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The Name On The List: A WW2 Historical Novel, Based on a True Story of a Jewish Holocaust Survivor

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Píaras Cíonnaoíth

    What would you risk to save a loved one? A Hungarian Portrait is one of twelve bestselling books from Israeli author Orly Krauss-Wiener. This WW2 historical novel is based on a true story of a Jewish Holocaust survivor. I’ve read this author before, and she delivers again with this wonderfully written and richly descriptive narrative. With brilliantly drawn characters motivated by family and loyalty, the author weaves a well-crafted and all-encompassing human dramatization that spans from mid-194 What would you risk to save a loved one? A Hungarian Portrait is one of twelve bestselling books from Israeli author Orly Krauss-Wiener. This WW2 historical novel is based on a true story of a Jewish Holocaust survivor. I’ve read this author before, and she delivers again with this wonderfully written and richly descriptive narrative. With brilliantly drawn characters motivated by family and loyalty, the author weaves a well-crafted and all-encompassing human dramatization that spans from mid-1940s Hungary to present-day Israel. This was a fascinating and captivating read that had me immersed from the beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. There are plenty of emotional highs and lows in this page turner that will take the reader on a truly mesmerizing journey. There’s an ample supply of mystery, romance and suspense that will captivate the reader from the first page to the last. Skillfully constructed, the story touches on thought-provoking themes as well as being a very enjoyable read. Highly recommended and a well-deserved five stars from me. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn Scarcella

    The book I’m reading is called “The name on the list” written by Orly Krauss-Wiener. This three generations, a survivor. The writing is just different from what I have read. It is not about Holocaust, it’s not about Parisian. It is the story about a Hungarian family. I learn to know the past and the present day author describes and writes a beautiful character where it makes you laugh, cry, and learn to love. The story, Martha’s granddaughter Daria, she decides to investigate her family’s origin The book I’m reading is called “The name on the list” written by Orly Krauss-Wiener. This three generations, a survivor. The writing is just different from what I have read. It is not about Holocaust, it’s not about Parisian. It is the story about a Hungarian family. I learn to know the past and the present day author describes and writes a beautiful character where it makes you laugh, cry, and learn to love. The story, Martha’s granddaughter Daria, she decides to investigate her family’s origins and secrets to get the fund to save her little sister’s life. She researched and manages to piece together, learning about her grandparents survival story through the WW2. I enjoy the story because the romance was flirtatious, and fun, and flows from the first to the end. As a result, it was a twist, I didn’t see that coming.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Olivia

    In this story, Daria is trying to find out how to save her little sister Noa's, life. Daria learned about her families history during WWII, and pieced together important information. While doing this, Daria managed to save her sisters life, and learn about herself, and her family. This gave Daria a new perspective on life. I liked this book a lot because it taught me about WWII, and had a good story line to it as well. I would recommend this to someone who wants to learn more about WWII, or some In this story, Daria is trying to find out how to save her little sister Noa's, life. Daria learned about her families history during WWII, and pieced together important information. While doing this, Daria managed to save her sisters life, and learn about herself, and her family. This gave Daria a new perspective on life. I liked this book a lot because it taught me about WWII, and had a good story line to it as well. I would recommend this to someone who wants to learn more about WWII, or someone who enjoys reading cool stories.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Marc M.Levey

    A wonderful read and the Hungarian background was compelling to me being of Hungarian decent. What is so remarkable was this was a true story. Having said all that, I highly recommend this book to anyone to understand what took place with Jewish families at this time. Much hit home for me and I am sue for anyone with this background. Even so, the work was really well written and has been one of my favorites. Marc

  5. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    Couldn't stop reading I don't often find a book I can't stop reading until it's finished. I felt transported to Hungary and Israel. The book has all kinds of twists and turns plus it is loaded with history. The people were so interesting. It was a learning experience of the differences in cultural for those who settled in the new Israel. Couldn't stop reading I don't often find a book I can't stop reading until it's finished. I felt transported to Hungary and Israel. The book has all kinds of twists and turns plus it is loaded with history. The people were so interesting. It was a learning experience of the differences in cultural for those who settled in the new Israel.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sylvia B Wallett

    Good story I enjoyed this book. I like the spirit of the characters through their struggles. I wish only that they had been written a little more depth because I like them and would like to know them better.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Barb Kay

    A Hungarian Portrait A Hungarian Portrait is not the usual World War II story. It is not dark and depressing. The book tells of the love of a family and how they evolved through the years.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Michele

    Great story I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved that the family story was told from different family members perspective. This saga of finding out one's family history takes the reader on a fantastic journey! Great story I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved that the family story was told from different family members perspective. This saga of finding out one's family history takes the reader on a fantastic journey!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Denise

    Very emotional read I absorbed this book and couldn’t read it fast enough to find out what happened next! I also loved that it was centered in Hungary as my grandfather immigrated to the states from there.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Richard Sellers

    This was a great read!! I gave A Hungarian Portrait five stars because it made me laugh and cry. It was written with skill, wit, and whimsy. Bravo, Orly, well done. I hope the next comes quickly.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Bayla H. Kolton

    Great Read Enjoyed reading this book. Daryl was like a real person with feelings and emotions. I would recommend it to anyone who likes realistic characters. I couldn’t see her traveling so much, even if she was a flight attendant. I stayed up until after 1:00 am to finish it.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Renni Turillo

    I thought this was a book about WW2. In my opinion, it wasn't. It was a story about a Hungarian family. It lightly touched on WW2 and even more lightly the Holocaust. I was throughly disappointed. I thought this was a book about WW2. In my opinion, it wasn't. It was a story about a Hungarian family. It lightly touched on WW2 and even more lightly the Holocaust. I was throughly disappointed.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Marcia Huls

    Interesting in-depth historical fiction I love historical fiction and this story feels so real. The characters become alive for the reader. The story is detailed to keep the reader waiting for every story event.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Gina Minard-Rivera

    This was a very interesting, heartwarming story that enthralled me throughout. I was an easy read, though some topics were hard to absorb due to the tragedy involved. However, despite this processing, it left me with a smile on my face.

  15. 5 out of 5

    M Schached

    Too long in the beginning... But too short at the end... Great book but takes patience to read it all don't take my word, trust me. Too long in the beginning... But too short at the end... Great book but takes patience to read it all don't take my word, trust me.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Excellent read I read it on vacation and couldn’t put it down. It was truly a story worth reading. I highly recommend it.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    Really poor. I felt as though this was written by a 5th grader. Struggled to read it although it did improve near the end.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Margaret Napalo

    An excellent story, and being of Hungarian Heritage I could relate to some parts and enjoyed the customs . I felt like I was leaving family and friends when I finished reading.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Pamela

    Love any book written about this historical period! This one was excellent....compelling, loving and a wonderful story!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    intriguing story Intriguing story about a family and culture that is very different to me So many heartbreaking moments happened to people during the war

  21. 4 out of 5

    robert scott

    A great read I couldn’t put this book down. Was really interesting the way it went back to what was happening in the war years. Good characters

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Javier

    The Name on the List is a beautiful story, heartfelt and with some rough episodes. The story is long and complicated, with so many stages and characters, one must be cautious not to lose track. The author took her time to build the characters, in particular Peter, Shandor Bachi and Yoshka. They are three of the main characters in the novel in which in different scenarios and circumstances the hate of antisemitism is roughly depicted. On the other hand, Darya goes through an emotional evolution a The Name on the List is a beautiful story, heartfelt and with some rough episodes. The story is long and complicated, with so many stages and characters, one must be cautious not to lose track. The author took her time to build the characters, in particular Peter, Shandor Bachi and Yoshka. They are three of the main characters in the novel in which in different scenarios and circumstances the hate of antisemitism is roughly depicted. On the other hand, Darya goes through an emotional evolution as she discovers the family secrets and embarks herself in a journey that involves facing the ghosts of a past she is not part of. My only negative thoughts on the novel are not related to the story per se but to lacking grammar and spelling revision.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I wanted so much to like this book, but I just couldn't. The most interesting parts about it was the time frame. The dialog seemed forced between characters and like it was written by a elementary student learning how to write a story. I stopped reading so many times and wanted to give up at one point, but I soldiered through just to say I was able to give it a shot. I wanted so much to like this book, but I just couldn't. The most interesting parts about it was the time frame. The dialog seemed forced between characters and like it was written by a elementary student learning how to write a story. I stopped reading so many times and wanted to give up at one point, but I soldiered through just to say I was able to give it a shot.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Beate

  25. 4 out of 5

    Gayle Kipnis

  26. 5 out of 5

    Dorothy Frizzell

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lori Hills

  28. 5 out of 5

    Karen Mason

  29. 5 out of 5

    Myrna Riparip

  30. 4 out of 5

    Susan Nakash

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