Daisies are Forever is a very powerful book. I felt thrust into a terrifyingly realistic war zone. The book follows Gisela Cramer, Mitch Edwards, and a handful of other important secondary characters as they attempt to escape from Prussia and into the heart of Berlin, Germany. It is a frantic race across dangerous territory in an attempt to escape Russian forces.
I found the storyline interesting and well-written. The light romance that develops between the main characters is threatened by jealousy from others in the group. The possibility that Mitch’s true identity would be discovered and that he could be turned in to the authorities had me pretty nervous in some parts of the book.
I think the author did a good job of showing the effects that the trauma of war had on Gisela and Mitch, who both carried more than their fair share of guilt around. Getting these two to let go of their burdens and recognize that God was in control was no easy thing!
I really felt transported back into time with this story. The atrocities that these characters witnessed on their travels and once they reached Berlin were heartbreaking, yet this is ultimately an uplifting story that showed how God works even in the midst of terrible events. (4 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through Litfuse Publicity, in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
“. . . compelling and fast-paced tale about the atrocities and tremendous losses. . . .” —Library Journal
“Excellent storytelling, accurate historical reporting and gritty, persevering characters make this WWII-era novel a must-read.” —CBA Retailers + Resources
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