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Snow on the Tulips


In the twilight of the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands, the Germans have taken everything Cornelia had to give, even what was most precious to her. Now Gerrit Laninga—a man who puts God and country above all else—arrives at her house, needing help. She is terrified for herself and terrified for her family, but most of all, terrified of the pain she might feel again if she allows herself to love Gerrit. Her hope is to be free from her paralyzing fear. Gerrit is a known and hunted Dutch Resistance member. When he comes to Cornelia’s home for shelter, he’s drawn to her strength and kindness. When he asks her to contact the local Resistance on his behalf, she refuses. Gerrit is determined to find a way to continue his underground work without putting Cornelia or her family in harm’s way. When things start to unravel and Gerrit’s life depends on her actions, she must summon her courage and learn to depend on the perfect love that drives out all fear. But will her new love be snatched away before it has a chance to bloom?

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A splendid debut novel! With a tender romance, a gripping plot, and a well-researched setting, Snow on the Tulips drew me in to the harrowing uncertainty of life in the Netherlands under Nazi rule. Liz Tolsma’s beautiful story kept me up at night—not just wondering what would happen to her endearing characters, but wondering what I would do in similar circumstances. Do not miss this book!

Sarah Sundin, award-winning author of With Every Letter

This book was a fascinating look at WWII from the Netherlands perspective, one I hadn’t heard before. It captured my interest and wouldn’t give it back until the last page! CBA Retailers and Resources

Tolsma crafts strong characters and easy-to-visualize scenes. The inherent danger of the Nazi occupation is apparent. Relevant biblical connections remind the reader that God is always in control, no matter how dire the situation may seem. Tolsma’s story is a way to remember the past and those who gave their lives for freedom. A German and Dutch glossary is included. 4 Star Romantic Times Review

One Comment

  1. Dear Liz,
    I just read your book ‘Snow on the tulips’ and I wonder if there is any relationship between Kay van der Meer and my family. My father was Wijtze van der Meer, born In Burgum 1900-03-12, he died in Stadskanaal 1958-05-17. Although the Van der Meer family is very large, it may be possible.
    I enjoyed reading your book, it is a beauiful story. In world war II my father was also active in the resistance. In the last part of the war our whole family had to go underground.
    Best wishes from
    Aukje Faber-van der Meer
    Karmelhof 13
    7625 NK Zenderen

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