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    Haunting compelling engrossingTHE GIRL THEY LEFT BEHIND by ROXANNE VELETZOS is a fascinating captivating and deeply moving historical fiction

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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 han

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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 this book The Girl They Left Behind we meet a young Jewish family who are trying to

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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 al

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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 st

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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 vividl

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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 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 Enter Anton and

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    Will definitely be giving a cover uote for this one forthcomingUpdated Roxanne Veletzos pens a fresh original debut in THE

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    Bucharest 1941 and the little Jewish girl not uite four years old had been abandoned in the frosty night air; di

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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 i

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Summary ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Roxanne Veletzos

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. 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 Enter Anton and Despania a Romanian couple who have struggled amidst four devastating miscarriages When Anton suggests a visit to the local orphanage they soon find the family they have been dreaming of for so long But there will be many troubles ahead as the Germans are soon replaced by the Soviets and the Romania they once loved is now very vulnerableWithout a doubt one of the most heartfelt WWIICold War stories of the year If I had one little uibble the last 13 of the novel really escalated towards resolution and I wasn t totally ready to let go of the charactersyet Thanks to Netgalley for an e ARC in exchange for an honest review

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The Girl They Left Behind

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. 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

Summary ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Roxanne Veletzos

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. 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 a story that should be heardThis novel starts in Bucharest Romania in 1941 when Jewish people were being rounded up beaten and killed by the government which was then aligned with Nazi Germany Two parents have to make a life and death decision to leave their 4 year old daughter behind as they try to escape the city hoping that she will be adopted and have a good life They feared that they would be killed and wanted to give their daughter the hope of survival even though their hearts broke with having to leave her behindNatalia is that little girl After some time in an orphanage she is fortunate to be adopted by a kind and very wealthy family who give her love and attention They were never able to have a child of their own For many years Anton and Despina live a charmed life Anton had built a chain of stores which did well and he was able to provide a very good life for his family However when the war ends the Soviets take over Romania which will become part of their empire which will be ruled with an iron fist All of this captured land will be known to those in the West as Behind the Iron Curtain as no news can flow in or outAnton and Despina are stripped of their wealth their home their stores and made to live a dismal life in a communal shared apartment There is little food and life is bleak for everyoneIn the end against all odds Natalia will be given the chance of a lifetime to come to the United States It is here that she will finally meet her birth parents With the help of Victor Anton s family friend who worked for the Communist government in Romania the money that her biological parents saved will help buy her freedom from the hands of the SovietsThis is a long heart wrenching story which is hard to sum up in a review It is a story that is based on familial facts that the author has researched Her mother was that orphan left behind in Bucharest This is an impeccably narrated audiobook that I would recommend to all lovers of historical fiction