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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.