Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Remember the Lilies, by Liz Tolsma {a book review}

About the book

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.

What I thought of the book

World War II is one of my favorite periods of history to read about. Since I had read Liz Tolsma's book, Daisies Are Forever, I knew I wanted to read Remember the Lilies!

I'll admit, this was not a light, easy read. There were times I had to just put the book down for awhile, to digest what I'd read. I had not heard before about an internment camp in Manila.

Near the end, I found myself breathlessly wondering if the American troops would arrive in time, before Rand and Irene and their friends starved to death.

If you are a history buff, especially interested in World War II, you will most certainly want to read this book. And now I'll be off, to locate Snow on the Tulips!

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.

Learn more, and purchase a copy, at Liz's website.

Remember to enter the giveaway, and attend the author chat this Thursday evening!

Disclosure: I received a free review copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in order to give you my honest opinion.

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