But when tragedy strikes, Gabriela senses there's more to her mother than painted nails and lips. Desperate to understand their relationship, to grandma rosa who cleaned houses for the English, Gabriela pieces together the stories of her family's previous generations—from Great-Grandmother Mercada the renowned healer, to Luna who had the nicest legs in Jerusalem.
The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem: A Novel #ad - But as she uncovers shocking secrets, forbidden romances, and the family curse that links the women together, Gabriela must face a past and present far more complex than she ever imagined. Set against the golden age of hollywood, and the swinging '70s, the dark days of World War II, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem follows generations of unforgettable women as they forge their own paths through times of dramatic change.
Ever since gabriela can remember, she and Luna have struggled to connect. With great humor and heart, sarit Yishai-Levi has given us a powerful story of love and forgiveness—and the unexpected and enchanting places we find each.
Lone Wolf in JerusalemGreenleaf Book Group Press #ad - When germany is defeated, he journeys to Jerusalem, to find a new battle brewing. Determined to help his people find freedom, David uses his guerilla skills to single-handedly wreak havoc on the British. An israeli best sellera thrilling tale of love, loss, lone wolf in Jerusalem is a suspenseful, and Revenge Set primarily in post-WWII Israel, action-packed novel that is a worthy contribution to Jewish historical fiction.
Using drama, adventure, and romance, Diskin has created a colorful and captivating story that entertains and educates through the exploits of main protagonist, David Gabinsky. British occupation forces are entrenched in Israel, blocking Holocaust survivors from immigrating to their Jewish homeland. As he begins his dangerous quest, David meets and falls in love with the beautiful Shoshana, a young Holocaust survivor whose spirit may have gotten damaged beyond repair.
Lone Wolf in Jerusalem #ad - Recounting the tragic losses and heroic triumphs of the Jewish people during this critical stage in their history, Lone Wolf in Jerusalem brings these events to life in a new and inspirational way, making them accessible to a new generation. During the war, after losing his family to Hitler's ''final solution, '' young David leads a courageous group of Jewish resistance fighters against the Nazis.
. Originally written in Hebrew, this book quickly became a best seller in Israel.
22 Britannia Road: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - Is the wrenching chronicle of how these damaged people try to become, once again, a true family. A tour de force that echoes modern classics like Suite Francaise and The Postmistress. Janusz is an englishman now-determined to forget Poland, forget his own ghosts from the way, and begin a new life as a proper English family.
Silvana and aurek spent the war hiding in the forests of Poland. But for silvana, who cannot escape the painful memory of a shattering wartime act, forgetting is not a possibility. One of the most searing debuts to come along in years, 22 Britannia Road. Wild, almost feral aurek doesn't know how to tie his own shoes or sleep in a bed.
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There her husband, janusz, is already waiting for them at the little house at 22 Britannia Road. Housekeeper or housewife?" the soldier asks Silvana as she and eight- year-old Aurek board the ship that will take them from Poland to England at the end of World War II.
Jerusalem Maiden: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Historical fiction and bible lovers will be captivated by this thrilling tale of a young Jewish woman during a fascinating era, her inner struggle with breaking the Second Commandment, and her ultimate transcendence through self-discovery. Talia carner is a skillful and heartfelt storyteller who takes the reader on journey of the senses, into a world long forgotten.
Jennifer lauck, author of blackbird“Exquisitely told, with details so vivid you can almost taste the food and hear the voices…. A moving and utterly captivating novel that I will be thinking about for a long, long time. Tess gerritsen, author of the Silent Girl“Talia Carner’s story captivates at every level, heart and mind.
Jerusalem Maiden: A Novel #ad - Jacquelyn mitchard, author of the deep end of the oceanthe poignant, and unforgettable story of a young woman in early 20th-century Jerusalem who must choose between her faith and her passion, Jerusalem Maiden heralds the arrival of a magnificent new literary voice, colorful, Talia Carner. In the bestselling vein of the red tent, the kite runner, and A Thousand Splendid Suns, Jerusalem Maiden brilliantly evokes the sights and sounds of the Middle East during the final days of the Ottoman Empire.
A World Full of Strangers: A Saga of Love & RetributionOpen Road Media #ad - There, on hester street in the jewish ghetto of the city’s Lower East Side, Katie finally establishes the roots that will come to define her. Leaving london for new york harbor during the bitter winter of 1932, the anxious and uncertain young girl relies on the kindness of strangers for refuge. A multigenerational saga of an immigrant Jewish family in America—from Hester Street to San Francisco—by a New York Times–bestselling author.
From the prewar ghettos of manhattan to the glittering hills of postwar San Francisco, their intimate struggles, and personal triumphs, author Cynthia Freeman follows the destinies of three generations of a resilient family, and brings to vivid life the soul and spirit of the extraordinary Jewish immigrant experience in America.
A World Full of Strangers: A Saga of Love & Retribution #ad - Katie kovitz is seventeen years old when her mother dies. Welcomed into the home of her polish mother’s closest childhood friend, Katie is embraced by her new family in a country warm with hope and opportunity. . As dreams and desires collide, and as Katie strives to reclaim her own lost identity, a series of events will forever affect the ambitions, promises, and legacies of an American family.
In new york, a san francisco beauty who helps to mold david into the man he’s always wanted to be, katie also finds her future in three people who will change her life in ways she never anticipated: David, their resolute and devout son, a ruthless achiever willing to abandon his heritage to secure power and prosperity under a new name; Mark, the man she marries, and the embodiment of everything his father hates and rejects; and Maggie, whatever the cost.
Zipporah, Wife of Moses: A NovelBroadway Books #ad - But the color of zipporah’s skin sets her apart, making her an outsider to the men of her adopted tribe, who do not want her as a wife. Then one day while drawing water from a well, she meets a handsome young stranger. She refuses to marry him until he returns to Egypt to free his people. Although she is a cushite by birth—one of the people of the lands to the south—Zipporah grew up as the beloved daughter of Jethro, high priest and sage of the Midianites.
Like her, he is an outsider. A woman ahead of her time, Zipporah leaps from the pages of this remarkable novel. From the internationally bestselling author of Sarah comes the riveting story of the remarkable woman who walked beside Moses. Zipporah realizes that this man will be the husband and partner she never thought she would have.
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A hebrew raised in the house of the Egyptian Pharaoh, Moses is a fugitive, forced to flee his homeland. When god reveals himself to moses in a burning bush, his words echo Zipporah’s, and Moses returns to Egypt with his passionate and generous wife by his side.
The Paris Secret: An epic and heartbreaking love story set in World War TwoBookouture #ad - I love the character of valerie and the growth of the relationships throughout the story… A quick, sweet read… Overall, a great story. Goodreads reviewerreaders adore Lily Graham’s writing:‘I was hooked… a beautiful story… absolutely amazing! . Immerse yourself in a paris where soldiers’ boots echo on cobbled streets and the air is full of whispers.
Such rich characters and vivid scenes. Gorgeously evoked! I fell in love with one of them myself. Absolutely one of the best books i have read in 2018… lily graham has written one of the best books of the year in my honest opinion! If I could have given this a higher rating that 5 stars I would have done so… truly an unforgettable story!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars.
As she gets to know grumpy, taciturn vincent again, she hears a tragic story of Nazi-occupied Paris, a doomed love affair and a mother willing to sacrifice everything for her beloved daughter. Can valerie and vincent help each other to mend the wounds of the past? Valerie isn’t after a fairytale ending, she only wants the truth.
The Paris Secret: An epic and heartbreaking love story set in World War Two #ad - I was gripped… valerie's story will have readers totally engrossed and taken on an emotional roller coaster of a ride… A heart-breaking and emotional read that will have you reaching for the tissues more than a few times. Highly recommend, worthy of more than 5 stars!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 Stars.
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The Sisters Weiss: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - But pushed to the edge, her family, it will exile her forever from her innocent young sister, she commits an act so unforgivable, and all she has ever known. Forty years later, the outcast, pious Pearl's sheltered young daughter Rivka suddenly discovers the ugly truth about her Aunt Rose, who has moved on to become a renowned photographer.
. With nowhere else to turn, and an overwhelming desire to be reconciled with those she loves, Rose tries to bow to her parents' demands that she agree to an arranged marriage. Inspired, rivka sets off on a dangerous adventure that will stir up the ghosts of the past, but nave and reckless, and alter the future in unimaginable ways for all involved.
The Sisters Weiss: A Novel #ad - Powerful, page-turning and deeply moving, naomi Ragen's The Sisters Weiss is an unforgettable examination of loyalty and betrayal; the differences that can tear a family apart and the invisible bonds that tie them together. In rebellion, she begins to live a secret life – a life that shocks her parents when it is discovered.
Then, a chance meeting with a young French immigrant turns Rose's world upside down, its once bearable strictures suddenly tightening like a noose around her neck. In 1950's brooklyn, sisters rose and pearl weiss grow up in a loving but strict ultra-Orthodox family, never dreaming of defying their parents or their community's unbending and intrusive demands.
The Red Coat: A Novel of BostonSkyhorse #ad - Think downton abbey, set in the heart of boston irish domestic worker Norah King's decision to ask her wealthy employer, Caroline Parker, for an elegant red coat that the Beacon Hill matriarch has marked for donation ignites a series of events that neither woman could have fathomed. The unlikely exchange will impact their respective daughters and families for generations to come, marriage-minded collegian Cordelia Parker, to the determined and spirited King sisters of South Boston, Kay, Rosemary, from the coat's original owner, and Rita.
See how the parkers and the Kings each overcome sudden tragedy with resolve and triumph. Dive into boston feet first! the red Coat is a rich novel that chronicles the legacy of Boston from both sides of the city, Southie and the Hill. Meet the proud, working-class Irish and staid, upper-class Brahmins through the contrasting lives of these two families and their friends and neighbors.
The Red Coat: A Novel of Boston #ad - And witness the profound impact of a mother’s heart on her children’s souls. As all of these young women experience the realities of life – love and loss, generations, and landscapes in Boston during the 1940s and 50s, conflict and joy, challenge, a time of change, class prejudices and unexpected prospects – the red coat reveals the distinction between cultures, and opportunity.
Carlson brings us front and center with her knowing weave of Celtic passion – both tragic and joyful – words of wisdom, humor, romance, and historical events.
The Thread: A NovelHarper Paperbacks #ad - Victoria hislop, has written a wonderfully evocative and enthralling saga enriched by deep emotion and sweeping historical events, internationally bestselling author of The Island and The Return, from fire to civil war to Nazi brutality and economic collapse. A brilliant page turner…rich with drama and historical detail.
Glamour uka beautiful and epic novel that spans nearly a hundred years, The Thread is a magnificent story of a friendship and a love that endures through the catastrophes and upheavals of the twentieth century—both natural and man-made—in the turbulent city of Thessaloniki, Greece. The thread is historical fiction at its finest, colorful and captivating with truly unforgettable characters—a novel that brilliantly captures the energy and life of this singular Greek city.
The German Girl: A NovelAtria Books #ad - Its contents inspire anna and her mother to travel to Havana to learn the truth about their family’s mysterious and tragic past. On her twelfth birthday, anna Rosen receives a mysterious package from an unknown relative in Cuba, her great-aunt Hannah. Louis, a transatlantic ocean liner promising Jews safe passage to Cuba.
A glimmer of hope appears in the shape of the St. But now the streets of berlin are draped in ominous flags; her family’s fine possessions are hauled away; and they are no longer welcome in the places they once considered home. Before everything changed, Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. An international bestseller featured in entertainment weekly, people, the millions, and USA TODAY “An unforgettable and resplendent novel which will take its place among the great historical fiction written about World War II.
The German Girl: A Novel #ad - Adriana trigiani, perfect for fans of the nightingale, bestselling author of the shoemaker's Wife A young girl flees Nazi-occupied Germany with her family and best friend, starred review debut novel, only to discover that the overseas refuge they had been promised is an illusion in this “engrossing and heartbreaking” Library Journal, Lilac Girls, and We Were the Lucky Ones.
Berlin, 1939. Weaving dual time frames, and based on a true story, The German Girl is a beautifully written and deeply poignant story about generations of exiles seeking a place to call home. At first, but as they travel, the liner feels like a luxury, the circumstances of war change, and the ship that was to be their salvation seems likely to become their doom.