Cursed To Survive

Cursed To Survive

by Rimma Rose


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Cursed to Survive is a thrilling love story set in the actual historical events of Germany at the beginning and during the Third Reich. It takes a unique look inside the mind of a patriotic German nobleman with unusual gifts and immense opportunities for glory and domination. We witness the horrors of the Holocaust through his eyes, as he falls madly in love with a daughter of a Jewish doctor in the midst of the Nazi reign. Cursed to Survive is an easy-to-read and passionately engaging novel. It's the story filled with tragedy, real history and a sobering analysis of love, family, friendship, patriotism and other important concepts.
The novel features a beautiful, young member of the New York's high society -- Rose Blackford Stern, who in addition to her family's immense wealth and a prominent name has a highly prestigious job with the most influential fashion magazine in New York City. But as readers soon learn, having it all doesn't mean that the search for something beyond the material ever stops.
Rose encounters the stunningly handsome Max at the grave of her late grandmother. Max is enigmatic and the subject of Rose's obsession from the moment they meet. Rose has a seemingly perfect life, yet she is unable to shake the emptiness that has consumed her since the death of her beloved grandmother, Aliza, three years prior.
Max first meets Aliza when she is a teenage girl in pre-World War II Germany. Max comes from one of the oldest and wealthiest noble families of Europe. The attraction between Maximillian and Aliza is instant and overpowering, albeit impossible -- a German aristocrat could never be with a Jewish commoner. As the Nazi movement gains momentum, their country is shattered and their deep mutual connection becomes deadly. Aliza loses her entire family and lives through terror and abuse before Max infiltrates the Third Reich and rescues her.
Nearly seventy years later Max's unusual gifts have brought him to New York, to Aliza's granddaughter Rose, and perhaps to another chance at love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615643366
Publisher: Cursed to Survive
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.21(d)

About the Author

Rimma Rose was born in Ukraine on April 19, 1982. She moved to Brooklyn, New York with her entire family at the age of sixteen. Rimma immediately fell in love with America and New York. A voracious reader with a passion for learning, it did not take Rimma long to adapt to her new life in America and to learn the English language, adding to her list of spoken languages that include Russian, Ukrainian, and Italian. Growing up, Rimma enjoyed reading books, especially history and philosophy. Her thirst for knowledge continued into her college years. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics from St. Johns University with a Minor in History. Following her undergraduate education, Rimma enrolled in the Master's program at St. Johns Graduate School in Rome, Italy, obtaining her Master's degree in International Law and Diplomacy. Rimma was enamored with Italy and returned to Europe, this time as an intern at the U.S. Consulate in Milan, Italy. She finalized her educational career by adding an MBA in International Business from the Peter J. Tobin School of Business in Rome, Italy and Queens, New York, to her educational accomplishments. After completing her education, Rimma Rose taught undergraduate courses in European politics at her alma mater, St. Johns University. While enjoying teaching, she still felt unsatisfied, constantly searching for her true passion and career path. Following her brief tenure at the university, Rimma began writing and researching for her debut novel, Cursed to Survive. Rose often says that those who don't like history in its purest non-fictional form could truly enjoy reading it in the context of the historically- accurate romantic novels, where fictional plots and characters interchange with actual historical events.
By creating a passionate and tragic love story between a German Count and a daughter of a Jewish doctor, the author takes the reader on a breathtaking and terrifying journey by describing the power of love, friendship and honor in the midst of death and atrocities.

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Cursed To Survive 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
VRRS More than 1 year ago
When fictional love story meets real his historical events set in Europe during WWII, when dashing aristocrat steps away from castles and balls , facing war, violence, death, and first and only real love, the magical story happens, the one this book reveals!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
absolutely amazing!!!! was not able to put it down and left me wanting more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MiriamMS More than 1 year ago
I love the masterpiece and so excited to see it here on Barnes and Noble. The book is phenomenal -- exciting, interesting, classy and a real page-turner. I couldnt stop reading, I couldnt put it down. The characters are brilliant and very realistic. They seem to envelop the reader without letting go until the very end of this great story. I am looking forward for the Second Book. This must be a movie. The author's writing style is so visual, I watched the story instead of just reading it. Wow 
ZB13 More than 1 year ago
I bought the book and love it!! I have been waiting for a story like this for a long long time! I cant wait for a second book!!! Rimma Rose thank you for writing a masterpiece!!!
AEDir More than 1 year ago
It was the most amazing story. I couldnt put the book down. Every character had so much depth and soul, I was stunned. Even secondary characters were as important and deep as the main ones. I loved the intensity of the storyline, the amazing plot, the phenomenal writing style and the educational part of the book was great!!! I learnt tons, I cried, laughed, was angry and anxious. I enjoyed every second of the book, every page and every chapter. I cant wait for the second book. Ive learnt more from Cursed To Survive more than Ive learnt  from all my European History classes combined. This is how learning and teaching should go. This is what a real amazing book reads like and this is why I found this book so refreshingly beautiful. 
VShpig85 More than 1 year ago
Amazing Story!!!!! Reread this book twice and everytime was very interested. Great way of implementing a very interesting story around factual events from history that most people dont even know. I loved every second of it. Highly recomand and wish there was more books like this one out there!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago