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  • All too real

    war-is-hell, world-war-2, Poland, historical-novel, historical-places-events, historical-research, historical-setting, based-in-truth, family, family-dynamics, friendship, Warsaw, real-horror, childhood-trauma, children-in-peril***** The beginning is so stark it could be a documentary. This is a truth-based representation of the ugliness of that time and place and the desperately hopeful actions by the few motivated by hope in a time of inhumanity. It is the tale of two teens from opposite sides of the walls of the Warsaw Ghetto and how, despite their own hardships, they were able to make a difference as the spectres of the death camps loomed. The descriptions are all too clear and the horrors all too real. Never again. I requested and received a fee temporary Ebook from HARLEQUIN/Graydon House via NetGalley. Thank you.

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    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Such suffering and sorrow

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  • The Warsaw Orphan

    Excellent read. I could not put this book down. It also made me realize that while I know much about Germany and England and their parts in the war I don't know much about Poland. My next step will be to do some research to educate myself. Thank you Kelly Rimmer. I give this book 5 stars, more if I could. Y

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  • Powerful Novel, Fairytale Ending

    There's so much going on here. Compelling subject matter, unending drama, and an eager reader (who is fascinated by World War II) — but somehow, this one fell a bit short. Mostly in the last third. Still, 3 1/2 stars is probably more accurate than three. THE WARSAW ORPHAN covers four years in Poland during World War II. A time when Jews are being isolated into what would become known as the Warsaw Ghetto, along with ever- increasing persecution and brutality. Jewish deportations to concentration camps begin. Some Poles conduct secret efforts to rescue Jewish children, at great risk to themselves. Polish resistance and uprisings against Germany spring up. Shortages and mass hunger are widespread. And of course, there's a thriving black market. Into this horrific setting author Kelly Rimmer places two youths: 13 year old Emilia (a Catholic) and 16 year old Roman (raised Catholic but half-Jewish). Both witness despicable acts, suffer loss, and experience terror about their own futures and for those they love. And both must decide how to survive the war. They can maintain a low profile and try to get by. They can fight back. They can help others in quiet ways. Or some combination of all of these. Sounds like a great set-up for a compelling historical novel, doesn't it? And it is, for most of the book. The events and descriptions were powerful. I felt emotionally involved and was frantically turning pages. I was reminded, once again, about how difficult this historical time period was, how badly Nazis treated those they conquered, and how much needless suffering millions of people underwent as a result. Unfortunately as I moved toward the culmination of the story — things turned toward the trite. These were two unbelievably lucky teens, in the midst of total chaos. Despite violence, interrogations, injuries, and fake papers — everything works out in a way that just seemed too pat. Even fairytale like. But, then, I suppose if an author wants to create an inspirational ending, during such horrible times, you have to take SOME liberties. Overall, I recommend the book. In these days, when people actually question whether the Holocaust really happened, it's good to see authors creating new material and making it available to those who question or are simply uninformed.

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  • Warsaw Orphan

    So well done! The story is gripping, as is the history on which it is based, but infused with love and hope. I couldn't stop reading. Kudos to Kelly Rimmer.

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