Thursday, May 15, 2014

Daisies are Forever by Liz Tolsma

Book Description:  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:  I love reads that are about WWII.  Liz Tolsma pens an excellent story about Gisela Cramer in Daisies Are Forever.  
World War II has left a lot of damage and war torn hearts.  Gisela is an American but lives in eastern Germany with her cousin, Ella.  But they must escape to Berlin when the Red Army invades.
Ella believes that she must stay and help her country so she refuses to leave  but she does send her young daughters with Gisela. 
Gisela fels slightly overwhelmed with two young girls as they make their way to  Berlin.  But, lo and behold, Gisela meets Mitch an escaped British POW.  But too complicate matters a wounded German solider, who likes Gisela, is suspicious  about Mitch.  
Gisela is a lady of courage.  She is trying to save Mitch by pretending to be his wife.  Also, she is trying to save the lives of her two small cousins.  
Not your everyday romantic read.  There are twists and turns that keep the reader on her toes!
Loved this read! 
This is quite a story!  

*This book was provided for review by BookLook*

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 6, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401689124
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401689124

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