MY MOTHER’S SECRET: A NOVEL OF THE JEWISH AUTONOMOUS REGION BY ALINA ADAMS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
My Mother's Secret: A novel of the Jewish Autonomous is written by Alina Adams. This is my first exposure to the author, and it will not be my last. The book is a little over 350 pages, and you will be drawn in within the first few pages. The author's story brings to life a part of history that I was not familiar with.
I read a lot of World War II fiction. I have learned so much of this part of history because of it. I have not however ever read a story about the Russian Government setting up the Jewish Autonomous Region that was in East Siberia. We meet Regina who heads for refuge when she sees her neighbor getting arrested and fears that she is next. She has to learn who she can trust - and who she can lean on. Regina finds herself attracted to two people in the camp. Aaron, who comes up with potentially dangerous ideas and Felix who is the commander of the camp. Both of these gentleman clash against each otehr.
The author did such an amazing job writing this little known part of history. The characters are well written, the storyline is unique and engaging. Thank you to the author, publisher and Historical Fiction Virtual Tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own.