Remember the Lilies by Liz Tolsma ~ Review

Remember the Lilies
Lucie's Review:

Irene and her aunt, Anita, are missionaries in the jungles of the Philippines, held captive in a Japanese prison camp. 
Rand is a suave and smooth American, used to women falling every which way under his spell. 
 Do a humble missionary and an overly confident womanizer have a chance at a future together a midst the turmoil?

This book was a bit of a slow starter for me, but as I read it picked up speed and soon I didn't want to put it down--I just had to know what would happen!

I really liked Anita, because she showed great strength and didn't let being blind keep her down. She was like a mother to Irene, and mentored her with faith.

There was great interaction between Rand and Irene, I liked that Irene didn't fall for him right away, and didn't fall for his practiced charm. Rand really grew a lot over the course of the story, and the more he lost the more he found, and realized the things that were really important. 

Overall this is a poignant read, set during WWII in the Santo Tomas Internment Camp. Through it  all  loved how it all came together, and how they fought to survive the war. A wonderful deep running novel of wartime. 

About the book:

Remember the Lilies (Thomas Nelson, February 2015)

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.
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About the author:New York Times best-selling author Liz Tolsma is the author ofDaisies 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.

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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!


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