I am a fan of historical fiction. I love when the stories are realistic and pull me in from the start. I couldn’t put this book down! I read Daisies Are Forever every chance I got. I had to know what was going to happen next. If you like historical fiction, you’ll love this book! Keep reading to learn more.
About Daisies Are Forever
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.
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.
Based on a true story set in WWII, Daisises Are Forever was fantastic! It’s not fluffy. It’s dirty and gritty, and you’ll feel like you’re traveling across the country or hiding in the bomb shelters with the characters. We follow Gisela Cramer as she tries to outrun the Russian invasion in Prussia with a ragtag group of people. We see them encounter attacks, death, and destruction. Gisela tries with all her might to keep her group alive and deliver them to safety. She discovers that nothing but the grace of God can truly keep them safe. The love story of Gisela and Mitch that is woven throughout does temper the heaviness of the story. Please note that this is not recommended for young readers. Because it’s historically accurate, there are mentions of sexual assault, death, violence, and intense emotions. However, if you are a fan of historical fiction, I recommend this book.
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