Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Snow on the Tulips by Liz Tolsma

Let me start by saying, I LOVED this book!  Liz Tolsma is a new to me author and she has quickly become one of my favorites.
Snow on the Tulips  is a story that takes place in the Netherlands during the end of WWII.  Cornelia is just trying to survive the Nazi invasion by laying low and hiding her younger brother, Johan.  But Johan, who is 20 years old, has other plans and is tired of hiding and not helping the cause to fight the Nazis.  After watching a group of men being led to the canal for the executions, Johan ventures out at night to lay the orange Dutch flag over one of the bodies as a show of his resistance.  But what he finds is a man who survived execution.  He quickly brings him home to Cornelia which changes their lives forever.  Now with a wanted man in their house, they will have to be even more vigilant to avoid being caught by the Nazis.

Like I said this book was great!!  I love history and this story is actually based on some true facts from the author's own family history.  I loved the way that Liz Tolsma writes and how she is able to describe the scene of the Netherlands under Nazi rule so well.  The story was filled with suspense especially when the Nazi soldiers came knocking on Cornelia's door.  And there is definitely a budding romance between Cornelia and the man she is nursing back to health.  The characters face many hurtles that they have to overcome in order to move ahead with life.  Their faith and trust in God is definitely challenged throughout the war.
Liz Tolsma will be on my favorite authors list for sure!  Her next book Daisies Last Forever will be out May 2014.  So make sure to pick this one up.  You won't be disappointed!!

Find Liz on her website and over at Facebook.

***I received this book free from Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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