I Hate To Say Goodbye:

I Hate to Say GoodbyeFascinating stories from a perspective of a precocious and sensitive girl growing up during a historical and momentous time — the rebirth and rise of a nation. Threats looming everywhere: Arab neighbors, the hardship of nature as war refugees are making their home in the uncultivated promised land, Israel. Farm life with its unique toils and delights, forbidden young love among foes, bliss and abysmal gloom, laughter and tears, reality meets fantasy and valuable life lessons are interwoven into this stormy, tumultuous and tragic-comic family drama. I Hate to Say Goodbye (based on a true story) takes place in Israel during the 50’s and the 60’s. In this humane and spiritual  Ruti Yudovich passionately and vividly shares her insights she calls: “Moments of Deepness.”

Also available in Hebrew:

I Hate to Say Goodbye: People do not meet by chance... (Hebrew) (Hebrew Edition)


Dreadful circumstances of World War II change the fate of a  Gypsy teenager and force her to form complex relationships. From a carefree and simple life through extreme conflicts she climbs up the ladder of an intelligence agency while struggling to fit in. She hides her identity while continuing to search for her lost love. It is a story of passionate love, revenge, uncompromised loyalty and the everlasting spirit of Man.

“This historical novel took me on a journey the like of which I never experienced. Reading it, I participated in passion, love, jealousy, trust, and distrust spanning two continents and two wars. It will leave you breathless.” B.G

“This book grasps the attention without letting go. I found myself wishing it will never end.” S.W

“…we know almost nothing about the Romani people during that era. This multi-genre book brings a different perspective of this era.” B.B

“Wonderfully written by a most talented author.”  C.W