation if it became public. More importantly, beautiful and intriguing Irene Reynolds cannot discover this information if he expects to persuade her to become his wife.

When Irene is attacked by a sinister Japanese guard and their secrets are exposed, they must learn the true meaning of forgiveness—if they can stave off starvation until the American troops bring freedom.

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:

The first thing about Remember the Lilies that will capture your attention is the absolutely stunning cover. It draws you into the book and then allows the writing to keep your attention throughout. I read the book in one weekend because it was one of those books that I did not want to put down. This was an absolutely beautiful book that brings you back to life during World War II in Manila. The book is hauntingly stunning as the author brings to life the characters and all that they experience. Without giving away spoilers, suffice it to say that you will feel as though you are a fly on the wall with each page read. While the book is set in a war, it is not gory but does remind us of the atrocities of war, and also the book is a wonderful reminder of the fact that God is with us, even in the most difficult of circumstances. If you are a fan of World War II fiction, or a history buff this book will indeed wet your palate for such writing. While Remember the Lilies is part of a series, it does very well as a stand alone novel and will absolutely have you wanting to read more from this wonderful author, who has a great way of bringing history to life.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase Remember The Lilies online through Amazon. It is also available through your favorite Christian book retailer from Thomas Nelson

***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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