The Paris Library

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles Two words I love in a title…Paris and Library.  This book couldn’t lose!  It’s a great piece of Historical Fiction about the American Library in Paris. The Premise – Told in 2 timelines. We learn about Odile who is working as a librarian at the American Library in... Continue Reading →

Downstair Girl

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee I’m not a huge fan of young adult novels, however, I have picked up some good ones lately.  The Downstairs Girl is best described as young adult historical fiction that opened my eyes to racial issues beyond those of black vs white. The Premise – Jo is a young... Continue Reading →

Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave If I hadn't heard someone wax poetic about this book, I probably wouldn't have picked it up because I'm currently going through a "please, no more WWII books" phase. However, I'm glad I ignored myself and listened to the recommendation. The premise - it's a WWII love story,... Continue Reading →

Lovely War

Lovely War by Julie Berry The premise of this book was so weird, I had to read it.  The opening scene: December 1942, a beautiful hotel lobby…in walks two Greek Gods, Aphrodite and Apollo.  (Yep, you read that right.) The two have arrived to kindle their affair, but are soon joined by Aphrodite’s angry husband,... Continue Reading →

Book Woman

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson I love when I find a great historical fiction piece that isn’t about WWII.  Therefore, I was very pleased to find this treasure.  This book has a lot going for it – 1st and foremost, it’s a book about books (you know I love that)! ... Continue Reading →

The Stationary Shop

The Stationary Shop by Marjan Kamali This is such a beautiful book!  I expected the story to be a little lighter than it was, but I’m not complaining!  And, I have to mention, another great epigraph! “They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise.... Continue Reading →

City of Girls

The City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert This is Gilbert’s newest release, from 2019.  There was a lot of buzz about this one, which sometimes makes me nervous the book isn’t going to live up to the hype. Luckily, it does! The Premise:  Vivian is 89 years old, telling the story of her life living... Continue Reading →

A Secret History of Witches

A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan Tis the season of the witch, is it not?  It seems witches have been a common theme in many of the books I’ve read this month, but since I like to choose my books based on the season, I suppose it’s not all too surprising.  I find... Continue Reading →

Heretic’s Daughter

The Heretic’s Daughter  by Kathleen Kent Superstition… Salem Witch Trials… Perfect October read. The Premise:  Sarah’s mother is very knowledgeable in the use of herbs.  She is often sought out to help in difficult births. The family members of the sick come to her for advice.  She is an esteemed member of the community...until she... Continue Reading →

The Night Tiger

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo This is not a book I would have typically chosen, although I definitely would have picked it up and admired the beautiful cover! This book came to me as the September pick for the book discussion group at my local library.  Set in Malaysia in the 1930’s, it is... Continue Reading →

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