The Girl They Left Behind (epub) By Roxanne Veletzos

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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. 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 Veletzo

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The Girl They Left Behind

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. 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

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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. 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 heart Two people fleeing in the night as the Germans


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 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 knowi

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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 the cit

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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 thi

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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

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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 wr

  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 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 beh

  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 heart Two people fleeing in the night as the Germans enter Bucharest to roundup the Jewish population make the difficult decision to leave their three year old daughter behind Ent

  8. says:

    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 child

  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