In the final days of Nazi Germany, the strength of one woman’s heart will determine the fate of a family.
Daisies Are Forever tells the never-before-told story of what happened before Hitler fell from power, when the Nazis still wielded control, when lives hung in the balance. I was spellbound by this behind-the-scenes look into how WWII ended–and how a love story began.
Based on a true story, Daisies Are Forever never flinches. Horror happens. Grief strikes. Friends die or are left behind in tragedy. I cried when Gisela and Mitch did, but I also applauded their bravery as they sought to not only survive but escape.
It was horrible, some of the situations they lived through. But they did live through them, and it was that tenacity that kept me reading. And then the love story both slowly and swiftly blossoming that kept me reading more…
How Liz Tolsma brings these two together is an intricate dance through a handful of the last months of the war. It’s beautiful to behold and left me with a smile on my face.
This story is based on a true one, and it is entirely historically accurate. Sometimes I didn’t like just how accurate, because war is indescribable and hard to read about. But Liz Tolsma handled everything with great tact.
Readers who love history and discovering forgotten stories will fall for Daisies Are Forever! If you don’t believe me, see the sparkling reviews below…
What Others Are Saying
“[Daisies are Forever] is a compelling and fast-paced tale about the atrocities and tremendous losses endured by those marked forever by World War II.” —Library Journal
“Tolsma isn’t afraid to detail the horrors of war as she depicts how tragedies can be obstacles to one’s Christian beliefs.” —Romantic Times, 4-star review
“Excellent storytelling, accurate historical reporting and gritty, persevering characters make this WWII-era novel a must-read.” —CBA Retailers + Resources
About the Author
New York Times best-selling author Liz Tolsma is the author of Daisies are Forever, Snow on the Tulips, and the contributing author of A Log Cabin Christmas. When not busy putting words to paper, Liz enjoys reading, walking, working in her large perennial garden, kayaking, and camping. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and children, all adopted internationally.
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