The Book of Lost Names (by Kristy Harmel) … an emotionally moving dual timeline WWII historical fiction book that will touch you deeply

Kristin Harmel has done it again! Her latest journey in this WWII historical fiction novel is emotionally moving. You will learn about part of the resistance that was such an important part of this period of time. The willingness and bravery of so many individuals is astounding. I continue to be amazed at the boundless sacrifices people were willing to make because it was the right thing to do…even it cost them their life.

I would definitely grab a box of tissues before you open the book and get lost in Eva’s story and the part the foragers played in the downfall of the Third Reich. While a story with a dual timeline, the majority of the book is spent during WWII. The moment between time periods flows smoothly. The characters are well developed. In fact, so much so, that you will care deeply about their lives and their efforts for the resistance.

Your heart will soar, you’ll hold your breath as you experience dangerous situations, you will doubt the integrity of some individuals, and your heart will ache at moments. Such a myriad of emotions. The twists and turns have you anxiously waiting to see what will happen next. Love, loss, fear, hope, family relationships, trust, betrayal, and bravery are primary aspects of this fabulous book.

Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for my advanced review copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own. I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed the trip with Eva. This book will stay with me a long time. The tears are still pooling in my eyes as I write this review. Please! Put this book on your list of books to read! It i worth every second you spend absorbing the words and the story of such beautiful and dedicated individuals. I can’t wait for the author’s next gift in the form of a story for us.

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