Thursday, November 21, 2013

snow on the tulips {review}

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.

This book was absolutely lovely. I read it when I was under the weather and didn't feel like doing much of anything, and I was drawn in by the haunting story. The characters were wonderful--they carried depth and by the end of the book, seemed nearly like family. It was fascinating watching Cornelia's character especially grow over the course of the story--at the end of the book, she is still the same woman, but she has changed greatly, mostly because she met and took a chance on Gerrit. The faith of the characters is admirable, while not seeming overbearing or unrealistic--their faith touched me multiple times. And then there's the story and the history itself. It was just plain good, and I found that I couldn't put it down--always a good sign! This is one of the best books I've read all year, and I would definitely recommend it.

5/5 stars.

This book was sent to me by Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. 


  1. Sounds like a really good book! :) I need to look for this one at the library.


  2. There aren't many good war world two era book ,so this book sounds special.
    Thanks for reviewing it!!!


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