Was Eva seeing correctly? Did this newspaper article actually show the book she had used during the war to put children's names in that they had to change to protect their identity?
Eva had to go to Berlin immediately to claim it.
We now move from present day to 1942 where Eva and her Mother escape from Paris with documents she forged the morning after her father was arrested and taken to a prison camp.
Eva and her mother travel to Aurignon, France, on the advice of a friend where they found lodging and an observant owner that realizes their papers aren’t real.
That turned out well, though, because the owner was part of the French Resistance. Eva was asked to help forge travel documents and birth certificates for Jewish children.
Eva didn’t want to allow the children to be lost forever to their real names so she and Rémy invented a code that would keep the children anonymous but be able to know their real names some day.
The code they used was brilliant, and Eva saved many children.
Now that it is 65 years later she hopes to help find the children and let them know their real names.
THE BOOK OF LOST NAMES is another impressive Kristin Harmel gem.
It will grab your heart and pull you in.
Words cannot express the beauty of this book.
All I can say is you must read this book to appreciate it. 5/5
This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.