The Forgotten Girl by Heather Chapman
It is 1906, and sixteen-year-old Stella's life in Durliosy, Poland, is bleak. Her only hope of surviving is to travel to America, a land of freedom and opportunity, and reunite with her brother in Baltimore. There she'll find new challenges, and perhaps, if she can put her painful past behind her, a new chance for love and lasting happiness.
Review by LAWonder10:
This is a captivating, well-written story based on actual events. It begins in the year 1906 in Poland.
The story begins in 1906. Stefania (Stella) Marzewska, lived in a small village in Poland. Her parents had both died by her 12th birthday. She lived with her eldest brother, his wife ond three children.
This story tells of her difficult life in Poland, in spite of a few precious relationships. She is able to escape to America to join her elder Brother,
Her determination, strength, and challenges are truly inspirational and, at times, heartbreaking.
This is a great reminder of the struggles and perseverance of the early pioneers of living in and building America.
This book was definitely a "page turner" and difficult to put down.
The characters were very well portrayed and "became real". The scenes were described well and easily visualized. The cover would not attract most "browsers" but the Title was fitting.
I offer a Five Stars rating for this book.
* This was gifted me with no request for a positive review. This is my honest review.
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Being the youngest of four sisters (and one very tolerant older brother), Heather grew up on a steady diet of chocolate, Anne of Green Gables, Audrey Hepburn, Jane Austen, and the other staples of female literature and moviedom. These stories inspired Heather to begin writing at an early age. After meeting and marrying her husband Mark, Heather graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University and finally settled down in a small farming community in southeastern Idaho with her husband and four children. In her spare time, Heather enjoys time spent with family, volleyball, piano, the outdoors, and almost anything creative.