The Girl From the Train

The Girl From the Train
Author: Irma Joubert
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN: 0529102927
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl From the Train Book Excerpt:

Six-year-old Gretl Schmidt is on a train bound for Aushwitz. Jakób Kowalski is planting a bomb on the tracks. “Richly imagined and masterfully told, a love story so moving it will leave you breathless. And deeply satisfied.” —Tamera Alexander, USA Today bestselling author As World War II draws to a close, Jakób fights with the Polish resistance against the crushing forces of Germany and Russia. They intend to destroy a German troop transport, but Gretl’s unscheduled train reaches the bomb first. Gretl is the only survivor. Though spared from the concentration camp, the orphaned German Jew finds herself lost in a country hostile to her people. When Jakób discovers her, guilt and fatherly compassion prompt him to take her in. For three years, the young man and little girl form a bond over the secrets they must hide from his Catholic family. But she can’t stay with him forever. Jakób sends Gretl to South Africa, where German war orphans are promised bright futures with adoptive Protestant families—so long as Gretl’s Jewish roots, Catholic education, and connections to communist Poland are never discovered. Separated by continents, politics, religion, language, and years, Jakób and Gretl will likely never see each other again. But the events they have both survived and their belief that the human spirit can triumph over the ravages of war have formed a bond of love that no circumstances can overcome. “Readers will adore intrepid Gretl and strong Jakób in this story of war, redemption, and love.” —Publisher’s Weekly “Joubert reminds readers how love triumphed over the difficulties faced by WWII survivors as they navigated new boundaries, revised politics, and the old faith prejudices that defined post-war Europe.” —CBA Retailers + Resources “Right from the start, Joubert sets up a palpable, tension-filled atmosphere and visually striking landscape. Mixing factual events with fiction, Gretl and Jakob offer interesting viewpoints on the world around them.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars “A riveting read with an endearing, courageous protagonist . . . takes us from war-torn Poland to the veldt of South Africa in a story rich in love, loss, and the survival of the human spirit.” —Anne Easter Smith, author of A Rose for the Crown “Captivating. Emotional and heart-stirring. Joubert masterfully crafts every scene with tenderness and hauntingly accurate detail. It’s a stunning coming-of-age novel that packs emotion in a delicate weave of hope, faith—and the very best of love.” —Kristy Cambron, author of The Butterfly and the Violin and A Sparrow in Terezin “A fresh voice and a masterpiece I could not put down—one I will long remember.” —Cathy Gohlke, Christy Award winning author of Secrets She Kept and Saving Amelie “The Girl From the Train is an eloquent, moving testament to love and its power to illuminate our authentic selves.” —Sherry Jones, author of The Sharp Hook of Love

The Girl from Foreign

The Girl from Foreign
Author: Sadia Shepard
Publsiher: Penguin Books India
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780143064756
Category: Grandparent and child
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl from Foreign Book Excerpt:

Sadia Shepard Grew Up Just Outside Of Boston, In A Home Where Cultures Intertwined&Mdash;Her Father A White American Protestant And Her Mother, A Muslim From Pakistan. One Day, When She Was Thirteen, She Learned That Nana, Her Beloved Maternal Grandmother, Was Not A Muslim Like The Rest Of Her Pakistani Family But Had Begun Her Life As Rachel Jacobs, A Member Of A Tiny Jewish Community In India That Believes It Is Descended From One Of The Lost Tribes Of Israel, Shipwrecked In India Over Two Thousand Years Ago. Before Nana Died, Sadia Promised Her Grandmother That She Would Return To Her Birthplace To Learn About The Life And The Faith That Nana Had Left Behind. Armed With A Suitcase Of Camera Equipment, Sadia Arrives In Bombay, Where She Finds Herself Struggling To Document The Bene Israel&Rsquo;S Unique Traditions And Make Sense Of Her Complicated Cultural Inheritance. In The Course Of Her Remarkable Journey She Unearths Long-Buried Family Secrets, Learns That Love Is Sometimes Found In Unusual Places, And Is Forced To Examine What It Means To Both Lose And Seek A Homeland.

The Girl from the Woods

The Girl from the Woods
Author: Amar Shekhar
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9352060938
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl from the Woods Book Excerpt:

"Buried love begins to bubble up when two lonely souls Niam, a passionate photographer on an assignment, and Siya, a mountain girl, meet accidently in Shimla and fall in love. With time, love and affection start shaping up the congruency of their spirits in ethereal sync like they were meant to complete each other. Gradually, passion, love, self-introspection, spirituality, every element of the journey start to entangle so appressed, that for an adventurer a reverie photography journey soon turns out to be a war within. Find this out in the long-winding expedition of a photographer in “The Girl from the woods” – Does a wandering soul seeking solace embraces his love against his passion or do they wither away just to be memories forever?"

The Girl From the Golden Horn

The Girl From the Golden Horn
Author: Kurban Said
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2001-11-12
ISBN: 1468305433
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl From the Golden Horn Book Excerpt:

The extraordinary saga of the mysterious life of Kurban Said was told in amazing detail in a recent New Yorker article. One of the most beguiling mysteries it uncovered was the existence of another magical novel—The Girl From the Golden Horn. It is being published in English now for the first time. It is 1928 and Asiadeh Anbara and her father, members of the Turkish royal court, find themselves in exile in Berlin after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Years ago she had been promised to a Turkish prince but now, under the spell of the West, the nineteen-year-old Muslim girl falls in love and marries a Viennese doctor, an "unbeliever." But when she again meets the prince—now a screenwriter living in exile in New York—and he decide he wants her as his wife, she is torn between the marriage she made in good faith and her promised duty made long ago. The Girl From the Golden Horn is a novel of the clash of cultures and values—of prewar Istanbul and decadent postwar Berlin. And, of course, Muslims and Christians. But it is also about the clash within Asiadeh herself, and the tension between duty and desire.

The Girls from the Beach

The Girls from the Beach
Author: Andie Newton
Publsiher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2021-07-08
ISBN: 1789546699
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girls from the Beach Book Excerpt:

In 1944, four American nurses disappeared for five days. No one knew what happened to them. Until now. Their secret mission was to infiltrate the Reich and steal something the Nazis desperately needed to win their losing war...

The Girl from the USO

The Girl from the USO
Author: Barbara Rebbeck
Publsiher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-12-09
ISBN: 150923330X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl from the USO Book Excerpt:

When USO volunteer and nursing student Millie Beaubien meets WWII Royal Air Force pilot Edward Owen in Detroit, she's convinced she's found her very own larger than life hero. Intoxicated by their whirlwind courtship and her growing obsession with him, she ignores all warning signs that he is not what he appears to be. Comparing her beloved yet mercurial Edward to the heroes in her favorite books and films of the day, Millie looks forward to being mistress of Sand Castles Hall, a great Cornwall estate akin to the fictional Manderley in Rebecca. But when she arrives in England, Millie must sort fact from fiction and abandon all delusions, hers and her blue-eyed pilot's. Will she be able to save herself from being destroyed by what she thought was love?

The Girl from Vichy

The Girl from Vichy
Author: Andie Newton
Publsiher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-08-13
ISBN: 1789546672
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl from Vichy Book Excerpt:

1942. Adèle dreams of a France that is free from the clutches of the new regime. Fleeing a marriage to a ruthless man, she takes refuge in a nunnery – where the sisters are aiding the Resistance, and soon Adèle is too...

The Girl from

The Girl from
Author: Vanessa Voth
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN: 152551900X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl from Book Excerpt:

In the late 1920s, Stalin was determined to turn Russia into a “Soviet Paradise”. For thousands of Russian Mennonites that meant exorbitant taxes, arrest, forced labour, losing their farms and businesses, and even losing their lives. With their faith in God and little else, Nikolai and Kaethe Penner fled for their lives with their toddler Maria, praying to find a way to leave Russia alive. Later joined by Kaethe’s parents and her brother, the two families set off on a journey that ultimately took them half way around the world. Their faith in God and their love for each other sustained them through the difficult years as they built a community, and a life, from nothing. Years later, young Maria falls in love with Jacob, a persistent young Mennonite boy, despite his lack of faith in God. Together they raise their four children before deciding to immigrate to Canada where a whole new life awaits them. Based on true events as told by the author’s grandmother, The Girl from No. 6 shows us the resilience of families that have lost everything and must start over. It also speaks to the support of an unwavering faith that everything happens for a reason, even when it seems the world is crumbling away around you.

The Girl On The Landing

The Girl On The Landing
Author: Paul Torday
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-02-19
ISBN: 0297855832
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl On The Landing Book Excerpt:

'The best book of the year... truly astonishing' Sunday Express 'An exciting novel - part love story, part psychological thriller' Mail on Sunday 'Surprising and suspenseful' Observer A GHOST STORY, A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER AND A TALE OF LOVE REDISCOVERED, FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN Elizabeth has been married to Michael for ten years. She has adjusted to a fairly monotonous routine with her wealthy, decent but boring husband. Part of this routine involves occasional visits to Beinn Caorrun, the dank and gloomy house in a Scottish glen that Michael inherited. But then Michael begins to change. It starts when he thinks he sees, in a picture, the figure of a girl on a landing. As he changes, life becomes so much more fun and Elizabeth sees glimpses of a man she can fall in love with at last. But who - or what - is changing Michael?

The Girl from East Berlin

The Girl from East Berlin
Author: James Furner
Publsiher: Arena books
Total Pages: 660
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780954316174
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl from East Berlin Book Excerpt:

This is a realistic drama set in Berlin immediately prior to the building of the Wall--a poignant story of true love intercepted by the political conflict and intrigues of the East-West power blocs.

The Girl from Yesterday

The Girl from Yesterday
Author: Kathryn Miller Haines
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-04-17
ISBN: 1501160567
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl from Yesterday Book Excerpt:

In the fast-paced psychological thriller traditions of Gillian Flynn, Jessica Knoll, and Liane Moriarty, Edgar Award nominated-author Kathryn Haines Miller (The Girl Is Murder) spins an engrossing tale of what might be the worst birthday ever. Helen’s life is simple. She has a job. She has a boyfriend. She has her weekly NA meetings. No drugs, no drinking, no sex, not even any caffeine—not anymore. Because Helen knows this: once you’re an addict, you’re always an addict. There is no such thing as recovered. And on her thirtieth birthday, the stability she’s cobbled together for herself will vanish. A call from the police, a body found, a dead woman with Helen’s name in her back pocket—it’s all so hard to believe. But then when Helen finds out the victim was her childhood best friend, a girl who went missing in high school, it’s too much. Helen knows she has to stick to the routine that keeps her in control, and with the way the police are eyeing her for this, she’s worried about looking suspicious. But the unfortunate reemergence of her old friend—and the mysteries that always surrounded her—means Helen can trust no one, not even herself.

The Girl from the Metropol Hotel

The Girl from the Metropol Hotel
Author: Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN: 1101993510
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl from the Metropol Hotel Book Excerpt:

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography The prizewinning memoir of one of the world’s great writers, about coming of age as an enemy of the people and finding her voice in Stalinist Russia Born across the street from the Kremlin in the opulent Metropol Hotel—the setting of the New York Times bestselling novel A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles—Ludmilla Petrushevskaya grew up in a family of Bolshevik intellectuals who were reduced in the wake of the Russian Revolution to waiting in bread lines. In The Girl from the Metropol Hotel, her prizewinning memoir, she recounts her childhood of extreme deprivation—of wandering the streets like a young Edith Piaf, singing for alms, and living by her wits like Oliver Twist, a diminutive figure far removed from the heights she would attain as an internationally celebrated writer. As she unravels the threads of her itinerant upbringing—of feigned orphandom, of sleeping in freight cars and beneath the dining tables of communal apartments, of the fugitive pleasures of scraps of food—we see, both in her remarkable lack of self-pity and in the two dozen photographs throughout the text, her feral instinct and the crucible in which her gift for giving voice to a nation of survivors was forged. “From heartrending facts Petrushevskaya concocts a humorous and lyrical account of the toughest childhood and youth imaginable. . . . It [belongs] alongside the classic stories of humanity’s beloved plucky child heroes: Edith Piaf, Charlie Chaplin, the Artful Dodger, Gavroche, David Copperfield. . . . The child is irresistible and so is the adult narrator who creates a poignant portrait from the rags and riches of her memory.” —Anna Summers, from the Introduction

The Girl from Sighet

The Girl from Sighet
Author: Hindi Rothbart with P’nenah Goldstein
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2009-02-25
ISBN: 1453502149
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl from Sighet Book Excerpt:

The Girl from Sighet – a memoir In 1944, Hindi Friedman’s idyllic childhood in the Transylvanian Carpathian Mountains abruptly ended when German troops invaded her beloved hometown of Sighet. This memoir, written in the style of a novel, chronicles Hindi and her family’s confinement in the town’s ghetto, their transport in a suffocating cattlecar to Auschwitz, and the subsequent heroic struggle to survive the inhumane conditions of the concentration camp. After Russian soldiers liberated Hindi and her sister from a labor camp in the Czech Republic, the young girls immediately faced a harsh new reality. Their liberators were now the enemy. Weak and hungry, the girls escape by foot over the Czech mountains to avoid the savagery of the Russian soldiers. Two years after the war ended, Hindi was again on the run. Trapped in communist Romania, she escaped into Austria and eventually to her new home in America. This epic memoir spans seventy years, transporting the reader from shtetl life through war-torn Europe to the American suburbs of the fifties and on to the present, allowing us to partake in a remarkable journey from death and despair to hope and rebirth.

The Girl from Montana

The Girl from Montana
Author: Grace Livingston Hill
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl from Montana Book Excerpt:

Elizabeth's life is in grave danger. His brother's murderer will stop at nothing to possess her and make her miserable for the rest of her life. Hatching an ingenious plan she flees to her Grandfather's house in Arizona. But her past and her pursuer is not far behind. Will she ever find her way home? Will she ever meet the man who loves and understands her?

The Girl From Yesterday

The Girl From Yesterday
Author: Shane Dunphy
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-02-20
ISBN: 1472111249
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl From Yesterday Book Excerpt:

After the death of his best friend, Shane Dunphy runs away from his life working at a special needs crèche, and attempts to avoid his child protection instincts. However, when a part time journalism job in rural Ireland leads him to a family in desperate need of intervention, and a young girl crying out for protection, Shane cannot stand idly by and watch...Little Emma Blaney lives with her three siblings in an ancient farmhouse, with a life that is like something from another time - no running water, no electricity, and no contact with the outside world. Whilst covering a land dispute between Emma's father Tom and his powerful brother Gerry, Shane discovers that there is a lot more wrong with the family than just a feud. The children are filthy, nervous and and undernourished. In order to protect Emma and her siblings, Shane finds himself at loggerheads with the church, local government, big business, property developers and industrial farmers. But Shane must discover the truth about the Girl from Yesterday, before it is too late, even if it will cost him his new life...

The Girl from the Forgotten Village

The Girl from the Forgotten Village
Author: Mary Rose Raffaele-Scala
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2013-09-09
ISBN: 1466999284
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl from the Forgotten Village Book Excerpt:

I have often wondered how many other persons experienced a childhood such as I did with all the bizarre situations that occurred. I am certain that there will be a cause for doubt and skepticism when people read about it. However, they are all true. I dont wish to repeat any of them. Ultimately, I felt Morrison held a unique story of immigrants (mostly related) that held steadfast to their heritage; yet survived by the gifts of the land along with all the challenges and hardships. I also wanted to share in the beauty of Kinzua Country and the Dam that caused us to say goodbye to our homes forever. Kinzua was a quaint village set in a beautiful valley. Morrison (a minute village just a short six miles away) was forgotten in the demise of it. Now a prominent boating and outing area; it is known just for that; not for what it embraced before it was blanketed with the cool waters of the dam.

The Girl from Sunset Ranch or Alone in a Great City

The Girl from Sunset Ranch  or  Alone in a Great City
Author: Amy Marlowe
Publsiher: Litres
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN: 5040464401
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl from Sunset Ranch or Alone in a Great City Book Excerpt:

The Girl From Barefoot House

The Girl From Barefoot House
Author: Maureen Lee
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2011-11-10
ISBN: 1409138801
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl From Barefoot House Book Excerpt:

A powerful and compelling Liverpool saga of one woman's life from bestselling author Maureen Lee. For Josie Flynn, the war was just the start of a journey that began in heartbreak when she was sent to live with her aunt and uncle. Life took her to Barefoot House as the paid companion of an elderly woman, and seemed to promise lifelong happiness in New York with the handsome, charismatic Jack Coltrane. But once again, life is not turning out the way Josie has imagined and she finds herself back in Liverpool, alone. As she renews old loves and former friendships, and reflects on her time at Barefoot House, she embarks upon a career which is as unlikely as it is successful.

The Girl from the Orchard Park with Alopecia

The Girl from the Orchard Park with Alopecia
Author: Delena
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 53
Release: 2012-07
ISBN: 1466943408
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl from the Orchard Park with Alopecia Book Excerpt:

The Girl from Orchard Park with Alopecia is an authentic story about a poor young black girl affected by the alopecia hair disease at a young age, living in the vicious Orchard Park projects in the violent part of Roxbury during the late '70s and '80s. How she dealt with the disease as well as the bullying in the project and in life in general. This is based on a true story detailing her life with alopecia. There are also facts about the disease that she brings to light that affect the alopecia community specifically. She believes that there should be more research done and general information on the disease and is an advocate of any new cure being worked on for it.

The Girl from Hollywood

The Girl from Hollywood
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publsiher: eStar Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-07-11
ISBN: 1612105580
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl from Hollywood Book Excerpt:

Life at the Pennington's Rancho del Granado was hard, but it was a good life, far removed from the unnatural pressures and dangers of the big city. It was, that is, until the desperate and evil ambitions of a powerful Hollywood drug pusher threatened the very foundations of the Pennington family.