Monday, February 16, 2015

Mixed Review -- Remember the Lilies

For the most part, I enjoyed this first book I've read by Liz Tolsma -- Remember the Lilies. I enjoy a variety of World War II fiction, especially when I can learn a little more of the history of that era mixed in with the fiction.  The internment camp in the Philipines is something I have never read about before and provides a new and interesting perspective on the war. Many of the characters are very well developed and interesting to get to know.  Irene's Aunt Anita shines through her pain and difficulty to provide a great deal of inspiration.

In some aspects, though, the story seems to lack a well-defined flow and level of engagement.  In some spots, I felt the details did not play out completely before jumping on to something else.

All in all, though, I would consider this a good read for fans of WWII fiction and would say it is well worth the time involved.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of Remember the Lilies in exchange for my honest review.

See what other readers have to say about the book here.

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.
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

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!


One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • One copy of Remember the Lilies
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 2/19. Winner will be announced at Liz's Remember the Lilies Facebook author chat party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Liz and WWII fiction fans, as well as for a chance to win some great prizes!   



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