‘My heart broke… it left me on the verge of tears… wonderful and I found myself being hooked from the very first page… A mesmerising story’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
How do you choose between your family and the love of your life?
Eliza Bloom grew up in a big, loud Jewish family with delicious Friday night dinners, Sunday mornings with her grandfather and finding ways to annoy her father. But this close-knit life has limits: no short skirts, no television and no marrying outside of the faith. And Eliza has always strained against the rules…
When Eliza meets Alex, her heart skips a beat. He isn’t Jewish, he lives in the wrong side of town, he has an enchanting smile… and he offers her a way out. So, Eliza takes a huge leap into the ‘Real World’ where there are new foods to try, movies to watch and someone who really loves her.
But as time passes, Eliza desperately misses her grandfather, her family, and her old life. When her grandfather falls ill, Eliza returns home to see him and starts keeping secrets from Alex. But she can’t live two lives forever…
An uplifting and heartbreaking novel about finding yourself, perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, The Hideaway and P.S. I Love You.
Readers absolutely love The Two Hearts of Eliza Bloom:
‘I couldn’t read this book fast enough! A gripping, beautifully written, funny and warm story of fighting for love against all odds… I fell in love with Eliza Bloom and was swept up in her story. Perfect.’ Claire Douglas, bestselling author of The Sisters
‘Oh I loved everything about this book!... Such a beautiful story, one of the best I have ever read!… I savoured every exquisite word and didn't want it to end because I know no other book will measure up. Funny, beautiful, uplifting, absolutely unforgettable. A must read for everyone!’ Renita D’Silva, author of A Mother’s Secret, 5 stars
‘Eliza stole my heart, both of them. ♥ ♥’ Shelley’s Book Nook, 5 stars
‘Charming and, ultimately, uplifting… laugh-out-loud funny yet also, at times, heartbreaking… a feel-good story about staying true to yourself.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘If you’re looking for a book to warm your heart, you’ve found it. Feel-good and uplifting, funny and emotional, you will never forget meeting Eliza Bloom. I loved it!’ Trisha Ashley, bestselling author of The House of Hopes and Dreams
‘I loved Eliza Bloom… This was an emotional, heartwarming and totally unforgettable story… etched a place in my heart.’ Anstey Harris, author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton
‘I. Loved. This. Book. I didn't want it to end. Ever… More please, Beth Miller!’ Sandy’s Book a Day Blog, 5 stars
‘The author writes with sensitivity, warmth and approachability… I cannot recommend it highly enough. Pretty close to reading perfection.’ A Little Book Problem, 5 stars
‘A life-affirming, eye-opening and often humorous read… An unexpected little gem’ The Writing Garnet
‘A beautifully told story… If you like emotional but uplifting books that make you laugh and cry then you’ll love this book!’ Over the Rainbow, 5 stars
‘Had me captivated from beginning to end, it made me laugh, made me smile and I even shed a little tear or two along the way. Lovely.’ Jaffa Reads Too
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This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.
“The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none.”—Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie Project
In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.
Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.
One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.
A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.
The Woman's Book of Resilience is an accessible, practical guide to bouncing back. "We know that resiliency reigns because we survive to tell our tales of misfortune, trauma, abuse. Indeed, we are built to be able to go to the edge of life and come back with heart and soul elevated... We are built to be resilient, to be able to take sure and steady steps over rocky terrain."
Miller offers 12 qualities that help women develop and learn resilience.
Readers learn to:1. Admit and embrace vulnerability2. Practice and increase the ability to connect3. Find manageable parts of the problem4. Discover their needs and get them met5. Recognize their gifts and talents6. Develop the ability to say no and set limits and boundaries7. Practice transforming resentment and forgiving8. Use their sense of humor9. Use the power of staying and leaving10. Find meaning in crisis11. Endure suffering through crisis12. Stand alone
Each of the twelve is a chapter with case histories, stories, and plenty of try this, this, or this--exercises to turn to again and again. With a foreword by June Singer.
Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life to by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic and dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899.
Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert, trapped in an old copper flask, and released in New York City, though still not entirely free
Ahmad and Chava become unlikely friends and soul mates with a mystical connection. Marvelous and compulsively readable, Helene Wecker's debut novel The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable, into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale.
After living next to the neighbours from hell, Minette is overjoyed when Cath and her two children move in next door. Cath soon becomes her confidante, a kindred spirit, even her daughter’s babysitter.
But Cath keeps herself unusually guarded and is reluctant to speak of her past. And when Minette witnesses something unspeakable, she begins to question whether she really knows her new friend at all...
An addictive and gripping novel, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Daughter