Rembrandt’s Shadow

Sylvie Rosenberg escaped the holocaust—but can she escape the past?

October 20, 1942. Benjamin Katz and his daughter Sylvie stand with their frightened family at a train station in occupied Holland, unsure if the train would take them to their freedom—or to a death camp.

Hitler and his henchmen have long had their eye on the art collection of Benjamin and his brother, which includes Rembrandt’s “Portrait of Raman.” Now the brothers are faced with the ultimate choice—part with the art, or suffer the consequences.

Based on a true story, Rembrandt’s Shadow is the tale of two women from different generations who find themselves forced to confront each other years later—while still haunted by the past.

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“A lovely, intimate gem of a story, about a young girl becoming a woman as her world crumbles around her, and the sacrifice of a father that will haunt her for the rest of her life, drawing on real-life events that occurred in the author’s family.”

Anne-Marie O’Connor, award-winning author of The Lady in Gold, The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

Janet Lee Berg
2020-08-15T17:58:20+00:00

Anne-Marie O’Connor, award-winning author of The Lady in Gold, The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

“A lovely, intimate gem of a story, about a young girl becoming a woman as her world crumbles around her, and the sacrifice of a father that will haunt her for the rest of her life, drawing on real-life events that occurred in the author’s family.”
"The story of a Holocaust survivor trying to find peace by vanquishing her ghosts and embracing her rebellious son. Based on true events, Rembrandt's Shadow is both poignant and riveting."

Elena Gorokhova, International Best Selling Author of A Mountain of Crumbs

Janet Lee Berg
2020-08-15T17:56:01+00:00

Elena Gorokhova, International Best Selling Author of A Mountain of Crumbs

"The story of a Holocaust survivor trying to find peace by vanquishing her ghosts and embracing her rebellious son. Based on true events, Rembrandt's Shadow is both poignant and riveting."
"Rembrandt’s Shadow is a remarkable work of recommended historical fiction!"

Historical Novel Society

Janet Lee Berg
2020-08-15T17:59:04+00:00

Historical Novel Society

"Rembrandt’s Shadow is a remarkable work of recommended historical fiction!"
“…a moving story well-told of a family’s struggle to survive; a story of hope, redemption, family values, forgiveness and love—a poignant novel by a talented writer...it doesn't get any better than this.”

Fern Michaels, #1 New York Times Best Selling Author

Janet Lee Berg
2020-08-15T17:54:01+00:00

Fern Michaels, #1 New York Times Best Selling Author

“…a moving story well-told of a family’s struggle to survive; a story of hope, redemption, family values, forgiveness and love—a poignant novel by a talented writer...it doesn't get any better than this.”
“… a powerful, haunting story about love, sacrifice, and the rhapsodic draw of beauty, even for monsters. A moving rendering of a true story about an art dealer, both thrilling and historically fascinating.”

Kirkus

Janet Lee Berg
2020-08-15T17:55:33+00:00

Kirkus

“… a powerful, haunting story about love, sacrifice, and the rhapsodic draw of beauty, even for monsters. A moving rendering of a true story about an art dealer, both thrilling and historically fascinating.”
"...an affecting depiction of the horrors of the Dutch Holocaust and the effects of family secrets that can linger for generations."

Publishers Weekly

Janet Lee Berg
2020-08-15T17:55:00+00:00

Publishers Weekly

"...an affecting depiction of the horrors of the Dutch Holocaust and the effects of family secrets that can linger for generations."
“Filled with tragedy and mystery.... A compelling tale of loss, family secrets, and finally redemption... through this speckled darkness Berg bathes us in the light of what really matters—love.”

Heather Dune Macadam, author of Rena’s Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz

Janet Lee Berg
2020-08-15T17:57:17+00:00

Heather Dune Macadam, author of Rena’s Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz

“Filled with tragedy and mystery.... A compelling tale of loss, family secrets, and finally redemption... through this speckled darkness Berg bathes us in the light of what really matters—love.”
"A striking riposte to the notion that the past should be forgiven and forgotten. Berg's story beautifully captures the generations through one family's amazing story."

Christopher Santora, Trial Attorney, United Nations War Crimes Court for Sierra Leone

Janet Lee Berg
2020-08-15T17:57:56+00:00

Christopher Santora, Trial Attorney, United Nations War Crimes Court for Sierra Leone

"A striking riposte to the notion that the past should be forgiven and forgotten. Berg's story beautifully captures the generations through one family's amazing story."
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