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Summary

In 1942, Eva is forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew. Finding refuge in a small mountain town, she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children escaping to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and along with a mysterious, handsome forger named Rémy, Eva realises she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember their own identities.

When Rémy disappears and the resistance cell they work for is betrayed, the records they keep in The Book of Lost Names become even more crucial to remembering the truth.... 

A present-day discovery of the book leaves researchers fascinated by its origins and desperate to decipher its codes. Only Eva holds the answer, but will she have the strength to face old memories and help reunite those lost during the war?

©2021 Kristen Harmel (P)2021 Welbeck Publishing Group

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What a great page turner

l was so shocked by this book l had wrongly thought it was a copy of Kristan Hannah who l adore but how wrong was l A great story completely different and unique to anything love read previously The narration was a tiny bit fast but still acceptable Overall l enjoyed it a lot

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The end was so unexpected and made it for me

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Holocaust novels are never an easy read, but this take, although tragic, was just so heartwarming. I have never read a book by this author, but I look forward to picking up another this summer. I would have scored this book as a four, but with that ending I had to bump it to a five, something I do rarely 💜

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Touching WW2 story


Really nicely written story set in WW2, nothing more to add here as it’s all there in the summary.

The characters were well drawn and believable, I personally engaged more as I knew the areas in haute Savoie, but equally had I not it’s still very good.

Narration was excellent both male and female voices, without any stupid accents for the French or Germans characters.

Highly recommend if you like a good WW2 storyline.

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brillant

This book was beautifully written and narrated. I would recommend it to all .thank you

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An Amazing Listen

What a gambit of emotions I have had while listening to this book. Brilliantly written and brilliantly narrated.
I loved every minute of it and just had to listen to it in one sitting. Luckily, being an audible book, I was still able to work in my studio, cook the dinner, feed the animals and do some ironing while I listened!!
Thoroughly good listen and would definitely recommend it to any and all romantics out there.

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terrible writing

I had high hopes for this book - the story sounded so compelling and one that needed to be told - but it was ruined by weak writing. it was dull, lacklustre and the characterisation so poor I couldn't bare to finish the book.

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worth the read

really enjoyed this book. narration was excellent. it would make a good film. very easy to listen too.

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Beautifully heartbreaking

Beautiful story set during such an evil period of history. I listened during every spare moment.

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Fantastic

This book as absolutely brilliant, just could not put it down . I Very highly recommend it

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Heart wrenching

Loved this book. So well written and performed throughout. Really touching I was so absorbed and found myself thinking about the characters when not listening. Highly recommend.

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Brilliant

a must read! I was told it was good but they failed to say excellent