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    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 ha

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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 incur

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    5 enchanting stars to The Girl They Left Behind ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ The Girl They Left Behind is an enchan

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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 virtually caused me to stop doing everything I could just to sit and listen to the voice of the narrator I don’t usually write long reviews of audiobooks but this book moved me to tears than once and is

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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 family’s story s

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    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 he

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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

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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 withdrew into herself frightened not knowing what was happening When Despina and Anton a wealthy but childl

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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 control In January of 1941 there was a Nazi Pogrom in which the Jewish people of Romania were rounded up and slaughtered Veletzos uses this event as the starting point of a young Jewish c

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Natalia As she assimilates into her new life she all but forgets the parents who were forced to leave her behind They are even further from her mind when Romania falls under Soviet occupationYet as Natalia comes of age in a bleak and hopeless world traces of her identity pierce the surface of her everyday life leading gradually to a discovery that will change her destiny She has a secret crush on Victor an intense young man who as an impoverished student befriended her family long ago Years later when Natalia is in her early twenties and working at a warehouse packing fr. 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 Romania has recently aligned with the Nazis so all the Jews are risking peril if they cannot escape She is taken in at an orphanage and eventually adopted by a couple Anton and Despina who name her Natalia Romania then falls into the hands of the Soviets and life changes for everyone all over again The family faces bombings starvation and threats to their health thanks to a deadly infection Through all of this they are steadfast as a family Natalia grows up in this dismal and sad world under the Communist regime and she occasionally gets peeks at her own identity one she does not fully understand since being separated from her biological parents She later falls in love with Victor who works for the Communists He is determined to help her escape when she has the chance even though he cannot go with her She would also be leaving her loving adoptive parents if she goes My favorites aspect of this book involved the love for family Anton and Despina strongly desired to have a child and in a time when they were feeling hopeless Natalia enters their lives Natalia was cherished and it seems they lived their lives making up for all she had lost Another wonderful facet is that we hear from Natalia s birth parents They are always searching for her I also appreciated the Romanian setting I have not read a book set in Romania before and I found the history enlightening and the cultural aspects were fascinating The Girl They Left Behind is a deeply emotional fully immersive tale of the sheer will to survive and how intense love defines a family whether they are close in physical space or solely in the heart Thank you to Atria for the ARC to read and review All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom

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Uit she and Victor now an important official in the Communist regime cross paths again This time they are fatefully drawn into a passionate affair despite the obstacles swirling around them and Victor’s dark secretsWhen Natalia is suddenly offered a one time chance at freedom Victor is determined to help her escape even if 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 pas. 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 fleeing into the night driving them to leave their only daughter in the safe arms of new parents the conseuences will reverberate past Hitler s defeat through the Soviet oppression of post war Bucharest Even readers saturated with Second World War dramas will be enthralled by this moving tale of two ferociously devoted mothers the daughter they share and the sacrifices they are willing to make for a new future Gripping tragic yet filled with passion and hope I couldn t put it down Signaler un problème official in the Communist regime cross paths again This time they are fatefully drawn into a passionate affair despite the Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves obstacles swirling around them and Victor’s dark secretsWhen Natalia is suddenly Spieserye offered a Feral one time chance at freedom Victor is determined to help her escape even if 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 Krismis van Map Jacobs or seize the chance to finally live life Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods on her Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche own terms and to confront the painful enigma Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, of her pas. Will definitely be giving a cover uote for this Mensa Riddles Conundrums one forthcomingUpdated Roxanne Veletzos pens a fresh Julie of the Wolves original debut in THE GIRL THEY LEFT BEHIND twining personal family drama together with the lesser known history The Right Swipe of World War II Romania When an explosion Touched of horrific anti Semitic violence sends a Jewish family fleeing into the night driving them to leave their Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa only daughter in the safe arms Ugly Fish of new parents the conseuences will reverberate past Hitler s defeat through the Soviet The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives oppression Little Gods of post war Bucharest Even readers saturated with Second World War dramas will be enthralled by this moving tale Der Schweizerische Robinson of two ferociously devoted mothers the daughter they share and the sacrifices they are willing to make for a new future Gripping tragic yet filled with passion and hope I couldn t put it down

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A sweeping family saga and love story that offers a vivid and uniue portrayal of life in war torn 1941 Bucharest and life behind the Iron Curtain during the Soviet Union occupation perfect for fans of Lilac Girls and Sarah’s KeyOn a freezing night in January 1941 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 undergoing increasingly violent persecution The girl is placed in an orphanage and eventually adopted by a wealthy childless couple who name her. 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 this book The Girl They Left Behind we meet a young Jewish family who are trying to escape the scourges of being persecuted for being Jewish They leave their young four year old daughter on a doorstep hoping for the best that she will be found and saved It is a terrible option but one that they are forced to make as they are sure of their capture and probably their death They bear major regrets and love and adore their child vowing if they survive somehow someday they will find their daughterIt is Bucharest and the war rages as young Natalia the abandoned child is found and adopted by a wealthy Romanian family Life seems to be on the upswing for Natalia as the people who become her adoptive parents are kind loving and wealthy However as in all things the winds of war blow in all kinds of directions and after the war ends Romania finds itself under Russian control and locked behind what would eventually be called the Iron Curtain Harsh and cruel the realities that Natalia and her family faces are devastating and as Natalia grows she falls in love with a man Victor who has mysterious but powerful connections to the regimeThis was a most poignant story one that showed how many were forced to survive after the war It was a true test of survival and hope that someday things would be better although the bleakness is so well portrayed in this book We all hope for the best in our lives and Natalia does as well She adores her family and Victor but hard choices need to be made so that she can move forward and find in herself and others her strength her freedom and those who love herI recommend this story to those who love a well done historical fiction It was a riveting story once again reminding us that we who enjoy freedom are ever so lucky and fortunate to be living where we areThank you to Roxanne Veletzos Atria Books and NetGalley for a copy of this well done historical fiction novel