Absolutely phenomenal. One of the best and so so so so beautifully written. I love how the author goes back-and-forth from past to present and it‘s such a beautiful love story
I missed a satisfying conclusion: the beginning of the book revealed the answer, but I had hoped the ending would hold more. Sadly, it did not. And the writing style makes it hard getting into to the book, as a love story it failed with deepness and engagement. But still - a good book!
“There was also something about the smell of bookshops that was strangely comforting to her. She wondered if it was the scent of ink and paper, or the perfume of binding, string, and glue. Maybe it was the scent of knowledge. Information. Thoughts and ideas. Poetry and love. All of it bound into one perfect, calm place.”
This is one of my most favorite books ever!!! ❤️❤️💗
I'm the love that you've looked for, come with me, and escape 🎶
Josef and Lenka typify the ardor and urgency of first love; and when they are separated by the Nazi invasion, their plan to escape together crumbles...
(Escape)#ifyoulikepinacoladas #songsofsummer @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620
*Thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purged.
Then have my lips the sin that they have took.
Sin from thy lips? O trespass sweetly urged!
Give me my sin again*
“And a lovestruck Romeo, he sang the streets of serenade
Laying everybody low with a love song that he made
Finds a convenient streetlight, steps out of the shade
He says something like, "You and me, babe, how about it?”
"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine." Song of Solomon 6: 3
The richness and serendipity of this novel is incomparable. After reading this and The Velvet Hours, I find myself in an Alyson Richman literary coma....I'll be thinking of these for a long time
#tbrshelfie #literaryluck @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Reorganized the shelves this week-I counted 90+ tbrs, plus at least 10 on the kindle. The shelf tbrs are mostly gifts (Christmas, bday, etc) or from my brother's library
“He laughs. And in his laugh I hear bliss. I hear feet dancing, the rush of skirts twirling. The sound of children.
Is that the first sign of love?
You hear in the person you're destined to love the sound of those yet to be born.”
Wish I had time to read this one again !! ❤️❤️❤️😭😭😭
I love this verse. I‘m at Anthony‘s poker night at the bar and just opened up my brand new book to this. I always sneak notes into his work pants pockets and recently, this verse was one of my notes. I‘m excited to dig into this book! ❤️
Beautiful. Although I wished the ending was a little longer. Thanks for the recommendation @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ?
"I have come to believe that love is not a noun but a verb. An action... Even in separation, even in death, it moves and changes. It lives within memory, in the haunting of a touch, the transience of a smell, or the nuance of a sigh. It seeks to leave a trace like a fossil in the sand, a leaf burned into baking asphalt."
#Hello 👋🏻 it‘s me Lenka!! I‘m still alive after all these years!! Their lives were shattered by the Nazi invasion and then a chance encounter brings them back to each other!! One of my favorite books!! 💗💗💗💗
This is one of my top 5 favorite books!! The story of Josef and Lenka being separated by the war and then given another chance many years later... 😭😭😭 Yes, that‘s ugly crying!!!
I thought of Lenka and Josef for this prompt... They fell in love, married and were then torn apart by the Nazi invasion... Josef believes Lenka died in the war, but then a chance encounter decades later gives them one more chance... I cried like a baby!! 😭😭😭
Simultaneously, I can‘t put this book down and it‘s hard for me to read as Lenka or Josef could be my grandparents.
I‘m going to need a light, fun and easy read to get over this one. Any suggestions?
#wwii #ww2 #jewish
A borrow from the library. Set in Prague during the Holocaust...family, loss, life in concentration camps, and lost love. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
I've been avoiding the $4.95 Audible sale all week. I bought 1 or 2 new books when I first saw it. Then I just accidentally fell into the site again and this time had no self control. 8 audiobooks later... 😍
1) reading way outside my comfort zone with this historical romance
2) I read this line really quickly and thought it read "now, with the dungeons of adolescence." Kind of disappointed that it didn't.
I loved the plot and story. I thought it was powerful and engaging. However, this book needed a stronger editing hand. There was quite a bit of tense switching, which I found very distracting. There were also several typos in the book. So read, but try and close your editing eyes if that is the type of thing that bugs you.
This HF novel set in Prague during the Holocaust is a touching and heart felt reminder of the true horrors of WWII. Based on a true story of a couple separated for 60 years and reunited, this story tells of the many losses endured by Jewish families and their amazing resolve! While the ending was abrupt, the reader can infer that the reunion was one of true magic! http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/ghettos/prague.html #UCFLAE3414sp17
First love ❤️ lost love ❤️ found love. I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. It was a good poolside read. I got caught up in the female MC's story much more than I did the male MC. I'm glad she switched between their stories as often as she did. It kept me reading.