". . . 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
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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.
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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.
I read and loved Liz' novel, "Snow on the Tulips," and was looking forward to reading another World War II story written by her, and I have thoroughly enjoyed "Daisies are Forever" as well. Liz does an incredible job with writing these stories as she brings to life the time period and the characters as well as the horrific events they come face to face with. Gisela has strength that I could only hope to have if I were her and faced with the choices and situations that she is forced to deal with. Gisela's compassion also shines through as she sets out on this journey with her elderly neighbors and her cousin's daughters while having to leave her cousin and grandfather behind. Mitch won me over right away from his bond with his buddy and also how he is there for Gisela and the children as well as the ladies even though their marriage is a masquerade. This book is filled with tragedy, but hope and love shines through in the little moments and through the amazing characters whom you cannot help but admire, empathize with and love (although I could never warm up to Kurt!). This is a very well-written historical romance and I am looking forward to many more books from Liz, as she has found her way onto my list of must-read authors!
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*Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*