Daisies are Forever
Published by Thomas Nelson
May 6, 2014
Back Cover 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.
This novel is full of heart pounding and non-stop action from the very first page until the end. Liz Tolsma kept me guessing all the way through the novel. I never knew who would survive or who wouldn’t survive to the end of the novel. All you can do is hope and Liz Tolsma makes it very easy to hope and wish for happy endings for these characters. I also loved the background for the story at the end of the book, this was also very interesting. I really enjoyed this novel and if you history based stories you will definitely want to read this one!
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