Thursday, November 7, 2013

Snow On The Tulips Book Review



I have a great book to share with you that gives us  a glimpse into life during World War 2 with the Germans called Snow On The Tulips written by Liz Tolsma.

Synopsis:
A stranger’s life hangs in the balance. But to save him is to risk everything. 
The war is drawing to a close, but the Nazis still occupy part of the Netherlands. After the losses she’s endured, war widow Cornelia is only a shadow of the woman she once was. She fights now to protect her younger brother, Johan, who lives in hiding. 
When Johan brings Gerrit Laninga, a wounded Dutch Resistance member, to Cornelia’s doorstep, their  lives are forever altered. Although scared of the consequences of harboring a wanted man, Cornelia’s faith won’t let her turn him out. 
As she nurses Gerrit back to health, she is drawn to his fierce passion and ideals, and notices a shift within herself. Gerrit’s intensity challenges her, making her want to live fully, despite the fear that constrains her. When the opportunity to join him in the Resistance presents itself, Cornelia must summon every ounce of courage imaginable.
She is as terrified of loving Gerrit as she is of losing him. But as the winter landscape thaws, so too does her heart. Will she get a second chance at true love? She fears their story will end before it even begins.
This was a heartbreaking story about the things that a lot of people had to go thru during this war. I did not realize that the people from The Netherlands were also targeted and killed just like a lot of other people in other countries.

Cornelia was hiding her brother from the Nazi's when another resistance fighter was wounded and brought to her farm to hide with her brother. Cornelia had already lost her husband so she was trying desperately to keep her brother alive.

She finally got help from the lady that she works for over on the next farm. Unfortunately, her sister's husband is killed while fighting and they all wonder how much longer can they all manage.

Will the Allies get there in time to help these people?  Read this spellbinding book to see how they all get thru this trying time. Be ready to cry.

I used to live in Germany for about 6 years and although I was a child and really didn't get involved in adult things, I never saw the bad things. I just saw the wonderment of this country and to this day it's hard for me to imagine such cruelty but I know it existed because while I was there, I got to see the concentration camps and the ovens. That is something I will never forget and I imagine the people who lived during that time never did either.

Happy Reading!

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