Inspired by an incredible true story, this
poignant novel tells of one woman’s fight for love, life and hope during
a time of unimaginable darkness.
Ana Kaminski is pushed through the iron gates of Auschwitz beside her frightened young friend Ester Pasternak. As they reach the front of the line, Ana steps forward and quietly declares herself a midwife – and Ester her assistant. Their arms are tattooed and they’re ordered to the maternity hut. Holding an innocent new-born baby, Ana knows the fate of so many are in her hands, and vows to do everything she can to save them.
When two guards in their chilling SS uniforms march in and snatch a blond-haired baby from its mother it’s almost too much for Ana to bear. Consoling the distraught woman, Ana realises amidst the terrible heartache there is a glimmer of hope. The guards are taking the healthiest babies and placing them with German families, so they will survive. And there are whispers the war is nearly over… Ana and Ester begin to secretly tattoo little ones with their mother’s numbers, praying one day they might be reunited.
Then, early one morning, Ana notices the small bump under Ester’s thin striped clothing…
About The Author
There are so many emotions here, and with the hate being displayed, I love the women the author gives us, that give their all, they have love and compassion for their fellow men, and are will to go to their grave for others.
So much loss, and with my heart in my throat, I was page turning for answers, and looking for those who survived this madness, and for finding their loved ones!
The author did a great job of pulling me into this read and not letting go!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Bookoutour, and was not required to give a positive review.