Friddie, an 18-year-old Jewish woman in Bucharest in the 1930s, is an everyday rebel. She has spent her entire life in the country’s capital and hopes to one day be a “free Romanian woman.”

She runs away to a coastal city after putting off her wedding to a young, parent-approved accountant, and there she meets Freddy, a scientist-turned-perfumer. He’s the one she has been waiting for, and more than that, he’s her passport to the life she has always imagined.

However, a horror she could never have imagined develops out of her dream very quickly.

The events recounted in this book are based on actual occurrences.

Book Details

  • Title: Where the Lilacs Bloom Once Again: Friddie’s Story
  • Author: Roni Rosenthal
  • Genre: Memoir
  • Publication Date: August 27, 2022

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3 thoughts on “Featured Book: “Where the Lilacs Bloom Once Again: Friddie’s Story” by Roni Rosenthal”
  1. I’m quite sure this is going to end in a concentration camp. I really hope it doesn’t. But historical fiction of this period is fascinating, for sure.

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