REVIEW: Heather Morris brought us The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Cilka’s Journey and Stories of Hope and she now brings us Three Sisters.
Ms. Morris has a talent and heart for bringing us special stories of World War II Jewish prisoners of war rounded up by the Nazis. The Nazis killed 6,000,000 Jews and children numbering 1,500,000. This book is a tribute to Three Sisters who made a promise to their father to always stay together and take care of one another. A promise that made them survivors.
I read these books while my heart broke and my eyes cried. They are both heart-wrenching and heartwarming. I love that these sisters honored their promise and had a love that enabled them to have a close relationship. The days spent in the prison camp were hard to read about. Although they were hard, it is something we need to know and remember. We need to be vigilant that something like this never happens again.
Ms. Morris puts a lot of research into her books. She has met the people she writes about giving us honest and raw stories. I have learned so much reading her books. I have great admiration for the survivors and great sorrow for those that were killed because of age, illness or disability.
I’m honored to have read these books. They are well worth the time. They are worth the thoughts, tears and heartbreak I experienced.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from #StMartinsPress, #Netgalley and #HeatherMorris. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
SYNOPSIS: From Heather Morris, the New York Times bestselling author of the multi-million copy bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey: a story of family, courage, and resilience, inspired by a true story.
Against all odds, three Slovakian sisters have survived years of imprisonment in the most notorious death camp in Nazi Germany: Auschwitz. Livia, Magda, and Cibi have clung together, nearly died from starvation and overwork, and the brutal whims of the guards in this place of horror. But now, the allies are closing in and the sisters have one last hurdle to face: the death march from Auschwitz, as the Nazis try to erase any evidence of the prisoners held there. Due to a last minute stroke of luck, the three of them are able to escape formation and hide in the woods for days before being rescued.
And this is where the story begins. From there, the three sisters travel to Israel, to their new home, but the battle for freedom takes on new forms. Livia, Magda, and Cibi must face the ghosts of their past–and some secrets that they have kept from each other–to find true peace and happiness.
Inspired by a true story, and with events that overlap with those of Lale, Gita, and Cilka, The Three Sisters will hold a place in readers’ hearts and minds as they experience what true courage really is.