So some of the grad research I did was about the Nazi resistance in Germany during World War II. So, as you can imagine, I was quite willing to read a book about Nazi resistance. And as it would turn out, Snow on the Tulips by New York Times bestseller Liz Tolsma is a fantastic read!
A stranger’s life hangs in the balance. But to save him is to risk everything.
The war is drawing to a close, but the Nazis still occupy part of the Netherlands. After the losses she’s endured, war widow Cornelia is only a shadow of the woman she once was. She fights now to protect her younger brother, Johan, who lives in hiding.
When Johan brings Gerrit Laninga, a wounded Dutch Resistance member, to Cornelia’s doorstep, their lives are forever altered. Although scared of the consequences of harboring a wanted man, Cornelia’s faith won’t let her turn him out.
As she nurses Gerrit back to health, she is drawn to his fierce passion and ideals, and notices a shift within herself. Gerrit’s intensity challenges her, making her want to live fully, despite the fear that constrains her. When the opportunity to join him in the Resistance presents itself, Cornelia must summon every ounce of courage imaginable.
She is as terrified of loving Gerrit as she is of losing him. But as the winter landscape thaws, so too does her heart. Will she get a second chance at true love? She fears their story will end before it even begins.
I first need to let y’all know, this is based on true events. The book just bumped up a few more points of awesome. One of my favorite aspects of the novel was Tolsma didn’t shy away from including all aspects of the war. Innocent people died at the hands of a wicked regime and families were torn apart. People who risked their lives to do good were killed. She even dealt with the different Christian responses (i.e. some refusing to resist authorities). It’s an honest look at a dark time in the world’s history.
But there’s a beautiful story among the chaos and I enjoyed both Cornelia and Gerrit’s stories. There were some incredibly brave men and women who resisted and I love to see a well-written story showing that.
If you’re looking for a fast-paced and great story, I recommend grabbing a copy of this one (and if you check out below, you can win one!). So what’s one of your favorite time periods?
(Thank you Litfuse and Thomas Nelson for the Advanced Reader Copy! I was provided a copy in exchange for my honest opinion).
Liz Tolsma is celebrating the release of her novel, Snow on the Tulips, by giving away an Amazon Reading Pack to one lucky winner. Find out what other readers are saying about the book here.
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