I finished this amazing story, based on true events, in tears. Lots of tears. It is heartbreaking, yet triumphant. I've been very fortunate with my reading choices so far. 2016 is going to be an outstanding year for books if the last two novels read are any indication. Lilac Girls was an emotional journey and the heroic women who live between the pages, fighting to survive, will stay with me for a very long time. And to think, I almost passed this book up. Oh! Martha Hall Kelly, thank you for sharing this unforgettable story! Thank you for introducing me to the Rabbits and Caroline Ferriday. I have worn my welcome out on Google looking up every bit of real life history. My heart has been deeply touched and I want to hug my family just a little bit tighter.
I'll update my review in a couple of days. Right now, I need to catch my breath, blow my nose, and dry my eyes.
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**I received a DRC from Penguin's First to Read program.
(Oops. Having to repost review because I accidentally deleted my original post.)