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And...Who Is the Real Mother?

The Eidel's Story Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Juliet Jones
Series: Eidel's Story, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Family isn't always bound by blood.

In the early 1940s, countless Jewish families were held prisoner in the Warsaw Ghetto before being led to their deaths at the hands of the Nazis. Amid this horror, one young Jewish girl is smuggled out of the ghetto. She's to live with Helen Dobinski, a friend of her mother's, who lives on the other side of Warsaw.

Helen's Catholic faith and her friendship with the girl's mother compels her to keep the young child safe from harm. But Helen's heroism comes at a cost. Because harboring a Jewish person is a crime to the Nazis, with severe punishment - even death - as the penalty.

Meanwhile, Helen is unsure whom to trust. Spies lurk in the shadows, ready to punish Helen and send the young girl she has come to love as her own child back to the ghetto. As the days pass, Helen's humanity is pushed to its limits. She is forced to do the unimaginable. And she must decide if she is willing to risk everything, her family, even her life, to save a young girl she is no relation to.

And...Who Is the Real Mother? is a compelling and thought-provoking historical fiction novel about the horrors of war and the power of love. In history's darkest hour, one person must stand tall...to shine a light for humanity.

©2018 Roberta Kagan (P)2019 Roberta Kagan

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Hoorah! A new Kagan series to consume my days.....

I was quickly captivated (as usual) by Kagan's writing style. This book raises some interesting issues, which has given me much food for thought. The narrator has an interesting accent, but overall gave a sensitive and appropriate narration of the book. Very well done. I will be buying the next book in the series for sure.

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And who IS the real mother... the ultimate dilemma

This book really made me take a good think about what I would do under extreme circumstances. I couldn't stop listening... Both Helen and Zofia mothered and sacrificed. Beautifully written. Hauntingly delivered. 5 stars. I look forward to devouring this series.

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Great story. Horrible narration

I felt like I was in a kindergarten class being ready to, I love everything Roberta kagan has ever written If the story had not been so good I would have stopped listening after first 20 minutes. Such a bittersweet story of love and loss. I finished listening in two days. What a story teller she is Buying the follow up book to this one after I finish this review.

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