Cibi, Magda, and Livi are living in Slovakia during the war. When Livi is still young, their father makes the girls promise they will always stay together. As the story unfolds, we watch how seriously they take this promise. When Livi is assigned to leave, Cibi volunteers to go with her, to watch over her. Their sister Magda was in the hospital at the time, a mercy from the doctor treating her. As we watch the horrors for the girls unfold in Auschwitz, we also see their determination to live. When their sister finally joins them a few years later, the trio is complete in this hopeless hell they’ve been forced into.
I count myself lucky enough to review this book ahead of time. Historical Fiction is my favorite genre, and Three Sisters did not disappoint. You’re meeting three incredibly determined and strong women who survived at all costs and did it with their promise in their hearts. Three Sisters is a well-written, vivid, and often heartbreaking story that exemplifies these women’s lives. I appreciate the many afterwards that went behind the scenes, so to speak, of the legacy that brought this book to fruition. Thank you, St. Martin’s, for sending this along.
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Three Sisters is available for preorder on Amazon for $14.99, it releases October 5th.
About the Book:
Against all odds, three Slovakian sisters have survived years of imprisonment in the most notorious death camp in Nazi Germany: Auschwitz. Livia, Magda, and Cibi have clung together, nearly died from starvation and overwork, and the brutal whims of the guards in this place of horror. But now, the allies are closing in and the sisters have one last hurdle to face: the death march from Auschwitz, as the Nazis try to erase any evidence of the prisoners held there. Due to a last minute stroke of luck, the three of them are able to escape formation and hide in the woods for days before being rescued.
And this is where the story begins. From there, the three sisters travel to Israel, to their new home, but the battle for freedom takes on new forms. Livia, Magda, and Cibi must face the ghosts of their past–and some secrets that they have kept from each other–to find true peace and happiness.
Inspired by a true story, and with events that overlap with those of Lale, Gita, and Cilka, The Three Sisters will hold a place in readers’ hearts and minds as they experience what true courage really is.