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Naomi’s Gift by @marthahallkelly

By Pamelascott

A woman's life-altering discovery after her mother's death sheds light on the best and worst of humanity in this haunting short story by New York Times bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly.

After her mother's passing, Aldona finds a tin filled with old letters from a prisoner at Ravensbrück, a women's concentration camp in northern Germany. Amid the descriptions of daily deprivations and humiliations at the camp, she uncovers the heart-wrenching story of a small circle of women who risked their lives to hide a baby girl from the guards. Aldona is rocked to the core by this record of courage and sisterhood during one of the grimmest chapters of human history.

Martha Hall Kelly's Naomi's Gift is part of A Point in Time, a transporting collection of stories about the pivotal moments, past and present, that change lives. Read or listen to each immersive story in a single sitting.


She wants to hold my hand at the end, so I let her.


(Amazon Original Stories, 28 July 2022, ebook, 53 pages, borrowed from @AmazonKindle, #PrimeReading, A Point in Time collection)



This is a new author for me. I really enjoyed Naomi's Gift. A lot happens in the story's 53 pages and it felt like read something much, much bigger. I've read books set during the Nazi regime but none quite as emotional as this. I liked the fact the story is in the form of letters Aldona finds, letters written to her before and after her birth with just a few paragraphs before and after the letters linking the present to the past tragedy. This packs an emotional punch.

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