The Girl with the Diary: Utterly heartbreaking and unputdownable World War Two historical fiction (Paperback)
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"What if you never come back?" I asked.
"I will find you, Amelia. I promise I will find you."
"What if you die trying?"
Nazi-occupied Prague, 1942: Amelia is hiding in her closet when flashlights blind her and she's captured by the SS. Out on the cobblestone street, she is shoved onto a freight train with hundreds of others. Hours pass as they travel in darkness.
Arriving in Theresienstadt concentration camp, Amelia fears for her life when she is led to a block by a soldier. He is her enemy-yet he risks everything to secretly pass her a piece of bread; an act that saves her.
They are meant to despise one another, but Amelia and Charlie are powerfully drawn to each other. Yet amongst so much tragedy, surviving feels impossible, and falling in love is a miracle...
Under the all-seeing gaze of the guards and endless watchtowers, there is only so long they can keep their secret-and the very act of loving each other endangers their lives. Will they remain loyal to each other in the face of death? And when they finally say goodbye, will it be by choice or by force?
Years later, a worn leather diary filled with faded yellow pages, unopened for decades, will reveal the devastating truth...
Fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Choice, and Orphan Train will be totally swept away by this World War Two heartbreaker which shows that, even in hell, love can bloom.
This book was previously published as Last Words.
Readers love The Girl with the Diary:
"One of my all-time favorite books ... Just wow... Unforgettable. Poignant. Brilliant. It left me speechless There's so much I want to say about it and how it touched my mind, heart, and soul." Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I have read over a couple thousand books this year, and this masterful piece of work is in my top three. Poignant, stark, heart-wrenching, emotional... Phenomenal storyline dynamics and fantastic characters make this a MUST- READ." Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"This book is everything... Made me sit on the edge of my seat. This is by far one of my favorites reads of all times." From Chika With Love, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Powerful, Passionate and Perfectly Perfect. Hit me right in the feels, I cried, I sighed... This book will always lay claim to a part of my heart... Amazing." Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"To the author that broke my soul. You Shari J. Ryan have somehow crawled inside my soul with your words and cracked it... Kept me up until 6am in the morning crying. Happy tears. 100 STARS if possible." Shasta Hope Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Words are just not enough to describe this book. I'm speechless and literally in tears So poignant and heart-wrenching I find it hard to describe... Amazing." Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐