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Rachel's Secret (2012)

by Shelly Sanders(Favorite Author)
3.79 of 5 Votes: 4
1926920376 (ISBN13: 9781926920375)
Second Story Press
The Rachel Trilogy
review 1: I received this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. In this skillful blending of real events, both on the world front (the murder of a Christian boy leads to catastrophic riots against the Jewish population of Kishinev, Russia) and her grandmother's personal life history (how she fled to the safety of Shanghai), Shelley Sanders has a winner! It is a story so captivating, that I had to learn more about these real historical events. In the process I learned about a country, I never knew existed. Kishinev, Russia is now in present day Moldova. At the time, the events were so shocking, that the entire world watched as they unfolded. This murder and another led to disastrous consequences for the Jewish residents of the city, including tremendous loss of life and personal property in... more a series of pogroms. I too hope for a sequel to see if Rachel and her friend reunite later in life.
review 2: I won this book in a firstreads giveaway. I read this book in a day and enjoyed every word. Rachel is a Jewess who lives in Russia in the early 1900s. She witnesses a murder off a friend who is a non Jew. She is scared to to tell anyone for fear of her families safety. The entire town blames the Jewish community and starts terrorizing them to the point of murder. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys history, less
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A Holocaust book (Russia) - I thought this was very well written. Kind of brutal but excellent.
This is actually a really good under-rated book. A must read.
Russia, 1903
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