Emotional And Horrifying
The Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma is a marvellous
Christian historical suspense that will have your heart racing and your
emotions ripped to shreds.
Pink Bonnet fact meets fiction as Liz Tolsma weaves her story around the
real life figure of Georgia Tann who kidnapped children and sold them to the
highest bidder. The story is set in 1933. It is a difficult read. Liz Tolsma
has perfectly captured the despair and grief of the mothers whose children go
missing. It is horrendous to realise that though this is fiction, it was for
many a reality.
At the heart of the novel is a mother’s love.
It is a mother’s love that clings on to hope. It does not let go and it is
unconditional. This reminds us that we have a heavenly Father who loves us unconditionally,
who will not let us go and who will leave no stone unturned in His pursuit of us.
God pursues us not because He has to but because He loves us and He wants us to
come home to Him.
Within the novel there is a network of
corruption and a continual question of trust. Just who can be trusted to do the
Don’t Let The Music Die
The Melody Of The Soul by Liz Tolsma is a marvellous and moving Christian historical romance. It is the first in the Music Of Hope series and I cannot wait for the subsequent books.
The novel is set in Prague in 1943 at the height of the Nazi occupation. War is a terrible thing. It brings out the very worst and the very best in people.
Liz Tolsma has realistically captured the fearful atmosphere of occupation. Everyone is to be feared and trust is in short supply. “In their eyes nothing but hopelessness.” The novel shows how in times of war we can trust only God. War will either grow or wilt our faith depending on where our trust lies. We have no choice but to trust God, trust that He is good and does know what He’s doing in spite of situations saying otherwise.
Fear and Faith During War
Snow On The Tulips by Liz Tolsma is a Christian historical novel. It is set in the first few months of 1945 in the occupied Netherlands, as the second world war is drawing to a close.
Cornelia and her brother Johann have already lost so much in the five years occupation. Cornelia tries hard to protect twenty year old Johann who longs for adventure. Sneaking out one night, he rescues injured resistance fighter Gerrit. This tests Cornelia to the limits as if Gerrit is found in their house, they will all be punished.
Liz Tolsma shows Cornelia to be a ‘mothering’ character. She desires to keep everyone safe. Cornelia lost her husband Hans on their wedding night and the first night of the war. She has lived in fear of loss ever since.