If you are naturally curious, are an avid genealogist or simply love historical non-fiction, this book is for you. Eve escapes to London from Germany with her parents and her brother. Hitler is in power and the family is Jewish. One morning, over breakfast, Eve, her father and mother are sitting around the table, their nerves rattled from a night of air raids. Eve’s father pulls a metal clasped journal from a tattered envelope. He explains to her that she must treasure the journal and keep it safe. The writings within its pages prove their lineage back to a Prussian
Hey everyone,I hope you and your families are doing well and are safe at home. If you are an essential worker, thank you for all you are doing for the rest of us.Normal life as we knew it has been turned upside down and it is hard not knowing when it will end. Take a deep breath and try and find the simple joys in each day.If you find yourself with extra time in your day, need some quiet in the midst of all the noise and want to lose yourself in an adventure, I am here to help you.
The Hidden Women by Kerry Barrett is a historical novel that goes between present day 2018 and back to the war in 1944. The story delves into the history of the women who flew for the ATA in Britain and family secrets one woman hoped would never be uncovered. I was pulled into this novel immediately. First I love historic novels, second, I am incredibly curious and thirdly, I am deep into genealogy, so discovering family stories really intrigues me. The book starts in present day London 2018. Helena Miles is a young single mom who loves digging into the
I hope you all are looking forward to a New Year and may it be a year filled with some great books and time to read them.Like many I wasn’t sorry to see 2019 come to an end. It was a year filled with challenges and I didn’t have time to read as many books as I had hoped. Below are two books I read that are written by a young and talented young lady and I highly recommend them if you have pre-teen and early teen kids.
How many of you read the book or saw the movie Me Before You, starring Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones fame and Sam Clafin, who recently starred with Shailene Woodley in Adrift? The movie based on the book Me Before You truly brought the book to life. One minute you are laughing and the next tears are bouncing down your cheeks. After You by Jojo Moyes is the second in the trilogy and picks up right where we left Lou in book one. ~ Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t read or seen the movie Me Before You, proceed with
by Liane Moriarty Nine Perfect Strangers, written by Liane Moriarty, is another really good book that is part mystery, part thriller and written by the same author as Big Little Lies. If you haven’t read Big Little Lies or watched the series on HBO, you must! She is one of my favorite authors for many reasons, mainly for the mystery, secrets and webs she weaves into each story.
Happy July! Hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th of July. I also hope you are lost deep into some fun summer read. I am going to step out on a limb and write about something I’ve not done on the blog before and give you all a few recommendations on children’s books. So let’s get to it…. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White: Good for ages 8 to 12, Grades 3-7 I read this book way back in middle school, more years ago than I like to count. I chose to read it for my classic book this
Delicious is a novel written by food critic and former Editor in Chief of Gourmet magazine, Ruth Reichl. This novel is the first piece of fiction written by Reichl and it doesn’t disappoint. Billie, is a young woman who has an incredible palate and a love for cooking. She has lived her entire life in the shadow of her older sister, and struggled to find her own identity. When a business venture with her sister abruptly ends Billie leaves California and her family behind. She moves to New York City where she finds work at foodie magazine, “Delicious.”
Happy New Year and Happy February! It’s been nearly a year since I have posted and I apologize, life really got in the way last year. But that doesn’t mean I wasn’t reading, and I hope you were too. Do you have an e-reader or Kindle with tons of books on it that you just haven’t gotten too? Well, that was me. I had 17 Danielle Steel books alone and I had gotten very behind, so my goal last year was to get them read and I did it! I also managed to squeeze in a few more. I’m not
Never read a book through merely because you have begun it.
~ John Witherspoon