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  • Must Read

    WOW. So current and yet written about the past. Gut wrenching, difficult to read at times, however important to remember because this is repeating around the world today. A real eye opener.

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  • Evocative, absorbing, and incredibly affecting!

    The Girl They Left Behind is a powerful, riveting tale that sweeps you into a country ravaged and oppressed by war and then forced to endure economic instability, political upheaval, social injustice, and lack of freedoms under Stalinist rule. The prose is poetic and enchanting. The characters are multi-layered, resilient, and vulnerable. And the plot, set in Romania during the mid-1900s, is a profoundly moving tale about war, familial relationships, heartbreak, loss, guilt, grief, suspicion, desperation, resilience, courage, coming of age, and hope. Overall, The Girl They Left Behind is the perfect blend of historical facts, compelling fiction, and palpable emotion. It’s a beautifully written story that is nostalgic, heart-wrenching, and impactful and does a remarkable job of highlighting not only the indomitable spirit of humanity to endure, survive, conquer, and even love under even the most atrocious of circumstances but also Veletzos’ passion for her maternal heritage.

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  • The Girl They Left Behind

    Enjoyed this storyto the fullest. It is hard to believe how msny sacrifices parents made during the war and how people helped each other through thick and things.

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  • Amazing

    I absolutely loved this story. It was told with such feeling and love. I got the feeling it was a true story in the way it was done. I had a hard time putting it down as I couldn’t wait to see what happens next. Can’t wait to read your next book!

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  • Compelling Read

    I was hooked from the beginning with this one. I love historically based fiction and learned quite a bit from reading this story of Romania.

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