Based on actual oral histories of survivors, the novel follows the stories of Raina and Gerda Olsen, two sisters, both schoolteachers–one who becomes a hero of the storm, and one who finds herself ostracized in the aftermath. It’s also the story of Anette Pedersen, a servant girl whose miraculous survival serves as a turning point in her life and touches the heart of Gavin Woodson, a newspaperman seeking redemption. It is Woodson and others like him who wrote the embellished news stories that lured immigrants across the sea to settle a pitiless land. Boosters needed immigrants to settle territories into states, and they didn’t care what lies they told them to get them there–or whose land it originally was.
All children have imaginary friends. But what if Cody’s imaginary friend is not so imaginary after all?
Ink and Shadows (Secret, Book, and Scone Society #4) by Ellery Adams Published: January 26, 2021by Kensington Books Rating: 5 Stars Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Nora Pennington is known for her window displays, and as Halloween approaches, she decides to showcase fictional heroines like Roald Dahl’s Matilda and Madeline Miller’s Circe. A family-values group disapproves of the […]
Moving between two continents and several generations over a troubled century, We Are All Birds of Uganda is a multi-layered, moving and immensely resonant novel of love, loss, and what it means to find home.
Mr. Right Across The Street by Kathryn Freeman January 22, 2021by One More Chapter Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Chick Lit Courtney’s Thoughts: This book feels like a modern day Love Actually with less drama. I absolutely loved it. I devoured this book in two sittings. As a girl who loves sticky notes and writing, I would […]
A really enjoyable read and one I would definitely recommend if you like a good mystery, shady and quirky characters, and books that incorporate podcasts.
Quite possibly the most UNIQUE WWII era book you will ever come across.
The Book of Uriel is a heartbreaking blend of historical fiction and Jewish folklore that will enthrall fans of The Book Thief and The World That We Knew.
With everything that’s happening, is Emma the right person to be raising her daughter?
Janet Dailey Publication Date January 26, 2021 Genre: Romance Part of the New Americana Series (book 5) I first discovered Janet Dailey when I was in high school, and I became a big fan of her Calder series. I haven’t read anything by her for a long time, so I was curious about this when […]
Marie Benedict, the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room, uncovers the untold story of Agatha Christie’s mysterious eleven day disappearance.
What is real, and what is mystery? What role did her unfaithful husband play, and what was he not telling investigators?
A master storyteller whose clever mind may never be matched, Agatha Christie’s untold history offers perhaps her greatest mystery of all.