Saturday, November 2, 2013

Snow on the Tulips Book Review


About the Book
In a time of unprecedented darkness and fear, Cornelia must decide if saving a stranger’s life is worth risking her own.

In the twilight of the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands, the Germans have taken everything Cornelia had to give, even what was most precious to her. Now Gerrit Laninga—a man who puts God and country above all else—arrives at her house, needing help. She is terrified for herself and terrified for her family, but most of all, terrified of the pain she might feel again if she allows herself to love Gerrit. Her hope is to be free from her paralyzing fear.

Gerrit is a known and hunted Dutch Resistance member. When he comes to Cornelia’s home for shelter, he’s drawn to her strength and kindness. When he asks her to contact the local Resistance on his behalf, she refuses. Gerrit is determined to find a way to continue his underground work without putting Cornelia or her family in harm’s way.

When things start to unravel and Gerrit’s life depends on her actions, she must summon her courage and learn to depend on the perfect love that drives out all fear. But will her new love be snatched away before it has a chance to bloom?(Goodreads)

My Review

First of all the cover on this book is beautiful and one of my favorites. The cover is what captured my attention. This book is unique in the fact that it is based on a true story, full of deep war history, and is set in the Netherlands. I don't think I have read many other books set in the Netherlands, let alone during this time period. World War II is raging outside Cornelia's door and this book is about her journey in protecting a Resistance man, questioning her faith, and surviving through the raids. I enjoyed the characters and the history. I like war stories and I appreciate this book more since it is based on a real life. The only thing I didn't like is it seemed to drag on a bit in the middle. There seemed to be too many words to accomplish one idea. The romance is simple and realistic, nothing too exciting so if you are looking for romance I wouldn't recommend. If you like war history you will like this book. Sarah Sundin fans will like this book. Overall I give this book four stars, it is well written and researched, it just didn't have me hanging on each page.

 "I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."
Liz Tolsma is celebrating the release of her novel, Snow on the Tulipsby giving away an Amazon Reading Pack to one lucky winner. Find out what readers are saying about the book here.


  One winner will receive:
  • A $50 Amazon gift card
  • Snow on the Tulips by Liz Tolsma
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