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The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
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Feb 20, 12

bookshelves: 5-star
Read from February 16 to 20, 2012

This is an amazing love story that spans over 60 years. Lenka meets Josef through his sister and her best friend. As they start to fall in love, it becomes clear that Hitler and Germany will be invading Czechoslovakia any day. They quickly marry so that Josef's family can try to secure passage for Lenka and her family to America. They are only able to secure passage for Lenka and she won't leave her family. Josef promises to send for them as soon as he can. Lenka and her family are sent to a Jewish ghetto, then later to Auschwitz, but Lenka survives. Both Lenka and Josef think the other are dead, so they each remarry, but remain committed in their hearts to each other. Then over 60 years later through a chance encounter they are reunited at last. The strength of their love carried each of them through the years. My only complaint was that the book wasn't longer and couldn't give a little more of their story after they are reunited!
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