Having read Snow on the Tulips, I was super stoked to read the next book this author wrote. The story plot was very intriguing, but the author failed to see it through. The book began with some serious edge of your seat tension, but gradually slipped to a casual story. With the many different point of views it was hard to draw close to the main characters and keeping the whole picture straight. I really would have enjoyed some more narrow escapes from Mitch, him being an escaped POW and all, but his role seemed too easy.
I really enjoyed that the author took two real life stories to use as the inspiration for Daisies are Forever, making the book much more authentic. The first part where Gisela leads a band of people escaping the Russians is based on Ruth Sabine Hildegard Lippert. The second part is based on the authors own aunt who experienced the awful bombings in Berlin.
I very much enjoyed the historical aspect of the book over the fiction. The inside view to the life of the average German person during the war was both eye opening and informative.
I received this complimentary copy from Litfuse in exchange for this independent and unbiased review.