Review: Remember the Lilies by Liz Tolsma PLUS Giveaway!

Remember the Lilies Remember the Lilies is another beautiful addition to Liz Tolsma’s series of books which are set during World War II. This is definitely a stand alone story, however, and can be read independently of the others in the series. Once again, I was very impressed with the author’s ability to make me truly feel that I was back in time and going through the struggles along with the characters.

The setting is very interesting and one that I was not terribly familiar with. Everything takes place in the Philippines, mostly in the Santo Tomas Internment Camp. I thought that there was an excellent balance in the story of the struggles that the prisoners were facing, as well as everyday moments, and also hope for the future. Granted, there are some disturbing and painful incidents in the story, which serves to make it very realistic. And, as time goes by, the hope of ever being released began to fade for some.

Rand was a character that I did not like at first. He was definitely a womanizer, who valued money and prestige above all things. But, he soon became a man that I admired, as he changed and began to question his beliefs and views of the world. Much of his change of heart had to do with meeting Irene. I liked Irene, even when she sometimes seemed to contradict herself with her thoughts and actions. She was an interesting character and had an amazingly loving heart. She simply struggled with a large stubborn streak that did get her into trouble.

Remember the Lilies provides a peek back in time, to a part of World War II that is oftentimes overlooked. I definitely recommend this interesting novel. (4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through Litfuse Publicity, in exchange for an honest review.

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This gripping new tale from Liz Tolsma, Remember the Lilies, is a must-read for fans of WWII-era fiction. When Irene is attacked by a sinister Japanese guard and their secrets are exposed, she and Rand must learn the true meaning of forgiveness—if they can stave off starvation until the American troops bring freedom.

Help Liz celebrate the release of Remember the Lilies with a Kindle Fire giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • One copy of Remember the Lilies
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About the book: Remember the Lilies

Remember the Lilies (Thomas Nelson, February 2015)

Can Irene and Rand stave off starvation until the American troops bring freedom?

Interred by the Japanese, missionary Irene Reynolds comes across a mysterious note while working at the censor’s office. She memorizes the parts she must black out and delivers it to wealthy nightclub owner Rand Sterling. Before she knows what’s happening, she’s drawn into a web of secrets and danger.

Rand Sterling wants nothing more than to reopen his nightclubs once the war ends. But slimy Frank Covey wants his hand in the till—and has news that could threaten Rand’s reputation if it became public. More importantly, beautiful and intriguing Irene Reynolds cannot discover this information if he expects to persuade her to become his wife.
When Irene is attacked by a sinister Japanese guard and their secrets are exposed, they must learn the true meaning of forgiveness—if they can stave off starvation until the American troops bring freedom.

Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1EDGVJJ
About the author:

New York Times best-selling author Liz Tolsma is the author of Daisies are Forever, Snow on the Tulips, and the contributing author of A Log Cabin Christmas. When not busy putting words to paper, Liz enjoys reading, walking, working in her large perennial garden, kayaking, and camping. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and children, all adopted internationally.

Find Liz online: website, Facebook, Twitter
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About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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One Response to Review: Remember the Lilies by Liz Tolsma PLUS Giveaway!

  1. novelscorner says:

    Reblogged this on novelscorner and commented:
    This looks beautiful 🙂

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