19 February 2015

Remember the Lilies by Liz Tolsma

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.

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  • A Kindle Fire
  • One copy of Remember the Lilies
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About the Book
★★★★★
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Irene and Rand come from very different walks of life. Will they find common ground in their fight to survive?

Irene has grown up in the jungle as a missionary with her Aunt Anita, but now she and countless others are imprisoned by Japanese soldiers at the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in the Philippines. Irene and her aunt are safe there, and she keeps busy with her duty of delivering censored messages to the camp's prisoners, but like everyone else, she prays for the war to end and for her freedom.

Rand is a wealthy, womanizing American, whose attempted escape from the internment camp has put himself and others in danger. When Rand and Irene's Aunt Anita meet one another in the hospital, Irene learns more of his story and her heart is determined to save his family.

But the danger outside the walls of the hospital worsens every day, and life in this exotic place is anything but luxurious. Can Irene find Rand's family before they disappear forever? And can a humble missionary woman and an arrogant man find common ground in the face of their biggest fears?

Last year, while reading Daisies Are Forever and Snow on the Tulips, I discovered Liz Tolsma’s gift for capturing various aspects of harrowing days during World War II in fascinating and unique stories. So, I was immensely pleased to find yet another well-told, interesting story of World War II when I picked up Remember the Lilies. Within this book’s pages, Tolsma explores the difficulties of living in the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila. The brutality and cruelty of her characters’ circumstances is astounding and devastating, yet her two main characters, Irene and Rand, remain admirable in their determination to survive. Though they have very different backgrounds, the stark depravity of their situation bring them together as unlikely friends and their romance sweetly stands out within the plot. All in all, Remember the Lilies is a great historical read and I would recommend it for fans of the genre.

Thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a copy of Remember the Lilies and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. To read other opinions, be sure to check out what other reviewers think here.

About the Author
New York Times best-selling author Liz Tolsma is the author of Daisies Are ForeverSnow 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 at her websiteFacebook, and Twitter.

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