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Karolina’s Twins Mobi Ä 320 pages Download Ê From the author of Once We Were Brothers comes a saga inspired by true events of a Holocaust survivor’s uest to fulfill a promise return to Poland and find two sisters lost during World War IILena Woodward an elderly woman enlists the help of both lawyer Catherine Lockhart and private iFrom the author of Once We Were Brothers comes a saga inspired by true events of a Holocaust survivor’s uest to fulfill a promise return to Poland and find two sisters lost during World War IILena Woodward an elderly woman enlists the help of both lawyer Catherine Lockhart and private investigator Liam Taggart to appraise the story of her harrowing past in Nazi occupied Poland At the same time Lena’s son Arthur presents her with a hefty lawsuit under the pretense of garnering her e 35 Lena's story is an important one one based on actual events and it is in the telling of this survivor's story that Balsn's writing is the strongest The modern day story though I do like the husband and wife team as characters is not as strongly written In truth the dialogue is at times clunky the trial overdone and I often found myself skimming over these parts to get to the stronger parts of the past A story of love and sacrifice bonds between women mothers and children all worthy messages all conveyed within f I could rate just this it would be an uneuivocal four stars but I just can't dismiss the parts I found lacking So definitely read this for the story it deserves to be known and you might be able to put out of your mind the parts I couldn'tARC from Netgalley

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State and independence for his own purposes Where these stories intersect is through Lena’s dubious account of her life in war torn Poland and her sisterhood with a childhood friend named Karolina Lena and Karolina struggled to live through the atrocity of the Holocaust and at the same time harbored a courageous yet mysterious secret of maternity that has troubled Lena throughout her adult life In telling her story to Catherine and Liam Lena not only exposes the realities of overcomi I liked reading Karolina's Twins I found it moving and hard to put down I gather it's the third in a series featuring husband and wife team Liam and Catherine who are respectively a private investigator and a lawyer You absolutely don't need to read the previous books in the series to get into this one The story has two time lines In present day 89 year old Lena a Holocaust survivor hires Catherine and Liam to help her find Karolina's twins In order to do so she must tell them the story of her early life in Poland and survival of the Holocaust In parallel in contemporary Chicago Lena's son brings a court challenge to prevent his mother from pursuing unresolved issues from the past Most of the book is taken up with Lena's story and I found it to be by far the most engaging part of the book Her story is not unfamiliar to the extent that the horrific inhumanity of the Holocaust can ever become familiar But it is a very moving and rich story about about acts of strength and courage in the face of horrible circumstances and choices In contrast the contemporary courtroom drama often had the air of a bad farce I'm still willing to go with a 4 star rating because Lena's story is really the focus of the book and had me all stirred up Interestingly in the Acknowledgment section at the end the author mentions that Lena's story is based on a true story while the contemporary story is entirely fictitious This is not surprising and Lena's story is definitely worth reading Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy

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Karolina’s TwinsNg the horrors of the Holocaust she also comes to terms with her own connection to her dark past Karolina’s Twins is a tale of survival love and resilience in ways than one As Lena recounts her story Catherine herself also recognizes the unwavering importance of family as she prepares herself for the arrival of her unborn child Through this association and many both Lena and Catherine begin to cherish the dogged ties that bind not only families and children but the entirety of mankin “Through the years I never told a soul what really happened Not even my husband No one knew the details Once the war was over I closed the door And locked it Now as painful as it is I must open it” Lena ScheinmanAttorney Catherine Taggart and her husband Liam are drawn into a World War II mystery when Lena Scheinman a woman in her late 80’s and a Jewish Polish survivor of the Holocaust shows up on their doorstep asking for help in finding the twins of Lena’s deceased best friend Karolina She had made this promise to Karolina in 1943 and insists in fulfilling it Lena sits down over multiple sessions with Catherine to tell her story of how it came to pass that these two newborn baby girls were thrown out of a moving Nazi transport train in 1943 by desperate women headed to a concentration camp So many uestions but the glaring one why now after 70 years? In the meantime Lena’s son has petitioned the court to declare her incompetent She only recently began talking about Karolina and the twins and he alleges they are imaginary and that Lena is delusional If he wins his case he gains financial control of her money The search is on for Catherine and her private investigator husband Liam to find someone from Lena’s past who will corroborate her storyI’ve read numerous novels revolving around the Holocaust and wasn’t sure if I could read another one But a friend recommended it so I read Lena’s survivor story is stunning The author paints her as extraordinarily courageous and willful What took this novel a few notches above others for me is that it isn’t just a great fictional story; it was inspired by a real Auschwitz survivor Fay Scharf Waldman who passed away last year at the age of 89 and who shared her story with the author This is a deeply moving novel from authorpracticing attorney Ronald H Balson The story is getting a lot of well deserved buzz Is it the best WWII novel I’ve ever read? No but it is near the top of my list For those who have become weary reading this kind of story make an exception and read this one