Daisies are Forever
by By Liz Tolsma
Description of 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.
If you enjoy WWII stories, you will love Daisies are Forever by Liz Tolsma. There is so much history throughout this story, and each scene is so vividly described by the author it will amaze you. I enjoyed getting to know the believable characters, and was shocked at some of the scenes throughout the book because they were so horrific. It was difficult at times reading, especially knowing that these situations are based on the real life of two ladies that lived during that time. But the story is during war time, and I appreciate the way the author shows how life was back then. I don’t want to give a lot away with the storyline, because you need to read it to get the full affect of the story. Liz Tolsma is truly a expert in storytelling and detailing historical events. I look forward to more books from this author.
That said, I highly recommend this book, and especially to anyone who enjoys war stories or WWII historical stories. You will find yourself loving this one! I received this book from BookLook Bloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.