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Ebook Ø Karolina’s Twins ê 320 pages Download ´ From the author of Once We Were Brothers comes a saga inspired by true events of a Holocaust survivor’s uest to fulfill a promise return to Poland and find two sisters lost during World War IILena Woodward an elderly woman enlists the help of both lawyer Catherine LockhaFrom the author of Once We Were Brothers comes a saga inspired by true events of a Holocaust survivor’s uest to fulfill a promise return to Poland and find two sisters lost during World War IILena Woodward an elderly woman enlists the help of both lawyer Catherine Lockhart and private investigator Liam Taggart to appraise the story of her harrowing past in Nazi occupied Poland At the same time Lena’s son Arthur presents her with a hefty lawsuit under the pretense of garnering her e 35 Lena's story is an important one one based on actual events and it is in the telling of this survivor's story that Balsn's writing is the strongest The modern day story though I do like the husband and wife team as characters is not as strongly written In truth the dialogue is at times clunky the trial overdone and I often found myself skimming over these parts to get to the stronger parts of the past A story of love and sacrifice bonds between women mothers and children all worthy messages all conveyed within f I could rate just this it would be an uneuivocal four stars but I just can't dismiss the parts I found lacking So definitely read this for the story it deserves to be known and you might be able to put out of your mind the parts I couldn'tARC from Netgalley

Kindle ñ Karolina’s Twins µ Ronald H. Balson

Ng the horrors of the Holocaust she also comes to terms with her own connection to her dark past Karolina’s Twins is a tale of survival love and resilience in ways than one As Lena recounts her story Catherine herself also recognizes the unwavering importance of family as she prepares herself for the arrival of her unborn child Through this association and many both Lena and Catherine begin to cherish the dogged ties that bind not only families and children but the entirety of mankin “Through the years I never told a soul what really happened Not even my husband No one knew the details Once the war was over I closed the door And locked it Now as painful as it is I must open it” Lena ScheinmanAttorney Catherine Taggart and her husband Liam are drawn into a World War II mystery when Lena Scheinman a woman in her late 80’s and a Jewish Polish survivor of the Holocaust shows up on their doorstep asking for help in finding the twins of Lena’s deceased best friend Karolina She had made this promise to Karolina in 1943 and insists in fulfilling it Lena sits down over multiple sessions with Catherine to tell her story of how it came to pass that these two newborn baby girls were thrown out of a moving Nazi transport train in 1943 by desperate women headed to a concentration camp So many uestions but the glaring one why now after 70 years? In the meantime Lena’s son has petitioned the court to declare her incompetent She only recently began talking about Karolina and the twins and he alleges they are imaginary and that Lena is delusional If he wins his case he gains financial control of her money The search is on for Catherine and her private investigator husband Liam to find someone from Lena’s past who will corroborate her storyI’ve read numerous novels revolving around the Holocaust and wasn’t sure if I could read another one But a friend recommended it so I read Lena’s survivor story is stunning The author paints her as extraordinarily courageous and willful What took this novel a few notches above others for me is that it isn’t just a great fictional story; it was inspired by a real Auschwitz survivor Fay Scharf Waldman who passed away last year at the age of 89 and who shared her story with the author This is a deeply moving novel from authorpracticing attorney Ronald H Balson The story is getting a lot of well deserved buzz Is it the best WWII novel I’ve ever read? No but it is near the top of my list For those who have become weary reading this kind of story make an exception and read this one

Ronald H. Balson µ Karolina’s Twins Ebook

Karolina’s TwinsState and independence for his own purposes Where these stories intersect is through Lena’s dubious account of her life in war torn Poland and her sisterhood with a childhood friend named Karolina Lena and Karolina struggled to live through the atrocity of the Holocaust and at the same time harbored a courageous yet mysterious secret of maternity that has troubled Lena throughout her adult life In telling her story to Catherine and Liam Lena not only exposes the realities of overcomi While the actual WW II story line of Karolina's Twins is interesting I found the writing style to be off putting It reads like a YA novel And it contains far too many worn out cliches and coincidences The characters aren't fully developed and lacked depth In other words this is a plot driven novel Karolina's Twins will work for those who prefer heavy subject matter dealt with rather lightly