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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. 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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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 The Collection parents who were forced to leave her behindAs a young woman in Soviet Romania Natalia crosses Whispers of Feathers 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 Entrepreneurial Vernacular 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 Advanced C Programming by Example people were being rounded up beaten and killed by the government which was then aligned with Nazi Germany Two Poslije svega (After, 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 Die Herrenschneiderei provide a very good life for his family However when the war ends the Soviets take over Romania which will become

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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. 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 story unfolds is so powerful poignant and so delicately and beautifully written that easily held my attention My absolu

  2. says:

    4 stars A beautiful and heart wrenching story about family love loss and letting go“In anguish and despair we r

  3. says:

    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 devastat

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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 fo

  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 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

  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

  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 Enter Anton an

  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 histo

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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 wealt

  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 Roman

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