Melody of the Soul, by Liz Tolsma

Susan Karsten here…How exciting to have been invited to be part of a blog tour for this fine historical fiction book. Even more rewarding was the experience of reading Melody of the Soul. Though Liz Tolsma, author, writes in several genres, I do believe that she has a very special touch for the World War […]

Remember the Lilies ~ Book Review by Susan Karsten

I can’t remember, in all my vast reading, a book about the Philippine internment camps (prison camps) during World War II. You will be swept away by the thrilling and broadly sweeping┬áscope of this novel. It begins in the dazzling world of nightclubs and bright lights of pre-war Manila. Slowly, one is dragged along to […]

Daisies are Forever, by Liz Tolsma ~ Susan Karsten’s latest book review

Revealing a little-known time/event in WWII history, this fascinating book takes you to places and events you never knew existed. And TAKE YOU THERE Tolsma does! I couldn’t get to sleep one night during the reading of this book, because of the images flitting through my mind – the novel is extremely vivid in creating […]

Susan Karsten’s latest Book Review: Snow on the Tulips, by Liz Tolsma

I have a personal connection to this book: I know the author, she interviewed men in my community, and I helped promote this book last fall when it released. THAT makes me all the HAPPIER to be able to say, “Snow on the Tulips” is a gripping, historically accurate read that you won’t want to […]