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Nners Their asts are shared in flashbacks Told Throughout The Book Once In Naples throughout the book Once in Naples throws herself into work while Edith would rather go out have fun and fall in love For a book about life after the war and for those having lost family in the Holocaust this book feels a little light mainly in art due to the romance The young women seem to have gotten off to a good start The go from hiding on a farm to living in Naples that transition seemed fast and I would have liked to have learned about their struggles Things seem to come very easy for them For a book that is in the historical fiction genre I would have appreciated historical aspects Don t get me wrong they are given such as dates and events I also appreciated small facts such as a married woman in the 40 s should not be seen eating in Water in Social Imagination: From Technological Optimism to Contemporary Environmentalism public without her husband What some might find interesting is how the book shows how many survivors migrated to various areas and countries after the HolocaustI found this book to be an enjoyable read which moved at a niceace The themes of enduring love lifelong friendships and starting over were nicely done As the women moved they easily fit into their new communities and made a life for themselves showing how both could be brave resilient and strong This book was inspired by the Author s Mother s story of survival during the Holocaust I received a copy of this book from the Sagwitch: Shoshone Chieftain, Mormon Elder, 1822-1887 publisher in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own Contemporary author Anita Hughes hasenned her first historical fiction novel based on her mother s experiences during and after the Holocaust Vera and Edith are best friends who narrowly escape the train to Auschwitz hide on an Austrian farm and arrive in Naples together They are starting over Eventually the air travel to Ellis Island and later to Caracas I I am sorry to say I am calling it uits on this one I made it to age 92 not a bad effort and am just not enjoying it at all I did set the year I read it at 1990 so it won t count towards this year s reading challengeI was hoping this would be historical fiction along the lines of The Lost Girls of Paris or Moloka i but it s just not To the Le rendez-vous point where I called it uits the two main characters are focused on one thing and one thing only men The entire storyline so far revolves around that how to attract one keep one who will marry me should I kiss somebody In my mind I feel these girls would have had bigger concerns They just fled for their lives jumped from a train escaped the Nazis Not to mention their entire families were surely dead and their biggest concern is the guy making eyes at them on the streetThat s all I am going to say on that I m just not invested enough to continue when there are so many other books better suited Thank you NetGalley and Atria Books for allowing me to read and review The Light After The War by Anita Abriel This book will beublished on February 4 2020 This novel is based upon the true story of the author s mother Vera and her best friend Edith who both manage to jump off the train carrying them and their Jewish mothers from Budapest to Auschwitz during World War II While distraught about leaving their mothers on the train the teenagers are able to survive by living in a barn in Austria in exchange for doing farm work for the owners Believing that their families and loved ones were all killed in the war they decide not to return to Budapest Instead these two beautiful 19 year old women next travel to Naples where they set out to rebuild their lives Vera finds meaningful work and falls in love but that has a disappointing end Edith befriends an aspiring Molotov Mouths: Explosive New Writing photographer whosehoto of the two women is ublished in Life Magazine A wealthy American who sees the hotograph decides to sponsor the two women in America However once they land at Ellis Island things go astray Next they head to Caracas where Vera once again finds meaningful work and love Edith starts a business as a fashion designer Vera eventually ends up in Australia and Edith in CaliforniaI classify this novel as romance than a work of historical fiction Other than some flashbacks about World War II the book focuses on the two women s All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence personal lives The themes of the novel are friendship love mother daughter relationships what makes a good marriage independent women trust jealousy and survival during and after a war I liked the book but did not love it 35 stars rounded up to 4 starsIf you like recipes that go with the theme of your book check out my ad free site wwwbooksandrecipescom. Nton and when he suddenly disappears Vera is forced to change course Their uest for a better life takes Vera and Edith from Naples to Ellis Island to Caracas as they start careers reunite with old friends and rebuild their lives after terrible lossMoving evocative and compelling this timely tale of true friendship love and survival will stay with you long after you turn the finalage. ,

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Pe I struggled with the connection and the lot holes I really had a hard time buying some of the incredulous events that took lace not sure if some of it was used for shock factor but it was a lovely book without those devices to try to hook the reader Edith falls in love fast and wants to design dresses while Vera takes life a bit seriously and does whatever she can to ensure that they will survive another day The characters were a little flat and while I was invested in Vera s story I got some of the characters confused Capt Bingham Anton and had a hard time accepting the neatly tied up ending had a hard time accepting the neatly tied up ending am curious to research the author s real life story that inspired this one so will be looking into author interviews on this one Looking forward to see this author ublish in the future Thank you to Netgalley and Atria Books for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review 35 STARSTwo young Hungarian women Vera and Edith escape from Auschwitz by jumping of a moving trainFast forward to Post War and they are both living in America They decided to leave Budapest and make a new startThe author writes that the book is inspired by her mother s lifeLoved reading about Vera and Edith and could feel their bond and friendship I really enjoyed the book and the characters This is of a roma Inspired by true events experienced by author Anita Abriel s mother a Holocaust survivor The Light After the War is the story of a fight for survival hope and happiness We travel with best friends Vera and Edith viewing their lives both before and after World War II In 1944 Hitler ordered German troops to invade Hungary Vera Frankel Edith Ban and their mothers were herded onto a train bound for Auschwitz Mothers Alice Frankel and Lily Ban had a The Houdini Solution: Put Creativity and Innovation to work by thinking inside the box plan When the train made a stop a German guard came on board Edith asked him to share a bottle of birthday schnapps with her The super strong schnapps was bound tout the guard to sleep Failing to do so Alice Frankel blocked Vera and Edith from view then Cybercrime and Digital Forensics: An Introduction pushed them Vera Frankel and best friend Edith Ban had escaped the train taking them and their mothers to Auschwitz and had hidden on an Austrian farm for a year before they found their way to Naples after the war They were Hungarian refugees their lives had been ineril Naples meant they could slowly recover regain their health and find jobs to see them through Vera began work at the United States embassy while Edith with her needlework skills found sewing jobs to keep her going The two girls only nineteen years of age had had to grow up uickly Now Vera found herself with feelings for Captain Anton Wight and it seemed he felt the same But when he disappeared Vera and Edith once again came to a crossroad As the ueen Elizabeth took them to America where they were stranded on Ellis Island then another ship took them to Caracas in Venezuela they found their courage and stamina once again settling in Caracas where they both obtained work finding comfort and happiness at last More was to happen though The Light After the War is a moving debut inspired by Australian author Anita Abriel s own mother s survival of the Holocaust with her best friend The Author s Notes at the end of the book are interesting the facts horrific but fascinating It is set retty much after the war and it showed how hard the ost war years were for The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, and Disability people who had been caught up in the horrors that were WWII A compelling novel The Light After the War is one I highly recommend to fans of historical fiction With thanks to Simon Schuster AU for my ARC to read in exchange for an honest review Having escaped from a train headed to Auschwitz best friends Vera Frankel and Edith Ban spent the rest of the war working while hiding on a farm in Austria When they arrive in Naples Vera accepts a job at the United States Embassy and falls in love with her boss Captain Anton Wight When Anton suddenly disappears from her life Vera and Edith get on board a ship headed for the United States and from there their lives change forever They women arrive in Ellis Island and soon move on to Caracas with aspirations of having careers rebuilding their lives and starting over But will that be the fresh start they are looking for Read to find outThe focus of this book is on the two women their lifelong friendship and their love lives after the war There is a strong emphasis on romance but this book also touches on survivors guilt regret hope longing friendship and hard work Both women havelans for their lives and approach their lans in different ma. Aged to escape from a train headed for Auschwitz and spent the rest of the war hiding on an Austrian farm Now the two young women must start new lives abroad Armed with a letter of recommendation from an American officer Vera finds work at the United States embassy where she falls in love with Captain Anton WightBut as Vera and Edith grapple with the aftermath of the war so too does The synopsis is misleading I expect a "romance based on it s description but I also expected other elements due to the narrative about "based on it s description but I also expected other elements too due to the narrative about two main characters Vera and Edith fleeing Budapest during WW2 Really Vera is the main character and Edith is her best friend that supports her throughout the storyin some chapters Edith is barely seenVera s time during the war is expressed in flashbacks and is limited throughout the novel They are very short flashbacks Most of the story revolves around Vera and Edith s hunt to find love and make a home In the second half I started counting Vera s flashbacks she has three flashbacks after 50% of the novel And these flashbacks sometimes have little significance for example one is her shortly recounting the time she saw a ballet I am not sure what exactly the lot was supposed to be but the story is set during 1946 1950 and centers around Vera who is a 19 year old that has escaped Nazi Germany with her friend Edith It bounced around starting with one ath but then would abandon the ath it was on and begin another from romance to grieving back to romance to culturesociety back to romance to family back to romance so the direction and where it was headed was obscure for me I kept reading hoping the story would evolve but there were no huge climatic lot elements The characters were underdeveloped for me and much of what happens to the girls is filled with happy coincidences If you like romances set during WW2 with romanticized dialogue then you will enjoy this novel very much The romance is very much stylized like an old fashioned romance I received an advanced copy from the ublisher through Edelweiss Opinions are my own More about this There is a rich history for Budapest especially during WW2 Though it wasn t strongly Birds presented in this novel Below is aicture of Shoes on the Danube a memorial to the Holocaust victims who were brought to the edge of the Danube river told to remove their shoes and then shot Read about Holocaust victims murdered at the DanubeRead about the Death March from Budapest and the Budapest Ghetto 35 stars rounded to 3 starsThe Light After the War is Ms Abriel s debut novel I love that it was inspired by her mother s experiences during and after surviving the Holocaust with her best friend after both jumped from a train headed for Auschwitz The story is mainly about the Tales from the Ballpark Tales from the Ballpark Tales from the Ballpark: More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told postwar lives of Vera and her best friend Edith The time frame is 1946 1950 when the young women were 19 23 years old with several flashbacks takinglace during the war years The tale takes us from Budapest to Austria to Naples Ellis Island Caracas and Sydney I thought the author did a fine job describing the various settings I am not very familiar with the cities in which the novel takes lace so enjoyed learning about these lands and their cultures The main characters are likable though I m not sure they will be especially memorable I articularly liked the though I m not sure they will be especially memorable I Robot Programming: A Practical Guide to Behavior-Based Robotics particularly liked the Allesandra and Alice even though their roles are limited they are very wise women Much of the novel centers aroundostwar romance I wish of the book concentrated on the wartime scenes with less focus on romance I wanted to learn about how these young teenagers survived the atrocities of the war And though I did gain a bit of new knowledge about the war itself I was hoping for I did appreciate the many excellent themes including deep and loyal female friendship the endurance of love the Perfect Phrases for Writing Company Announcements: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Powerful Internal and External Communications power of hope and the rewards of resilience There are touching scenes of heartbreak and great sorrow as well as kindness and joy A number of reviewers deem the story tooredictable I think there is definitely some of that but there are also some scenes I didn t see comingI loved the epilogueOverall I enjoyed this book an easy read but I m not sure how long it will linger in my mind I award it 35 stars as it s better than a 3 and very good for a debut but not as good as a 4 Having said that I will settle on 3 stars I recommend The Light After the War for those interested in of a Versailles postwar romance story bundled with a trip around the world rather than a gritty wartime taleMany thanks to Net Galley Atria Books Isabel DaSilva and Ms Anita Abriel for an ARC of this novel Opinions are mine alone and not biased in any way Two best friends Vera Edith stick together through the war and afterwards as Hungarian Jewish refugees trying to figure out their lives at the ripe age of 19 I loved the idea of this novel and appreciated the nuance of these countries and their response at refugees surviving WWII in Euro. Inspired by an incredible true story of two Jewish friends who survived the Holocaust this sweeping novel of love and friendship spans World War II from Budapest to Austria and theostwar years from Naples to Caracas erfect for fans of The German Girl and We Were the Lucky Ones It is 1946 when Vera Frankel and her best friend Edith Ban arrive in Naples Refugees from Hungary they man.