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Daisies Are Forever

Daisies Are Forever

By Liz Tolsma
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.38 Stars

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On 2/17 AslansCompass wrote: Daisies are Forever is a historical fiction novel set during the last days of WWII.  American Giesla Cramer lives in eastern Germany with her cousin Ella Reinhardt.  In the face of the oncoming Russian invasion, Giesla  tries to convince her cousin to leave, but Ella, a nurse, refuses, sending her ... Daisies are Forever

AslansCompass' Rating:

3 Stars

On 11/6 Classic Student wrote: This book follows a women by the name of Gisela Cramer who is stuck in Prussia during 1945 who is forced to escape with overnight with herself and her cousins two young children. Being forced to leave her cousin and grandfather behind she leaves. The book follows her journey as she where she meets a ... Daisies Are Forever

Classic Student's Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/28 Funto wrote: This was a pretty informative read. In fact, out of all the WWII books I've read, this is the first that was from the perspective of a German fleeing the Red Army. It gave an insight on the condition of the German civilians during the period, as we follow the story of German American, Gisela and Mitch, ... Interesting and informative (though not for the light-hearted)

Funto's Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/15 Anne wrote: Gisela Cramer must leave one cold winter night when the enemy once again comes to close to where she is living. But when her cousin Ella and Grandfather can not go, Ella begs Gisela to take her two young daughters with her. But the way to Berlin, where her Mother lives, is harder then she may have ... Daisies Are Forever By Liz Tolsma

Anne's Rating:

5 Stars

On 7/7 Beth Strand wrote: Gisela Cramer was sent to East Germany to keep her safe from the war but the Russians have brought the war to her doorstep, again, and she finds herself running for her life while charged with keeping her two nieces safe. Mitch Edwards has survived most of the war in prison since his capture by the Germans ... “Daisies are Forever” Grabs but Doesn’t Hold the Reader

Beth's Rating:

3 Stars

On 7/5 JMTuckerman wrote: Liz Tolsma’s Daisies are Forever is an intriguing piece of historical fiction set in the European Theater, a period of WWII when Stalin and his Soviets are invading Germany. The story follows Gisela Cramer, a German/American refugee, and Mitch Edwards, a British POW who escaped from a German stalag. ... Daisies are Forever 4/5

JMTuckerman's Rating:

4 Stars

On 6/29 CafinatedReads wrote: I went into this book with an open mind. I loved historical books, but generally though, I love those centered around the Civil War and WWI. Don’t get me wrong, I love books from the WWII era as well, but only if they are well written and superbly captivating. This book fell slightly short of completely ... Review: Daisies Are Forever by Liz Tolsma

CafinatedReads' Rating:

3 Stars

On 6/24 Theresa C Shell wrote: Tolsma’s writing is vivid and powerful. I loved her previous novel, Snow on the Tulips, and enjoyed this one as well. I especially appreciate that this was inspired by two separate true accounts, and that it presented a unique perspective of the normal German citizens who were also impacted by this ... War Affects Every Side

Theresa C Shell's Rating:

4 Stars

On 6/24 SherreyM wrote: When I read the description of Daisies are Forever, I was curious for a number of reasons: (1) I love to read historical fiction set in World War II; (2) Liz Tolsma has centered this novel around an American-born young woman living in East Germany; and (3) the mention of the Red Army certainly peaked ... Daisies Are Forever by Liz Tolsma | A Review

SherreyM's Rating:

4 Stars

On 6/23 Melissa Finnegan wrote: This is a perspective of World War II I haven’t read before. When I read about WWII I usually am reading about what the Nazis did to the Jewish people. This story is coming from the perspective of Germans running from the Russians. Of course Mitch gets thrown in the mix and he is fighting against ... Daisies are Forever by Liz Tolsma

Melissa's Rating:

4 Stars