All for nothing…that’s what it was, all for nothing. Cornelia de Vries has been sheltering her brother from what would be certain death if the Nazis discovered his presence. She isn’t about to let him go slave away in a German factory. But after all her hardships and all the anxiety what does he do? Oh, just brings home a well-known and wanted Resistance member who managed to survive an execution. Not wishing to become involved but at the same time not wanting to turn away a mortally wounded man, Cornelia and her siblings gradually nurse Gerrit Laninga back to health while evading the meticulous searches carried out by the Germans. But everyone knows, it’s only a matter of time before they are discovered and carried away to be punished…or killed.
With a careful blend of history and adventure Liz Tolsma weaves a stunning tale of heartache and chilling madness. From a quiet but hurting town to a field of death World War II Netherlands is brought to life. It’s hard to believe I put off reading Snow on the Tulips for as long as I did. It had everything I enjoy in a novel AND it was clean. The writing drove home the fears the Dutch must have felt living under the Nazi regime. I’ve done quite a bit of reading on different aspects of World War II over the years and am well aware of what all went on. It’s quite nauseating when one thinks about it and difficult to comprehend. But we do. Still if you would like an eyeopener, to get the feel of the fears suffered, read this book. You won’t regret it. Now I want to know if there is anymore to come? I was so disappointed when the book came to an end because I wanted more! It says a lot about a story when one stays up into the wee hours of morning struggling to finish before the alarm clock goes off to announce a new day…and then the next day one doesn’t regret the loss of sleep. I look forward to reading whatever Ms. Tolsma throws readers’ ways.
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