Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Daisies Are Forever Book Review

I have a really delightful book to share with you called Daisies are Forever written by Liz Tolsma.

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.
War is never easy and I love that they tried to keep this book as accurate as they could but throw in a little bit of romance also. I am sure that even during the war in real life, people still loved each other and still fell in love but were also terrified of losing one another.

This is truly a good story to read and I hope that you will give it a try. Learning whatever you can about this war hopefully will make people not want to live through another one. I know I sure don't want to but sometimes, it isn't up to the civilians. All you can dare hope for is that the end will come and somehow you will be able to move forward.

Which is what Mitch and Gisela do along with many other survivors. Read this honest and upfront book and see what it was like to live under these conditions. You will never forget it.

Happy Reading!

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.