Book Review: Three Sisters by Heather Morris

Title: Three Sisters

By: Heather Morris

Genre: Historical Fiction

Pages: 320

Release Date: October 5th, 2021

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

When they are girls, Cibi, Magda and Livia make a promise to their father - that they will stay together, no matter what.

Years later, at just 15 years old, Livia is ordered to Auschwitz by the Nazis. Cibi, only 19 herself, remembers their promise and follows Livia, determined to protect her sister, or die with her.

In their hometown in Slovakia, 17-year-old Magda hides, desperate to evade the barbaric Nazi forces. But it is not long before she is captured and condemned to Auschwitz.

In the horror of the death camp, these three beautiful sisters are reunited. Though traumatized by their experiences, they are together.

They make another promise: that they will live. Their fight for survival takes them from the hell of Auschwitz, to a death march across war-torn Europe and eventually home to Slovakia, now under iron Communist rule. Determined to begin again, they embark on a voyage of renewal, to the new Jewish homeland, Israel.

Rich in vivid detail, and beautifully told, Three Sisters will break your heart, but leave you amazed and uplifted by the courage and fierce love of three sisters, whose promise to each other kept them alive. Two of the sisters are in Israel today, surrounded by family and friends. They have chosen Heather Morris to reimagine their story in her astonishing new novel, Three Sisters. 


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Another wonderful harrowing story of survival during the darkest of times. 

I love how Heather Morris can take such a sad subject and put together a story that not only drains your emotions, but gives you the strongest of hope. Her writing style is easy to read and wonderfully descriptive.

This book is based on a true story, which makes the events of the story that more interesting to comprehend. With story after story I read about the holocausts and the survivors that went through the most horrific of circumstances, its safe to save, many more died at the hands of their oppressors.  

What really made this story special was the ending, after the end of the war. We don't always hear of the deep prejudices that still existed after the survivors were sent back home. How their homes were now taken over by squatters and their belongings not theirs anymore. How hard it was to even petition their governments for permission to relocate to Israel. Its almost as if the world forgot that these events happened once the war was over.

I appreciated this read and how it has opened my eyes to the after. A wonderful read.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. 

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