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!READ KINDLE ♶ The Story of Us ☥ The sweeping historical debut ofthat you will never forgetA powerful and hard hitting novel Deborah SwiftLove can t be defined by war Watching the Red Army withdraw from Ukraine in the face of Hitler s relentless advance, Natasha Smirnova realises her life is about to change foreverAs Kiev is cast under the dark cloud of occupation, Natasha falls in love with Mark, a Hungarian soldier, enlisted against all his principles on the side of the NazisBut as Natasha fights to protect the friends and family she holds dear she must face up to the dark horrors of war and the pain of betrayal Will the love she and Mark share be strong enough to overcome the forces which threaten to tear them apart The Story of Us is a powerful tale of love, loss, and the power of hope set in Kiev during the Second World War, perfect for fans of Kate Furnivall, Pam Jenoff and V S AlexanderWhat readers are saying about The Story of Us A really brilliant read Excellent research and a fascinating story Great story, definitely worth reading I was really drawn into the story and finished it in a few sittings, and would recommend it heartily Brilliant story, from the start to finish just couldn t put it down Such a good author There is so much I want to say about this book, but honestly words can t describe the way I feel about it I also don t want to give any spoilers It was heart breaking, but heart mending all at the same time I cried, smiled, gasped, and laughed while reading this book It will stay with me long after I ve finished it It was heart wrenching to read what the Smirnova family went throughsuffered It felt like I was reading a true story of Natasha Smirnova It was like I was reading about her There is so much I want to say about this book, but honestly words can t describe the way I feel about it I also don t want to give any spoilers It was heart breaking, but heart mending all at the same time I cried, smiled, gasped, and laughed while reading this book It will stay with me long after I ve finished it It was heart wrenching to read what the Smirnova family went throughsuffered It felt like I was reading a true story of Natasha Smirnova It was like I was reading about her life The entire book I was hanging on the edge of my seat wanting to know what would happen with the forbidden relationship between Natasha and Mark With all the devastation happening, I really wanted something good to happen A psychic predicted in the book, Natasha would marry a man with blonde hair and green eyesthis did not fit Mark s description This kept me hanging on the edge of my seat evenThere is a lot of sadness and devastation in this book, but there is love too I still wanted answers at the endit wasn t a cliffhanger at all, but if you read it, you ll know what I mean Excellent writing and love story Grab your tissues I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Savaged Lands by Lana Kortchik.How does one find the words to describe something so special, so wonderful, I don t know.Lana Kortchik s book Savaged Lands is a story about a family called the Smirnous who lived in Kiev during WWII when the Nazi s occupied their city Wait and Hope was all the family could do as they lost friends and family members This story has many surprising twists to it When you think things couldn t get any worst for this family it does, time and time again.I didn t wa Savaged Lands by Lana Kortchik.How does one find the words to describe something so special, so wonderful, I don t know.Lana Kortchik s book Savaged Lands is a story about a family called the Smirnous who lived in Kiev during WWII when the Nazi s occupied their city Wait and Hope was all the family could do as they lost friends and family members This story has many surprising twists to it When you think things couldn t get any worst for this family it does, time and time again.I didn t want this story to end it s one of those books you hold close to your heart and don t want to let go By the time I got to the last page I felt I knew these wonderful characters well Lana talks of such tragedy, hard times, loss, betrayal, sorrow, love and happiness with such class and sophistication for one so young, she left me speechless and wantingSuch woe was there in this story, but such love, it will melt you.Sharon Laker 2.75 stars Kiev, 1941 Natasha Smirnov and her family witness the arrival of German soldiers in their city and it isn t too long until the citizens see the consequences of war Most of the story is a love story as Natasha falls in love with a Hungarian soldier named Mark When Natasha and her brother, Nikolai find an unconscious Red Army soldier named Yuri, the family finds themselves working against the Nazis and Natasha finds herself torn between two men fighting on opposite sides I read this 2.75 stars Kiev, 1941 Natasha Smirnov and her family witness the arrival of German soldiers in their city and it isn t too long until the citizens see the consequences of war Most of the story is a love story as Natasha falls in love with a Hungarian soldier named Mark When Natasha and her brother, Nikolai find an unconscious Red Army soldier named Yuri, the family finds themselves working against the Nazis and Natasha finds herself torn between two men fighting on opposite sides I read this book in a matter of hours but I feltinterested by the author s note than the whole love triangle Thanks to Netgalley for an e ARC in exchange for an honest review I went into this book knowing that it was going to be a dark, foreboding read How could it not be with the subject matter used Savaged lands tells the story of one family s struggle during the German occupation of Kiev from 1941 to 1943 It revolves around one person in particular, Natasha Smirnov a , a 19 year old woman, who does everything she can, to keep her family alive during the desperate times, with a little help from Mark, the Hungarian soldier that saved her life, but at the same tim I went into this book knowing that it was going to be a dark, foreboding read How could it not be with the subject matter used Savaged lands tells the story of one family s struggle during the German occupation of Kiev from 1941 to 1943 It revolves around one person in particular, Natasha Smirnov a , a 19 year old woman, who does everything she can, to keep her family alive during the desperate times, with a little help from Mark, the Hungarian soldier that saved her life, but at the same time risked his own in the process The betrayals, the heartache, the not knowingall within the family unit, happen as a means to survive.It isn t very often you find a book that touches on Russia s story during World War 2, and the atrocities the Russian people suffered under the hands of the Nazi s, and for what it s worth, this story is very well told, and the attention to every little detail is well executed The author certainly did her research well I would say that this book was a highly emotional read, as I found myself shedding tears at both the low and the high points of the story, some scenesthan others Natasha and her family faced one disaster after another throughout the book, but the remainder managed to pull through You will find yourself rooting for this family to survive.If you like World War 2 based novels, I really do recommend this one highly I really enjoyed this read, even though it was dark through pretty much the whole story, with tiny little teasers of light at the end of the tunnel.I have given this book a well deserved 5 rating, and look forward to what the author comes up with next Sisters of War is set in Ukraine during World War II Natasha and her sister, Lisa, are two sisters whose lives are irrevocably changed by events beyond their control The story quickly becomesof Natasha s story She falls in love with a Hungarian soldier who is part of the Nazi occupation force in Kiev Their relationship effects Natasha s entire family Tension between the two sisters builds with devastating consequences.The deprivation and hardship as a result of the war is vividly depi Sisters of War is set in Ukraine during World War II Natasha and her sister, Lisa, are two sisters whose lives are irrevocably changed by events beyond their control The story quickly becomesof Natasha s story She falls in love with a Hungarian soldier who is part of the Nazi occupation force in Kiev Their relationship effects Natasha s entire family Tension between the two sisters builds with devastating consequences.The deprivation and hardship as a result of the war is vividly depicted Parts of the story, at least for me, required a stretch of the imagination Everything seemed to lead to a tidy conclusion It was a good story, but a little too long as well.Thank you to Harper Collins publishers, author Lana Kortchik, and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read this novel First book of the year finished and oh my what a cracking start This book was WONDERFUL I happened to randomly see this advertised on Twitter and thought it looked pretty interesting so I organised the delivery of it to my kindle It s a story set in WW2 but for a change, it was set in Kiev You don t get too many stories set behind the Iron Curtain, for obvious reasons, the most notable being Follett s Centuries trilogy and I didn t really know what to expect but by about 10% in I was gripped First book of the year finished and oh my what a cracking start This book was WONDERFUL I happened to randomly see this advertised on Twitter and thought it looked pretty interesting so I organised the delivery of it to my kindle It s a story set in WW2 but for a change, it was set in Kiev You don t get too many stories set behind the Iron Curtain, for obvious reasons, the most notable being Follett s Centuries trilogy and I didn t really know what to expect but by about 10% in I was gripped..It s a tough read if you re not used to reading about the atrocities of this time period, well it s a tough read even if you are, but I think the author has done a great job of balancing that with a truely gorgeous love story It was beautifully written and I think it s one of the best books I ve ever read Not bad for a random purchase OMG don t know where I found this book but was so intrigued from start as my father was Ukrainian born 1911 from same towns mentioned in book , found himself marched out of his village by the Germans eventually in an Italian prisoner of war camp then shipped to England after the war What hardships he must of gone through in those days most never spoke of So interesting And sad for me must show my sister I am a big fan of Holocaust WWII Europe era novels, as many of you know This was a first for me, as I had not read anything about the Nazi occupation of Kiev, and parts of the Soviet Union, in a fictional sense.Once I started reading Savaged Lands, I was hooked Natasha s life was fraught with uncertainty, and yet, she still clung to the hope the German occupation would end Miss Kortchik takes the reader on a whirlwind journey, full of emotions loss, love, and faith, in this well researched n I am a big fan of Holocaust WWII Europe era novels, as many of you know This was a first for me, as I had not read anything about the Nazi occupation of Kiev, and parts of the Soviet Union, in a fictional sense.Once I started reading Savaged Lands, I was hooked Natasha s life was fraught with uncertainty, and yet, she still clung to the hope the German occupation would end Miss Kortchik takes the reader on a whirlwind journey, full of emotions loss, love, and faith, in this well researched novel I really don t want to say , but this is certainly not a novel to miss for historical fiction romance fans I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review The Story of Us is a moving tale of love and loss set during WWII in Nazi occupied Kiev Mrs Kortchik takes us into the lives of ordinary Kievans, and we see and experience their troubles Yet through it all, there is hope I m always fascinated with how the war affected the lives of ordinary people, and the author does not disappoint A scene that stayed with me was when Natasha s mother struggled over whether to go hungry or to eat the bread a Nazi soldier had left them If you love historica The Story of Us is a moving tale of love and loss set during WWII in Nazi occupied Kiev Mrs Kortchik takes us into the lives of ordinary Kievans, and we see and experience their troubles Yet through it all, there is hope I m always fascinated with how the war affected the lives of ordinary people, and the author does not disappoint A scene that stayed with me was when Natasha s mother struggled over whether to go hungry or to eat the bread a Nazi soldier had left them If you love historical fiction, particularly stories set during WWII, you will love The Story of Us