Daisies Are Forever

Gisela must hold on to hope and love despite all odds in the midst of a war-torn country.

Gisela Cramer is an American living in eastern Germany with her cousin Ella Reinhardt. When the Red Army invades, they must leave their home to escape to safety in Berlin.

However, Ella is a nurse and refuses to leave, sending her young daughters with Gisela. During their journey, Gisela meets Mitch Edwards, an escaped British POW. She pretends she is his wife in order to preserve his safety among other Germans, especially one wounded German soldier, Kurt, who has suspicions about Mitch's identity. Kurt also has feelings for Gisela and tries to uncover the truth about her "marriage."

Their journey to Gisela's mother in Berlin is riddled with tragedy and hardship, but they strive to keep Ella's daughters safe so they can reunite with their mother. During the journey Gisela and Mitch begin to develop feelings for one another beyond friendship. They reach Berlin, but their struggles are far from over. Gisela and Mitch must learn to live for the day and find hope in the darkest of circumstances.

In this moving, historically accurate portrayal of WWII Germany, the characters learn that, even with destruction all around them, some things last forever.


    Daisies Are Forever Reviews

  • Iola

    It is early 1945, and Gisela Cramer is fleeing East Prussia with her young nieces, to join her mother in Berlin, away from the advancing Russian Army. Mitch Edwards is an escaped POW, trying to find h...

  • Andrea Cox

    If it weren't for Kurt, this book would be added to my favorites list. His obsessive love disorder was frightening and it came to an unlikely end as well (people with obsessive disorders don't listen ...

  • Karen

    I even liked this book better than the first one. Beautifully written. It was so hard to read of the struggles of ordinary citizens on both sides of the war as it came to an end. The bombings, the bru...

  • Alicia

    Lack of character development and too many plot holes prevented me from really enjoying the story, but it was worth the read for the historical detail (i.e. the terrifying final days of war in Germany...

  • Wanda

    Wow! Another powerful read by Liz Tolsma - I couldn’t put this one down. The characters are vibrantly drawn and brought to life in this achingly sad novel – a story of bravery and survival. This i...

  • Joleen

    Germany, WWIIMitch Edwards, a British POW for 5 years, disguised as an SS officer just escaped from a German stalag. Trying to make his way back to Allied troops through Germany, he was confronted and...

  • Kathleen E.

    Friday, May 23, 2014Daisies are Forever by Liz Tolsma, © 2014Women of Courage series, Book 2The second book in the Women of Courage series, Daisies Are Forever, released May 6, 2014. Set in East Prus...

  • Annette

    Source: Free copy from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for a review.Summary:Early February 1945.Gisela Cramer is a young woman, living with her cousin Ella and her daughters, and their grandfather...

  • Ibjoy1953 Hannabass

    Description of the bookGisela must hold on to hope and love despite all odds in the midst of a war-torn country.Gisela Cramer is an American living in eastern Germany with her cousin Ella Reinhardt. W...

  • Reet Champion

    Gisela Cramer has suffered through one of the most devastating experiences a person could go through. As the lone survivor of a "massacre" that resulted in the death of her aunt and two young cousins...