Friday, February 6, 2015
Litfuse Review: Remember the Lilies by:Liz Tolsma
About the Book:
Irene and Rand come from very different walks of life. Will they find common ground in their fight to survive?
Irene has grown up in the jungle as a missionary with her Aunt Anita, but now she and countless others are imprisoned by Japanese soldiers at the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in the Philippines. Irene and her aunt are safe there, and she keeps busy with her duty of delivering censored messages to the camp’s prisoners, but like everyone else, she prays for the war to end and for her freedom. Rand is a wealthy, womanizing American, whose attempted escape from the internment camp has put himself and others in danger. When Rand and Irene’s Aunt Anita meet one another in the hospital, Irene learns more of his story and her heart is determined to save his family. But the danger outside the walls of the hospital worsens every day, and life in this exotic place is anything but luxurious. Can Irene find Rand’s family before they disappear forever? And can a humble missionary woman and an arrogant man find common ground in the face of their biggest fears?
About the Author:
Liz Tolsma has lived in Wisconsin most of her life, and she now resides next to a farm field with her husband and their two daughters. Her son proudly serves as a US Marine. All of their children have been adopted internationally and one has special needs. When not busy putting words to paper, she enjoys reading, walking, working in her large perennial garden, kayaking, and camping with her family.
Rand Sterling, was once a wealthy, womanizing club owner, now two years later, he is just another prisoner of war. As he and a few others make a plan to escape, they ultimately fail and he is shipped to a prison that is labeled inescapable.
Irene Reynolds works for the Japanese authorities delivering messages, when she isn't taking care of her blind aunt. But when Irene fails to deliver an important message to an American captive, it may have cost him his life. When Irene's aunt becomes very ill and they arrive at the hospital, Irene is surprised at the person she runs into while there. She once again has to deliver a message to Rand, but this time she will see it through to completion. Soon Irene and Rand have to depend on each other for safety. They may just get the liberation they seek, if they just hang on.
Remember the Lilies is a great addition to the series, yet it could work for a stand alone book. I love Liz Tolsma and always jump at the chance to review her writing. She is a very in depth and profound writer and always has very well thought out and very well researched writings.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.