The Doctor’s Daughter By Shari J. Ryan
The Doctor’s Daughter: Totally heartbreaking and completely unforgettable World War Two historical fiction By Shari J. Ryan
Book/Novel Author: Shari J. Ryan
Book/Novel Title: The Doctor’s Daughter
Auschwitz, 1941: It was her father’s job to save the lives of the SS. But she chose to risk everything and save the lives of prisoners.In Nazi-occupied Poland, Sofia cannot look her father in the eye. Sofia’s mother, her papa’s cherished wife, is Jewish—how dare he work as a doctor for the SS? She cannot forgive him, even if the bargain was made to spare their lives.In the middle of the night, Isaac emerges from a packed train with hundreds of others. Beneath Auschwitz’s barbed wire, soldiers surround them, and gunshots pierce the dark sky. The SS decide prisoners’ fates on the spot—and Isaac is chosen to work, rather than to die.Every day, Isaac and his fellow inmates are sent to a nearby farm. From sunup to sundown, they toil the land with barely a scrap to eat. Every breath feels like it could be Isaac’s last, so when he sees a beautiful auburn-haired girl peering out of the farmhouse window, it feels like a dream…Sofia refuses to accept what she is seeing. Disobeying her father and evading the guards, she risks her life to sneak a letter to the green-eyed boy outside. She explains that she has hidden them food, and that she’ll do everything in her power to save them.This secret exchange sparks an escape that should have been impossible—and a love story that is unforgettable. But is love enough in the face of evil? And when Sofia and Isaac are concealed underground, holding their breath as the Nazis hunt them, will they survive?Fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Choice, and Orphan Train will be utterly gripped by this heartbreaking and unputdownable tale. This tear-jerking page-turner shows that even if your freedom has been robbed, and your loved ones torn from you, nobody can steal your hope…Readers love The Doctor’s Daughter:“Incredibly heartbreaking… I found myself tearing throughout this book… Heart-shattering… Had me crying.” NetGalley reviewer,“Heart-pounding and heartbreaking… I was literally trapped between the pages… I couldn’t put this book down… Had me on the edge of my seat, with tears streaming down my face… Will stick with me for a very long time. Completely unforgettable… Wow… Just wow!!! Completely unputdownable.”PageTurners, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“Grab tissues. Then grab some more tissues. My heart ached. My heart bled. Tears fell… My heart broke… Had me bawling.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“Absolutely amazing… Loved this so so much, wonderfully written. I was laughing, crying, sad, all the emotions. Amazing, amazing.” NetGalley reviewer,⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“Heartbreaking, I shed so many tears… So hard to put down. I read this book in under 24 hours.” @turnthepagewithtay, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“Wow wow wow, what a page turner… You will need a box of tissues as I did! 5/5 stars.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“When an author pours her heart and soul into her work, it’s evident in the words that flow on the page… An amazing tale that will tug at your heart from the very first page to the last… Incredible.” @toreadistobreathe, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“This book broke my heart. It’s incredibly sad… Historical fiction lovers, read this one! :)” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“Beautifully written, with such heart. Not only did it make me cry, it made me see the world in a different way… Fully recommend you read The Doctor’s Daughter for yourself!” NetGalley reviewer,⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“A heartbreaking story… Be prepared to stay up and finish it!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I absolutely loved this book, had a hard time putting it down. I was drawn into the story from the beginning about a Dr. that agrees to train up and coming physicians for the Nazis in order to keep his Jewish wife and daughter safe. You won’t be disappointed in this must read.
Describes the horrible conditions of the Warsaw Ghetto and Auschwitz.Book is written from the viewpoints of three major Jewish characters, trying to survive against all odds.Well-written novel about the horrors of the Holocaust, and moral dilemmas involving survival. Yet, the main characters have hope, which gets them through.
It was hard to determine who was who in the first ten chapters. There was no indication who Isaac was in the beginning. Sofia and Olivia are sisters, Isaac and Olivia are siblings, too? The father is a doctor, working for the Nazis, but he and Isaac are picking up dead bodies in the street? The book made reference to the mother and Sofia being Jewish, but not Olivia and Issac? I really like this author but couldn’t make heads or tails with this book. Sorry, couldn’t finish it. :”,This book had so many emotions from heart wrenching to funny and happiness. I had a hard time putting it down. It really holds your interest. I enjoyed this book from start to finish.”
This is a story of heart break, strength, caring for others, and love. It starts out telling the story from two points of view. One of those is from Isaac, a Jewish boy in a Nazi ghetto. The other is that of Sophia, the Jewish daughter of a Christian physician. How they intersect is the real story you have to read for yourself. Great Story!
Does a doctor in Poland living under the Nazi occupation really have an option if he’s expected to save the lives of the SS? The doctor is not Jewish, but his wife and daughter are.Sofia, a teen, is devastated by her father’s actions. Sofia and her mother have been insulated by the favor of her father, living on their family’s farm established generations before. But rules and laws begin to turn ugly.Isaac is sent to work the farm owned by Sophia’s family as a slave laborer and it is there they meet and conspire to find a way to better conditions. There are POVss of Sophia, Isaac, and Olivia, as they strive to survive the horror they face daily, the ravishes of hunger, disease, faith.The characters are well formed, the atmosphere so dark and foreboding, so frightening. You can see the barbed wire, the soldiers with their guns, smell the decay, the death. It’s an extremely emotional read, the tears are there, the reality of much that happened. It’s almost impossible to fathom, impossible to forget.The conclusion is a quiet reflection of those who fought, steadfastly refused to quit, sought hope when it seemed forever out of reach. A difficult read but recommended. 4.5 stars