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Friday, November 22, 2013

Book Blog Tour Stop - Snow On The Tulips by Liz Tolsma

About The Book:

A stranger’s life hangs in the balance. But to save him is to risk everything.

The war is drawing to a close, but the Nazis still occupy part of the Netherlands. After the losses she’s endured, war widow Cornelia is only a shadow of the woman she once was. She fights now to protect her younger brother, Johan, who lives in hiding.

When Johan brings Gerrit Laninga, a wounded Dutch Resistance member, to Cornelia’s doorstep, their  lives are forever altered. Although scared of the consequences of harboring a wanted man, Cornelia’s faith won’t let her turn him out.

As she nurses Gerrit back to health, she is drawn to his fierce passion and ideals, and notices a shift within herself. Gerrit’s intensity challenges her, making her want to live fully, despite the fear that constrains her. When the opportunity to join him in the Resistance presents itself, Cornelia must summon every ounce of courage imaginable.

She is as terrified of loving Gerrit as she is of losing him. But as the winter landscape thaws, so too does her heart. Will she get a second chance at true love? She fears their story will end before it even begins.

Purchase a copy here.

My Thoughts:

There is a huge amount of fiction work based on World War II events available, but very few feature the Dutch Resistance movement that was so prominent in the Netherlands during this period of history.

Author Liz Tolsma sets her novel, "Snow On The Tulips," in this traumatic era and brings her readers a very realistic look at the horrors of war and the bravery and faith of the Dutch people as they valiantly try to overcome Hilter's regime.  Some of this novel is graphically portrayed - and it is necessary to get across the point of how horrible the war was to the people of the Netherlands. But Tolsma also brings in a lovely story of romance amidst the war-zone terrors - a story that is filled with love and faith.

I found Liz Tolsma's novel to be absolutely fascinating and I learned a lot about the sacrifices made by the brave Dutch population during a horrific time in history. Fans of historical fiction and inspirational fiction will enjoy this novel immensely.

About The Author:

Liz Tolsma

Liz Tolsma has lived in Wisconsin most of her life, and she now resides next to a farm field with her husband, their son, and their two daughters. Add a dog and a cat to that mix and there's always something going on at their house. She's spent time teaching second grade, writing advertising for a real estate company, and working as a church secretary, but she always dreamed of becoming an author.

Learn more at Liz’s website.

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this tour and for providing the review copy of the book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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