The canvas – A Secret of the Holocaust is a novel of emotions, feelings and mystery. One reads it with tension, expecting a tour-de-force ending that Eveline Horelle Dailey delivers. With the horror of the Holocaust in the background, The Canvas is full of insights into a young girls growing up with memories of love and finding the answers to her roots.
Jasha Levi - Author of the Last Exile – Holocaust Survivor from Yugoslavia
Even though the book is subtitled A Secret from the Holocaust, I was caught off guard by the ending. When you discover the “secret” and then review in your mind the sequences of events, one feels even more the devastating emotional trauma. Eveline Horelle Dailey weaves throughout her novel The Canvas just as in the previous book Lessons from the Lakeside, perceptions of how the strands of our experiences are interfaced to form our own life canvas.
Mary Boehm - Boehm Design Studio
I have read and reread the manuscript. I know that our meeting was orchestrated by the Holocaust souls to implore upon you and me to keep their voices alive. I found the story to be breath taking, hauntingly beautiful, and frightening. –– I am amazed at the research, accuracy as well as acumen. Your book is a must read as unfortunately there are persons who do not believe the Holocaust happened. Truth is stranger than fiction you get right into the face of your readers.
Dena Beth Jaffee – Program Manager for the Center for Senior Enrichment Through Jewish Family and Children Service at Chris ridge Senior Living Community –
The settings used by the author were not familiar to me. The way she seamlessly exposed the unthinkable kept me reading. The unpredictable ending held me motionless for a long while. Everyone should read this book because it teaches what we need to remember.
Loraine Lakey - Human Resource Professional
Eveline Horelle Dailey used her unique voice and exposes horrific events around the Holocaust. She moves the reader to a place filled with love, courage and inner beauty. This is done while the main character searches for something she finds at the end of the book. Stunning!
Kathy Alto – Ph.D.
I am completely drawn in to and engaged with this story from the very first scene. The descriptions of life as it was and how hindsight creates a backdrop for action – taken and denied – keeps the reader involved with the mysteries that continue to unfold. The story of the Holocaust and its impact is shared and educates the reader in different ways – from the long-term effect of victims to the possibilities of what could have been if events were different. It makes one wonder how many other stories out there to be told are vanishing every day.
Jonathan N. Larkin
A story of coming of age and looking back to see how those around us influence and mold us. A story of love about an adult starting to understand why her important people were the way they were. Along the way, we are given little bits of what people endured during WW II. This is a book worth reading and remembering.
In this compelling story Eveline Horelle Dailey has woven a philosophy of lovingly living our lives so that forgiveness and healing are the natural outcome from the pain and suffering experiences by people on both sides of WW II.
Gladys Taylor McGarey MD. MD (H)