Book Review: A Girl Called Renee by Ruth Uzrad

Title: A Girl Called Renee Author: Ruth Uzrad Genre: Thriller Rating: 5 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Terrified after her father’s arrest by the Nazis, Ruth flees to Belgium. This is the unbelievable autobiographical story of Ruth Uzrad, a Jewish teenager whose life was turned […]

Book Review: Two Princes and a Queen

Title: Two Princes and a Queen Author: Shmuel David Genre: Memoirs, Historical Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Imagine having to flee for your life from the Nazis on a rundown river-boat! Hanne is the teenaged son of a well-off Jewish family living a […]

Book Review: Did I Ever Thank You, Sister?

Title: Did I Ever Thank You Sister? Author: Sal Di Leo Genre: Nonfiction Rating: 4,5 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Sal Di Leo returns after 30 years to the Catholic orphanage outside Chicago that he and his siblings called home in 1963. This is […]

Book Review: The Hooligans of Kandahar by Joseph Kassabian

Title: The Hooligans of Kandahar Author: Joseph Kassabian Genre: Nonfiction, War Memoir Age Group: Adult Rating: 4,5 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. During the peak years of the Afghanistan War, a group of soldiers is dropped by helicopter into the remote mountains outside of […]

Boook Review: Courage and Grace by Yoseph Komen

Title: Courage and Grace Author: Yoseph Komen Genre: Historical, Memoir, Nonfiction Age Group: Adult Rating: 4,5 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. A family’s unbelievable survival in the face of the Holocaust Yoseph and Itzhak Komem are two young Jewish brothers hiding under fake Catholic identities […]

Book Review: The Big Jump by Shmuel Cohavy

Title: The Big Jump Author: Smuel Cohavy Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir Age Group: Adult Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. A life in short stories In The Big Jump, Shmuel Cohavi narrates charming and memorable moments from his life. The stories touch upon growing […]

Book Review: Raking Light From Ashes by Relli Robinson

Title: Raking Light From Ashes Author: Relli Robinson Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir Age Group: Adult Rating: 4,5 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Find light in the darkest hour Lala, a young Jewish girl, loses her entire family during the dark days of the Holocaust in […]

Book Review: Are You There, Krishna?

Title: Are You There Krishna, It’s Me Reshma. Or Rachel. Or Whatever.; Essays on Talking to Ghosts, Accosting Celebrities, One-night Stands Gone Wrong, Sexism, Race, and First-Generation Woes Author: Rachel Khona Genre: Memoir / Humor Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Rachel knew […]

Book Review: A Simple Life by Giora Amir

Title: A Simple Life Author: Giora Amir Genre: Nonfiction Rating: 5 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Autobiographic memories from the Holocaust in Slovakia Giora Amir was born in Czehoslovakia in 1928. When the country was divided in 1939 into German protectorate in Bohemia and […]

Book Review: Vittoria by Dafna Vitale Ben Bassat

Title: Vittoria Author: Dafna Vitale Ben Bassat Genre: Memoir, Historical Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Love and remorse in the midst of war Vittoria Vitale was born to a noble Jewish family in the north of Italy at the very same year […]