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D in an orphanage and eventually 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 off. 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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Ered 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 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 forge. 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

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A sweeping 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 1941 Bucharest during World War II and its aftermath 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 so the girl is place. 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 The Film Snob*s Dictionary that is “gripping In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie tragic yet filled with passion and hope” Kate uinn New York Times bestselling author offering a vivid and uniue portrayal of life in war Tea Environments and Plantation Culture torn 1941 Bucharest during World War II and its aftermath perfect for fans of Lilac Girls and Sarah’s KeyOn a freezing night in January 1941 a little Jewish girl is found on 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains the steps of an apartment building in Bucharest With Romania recently allied with Survive by the Team the Nazis Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, the Jewish population is in grave danger so Washington! 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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 n

  2. says:

    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 n

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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 d

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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 Romania has recently aligned with the Nazis so all the Jews are risking peril if they cannot escape She is take

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    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 he

  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

  8. says:

    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

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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 childless couple desperate for a child adopted her they named her Natalia Her future was assuredBut war ravaged th

  10. says:

    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 couple lea

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