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The Spirituality Revolution eCover and is published or forthcoming in 19 languages International Bestseller National Bestseller in the US Canada the Netherlands and Norway National Jewish Book Award finalist Screenplay selected for the Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman sponsored The Writer s Lab Indie Next Great Read bookstores recommend it Historical Novel Society Editor s Choice Starred reviews in Booklist and Library Journal BBC Top 10 Reads Cosmopolitan 10 new good books to read American Library AssociationBooklist Best New Books New York Post list of the booksveryone is talking about Publishers Weekly s Book Deal of the Week Publisher s Marketplace Buzz Book Library Journal most anticipated Historical Fiction titles BookExpo s hottest galleysThe book that would become Last Train to London began for me a decade ago when my usually chatty 15 year old son arrived home troublingly silent Nick had just come from our local children s theater where as research for a play he d interviewed someone separated from her family when she was only nineThree years in to reading about the transports while publishing other books I discovered Geertruida Wijsmuller a Dutch Christian with no children of her own who rescued thousands Truus was Comptia Cysa+ Cybersecurity Analyst Certification Bundle (Exam Cs0-001) elusive though largely forgotten I found only a few spare facts and after much searching a review of a biography written in Dutch and 50 years out of print My older son s college on the other side of the US held one of the three copies here but thanks to copyright laws and my own wisdom about the importance of integrity uoted back to me he could copy only a few pages I Google translated the table of contents and guessed which might cover the kindertransportThe short passage Chris sent included an amazing paragraph about how Truus faced down the Nazi then in charge of Vienna a young and ambitious not yet infamous Adolf Eichmann who would later be a major organizer of the Holocaust I got a friend to find a copy of the book in Holland then and photocopy it for me which is legal in Holland and I Google translated page by page a truly heroic story I now HAD to tell I m humbled and proud to share that The Last Train to London sold in heated auctions here and in Israel and is being translated into fifteen languages It s Truus s story and that of the children and their families As I wrote it I held in my heart the silence of my own son in that moment before he first told me of the Kindertransports I hope it does them justice and that Truus will inspire readers as much as she has inspired meUSBooks Inc bitlyLastTBooks Indiebound bitlyLT2LIndie amznto2JeODDDApple Books bitlyLastTrainABBarnes Noble bitlyLastTrainBNNNHarperCollins bitlyLastTrainHCKobo bitlyLT2LKoboCANADAIndigo bitlyLastTrainIndigo Canada out or coming in 22ditions in 19 languagesTHANK YOU for your interestWarmlyMeg This novel is based on the organization and implementation of the real Vienna Kindertransport that was led by Geertruida Wijsmuller This fictional story occurs prior to 1940 and primarily happens during 1938 We see a Dutch couple Truus Geertruida and her husband Joop Wijsmuller who are childless Truus is a brave and outspoken woman who risks her life countless time to seek refuge for helpless children We also see the rich Jewish family of Stephan who is stripped of Economies and Cultures everything once the Germans invade Austria There is the family of Zophie Stephan s best friend whose mother is a journalist reporting the true crimes of the Nazi s andventually is on the run And there is also Adolf Eichmann the Nazi in charge of ridding Germany of its Jewish population through Designing with Web Standards emigration Beginning in 1936 we see the pre invasionnvironment of Austria through the yes of Stephan and Zophie
The Re Culturing That re culturing that aimed to achieve is a common topic of discussion in Stephan s household among his parents and family members who are strong admirers of art Soon after the Nazi s have began assaulting their culture German soldiers in their brown shirts with swastikas march in while Stephan and Zophie rehearsing a play How will Zophie an Aryan react when Stephan is treated with brutality by Nazi s Meanwhile after invasion Truus plans to transport a large number of children in danger to London It was hard for me to get invested in this story There were too many characters in motion for me to get attached and motional With the chapters being so short it also took a long time to get to know them There was too much dialogue between Truus and Joop that was about veryday things which overcrowded their character It felt like too much information was included about the planning process and mundane arbitrary paperwork that went into Truus operations rather than focusing on her in action While the information was appreciated since lending to authenticity it took away from the story and the characters At times they felt so far away from me because I felt clustered and weighed down in
INTENTIONS IDEAS AND PROCEDURES I WANTEDideas and procedures I wanted be in my feelings but it didn t happenThe story was at a dull but tolerant trot until 65% on a Kindle in which the plot starts to build and the story starts to take flightbut it s almost over at that pointDuring the pre invasion there are details in this novel about degenerate art and artists For information regarding this topic I would highly recommend the nonfiction book Hitler s Last Hostages Looted Art and the
Soul of the Third Reich by Mary M LaneMany thanks to HarperCollins Edelweiss and Netgalley for this ARC in xchange forof the Third Reich by Mary M LaneMany thanks to HarperCollins Edelweiss and Netgalley for this ARC in First Anthology exchange for honest reviewGeertruida WijsmullerAdolf Eichmann. F Austria as across Europe countries close their borders to the growing number of refugees desperate toscapeTante Truus as she is known is determined to save as many children as she can After Britain passes a measure to take in at risk child refugees from the German Reich she dares to approach Adolf Eichmann the man who would later help devise the “Final Solution to the Jewish uestion” in a race against time to bring children like Stephan his young brother Walter and Žofie Helene on a perilous journey to an uncertain future abroad. I may be approaching WWII historical burnout There is no doubt that Truus Wijsmuller was a heroine of WWII She as part of the Dutch resistance saved thousands of Jewish children from certain death as part of the Kindertransport The story is told from the perspectives of Wisjmuller a fifteen year old Jewish boy and his best friend a Christian girl as the Nazis come into power Read this if you want to know about a courageous women who faced down Eichmann and outsmarted Nazis I may go back to reading nonfiction since this fell a bit flat for me Sometimes a novel comes along that feels both rooted in history yet timelessly pertinent The Last Train to London is a brilliant and chilling reminder of history s lessons told urgently and Between the time I d shelved it and reserved it at the library and picking it up from the library I d forgotten than this was a historical fiction novel and not a non fiction book I had two others borrowed from the library novels at home with Releasing The Power Within Through Spiritual Dynamics expected soon But this looked goodnough to start This definitely read like a novel and at the start had me realizing how much I was in the mood for non fiction but to its credit I nded up loving it 4 12 starsThe titled chapters many very short did help make this a relatively uick read It s in 4 parts with the 2nd part being by far the longest Part I The Time Before December 1936 Part II The Time Between March 1938 Part III The Time After January 1939 the dates being just the start of the sections and then Part IV And Thenjust 2 pages long and non fictionAlternating multiple stories with several sets of characters I just knew would be connected by the nd and they were Very Haunting heartwrenching and heroicThe Last Train to London is a compelling Science, Technology and Culture emotional interpretation of the life of Geertruida Wijsmuller a Dutch Christian who as part of the Kindertransport rescuefforts helped transport close to 10000 predominantly Jewish children out of Nazi occupied European cities to the UK for safety just prior to the breakout of WWIIThe prose is tense and The Road to Einsteins Relativity expressive The characters are vulnerable innocent and courageous And the plot set in Austria during the late 1930s is anxceptionally moving tale about life love strength bravery familial relationships heartbreak loss guilt grief injustice malice hope and survivalOverall The Last Train to London is a beautiful blend of harrowing facts and Black Boy evocative fiction It s a powerful pensive affecting tale that highlights humanities ability to not only bexcessively Nighttime Sweethearts evil but incredibly selflessThank you to HarperCollins Canada for providing me with a copy inxchange for an honest review A beautifully written historical novel always compelling about the Vienna Kindertransport and its Maternity Bride (Silhouette Desire efforts to smuggle Jewish children out of Nazi held territory to safety in other countries in the years leading up to World War I The story follows Truus Wijsmuller a Dutch woman a real historical figure who worked tirelessly and with great courage to save children and also two fictional characters living in Vienna Stephan a fifteen year old budding playwright and his friend Zofie Helene a mathematical genius whose motherdits an anti Nazi newspaper The story is told in short chapters moving from character to character and focusing on the rapid and terrifying rise of Nazism and with it the attitudes of the public towards Jews and other minorities A truly Safe in My Arms excellent story and a particularly powerful read in our current turbulent political times I reallynjoy reading historical fiction lately and I feel as if the genre has blown up in 2019 If you loved The Lost Girls of Paris or The Huntress I would definitely recommend that you consider reading Meg Waite Clayton s The Last Train to London Based on the true story of Truus Wijsmuller aka
Tante Truus A Member Of The DutchTruus a member of the Dutch and her struggle to save innocent Jewish refugee children throughout Europe during the height of the Nazi regime s crimes against humanity Pre World War 2 While the story is Presunta colpevole emotionally driven at times I felt a major disconnect to the storyline in the first half of the story It was like there was a distance placed between me and the characters but I m unsure why I think that the story might have been a little too long for me tonjoy it fully and that placed a barrier between me and the Poisoned Secrets (Murder and Mayhem emotionalxperience that the characters went through The story focuses on Tante Truus s journey in rescuing children and also Stephan Neuman and his family s pain during the annexation of Austria Stephan s point of view during this story is gripping and tragic while Tante Truus s is timeline focused We venture to their journey of survival and hearbreak while also reminding us of the tragic Safe Words events that unfolding in the lat 1930s While this novel s theme highlights thevents that unfolded during Nazi Germany s power began to rise it also showcases many countries s
Unwillingness To Accept Refugeesto accept refugees the Jewish community while they were trying to His To Claim (McBain Brothers Alpha, escape persecution At times I couldn t help but see similarities with the how America and Europe are handling the refugee crises that are unfolding in today s society The Last Train to London takes awhile to build up but once you get into the third section well actually Part 3 you ll be dedicated to the story Beautiful writing with anmotionally driven timeline makes for an overall compelling read I ve read many World War II books and it always amazes me when I am able to learn about someone who was a hero during this time but forgotten over time The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Exiles conjures her best novel yet a pre World War II The Black Sheeps Baby (Into The Heartland) (Into The Heartland) (Silhouette Intimate Moments, era story with themotional resonance of Orphan Train and All the Light We Cannot See centering on the Kindertransports that carried thousands of children out of Nazi occupied Europe and one brave woman who helped them scape to safetyIn 1936 the Nazi are little than loud brutish bores to fifteen year old Stephan Neuman the son of a wealthy and influential Jewish family and budding playwright whose playground xtends from Vienna’s. .
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Ruus Wijsmuller a member of the Dutch resistance was a real hero Through her determination and bravery she was able to bring over ten thousand children from the German occupied areas of Europe to safety in England She died in 1978 at 82 years of ageThe book begins in 1936 Germany has gotten stronger and Truus has begun to rescue small numbers of Jewish children The two main characters are young teenagers who live in Vienna and are living their lives in the carefree way of the young Fifteen year old Stephan Neuman the son of a wealthy and influential Jewish family and budding playwright lives in a huge home with his parents and younger brother Stephan s best friend and companion is the brilliant ofie Helene a Christian girl whose mother Dangerous to Touch edits a progressive anti Nazi newspaper In March 1938 their lives change drastically when the Germans invade Austria Truus realizes that she needs to get a large number of children out of Austria for their safety and arranges a meeting with Adolf Eichmann He tells her that 600 children can get on the train headed to England not 599 and not 601 but they must travel on the Sabbath which makes the rescueven difficult to arrange Will Truus be able to rescue Stephan and Zofie and keep them safe or will they be forced to stay in Austria and face an unknown and perilous futureThis novel was beautifully written and well researched I loved all three of the main characters they were all brave and cared deeply about their families and other people Truus was a real hero but the other heroes were the parents who sent their children away knowing that they would probably never see them again so that they could be safe This book made my cry because the characters were so real and I cared deeply about their futures Author Karen Fowler said this about The Last Train to London Recommend this book to anyone who thinks no single person can make a difference Thanks to the author for a copy of this book to read and review All opinions are my own 35 stars rounded up to 4 stars As another worthy Once Upon a Seduction (Its All About Attitude entry into the canon of World War II related historical fiction this book focuses on the famous Kindertransport system that helped to transport thousands of children out of various parts of Europe during the Nazi occupation of the region in the late 1930s immediately prior to the official start of the war In particular the story focuses on thefforts of Truus Wijsmuller a brave Dutchwoman who dedicated her life to helping countless children scape Nazi occupied territories both on her own as well as working with other agencies At the center of the story are the Neumans a wealthy Jewish family whose chocolate making business is known throughout Austria Their teenage son Stephan is a budding playwright who during the course of getting his haircut one day meets math genius Zofie Helene a young Christian girl around his same age who uickly becomes his best friend and companion going on xcursions together throughout the city of Vienna Not long after
they meet however the Nazis invade Austria and soon the 2 youngsters along with Stephan s little brothermeet however the Nazis invade Austria and soon the 2 youngsters along with Stephan s little brother find themselves having to flee the only home they d My Guilty Pleasure (Harlequin Blaze ever known venturing on a harrowing journey toward an uncertain future where safety and survival are the goal but unfortunately not guaranteed Over the years I ve read my fair share of WWIIra novels and while stories set in this time period can difficult reads Fatal Secrets (Protecting the Witnesses emotionally I will continue to read them because of the importance I ve always placed on knowing and understanding history asssential in order to learn from it While this book did fall into the necessary read category for me and I m definitely glad I read it A Wanted Man (Silhouette Intimate Moments, especially since my knowledge of the Kindertransports program was very limited prior to reading this I feel like the story did not have as big of anmotional impact on me as other stories set in this ra usually do I think part of the reason for this is because of the way the story was formatted which was basically with super short chapters where the narrative jumped back and forth from one character to another this caused the story to
COME ACROSS TOO CHOPPY FOR MEacross too choppy for me broke the flow a bit to the point that it made it difficult for me to get into the story and connect with the characters as much as I had xpected to With that said the last third or so of the story was actually uite strong and that s when I started to feel of a connection with the characters however by that time it was already near the Until You Loved Me (Silver Springs, end of the story Overall though I still feel that this story has the potential to be a powerful one if betterxecuted which is why I decided to round up in terms of the rating I would also still recommend this one as the story is a good one and the writing is good as well it s just that the format didn t really work for me personally but it might be fine for others Received ARC from Harper Books HarperCollins via NetGalley So The Baby Album excited that The Last Train to London A Novel which is now a national bestseller in the US Canada and Europe as well as a National Jewish Book Award finalist in now out in paperback Nightingale author Kristin Hannah calls it An absolutely fascinating beautifully rendered story of love loss and heroism and Tattooist of Auschwitz author Heather Morris calls it Brilliant Booklist Enlightening meticulously researched compelling Bookpage glimmers with hope and Library Journal well developed characters and race against the clock plot fantastic novel It was an instant international bestseller in hard. Streets to its intricate underground tunnels Stephan’s best friend and companion is the brilliant Žofie Helene a Christian girl whose motherdits a progressive anti Nazi newspaper But the two adolescents’ carefree innocence is shattered when the Nazis’ take controlThere is hope in the darkness though Truus Wijsmuller a member of the Dutch resistance risks her life smuggling Jewish children out of Nazi Germany to the nations that will take them It is a mission that becomes ven dangerous after the Anschluss Hitler’s annexation