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Rphanage and eventually The Girl ePUB #192 adopted by a wealthy childless couple who name her Natalia As she assimilates into her new life she all but forgets the parents who were forced to leave her behindAs a young woman in Soviet Romania Natalia crosses paths with Victor an important official in the Communist regime that she used to know as an impoverished young student Now they are fatefully drawn into a passionate affair despite the obstacles swirling around them and Victor’s dark secretsWhen Natalia is suddenly offered a o. The Girl They Left Behind is an emotional family saga and a love story filled with tragedy yet written with hope that drew me right in one of my favorite types of stories Roxanne Veletzos passionately and vividly weaves her family s story some history of WWll Romania with a fictional side to some of this story She starts the story off by vividly capturing the desperation of Jewish parents who left their daughter behind in hopes she will be safely taken care of and survive the violence surrounding them We are taken on a heartbreaking journey with her grandparents story that she changed very little of I appreciate how Roxanne Veletzos filled in the mystery to some of this story with her fictional account to the story Making this such a hopeful and satisfying story to read right to the very end I highly recommendThank you to Simon Schuster Canada for our ARC to read and review

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A sweeping They Left PDF #201 historical romance that is “gripping tragic yet filled with passion and hope” Kate uinn New York Times bestselling author offering a vivid and uniue portrayal of life in war torn Bucharest during World War II and its aftermath perfect for fans of Lilac Girls and Sarah’s KeyOn a freezing night in January a little Jewish girl is found on the steps of an apartment building in Bucharest With Romania recently allied with the Nazis the Jewish population is in grave danger so the girl is placed in an o. Haunting compelling engrossingTHE GIRL THEY LEFT BEHIND by ROXANNE VELETZOS is a fascinating captivating and deeply moving historical fiction novel inspired by true events of the author s mother The way that the story unfolds is so powerful poignant and so delicately and beautifully written that easily held my attention My absolute favorite historical fiction novels are ones based on true events Just knowing that is always deeply affecting and brings out these intense feelings that I have for the storyline characters and setting It just makes me that much appreciative and transfixed in the story being told ROXANNE VELETZOS delivers an absolutely beautiful and lovely written story here with compelling and strong characters a harrowing and vivid setting and an intimate and heartfelt storyline The author did a wonderful job at fully immersing me into this story and the characters lives It was heartwarming and also heartbreaking to read and at one point it gave me goosebumps all over I absolutely love it when a story produces so many different emotions and reactions from meI was totally fascinated with the photos that were included in this book and looked at them many times while I was reading this book Norma s StatsCover Eye catching hauntingly beautiful intriguing impactful and an excellent representation to storylineTitle The title immediately intrigued me and is such a moving effective and extremely fitting representation to storyline WritingProse Well written poetic elouent vivid fluent gorgeous and captivating Absolutely loved the writing stylePlot Engrossing emotional descriptive thought provoking interesting heartfelt fast paced and entertainingEnding Tender loving touching and bittersweet that gave me goosebumps Overall This was an absolutely stunning historical fiction novel and one that I won t soon forget Would highly recommendThank you so much to Simon Schuster Canada and Roxanne Veletzos for an ARCReview can also be found on our Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee Reading book blog

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Ne time chance at freedom Victor is determined to help her escape even if Girl They Left Epub #222 it means losing her Natalia must make an agonizing decision remain in Bucharest with her beloved adoptive parents and the man she has come to love or seize the chance to finally live life on her own terms and to confront the painful enigma of her past The Girl They Left Behind “is a vividly told beautifully written impossible but true story” Helen Bryan internationally bestselling author of War Brides that you won’t soon forget. Bucharest 1941 and the little Jewish girl not uite four years old had been abandoned in the frosty night air discovered by the concierge she was cold limp and whimpering Some time later she was taken to an orphanage where she withdrew into herself frightened not knowing what was happening When Despina and Anton a wealthy but childless couple desperate for a child adopted her they named her Natalia Her future was assuredBut war ravaged the country and turmoil surrounded them with the Nazis in control bombing a constant in their lives and the sounds of sirens sending fear through them But it was when the Soviets took over that things took a turn for the worst Starvation oppression danger would they ever know peace againBut when Natalia was in her early twenties an opportunity to flee was offered What would she do Would she grasp it with both hands How could she leave the country she d known all her life the parents who had given her everything Poignant deeply moving and intensely heart breaking The Girl They Left Behind is a historical fiction novel based on author Roxanne Veletzos mother s life Set during the days of WWII and continuing into the years following it shows immense courage and a family s incredible love and devotion to one another The author s notes plus family photographs at the end give the story deeper meaning an excellent novel which I thoroughly enjoyedWith thanks to Simon Schuster AU for my uncorrected proof ARC to read in exchange for an honest review


10 thoughts on “The Girl They Left Behind

  1. says:

    Haunting compelling engrossingTHE GIRL THEY LEFT BEHIND by ROXANNE VELETZOS is a fascinating captivating and deeply moving historical fiction novel inspired by true events of the author’s mother The way that the

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    4 stars A beautiful and heart wrenching story about family love loss and letting go“In anguish and despair we release this child into the hands of God with hope and faith that she may be saved” This was the note that was left in a little girls’ beautiful velvet dress on the day that her Jewish parents fled

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    45 valiant starsMy reviews can be seen here have always been attracted to books about the second World War and the people who lived in Europe during that awful time They the ones who survived were left with not only the scars incurred upon themselves but also the countries in which they lived that were devastated and in ruin In th

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    5 enchanting stars to The Girl They Left Behind ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ The Girl They Left Behind is an enchanting story of family based on the author’s mother’s early life In Bucharest Romania in 1941 a three year old girl is found alone on the steps of an apartment building She is Jewish and Rom

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    I have read and listened to many books about WWII but never one that took place in Romania This was an audiobook that virt

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    The Girl They Left Behind is an emotional family saga and a love story filled with tragedy yet written with hope that drew me right in one of my favorite types of stories Roxanne Veletzos passionately and vividly weaves her

  7. says:

    Based on true events of the author's mother The Girl They Left Behind is an endearing story set in Romania that immediately took my

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    Will definitely be giving a cover uote for this one forthcomingUpdated Roxanne Veletzos pens a fresh original debut in THE GIRL THEY LEFT BEHIND twining personal family drama together with the lesser known history of World War II Romania When an explosion of horrific anti Semitic violence sends a Jewish family fl

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    Bucharest 1941 and the little Jewish girl not uite four years old had been abandoned in the frosty night air; discovered by the concierge she was cold limp and whimpering Some time later she was taken to an orphanage where she withdr

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    35 stars “The Girl They Left Behind” by Roxanne Veletzos is a story of the political history of Romania from 1941 to 1960 told from a Romanian’s family’s point of view It begins with a Jewish couple in Romania when Germany is in cont

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