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Aura's courage shows the degree to which we are all willing to live lives centered on freedom, hope, and an authentic sense of self. Truly a love story! —Nadia Comaneci, Olympic Champion
Unforgettable, giving the pioneer spirit courage and a brave heart bravado. —Adrian Maher, Documentary Filmmaker, Discovery Channel
If you grew up hearing names like Tito, Mao, and Ceausescu but really didn't understand their significance, read this book! —Mark Skidmore, Paramount Pictures
A remarkable account erasing a past, but not an identity. Thought -provoking, inspirational, and comforting. —Todd Greenfield, 20th Century Fox
This book is sure to find its place in memorial literature of the world. —Beatrice Ungar, Editor in chief, Hermannstädter Zeitung
I congratulate Aura for this beautiful and courageous book, one that readily showcases the beauty and richness of this culture and people. — Mike Costache, Pres., Miss Universe Romania Organization
Out of the Transylvania Night is a compelling and spelling-binding story of a fiercely independent young woman growing up at the height of worldwide Communist power and then the rapid fall of the Iron Curtain. We must never forget what her story ultimately teaches. —Sharrie Williams, author, The Maybelline Story—and the Spirited Family Dynasty behind It
Under Communism, Aura's family lost its fortune but kept their jewels. Under capitalism, she made a fortune and lost the jewels. And then lost the fortune as well. Such is the paradox found within the pages of this amazing and unforgettable story.—Lindy Hudis, producer, IMPACT Motion Pictures
We all have much to learn about freedom; certainly anyone born without it will search until they find it. This is an incredible story about pain, strength, courage, defiance, and healing.—David Haspel, producer
Out of the Transylvania Night presents an emotional journey through both free and closed societies, revealing how freedom is also found in the self and not only the destination. —Ilie T. Ardelean, founding chairman and president, Romanian-American Professional Network (RAPN)
Out of the Transylvania Night is an exciting and truly memorable search for personal freedom. —Alexander R. Marmureanu, MD, president and CEO, California Heart and Lung Surgery Center, UCLA Medical Center
Out of the Transylvania Night is a deeply moving account of one woman's search for her own identity, firstly under the Communist dictatorship of the ruthlessly oppressive Ceausescu, and, later, as she struggles to maintain her integrity in the face of overwhelming materialism. -Louise Henderson, bookpleasures.com.
What an inspiring story !!
I hope one day I get to meet you and I hope if that day comes I can get my book Autographed by you and tell you more about my reasons for wanting to go to Romania.
I read about Sibiu and LA and what you went through, and I realized that you joinning the Romanian Community was the apogee of success.
One criteria I have for a 5 Star book is that once done reading I continue to think about what I read. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book was a well written and entertaining description of events which we usually know little about. So glad Aura came to the U.S.
Great book to read i learned so much about Romania and how we may think we have it bad but there are others that go through worse things. Read morePublished on November 6, 2012 by Pen Name
Buna Aura, I just finished the book and...It is awesome, riveting and your writing style elegant. It took me back to the time I call the Stone Age. Read morePublished on February 23, 2012 by flp
I was privileged to hear Aura Imbarus speak at a California Writer's Club, Inland Empire meeting. She is a dynamic speaker who made me want to read her book, Out of the... Read morePublished on February 18, 2012 by Mary Langer Thompson
I chose the title for this review from Neil Diamond's song of years ago. I'm not sure that immigrants - being one myself - necessarily find all their "dreams" here. Read morePublished on December 24, 2011 by Raymond L. Pronovost
Out of the Transilvania Night is one of the most exciting journeys I took. I didn't get out of the house until I finished it. Read morePublished on October 26, 2011 by cristina waggonner