Gerrit Laninga is sentenced to be executed. He has made his peace with God and is ready to die, but when the shot is fired it doesn't take his life. A young man and his sister take him into their home and care for his wounds.
Cornelia was widowed four years ago when the Germans invaded the Netherlands, but for the sake of her late husband she takes pity on Gerrit and agrees to help care for him.
Will Gerrit and Cornelia be able to whether the storms on their horizons?
Snow on the Tulips is a beautiful novel that slowly won me completely over, with its flawlessly engrained themes of faith and courage set during WWII. The characters were so well developed, each with their own unique battle to face.
This story swept me away to another time and place, with its easy to read, engaging style, and I loved how raw and realistically it dealt with the human condition and the intensity of the times and setting. When I paged to the very back of the book to the authors notes, I read that this book is based on a TRUE STORY, and that just blew me away and made me love the book even more.
Overall, a strong novel from author Liz Tolsma, definitely a book that I would recommend to someone looking for a fantastic read that is hard to put down and will tug at your heartstrings. I could tell that there was a lot of research put into this book and the fact that this book is based on a true story is just amazing. A memorable read, and I mean that in a completely positive way!
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