The Things We Cannot Say

The Things We Cannot Say

In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It?s a decision that will alter her destiny?and it?s a lie that will remain buried until the next century. Since she was nine years old, Alina Dziak knew she would marry her best friend, Tomasz. Now fifteen and engag In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she ca...

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Title:The Things We Cannot Say
Author:Kelly Rimmer
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1525831518
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

The Things We Cannot Say Reviews

  • Sue
    Sep 26, 2018
    I love historical fiction especially novels about WWII. There have been so many of them the last few years that it would be easy to keep reading the same story over and over but once again an author has totally put a different spin on the story and it read like a story of a time period...
  • Brenda
    Mar 22, 2019
    Alice was devastated when her grandmother, her beloved Babcia was hospitalized after a stroke. She and her mother were both aware Babcia was in her nineties and wouldn?t have much longer to live, and since Alice?s Pa had died, Babcia had become much more frail. When Babcia indicate...
  • Jamie
    Oct 07, 2018
    This book was so incredibly amazing, it took my breath away and it has taken me 8 days to think about how to put into words a review that truly encompasses what I felt about this book. Dual timelines that are equally as powerful in their own right and even more so when the two come tog...
  • Esil
    Apr 07, 2019
    The Things We Cannot Say is told in two timelines, like many historical novels these days. The earlier timeline is set during WWII, and told from Alina?s perspective. Alina is in her late teens, living on a farm in Poland, where she and her family are trying to survive after the Nazi...
  • Angela M
    Mar 22, 2019
    This is a story of war, of family, of loss, of sacrifice, of the goodness of people trying to save others because they saw each other as human beings, not as Jews or Catholics, and at its heart is a beautiful love story. It?s an important story as all Holocaust stories are because ...
  • Marianne
    Feb 16, 2019
    ?What happens when stories like theirs are lost? What happens when there?s no one left to pass your experience on to, or you just can?t bring yourself to share it?? The Things We Cannot Say is the sixth novel by best-selling Australian author, Kelly Rimmer. On a farm in sout...
  • Sally Hepworth
    Nov 04, 2018
    Kelly Rimmer has raised her already high bar with this unforgettable novel. It is that rare author that takes the reader so deeply into a world that you smell the smells, feel the hunger, see the devastation. Alina and Tomasz?s story is one of bravery, resilience, and the lengths...
  • DeAnn
    Mar 29, 2019
    5 outstanding historical fiction stars This is a sweeping family saga that includes a poor farming community in Poland (very near to Auschwitz), a refugee camp in Soviet Russia, and the United States. There are all my favorite elements in this book: richly drawn and engaging charact...
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    Mar 10, 2019
    Kelly Rimmer is truly a gifted author and always manages to blow me away. In The Things We Cannot Say she manages to combine historical fiction, women?s fiction, mystery and even a touch of romance? and she does it brilliantly. This novel is captivating, fascinating and most of all...
  • Kelly
    Mar 19, 2019
    It's live! The Things We Cannot Say is available NOW. This is a story I dreamed of writing for years, and I'm so excited to finally share it with you ? ...
  • Jennifer
    Mar 18, 2019
    Kelly Rimmer has done it again. If you haven?t read anything by this woman, I urge to pick up a book, any book, by her. She has a way of making you feel all the feels and leaves you with a pile of tissues beside you, but she doesn?t just rip your heart out, she sews it up and puts ...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Mar 23, 2019
    The Things We Cannot Say is a heartbreaking, heartwarming hopeful story that explores love, loss, hardship, sacrifice and the relationships that bond people together. Through duel timelines, we see the bonds between a family and the things they cannot say and the things that bring them...
  • Sharon
    Apr 05, 2019
    LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT!!! I?m not sure what I can say about this outstanding book that hasn?t already been said. I like many other readers absolutely LOVED this book and found it extremely hard to put down. This was a dual timeline story and Aussie author Kelly Rimmer has do...
  • Jen
    Mar 16, 2019
    I?m going to be honest. This book was not on my radar. I mean, I had seen it through social media here and there, but I read so much historical fiction, I didn?t jump for it as I hadn?t been familiar with Kelly Rimmer. Then my book bff reached out and said look, you have to read ...
  • Colleen
    May 20, 2019
    Sometimes I hesitate before picking up yet another WWII historical fiction because I almost feel like I?ve reached the saturation point. It was such a horrible time, for so many people, for so many different reasons. Why keep reading about it? Well, novels such as The Things We Ca...
  • Amy
    Mar 20, 2019
    Within one chapter this beautiful book had me weepy. ONE chapter. I have to start with that because I want to explain to you guys just how deeply this book affected me. Because that first chapter was not the only time I was moved to tears while reading, it happened more times than I co...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    Mar 15, 2019
    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com Over a decade ago, Kelly Rimmer, the author of The Things We Cannot Say, started thinking about a novel set in occupied Poland about a young couple, along with a modern day woman grappling with the challenges of everyday family life. After a peri...
  • Erin
    Mar 23, 2019
    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin-Graydon House Books for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review. Well, this was such a great WWII era dual narrative that I am sure that it is going to be nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award later this year. In the contemporary story...
  • DJ Sakata
    Mar 31, 2019
    Favorite Quotes: There was nothing to bury, no body to conduct a service over. Instead, we heard that he was gone, and that was that? Nothing had changed, except that nothing was the same anymore, because once I had two brothers, and now I had one? Our oppression was loss withou...
  • KAS
    Apr 24, 2019
    4.5 stars I am having a hard time coming up with the words to describe the beauty and the heartbreak of this story. When it leaves you practically speechless and continually thinking about the significance of what you just read, that pretty much ?says? it all. There are dua...
  • Fareya
    Mar 17, 2019
    Life has a way of reminding you that you are at the mercy of chance, and that even well-thought-out plans can turn to chaos in an instant." The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer is easily going to be one of my favorite books of this year, possibly one I?ll keep recommending to ...
  • Christine
    May 19, 2019
    5 Glorious Stars!! I mightily attempted to damp down my expectations going into this one, as just look at those overall ratings?4.55 average from over 1600 readers on Goodreads. I needn?t have worried however, as this book delivers all the goods and in a big way. It is one of th...
  • Andrea
    Apr 23, 2019
    4.5 STARS Apparently, I can only handle one WWII Holocaust novel per year. No matter how beautiful an author portrays heroic efforts on behalf of others, the suffering shatters me...which I suppose is the point. I ached for these characters. Although the dual timeline/ flashback forma...
  • Brooke - One Woman's Brief Book Reviews
    Apr 04, 2019
    *www.onewomansbbr.wordpress.com *www.facebook.com/onewomansbbr The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer. (2019). In 2019, Alice struggles with supporting all of her family while also caring for her son Eddie who has autism spectrum disorder. Her grandmother is dying and has aske...
  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    Mar 27, 2019
    In The Things We Cannot Say Kelly Rimmer has penned a heartbreakingly powerful and hopeful love story set amidst the backdrop of war, loss and the unimaginable atrocities of WWII. Simply put this is the kind of book that grabs hold of you, envelopes you within it pages and holds on lo...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Apr 28, 2019
    One of my 2019 favorites! A can?t miss if you love powerful historical fiction! ? ? ? ? ? Told in two timelines, we hear from Alina Dziak in 1942 just as she gets married in a Russian refugee camp. Her decision to marry will change her life and bury a lie for decades. ...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Mar 02, 2019
    This beautifully crafted story weaves together the present and the past seamlessly with threads of heartbreak, sacrifice, and love! Two strong women, two unique voices, two different times, one stunning tale! Kelly Rimmer has spun a story Full of survival and love that you won?t ...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    Apr 13, 2019
    Five remarkable, epic, tear jerking stars! The title gives us a clue that something kept secret in this family. But this poetically written, heartwarming, amazing story is not about the family secrets , it?s about the words we keep inside and it?s about the emotions we hide. It?...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Mar 28, 2019
    5 stars! Kelly Rimmer, you are a writing Queen! I read ?Before I Let You Go? last year which was my first book by Kelly Rimmer. I finished that novel overcome with unshakable emotion and a feeling of being forever changed. That storyline and those characters still haunt me to th...
  • Lisa-Books Smiles
    May 19, 2019
    5 EPIC Stars! Kelly Rimmer is one of my favorite contemporary fiction authors of all time and I?m always anxiously awaiting her new releases. I?m not a big fan of historical fiction, so when Rimmer came out with The Things We Cannot Say, I was a bit unsettled and worried that I wo...