Press Reviews, “A Jewish Girl in Paris”

“This beautiful, heart-wrenching novel accurately examines the harsh realities of war whilst remaining hopeful and celebrating resilience and love.”
Adele Parks, Platinum, July 2023 (PDF)

“This captivating book will carry you with it to the final page.”
The People’s Friend, May 2023 (PDF)

“This heart-breaking yet hopeful novel tells a story filled with love and new beginnings.”
France Today, April/May 2023 (PDF)

“We’re reading A Jewish Girl in Paris …”
Take a Break Magazine, May 2023 (PDF)

“A journey that’ll touch your heart.”
Peterborough Telegraph, March 16, 2023 (PDF)

A Jewish Girl in Paris crafts a warm and intimate tale full of historical accuracy. Furnished with passion and intrigue, this historical romance is a powerful novel about forbidden love.”
Hive (PDF)

“A family tragedy sparked Melanie Levensohn’s creativity”
The Jewish Chronicle, Aug. 5, 2022 (PDF)

“I was hooked from the very beginning because it is like a family history detective story … A Jewish Girl in Paris pays great attention to the accuracy of historic details and the depiction of the 1940s feels extremely authentic. The novel would appeal to anyone who is interested in the Second World War, and the plight of Jews who lived in France at this time.”
Who do you think you are Magazine, Aug. 23, 2022 (PDF)

An elegantly drawn tale … [with] a pacy narrative, relatable heroines, and an eye for historical detail about life in occupied France.
The Jewish Chronicle, London (PDF)

“My heartbreaking discovery after taking my husband’s name”
iPaper, Aug. 11, 2022 (PDF)

“Packed with extensive historical research, and written with warmth, insight, sensitivity, and a genuine empathy with the events of the Holocaust, this vivid, poignant tale of entwined destinies, unseen connections and enduring love is guaranteed to resonate long after the last page has turned.”
Lancashire Post, Aug. 23, 2022

“From world banker to writer: Melanie Levensohn on how her life inspired her fiction”

“Being the namesake of a Melanie Levensohn who was deported to Auschwitz had a massive impact.”
Jewish Telegraph, March 17, 2023 (PDF)

“Levensohn shows great sensitivity and empathy in her characters and the deep scars left by history and Nazi cruelty that reach all the way into the present.”
Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Nov. 14, 2018

“An intense read, depicting the time of World War II and the lifelong impact of those years, thoughtfully narrated with great depth.”
Susanne Walsleben, Für Sie (major German women’s magazine), Oct. 24, 2018
Für Sie – Bücher | PDF

“Moving story on multiple levels of time and space. Extremely well researched. The book transported me into another world.” Freundin (major German women’s magazine), Oct. 4, 2018
Freundin – Schicksalsgeschichten | PDF

“Drama for the heart.”  Maxi (major German women’s magazine), Aug. 9, 2018

“Her debut novel is one of those books you have to read in one night because you cannot put it down. Despite the time travel between 1940 to 60 years later and back, the reader never loses track. When you’ve read the last sentence, you cannot help but have tears in your eyes and think to yourself “I would love to see this as a movie”. Veruschka Rechel, Badisches Tagblatt, Nov 23, 2018
Melanie Levensohn stellt ihren ersten Roman vor | PDF

“This novel is full of suspense and doesn’t let the reader go. A page turner. Must read!”
Christiane Krause-Dimmock, Badische Neueste Nachrichten, Nov., 23, 2018
Levensohn setzt Kopfkino in Gang | PDF

“Very touching and captivating.” Mathilde, Oct. 27, 2018
Mathilde – Auf der Suche nach Judith | PDF

“Melanie Levensohn thoroughly researched the oppressive living conditions that Jews had to endure in Paris in the 1940s. She captures seemingly negligent details that bring her writing to life.”
Darmstädter Echo, Nov. 26, 2018
Die doppelte Melanie | PDF

“Recommended reading for fall of 2018.” DONNA-Magazin (leading German women’s magazine), September 2018

“Captivating.” Radio BRF1, September 24, 2018

“I’d love to be a time traveler” by Melanie Levensohn, Frankfurter Rundschau, 10.11. 2018
Ich wär so gerne … | PDF

“Melanie Levensohn worked at the World Bank for many years. Then she discovered a dramatic love story in her husband’s family history and wrote a captivating, sensitive book about it.”
Frau im Leben, 12/2018
Wie das Schicksal es will | PDF

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