The Book of Lost Names review ´ 3

review The Book of Lost Names

The Book of Lost Names review ´ 3 ´ Inspired by an astonishing true story from World War II a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis in this unforgettable historical novel from the international bestselling author of the “epic and heart wrenching World War II tale” Alyson Noel #1 New York Times bDuring World War II an experience Eva remembers well and the search to reunite people with the texts taken from them so long ago The book in the photograph an eighteenth century religious text thought to have been taken from France in the waning days of the war is one of the most fascinating cases Now housed in Berlin’s Zentral und Landesbibliothek library it appears to contain some sort of code but researchers don’t know where it came from or what the code means Only Eva holds the answer but will she have the strength to revisit old memories and help reunite those lost during the war As a graduate student in 1942 Eva was forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father a Polish Jew Finding refuge. A captivating historical fiction story full of bravery and resilienceSUMMARYEva Traube was forced to flee Paris in 1942 with her mother after the arrest of her father a Polish Jew She finds a refuge in a church in a small mountain town in the Free Zone There she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to Switzerland In erasing these children’s identity Eva knows she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are perhaps too young to remember who they really are She and Remy her forging partner keep records of the children secretly coded in a eighteenth century religious book she now calls The Book of Lost Names Eva survives the war and now over 65 years later She is a semi retired librarian in Florida It is at the Library that she spies a photograph of her book from 1942 The Book of Lost Names along with thousands of other valuable books had been looted by the Germans in the final days of the war and it is now housed in a Berlin library At 86 Eva uestions whether she has the strength to revisit old memories And see the book again REVIEWTHE BOOK OF LOST NAMES is a tension filled and thought proving World War II historical fiction drama Eva’s character is a strong smart and resilient woman who is the pillar of the story Her character is well developed and the dialog is delightful This riveting story is as smartly structured as the code in Eva’s secret book The writing is engaging and evocative and transports us to Paris and the fictional town of Aurignon South of Vichy during the height of the war You can’t go wrong with this engaging story of bravery and perseverance If you liked The Lilac Girls or The Alice Network you will love this oneAuthor Kristen Harmel is a international best selling author of numerous books including The Winemaker’s Wife and The Room on Rue Amélie Kristin was born just outside Boston Massachusetts After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Florida she spent time living in Paris and Los Angeles and now lives in Orlando with her family Thanks to Netgalley and Gallery Books for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Publisher Gallery BooksPublished July 21 2020Review wwwbluestockingreviewscom

Kristin Harmel Ò 3 review

In a small mountain town in the Free Zone she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland But erasing people comes with a price and along with a mysterious handsome forger named Rémy Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are The records they keep in The Book of Lost Names will become even vital when the resistance cell they work for is betrayed and Rémy disappears An engaging and evocative novel reminiscent of The Lost Girls of Paris and The Alice Network The Book of Lost Names is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of bravery and love in the face of evil. As always I'm trying to find books about WWII that are interesting to read and have a fair bit of reality in them This book is too much of a romance for me with characters that are magnified in a way that isn't very likely Big change of character too during the story from nasty to nice and the other way around I loved the present part of it with the 85 year old protagonist whom I immediately liked The history part of the stolen books is very interesting and the explanation at the end of the book is therefore very valuable

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The Book of Lost NamesInspired by an astonishing true story from World War II a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis in this unforgettable historical novel from the international bestselling author of the “epic and heart wrenching World War II tale” Alyson Noel #1 New York Times bestselling author The Winemaker’s WifeEva Traube Abrams a semi retired librarian in Florida is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a magazine lying open nearby She freezes; it’s an image of a book she hasn’t seen in sixty five years a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe. This book is a historical fiction that goes between 2005 Eva in the present and the 1940's Eva in the past This book is all about WWII when Germany takes over Paris France Eva is a Jewish girl that lived in Paris This book will stay with me for so long It will touch your heart Eva is a girl that loves book that after the war become a librarian but during the war she helped Jewish kids escape France to safe their life She used The Book of Lost Name to help her remember all the kids real names This book has sadness l0ve misunderstanding and so much If you loved The Nightingale you will love this or if you love historical fiction books about WWII Paris France books I loved this book so much and this book should get a million stars This is one of the best historical fiction books I have read I was kindly provided an e copy of this book by the publisher or author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review