Once Upon A Book Club
I was super excited to get a new subscription in the mail this afternoon. Everyone seems to love OwlCrate and BOTM but I haven’t seen any postings of this one. I’m not sure if its new or if I just haven’t seen any posts of it. But here it is…
It’s a chic-lit book box with a twist. The box comes with four wrapped gifts, each to be opened on a specific page. The book I have for this month’s selection is called The Girl They Left Behind by Roxanne Veletzos.
I am really excited to see what the gifts are so this will be my book for the weekend! Here is the…
Description from GoodReads-
A sweeping family saga and love story that offers a vivid and unique portrayal of life in war-torn 1941 Bucharest and life behind the Iron Curtain during the Soviet Union occupation—perfect for fans of Lilac Girls and Sarah’s Key.
On a freezing night in January 1941, a little Jewish girl is found on the steps of an apartment building in Bucharest. With Romania recently allied with the Nazis, the Jewish population is in grave danger, undergoing increasingly violent persecution. The girl is placed in an orphanage and eventually adopted by a wealthy childless couple who name her Natalia. As she assimilates into her new life, she all but forgets the parents who were forced to leave her behind. They are even further from her mind when Romania falls under Soviet occupation.
Yet, as Natalia comes of age in a bleak and hopeless world, traces of her identity pierce the surface of her everyday life, leading gradually to a discovery that will change her destiny. She has a secret crush on Victor, an intense young man who as an impoverished student befriended her family long ago. Years later, when Natalia is in her early twenties and working at a warehouse packing fruit, she and Victor, now an important official in the Communist regime, cross paths again. This time they are fatefully drawn into a passionate affair despite the obstacles swirling around them and Victor’s dark secrets.
When Natalia is suddenly offered a one-time chance at freedom, Victor is determined to help her escape, even if it means losing her. Natalia must make an agonizing decision: remain in Bucharest with her beloved adoptive parents and the man she has come to love, or seize the chance to finally live life on her own terms, and to confront the painful enigma of her past.
Book Box Subscriptions
I really like the idea behind this book box, it makes for a fun read for me this weekend. Hopefully I will also enjoy the book!🤞🏻 I will let you all know next week!
Do you have a favorite subscription? I am a sucker for them. In part it is because I always feel like I am stuck at home, but also I hate shopping. This way its easy and fun for everyone. Here are the subscriptions our family has currently…
- OwlCrate (YA fantasy book club)
- BarkBox (my dogs know when this box comes in the house, it is theirs! They get so excited!)
- Coffee and a Classic
- Scholastics (picture and chapter books)
- Once Upon a Book Club (chic-lit)
- LootCrate (this is for my son Jordan who is in the Navy, its a gamer box I got him for Xmas)
- Hope Box (random gifts, I just tried this one month)
- Coastal Box (this has surfing gear for Ryan, ships out every 3rd month)
Thanks for stopping by, if you are interested in this box you can find it @ onceuponabookclub.com.
I am off to go start my new book… Have a wonderful evening friends! 😍
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