With a Book in Our Hands

Eighteen reviewers telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly

With a Book in Our Hands

Eighteen reviewers telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly

Month: January 2021

January 31, 2021

The Children’s Blizzard

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.

January 28, 2021

Ink and Shadows

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 […]

January 27, 2021

Mr. Right Across The Street

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 […]

January 26, 2021

If I Disappear

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.

January 26, 2021

The Book of Uriel

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.

January 25, 2021

Paradise Peak

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 […]

January 23, 2021

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

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.

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