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Lynda’s Book Reviews

 5/5 This is an historical novel drawing on the life of the author’s grandfather. True events are interwoven into the lifetime of a fictional Jewish man, Sam Fox. So well written and heartfelt this is an inspiring story about a brave and resourceful man. Briefly, born in Hungary but having emigrated to America Sam, in his fading years, is… Read More »Lynda’s Book Reviews

Meet the author: Q&A with local author on family inspired fictional tale ‘Hands of Gold’

Roni Robbins has been a professional writer for 35 years, but her first novel “Hands of Gold,” draws from her family’s real-life experience and flight from anti-Semitism before the height of the Holocaust. “Hands of Gold” is a work of fiction, but Robbins pulls from the original cassette tapes left by her maternal grandfather, who survived tuberculosis, a workplace shooting… Read More »Meet the author: Q&A with local author on family inspired fictional tale ‘Hands of Gold’

Book Review – Dan Farkas

 5/5 That the subject of Hands of Gold by Roni Robbins was reluctant to put the story on to the cassette tapes supplied by his loving daughter is a measure of the man’s humility. It took two generations for his granddaughter, the author, to put the man’s words down on the written page. That man would be proud of Hands… Read More »Book Review – Dan Farkas

Book Review – Lynda

 5/5 This is an historical novel drawing on the life of the author’s grandfather. True events are interwoven into the lifetime of a fictional Jewish man, Sam Fox. So well written and heartfelt this is an inspiring story about a brave and resourceful man. Briefly, born in Hungary but having emigrated to America Sam, in his fading years, is… Read More »Book Review – Lynda

Book Review – Mrs Book Burner

 5/5 I was hooked from the beginning of this book and read it in one sitting. The fact that story has been written loosely based on the authors own family’s experience makes the story even more interesting and I love that we saw this over many years. This enabled the reader to truly understand what they experienced and shows… Read More »Book Review – Mrs Book Burner

Book Review – Jacleomik33

 5/5 I really enjoyed this book! It’s truly a beautiful story. Each character is done very well but the relationship between Sam & his wife is amazing! Over six decades of marriage regardless of what life has thrown at them; they stick together. The author did a wonderful job bringing such a personal story to life! Very well written!… Read More »Book Review – Jacleomik33

Book Review – Liesbeth Heenk

 5/5 For many Jews who experienced the trauma of the Holocaust, either directly in Europe, or indirectly in America looking on helplessly from afar, the idea of the existence of ‘God’ was brought under direct scrutiny. Understandably, many who suffered asked the question, “How could there be a God who would allow such death and destruction, so much pain… Read More »Book Review – Liesbeth Heenk