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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Book Review--DAISIES ARE FOREVER by Liz Tolsma (free book to one commenter)


Maybe because I'm partial to World War II, maybe because I prefer romances that aren't "fluffy," or maybe just because it's good writing, but I loved this book.


The point of view is different. Most WWII books I've read are from the viewpoint of Americans. In this one, the heroine is German, but Gisela's heart is in California where they had lived in her childhood. Her father had dragged them back to Germany before the war started, determined to fight for the Fatherland. Now she must get her two young nieces, her neighbor and his two elderly and demented sisters, and herself to Berlin ahead of the Russian troops invading from the east.

Her escape is complicated when Mitch, an escaped English prisoner of war, shows up along the way with his atrocious English accent.. In order to keep this man from being turned over to the German army, she says he is her husband.

And then another man joins them, this one truly a German officer, Kurt, one who had lost one arm in the war; then a woman, Audra, who has dreams of becoming a Hollywood star. Why does Kurt hang around them, walking with them through dangers and privations?

Daisies Are Forever is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Christian Book Distributors. Liz Tolsma has also graciously offered one free book to one commenter on this blog. Please include your email in this format: anneb1944 (at) aol (dot) com. On the morning of June 18, I will choose a winner from among the commenters.



19 comments:

  1. Great Review! This book sounds amazing. I can't wait to get a chance to read it!
    Brandy Tyler (bntyle01@outlook.com)

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  2. I would love to win this. TY for the chance.

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  3. I cannot wait to read this one. Snow On the Tulips was a delight and it sounds like this one will be at least as good. Thank you for the chance to win. I also look forward to reading more of your writings too. quiltedchicken61 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. Thanks for this thought provoking post and wonderful giveaway which sounds memorable and meaningful. Reading this novel would be unforgettable and beautiful. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. This book sounds absolutely wonderful!! Gisela sounds like a very strong character and I cant wait to see how the romance plays out between the leads. I love anything to do with history especially WWII.

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  6. I, too, love WWII novels, and this sounds like a fantastic one! I'm always seeking new ones and would love to win it! wordsong7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Love Inspirational Romance books - throw in some history ~ wonderful. Would love to read it.
    Pat Sakrismo patriciaann1951(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. This book sounds wonderful--thanks for introducing me to her story and for the giveaway! danandlyndaedwards (at) msn (dot) com.

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  9. I enjoy reading novels w/in this time in history -thanks for the chance

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  10. I saw another review on this book but I had forgotten that it is written from a German point of view. I think that sounds like it would add an interesting twist. Would enjoy reading it!
    jking23(at)kent(dot)edu

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  11. Good review. I read the first book in the series "Snow on the Tulips" and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to reading "Daisies Are Forever." Thank you for the giveaway.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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  12. Can't wait to read it, been following the WWII blog hope, my summer reading is set! (I'm on vacation next week if I win please hold it till I can contact you!)

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  13. I learned more about this book by reading your review, though I've read several other reviews. This is certainly on my "want to read" list. Thanks for giving me a chance to win Daisies are Forever.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  14. Would love to read this book! Thanks for the review and giveaway.

    Samantha
    pooh_1334(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. Love to read books about WWII. Yours are usually very good.

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  16. Sounds like a good book! I like a story/romance with a little grit.

    Pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. Sounds like such an exciting, suspenseful book - love WWII stories!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of "Daisies Are Forever"!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Hello Anne. I really do love the new books on History and especially WW ll. You see I was a young girl during this war, but understood what was happening. My oldest brother and many friends served then. And, this one shows what the good people of Germany also suffered. I would love the chance to win this book by Liz. Maxie < mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  19. We have a winner. She will have one week to respond.
    One sad note: Those of you who left no way to contact you? You didn't even get entered. :(
    ~Anne

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