Often when we see stories of immigrants it’s after they have arrived. However, with the Tides Between, we see the story of the crossing through the eyes of Birdie. A young girl from England she doesn’t just have the Atlantic crossing to overcome but family secrets too. It’s multi-layered rich with the history and magic… Continue reading Book Review: The Tides Between
Set against the lush Hawaiian landscape Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers is a nostalgic World War II-era story that will elicit desires to sing show tunes from South Pacific. At times tender and quirky, I found myself attached to Violet and Ella. In Violet, I felt for the single mother trying to hold herself together,… Continue reading Book Review: Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers
Today’s Book Blast features two exciting new books. Sown in Tears by Beverly Magid Publication Date: September 18, 2012 Paperback & eBook; 194 Pages ISBN-13: 978-1478104575 Genre: Fiction/Historical/Jewish READ THE FIRST CHAPTER. Russia, 1905: The Jews are restricted to the area called the Pale of the Settlement and the target of anti-semitism fomented by the government and exacerbated… Continue reading Book Blast: Sown in Tears and Where Do I Go?
Sometimes the premise of a book is too unique to resist. This collaboration from various talented authors is fun journey twist on a familiar story. From Penelope’s struggles to Calypso, we get to see another side of this beloved piece of ancient literature. When I read the premise I couldn’t help myself I HAD to… Continue reading Book Review: A Sea of Sorrow
In preparation for my trip to France, I read just about every book that had to do with France that I could get my hands on. Now that my trip has come and gone, I have put together a list of books that I think best captured France. A Moveable Feast. Whether or not you… Continue reading My Book Prep List for a Trip to France.
I love a good Epistolary novel (novels that consist of letters). There is something so intimate about them. There is no background noise, just the characters moving the plot forward. Last Christmas in Paris is just that. The chaos of World War I is stripped away leaving us with this intimate conversation. You can still… Continue reading Book Review: Last Christmas in Paris
This charming historical romance is a wistful look at movies and life in the 1920’s Paris. We follow the story of Iris and Owen who are trying to accomplish their dreams and maybe just maybe get a second chance at love. I really enjoyed the lovely sense of nostalgia that this story captures. And, let’s take a… Continue reading Book Review: Stars in their Eyes