Oh my!! There are just some books that stand out among the rest. You know them well. They are written with passion and such grand emotion that each word makes a presence. You feel that you know the characters deeply and you want to know more about them. When you close the last page you feel that you have walked the journey side by side the characters. You have become friends.
This is the first book I've read by Liz Tolsma. After reading this gem I'm super excited to grab up, "Snow on the Tulips". She is a gifted storyteller. I will definitely be watching and waiting for the next book penned by Liz. She is truly a gifted storyteller.
I love history. I love this time period. Liz brings it all together. This is one of those books that could easily make it to the big screen. Although I will settle for a cozy quilt and a glass of ice tea.
We begin our journey in Heiligenbeil, East Prussia in the year of 1945. Our journey lasts until 1946, where we find ourselves in Los, Angeles, California. Books such as this make you fall in love with history. They bring us to another time and place, allowing us to glimpse back in time to what was so real for others. This was such a devastating time. But in the midst of all the chaos and turmoil, Liz brings us characters that overcome. Gisela is such a strong character. Immediately I thought that having a girl like Gisela in your corner could easily push you onward with encouragement. She is one inspiring girl! Fear may try to engulf Gisela, but it doesn't hold her down. If anything it gives her power to carry on.
This is writing at it's best. Superb! The story flows easily. It isn't so fast paced that you don't get to know the characters. Liz gives us time to embrace the characters and gives us a glimpse into their heart. Oh, yes, I LOVED this book. Friends, this is a novel you do not want to miss out on. A journey that surely touch your heart and leave you longing for more!
This book was a gift from Thomas Nelson for sharing my review with you.
Liz Tolsma has lived in Wisconsin most of her life. She and her husband have a son and two daughters, all adopted internationally. When not busy putting words to paper, Liz enjoys reading, walking, working in her large perennial garden, kayaking, and camping with her family. Visit Liz at www.liztolsma.com