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She saves many families, while losing her own Poland 1938. Eve of the Second World War. Rivka sends her husband and three beloved children to the United States, where they will find safe shelter from the war. She realizes that she will probably never see them again, but a strong commitment urges her to stay behind. To her family, she says she must stay to support her elde She saves many families, while losing her own Poland 1938. Eve of the Second World War. Rivka sends her husband and three beloved children to the United States, where they will find safe shelter from the war. She realizes that she will probably never see them again, but a strong commitment urges her to stay behind. To her family, she says she must stay to support her elderly parents who are too old to leave. But the truth is that besides her day job as a librarian, Rivka is also a spy for the Jewish underground in Palestine. Now, in face of war, her work is more valuable than ever. A gripping historical drama of bravery and sacrifice During the war, Rivka continues to execute her tasks as a spy with remarkable determination, certain that her work will save the lives of thousands. At the same time, the letters she receives from her family tell of painful drama and tragedies. If only she could join her family and ease their pain. But she remains loyal to her mission, sacrificing her private life for the sake of the public good. A young mother, a practicing Jew and a relentless spy Living the Future is a historical drama, taking place in a time of an unprecedented and uncompromising battle between cultures and identities. A story of a woman with remarkable determination and strength; that saves countless families… while losing her own. Get your copy of To Live in The Future now!


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She saves many families, while losing her own Poland 1938. Eve of the Second World War. Rivka sends her husband and three beloved children to the United States, where they will find safe shelter from the war. She realizes that she will probably never see them again, but a strong commitment urges her to stay behind. To her family, she says she must stay to support her elde She saves many families, while losing her own Poland 1938. Eve of the Second World War. Rivka sends her husband and three beloved children to the United States, where they will find safe shelter from the war. She realizes that she will probably never see them again, but a strong commitment urges her to stay behind. To her family, she says she must stay to support her elderly parents who are too old to leave. But the truth is that besides her day job as a librarian, Rivka is also a spy for the Jewish underground in Palestine. Now, in face of war, her work is more valuable than ever. A gripping historical drama of bravery and sacrifice During the war, Rivka continues to execute her tasks as a spy with remarkable determination, certain that her work will save the lives of thousands. At the same time, the letters she receives from her family tell of painful drama and tragedies. If only she could join her family and ease their pain. But she remains loyal to her mission, sacrificing her private life for the sake of the public good. A young mother, a practicing Jew and a relentless spy Living the Future is a historical drama, taking place in a time of an unprecedented and uncompromising battle between cultures and identities. A story of a woman with remarkable determination and strength; that saves countless families… while losing her own. Get your copy of To Live in The Future now!

30 review for To Live the Future: A Historical Fiction Novel

  1. 5 out of 5

    Trisha Smith

    I have always been fascinated with historical fiction, and especially those written about the Jewish - whether ancient or 20th century. When I read the synopsis for this story, I knew I wanted to read it and see what new things I could learn, as well as wanted to know more about the story. I found the plot idea to be extremely interesting and was eager to read more. The book is well written, and the story outlined and developed nicely. I had no problem with believability with the characters, tho I have always been fascinated with historical fiction, and especially those written about the Jewish - whether ancient or 20th century. When I read the synopsis for this story, I knew I wanted to read it and see what new things I could learn, as well as wanted to know more about the story. I found the plot idea to be extremely interesting and was eager to read more. The book is well written, and the story outlined and developed nicely. I had no problem with believability with the characters, though I did feel there could have been a bit more added to give them even more credibility. I had no little trouble reading this book as it was mostly free flowing freely. There were no glaring mechanics errors or grammatical flaws to distract me, and the storyline was clear and logical, as well as historically accurate for the most part. This is defniitely an emotional read. I was not prepared for that. I was expecting more of a suspenseful thriller type of story with spies. But the family aspect and the heritage and persecution part touched me and left me emotionally involved in the story. That is truly a sign of a good writer. Unfortunately, I agree with another reviewer on Amazon that there was not much of an ending for the story. I wanted to know more, wanted resolution fully. I think the ending needs to be reworked some to give closure for the story. Regardless, I do feel this was a great book and I am glad I took the time to read it. I did enjoy it, though I wish I had a bit more at the end. I was sad to see it end when it did.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Robert Turgeon

    Twists of life Despite all of the hardships, hope existed in their lives. They had the courage to made the choices to make more tough decisions. I enjoyed this book very much.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tennille Stewart

    A little disjointed. Didn’t hold my attention. Little character development - I never connected with any of the characters. Would not recommend.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Rick Northrup

    Entanglement !! A bit too much romantic intertwining, leaves the ending , not the end. Ok for a snowy evening read ,but easy to put down.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    This is one powerful story about Rivka who was a spy gathering information for the Jewish underground. It is based on history starting in 1938, in Poland, and it spans time and country. It is a real eye opener to the sacrifices many had to make during that time. Although the book centers around a main character, Rivka, it is clear to see that there are many others who were faced with the same or similar circumstances of sacrifice and loss as her family. Rivka is a well developed character and al This is one powerful story about Rivka who was a spy gathering information for the Jewish underground. It is based on history starting in 1938, in Poland, and it spans time and country. It is a real eye opener to the sacrifices many had to make during that time. Although the book centers around a main character, Rivka, it is clear to see that there are many others who were faced with the same or similar circumstances of sacrifice and loss as her family. Rivka is a well developed character and although I don’t agree with her actions all of the time. She is so strong in many ways yet so vulnerable in others. I can't help liking her and feeling a connection with her so intense that I feel the emotions she is feeling at the time. For example, when her family left for America (the promise land) and she had to stay behind. She was unable to tell her husband why she couldn't go with them and he told her how she was abandoning him and the children. I know this killed her inside and I wanted to cry with her. She was faced with so much tragedy and uncertainty, it was a wonder she was able to function as a human being at all. The secondary character, Menachem, is more of a mystery although he is well rounded as a character, His feelings and thoughts are well known but I can't help but feel I don't really know him or his past; like he is hiding something. Then again, he also is a spy so there is that bit of secrecy and mystery just because of that. It may be that this was the intentions of the author to carry this feeling of mystery about him throughout the whole story and in either case, it doesn't take away from him as a character, it just makes me as the reader cautious in connecting with him. There are many other characters in the story, from friends to family. They are all developed enough to understand their place and intent. Many of these are vital for understanding the story and events that took place while others help keep this story moving at its comfortable, consistent pace. Although I would not say this is not a feel good story by any means, it is believable, and based on real historical events. I should mention that there are a couple of times when Rivka is having sex however it is not detailed or explicit and done in very good taste. There are some of the happy times but I use that term loosely. They were happy times as far as being positive in the character's life at a time when so much heartache and misery is taking place. Even with all these uncertainties about the character's future throughout the book, the twist toward the end really caught me by surprise. I recommend this book to those who enjoy historical fictions.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kelly-Jo Sweeney

    There are lots of books about the experience of Jews during the second world war, but this one is a little different. Rivka sends her chidren and husband overseas to the USA to escape the war. She remains behind to look after her elder parents, and also because she has been working for the underground and helping gather information and spy. Separated from her family, she falls in love with one of the men who come to her to act as courier for the information that she has gathered. Her joy is shor There are lots of books about the experience of Jews during the second world war, but this one is a little different. Rivka sends her chidren and husband overseas to the USA to escape the war. She remains behind to look after her elder parents, and also because she has been working for the underground and helping gather information and spy. Separated from her family, she falls in love with one of the men who come to her to act as courier for the information that she has gathered. Her joy is short lived, as the horror and realities of war quickly catch up with her and change everything forever. This is quite a harrowing read, with all of the characters facing heartbreak and despair. Even when they have tried to escape and get away from danger. Although the book covers a lot of plot, it is actually quite a quick read, which I got through in little over a day. It could have perhaps benefited from a bit of development in a few areas. Although we learn about Rivka and her family, we are in many ways passive observers, rather than being caught up in the action. On the whole, this is a good quick read. There are perhaps a few too many coincidences for my liking. But they help to move the story along.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Romuald Dzemo

    To Live the Future by Hayuta Katzenelson is a compelling thriller set against the backdrop of the Second World War. Follow Rivka, a librarian as she faces the dangers of the war while working as a spy for a powerful shadowy Jewish organization in Palestine. Sending her family off to safety in the US, she creates a strong alibi to stay behind, her real work isn't a librarian, she is a spy and she would sacrifice everything family, private life, and social graces to fulfill this mission. The quest To Live the Future by Hayuta Katzenelson is a compelling thriller set against the backdrop of the Second World War. Follow Rivka, a librarian as she faces the dangers of the war while working as a spy for a powerful shadowy Jewish organization in Palestine. Sending her family off to safety in the US, she creates a strong alibi to stay behind, her real work isn't a librarian, she is a spy and she would sacrifice everything family, private life, and social graces to fulfill this mission. The question is: How long can she continue undetected? This is a stellar work, a masterpiece that is as gripping as it is entertaining and Hayuta Katzenelson has done a brilliant job in maintaining a quick pace, keeping the reader's interest riveted on the pages. I enjoyed the way she explored the different cultures and the powerful historical elements of the novel. One gets a feel of a setting where uncertainty abounds, where characters are unsure of what could happen next. The conflict is built within this context and it is a strong one. Readers will love the plot with the surprises it has to offer. They will love the compelling characters, and the protagonist is well developed to have the reader watching out closely for her.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Julie Baswell

    Germany was invading Poland, causing anguish to the Jewish population. With an unstable and grim future, Yaakov had no choice but to move his family out of Poland. His sister Hannah, who lived in America with her family had secured lodging and work for him. So all that was left to do was to pack his wife, Rivka, and their three children up and leave. But Rivka refused to leave her aging mother and father behind. Yaakov and the children barely survive the voyage, and only find temporary happiness Germany was invading Poland, causing anguish to the Jewish population. With an unstable and grim future, Yaakov had no choice but to move his family out of Poland. His sister Hannah, who lived in America with her family had secured lodging and work for him. So all that was left to do was to pack his wife, Rivka, and their three children up and leave. But Rivka refused to leave her aging mother and father behind. Yaakov and the children barely survive the voyage, and only find temporary happiness. Unknown to Rivka’s family, she was a top-notch spy, secretly relaying intelligence for the cause of the homeland peoples, and that was even more reason for her to stay. As events escalate around Rivka, she lives to regret her decision to stay behind, and prays she will one day see her children again. I felt so sorry for this family, for all the trials and sorrow they had to overcome. This author has helped me to understand the tribulations that the Jewish nation went through more than I ever learned in school. I was able to put myself in the shoes of these characters and feel the anguish they were going through. It was obvious that the story would come full circle, but it was not knowing the outcome of the circumstances that had me turning the pages nonstop.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws

    Rivka and her husband have three children and their lives are upturned during the world war. Rivka send her husband and children off to America for a safer life and stays behind to take care of her own aging parents. Little do people realize that her real reason for staying behind was something else – that she is a spy. Unaware of the tribulations of her family and thinking that they were safe, Rivka continues on with her work for her country. As a chance for romance blossoms, the realities of t Rivka and her husband have three children and their lives are upturned during the world war. Rivka send her husband and children off to America for a safer life and stays behind to take care of her own aging parents. Little do people realize that her real reason for staying behind was something else – that she is a spy. Unaware of the tribulations of her family and thinking that they were safe, Rivka continues on with her work for her country. As a chance for romance blossoms, the realities of the war soon catch up with Rivka. Will she stay undetected and live long enough to see her children again? This is indeed a heart touching story. The horrors of war and its impact on the people who lived through them are well captured in the book. The protagonist is well developed. She is strong and brave. Along with her many admirable qualities she has her flaws as well. It makes her more human and relatable. There are places where the book gets quite a bit distressing because of the plot and makes the readers wonder. The narrative could certainly have been stronger.

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    Sheila Alverson

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    Arlene J. Barley

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  29. 4 out of 5

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  30. 4 out of 5

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