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The Book of Lost Names 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, 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 During 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 , Eva Was Forced To Flee Paris After The Arrest Of Her Father, A Polish Jew Finding Refuge 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 R My, 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 R My 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 I flew through most of this book in a single sitting and then spent the last 10 15% absolutely sobbing, so that should give you a good indication of how much I loved this book.I am a huge fan of historical fiction, and a book set during WW2 can hardly ever go wrong This book started a bit slow but really picks up once the main character, Eva, is forced to flee Paris with her mother after the arrest of her father and the larger roundup of Jews by the Nazis She finds eventual refuge in an underg I flew through most of this book in a single sitting and then spent the last 10 15% absolutely sobbing, so that should give you a good indication of how much I loved this book.I am a huge fan of historical fiction, and a book set during WW2 can hardly ever go wrong This book started a bit slow but really picks up once the main character, Eva, is forced to flee Paris with her mother after the arrest of her father and the larger roundup of Jews by the Nazis She finds eventual refuge in an underground network, forging documents for children who are being smuggled out of the country and into safety.In general, the story reminded me a lot of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, in regards to a female main character in France joining a network devoted to helping Jewish people escape and survive I absolutely loved the occasional cuts to the present day, as Eva, now well into her eighties, recognizes a book in a newspaper article that calls her back to the past And the ending Ah My favourite That s a framing device The Nightingale also uses, and I think it s a really clever move to keep readers engaged and curious to see what happens next Really, I just loved this novel a lot Its characters were full and complex and it was heartbreaking to read at times, knowing the likely outcome of those taken away by Nazis This was my first time reading a book by Kristin Harmel, though I ve heard rave reviews for The Winemaker s Wife, and I am definitely going to dip into her backlist Highly, highly recommend.An ARC was provided to me for free by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 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 re 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 muchIf 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 This book is schedule to be release on July 21 2020 May 2005, Eva Traube is in her 80 s and she enjoys working part time at her local library and she spends most of her time shelving books One day she is shocked to see an article in a magazine, it s about how the Nazis stole or destroyed priceless books from Berlin libraries during WW II, in the article was a photo of a book that was precious to Eva 65 years ago and she never thought she would ever see it again Paris 1942, Eva lives happily with her mother Faiga and father Tatus, once the Germa May 2005, Eva Traube is in her 80 s and she enjoys working part time at her local library and she spends most of her time shelving books One day she is shocked to see an article in a magazine, it s about how the Nazis stole or destroyed priceless books from Berlin libraries during WW II, in the article was a photo of a book that was precious to Eva 65 years ago and she never thought she would ever see it again Paris 1942, Eva lives happily with her mother Faiga and father Tatus, once the German s arrive every day life is madedifficult for Jewish citizens and living in Paris is very hard Despite being warned about a roundup of Jewish people Eva s parents believe they are safe and one night during a raid only Tatus is taken into custody Tatus has told Eva what to do if something happens to him, she s to contact a man her father has organized to help her, he s nervous, and he gives her some papers and makes her leave.Eva and her mother escape to a little town called Aurignon in the free zone, using their new identity papers she altered and they find a place to stay at a small boarding house Eva discovers from her desperation to save her mother and leave Paris, she s has a talent for forgery and she can help others and the French resistance Her years of watching her father repair type writers, she has learnt to type and she has a unique skill Give her the correct paper, ink and pens, Eva can easily create fake identity papers, birth certificates, ration cards, travel documents and copy signatures Eva s sweet mother has changed by the loss of her husband and she is now an angry, bitter, difficult women and she thinks Eva should be concentrating on trying to save her father If she helps the resistance group, her mother has a place to stay and she feels like she is doing her part to get back at the Germans and she can t do anything to help her father.Eva spends her time at the local church with Pere Clement a priest, Remy a fellow forger and together they create new identities for hundreds of Jewish people escaping to Switzerland Eva notices that many of the new identities are for young Jewish children who are not escaping with their parents, they are too young to remember their real names and how will anyone, find them when the war ends Eva comes up with the idea to use a secret code called Fibonacci Sequence that only she and Remy understand, they use an eighteenth century religious book to keep a record of the children s names and they refer to it as The book Of Lost Names.Sixty five years later, Eva must face her past to be reunited with her precious book that was taken from a church library during the end of the Second World War and she thought she would never see it again.The Book of Lost Names, has a dual time line that s very easy to follow, the story is a about sacrifice, duty, friendship, honor, betrayal and lost love This is the first book I have read by Kristin Harmel and I look forward to reading The Winemaker s Wife as it will soon be available in Australia as an eBook and I have pre ordered it What a brilliant book, five stars from me and if you like to read historical WW II fiction I highly recommend The Book of Lost Names I have shared my review on Goodreads, Twitter, Edelweiss, Kobo and my blog A captivating historical fiction story full of bravery and resilience.SUMMARYEva 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 the A captivating historical fiction story full of bravery and resilience.SUMMARYEva 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 questions 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 Am lie 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 www.bluestockingreviews.com

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