Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Snow on the Tulips - A Review
With the Netherlands still occupied by the Nazis, war widow Cornelia is just a shell of who she was before the war. She really just wants the war to be over and her brother to be able to come out of hiding. When her brother sneaks out one evening and returns home with an injured Dutch Resistance member, Cornelia doesn't want to help him. But she can't turn him away. As she nurses Gerrit back to health, she finds herself drawn to him. Yet can she bring herself to love someone who is involved in such a dangerous profession as the Resistance?
This is the first book I've ever read by Liz Tolsma. I did read it in about 2 days mainly because of the way the suspense built up. I'll be honest. I skimmed large sections of print because it was too wordy. Corrie struggled with her faith. She truly didn't understand how God would take her husband from her. Yet through her grief, Gerrit's gentleness wakened her heart to love again. Other characters came across as being a bit more shallow despite the fact that the author tried to give them depth. Did I like the book? Well yes I did? I enjoy WWII books, but I'm really mixed on this one. But if this type of story appeals to you, you may just love it. It was based on a true story.
I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze program for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of WWII, Sarah Sundin, Susan May Warren, Anne Frank, Corrie Ten Boom
Rating - 3 stars - the story was good and I did enjoy it, but I felt that there was something off about it and couldn't put my finger on it.