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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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The Girl They Left Behind

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

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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. 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


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 p

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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 city of Bucharest Romania leaving their young daughter abandoned and alone on the streets This little girl was the

  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 devastated and in

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    5 enchanting stars to The Girl They Left Behind ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ The Girl They Left Behind is

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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 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 beate

  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 behind in hope

  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 a

  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 Roma

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    35 stars “The Girl They Left Behind” by Roxanne Veletzos is a story of the political history of Romania from 1941 to 19