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10 thoughts on “The Girl They Left Behind

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

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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 i

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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

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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 Roma

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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 t

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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 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 behind in hope

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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 t

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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 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

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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 con

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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 couple leaving their

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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. 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 city of Bucharest Romania leaving their young daughter abandoned and alone on the streets This little girl was the author Roxanne Veletzos s own mother and this is her storyThe main character in this engrossing novel is Natalia a four year old Jewish girl Natalia s parents went into hiding leaving their young daughter behind in the hopes that a loving family would find and care for her until they could safely return and bring her back home Natalia is placed in an orphanage and uickly adopted by a loving and wealthy couple who do not have children of their own Natalia is an unforgettable character she really got to me We follow her journey through childhood and then adolescence and beyond where her curiosity stirs and she begins to uestion her birth parents decision to abandon herThis wartime novel is heartbreaking shocking and emotional I truly felt for this family and what they endured There were many pieces of history revealed that I had not known about which made the book so much impactful for me The fact that this novel is based on the authors own family was a jaw dropping revelation I finished reading the book with tears streaming down my faceThis book is split into three parts I found Part 1 and Part 3 the most captivating and moving with my attention wandering slightly during Part 2 The writing was excellent the storyline at that point felt a bit drawn out and less impactful Regardless of this the ending made up for any lack of spark I felt in the middle section This is a powerful and deeply moving book that will sit on my mind long after writing this review This was a Traveling Sister read that I shared with Norma and Brenda We all enjoyed it immensely and highly recommend it To find this review along with the other Traveling Sister reviews please visit our blog at you to NetGalley Atria Books and Roxanne Veletzos for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewThe Girl They Left Behind is available now

Review The Girl They Left Behind

The Girl They Left Behind

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. 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