God Will Provide
The Refrain Within by Liz Tolsma is a heart-wrenching Christian historical novel set in Hungary in 1944 at the height of the Nazi occupation. It is the third book in the Music Of Hope series but can be read as a stand-alone.
We witness the bravery of those who do what they have to do to protect their loved ones. Some are driven by guilt at what they failed to do when they were just twelve years old. All are driven by love.
In contrast we see those who sided with the Nazis to make life more comfortable for themselves. Personal gain exists side by side with sacrificial love.
War presents choices. We can choose to do the right thing or not. Whatever we choose to do, we must be prepared to live with the consequences of our choice.
Fascinating Yet Horrifying
The Green Dress by Liz Tolsma is a totally gripping Christian historical crime suspense and part of the True Colors series. It can be read as a stand-alone.
Liz Tolsma has taken a true life crime and woven her story around the facts. It is both mesmerising and horrifying as the reader knows that all that happens is true.
Crimes are committed. At first it seems like bad luck but as the body count rises so does the suspicion.
The characters are all well drawn. The young children’s mannerisms and innocence were perfectly captured. The leading lady has a kind heart, looking out for the innocent. She struggles with the concept of a good Father as her earthly father let her down. “Why did God have to do this to her?” God does not ‘let’ anything happen, it is man’s free will and His Holy Spirit grieves.
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.