Gisela Cramer has suffered through one of the most devastating experiences a person could go through. As the lone survivor of a “massacre” that resulted in the death of her aunt and two young cousins at the hands of Russian soldiers Gisela struggles with guilt. It kills her to have to leave yet another cousin and her elderly grandfather as Russian forces fast approach their home. But for the sake of her cousins two small children it must be done. And so she embarks on a journey that will dramatic consequences. Along the way she teams up with a British soldier and escaped POW, Mitch Edwards; in order to protect him Gisela poses as his wife. It’s an unlikely pairing and a dangerous one but with determination they hope to come through the ordeal alive.
After a long string of bad book choices I was thrilled to pick up Daisies are Forever and find it an engrossing tale. Months ago I had enjoyed Snow on the Tulips immensely and had high hopes for Liz Tolsma’s latest addition to the series. It was not a disappointment. I really felt that Daisies are Forever was even better than the first book. There was such depth to the story as Ms. Tolsma included the grim realities of war while focusing on individual experiences. This is a book for those with a love for human interest stories. Emotions run high , adventure lurks when you least expect it while love blooms in the most unlikely setting.
For those of us who detest viewing the development of stories from the eyes of secondary characters plus the main character don’t be put off by that here. It is well done and serves to strengthen personalities. I wouldn’t change one thing about this book. If you’re bored right now and looking for something to pass the time – get this book. You won’t regret it.
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