Sunday, May 18, 2014

DAISIES ARE FOREVER | Enter to win a Kindle HDX from Liz Tolsma!


 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. Purchase a copy and learn more here.


 “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. Find out more about Liz at


     Once again, I am being drawn into World War II stories.  This is a story like no other.  The setting is in the Netherlands and we see the war from the Germans (not Nazis) perspective and the things and horrors that they endured while the US and other allies were fighting to release the people from Hitler and the other Nazi rulers.  The horrors that they endured and sufferings were so great, but yet for her not to dwell on the suffering.  She weaves a story of love, hope, faith and a future that comes only from God in the midst of tragedy, suffering and war.

     I was constantly being reminded that no matter how bleak things look on the outside we must trust God and stand on his promises everyday.  So often the World War II stories take place in the US and very rarely do we get a glimpse from the other side of the War.

     Liz takes you to the other side and see the War from the Germans view.  I really enjoyed this book and the previous book Snow On Tulips.   I can't wait to read more from this author.