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Comfort and Joy – Kristin Hannah

Title: Comfort and Joy Author: Kristin Hannah Genre: Realistic Fiction, Fantasy Plot: This is Joy Candellario’s first Christmas alone. She’s recently divorced and having trouble with her sister. Desperate for change, Joy buys a last minute plane ticket to go anywhere but home. But the plane crashes and Joys finds a way to walk toContinue reading “Comfort and Joy – Kristin Hannah”

The Spanish Daughter – Lorena Hughes

Title: The Spanish Daughter Author: Lorena Hughes Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: María Purificación is the oldest of four children, and the only truly legitimate child in the early 1900’s.He left her in Spain when she was a child to run a cacao plantation in Ecuador. Her father recently died and María Purificación has been askedContinue reading “The Spanish Daughter – Lorena Hughes”

Foul Lady Fortune – Chloe Gong

Title: Foul Lady Death Author: Chloe Gong Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Plot: Rosalind is a spy in Shanghai in 1931. Some experiments were done to her so she can’t die.She also uses her knowledge of poisons as an aide if she’s asked to be an assassin or gets captured. Rosalind’s latest mission is to goContinue reading “Foul Lady Fortune – Chloe Gong”

The Attic Child – Lola Jaye

A warning: this book talks a lot about child abuse and neglect. Title: The Attic Child Author: Lola Jaye Genre Historical Fiction Plot: Dikimbe is the youngest child of a family of five kids. He lives outside of a village in Africa, in what is today called Zaire. A rich Englishman named Sir Richard BabbingtonContinue reading “The Attic Child – Lola Jaye”

The Mark of the Lion Trilogy – Francine Rivers

Titles: 1 – A Voice on the Wind, 2 – An Echo in the Darkness, 3 – As Sure as the Dawn Author: Francine Rivers Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Book 1 – Jerusalem is attacked and destroyed under order of Titus. Hadassah’s family has all died of starvation or by the Roman sword. She’s takenContinue reading “The Mark of the Lion Trilogy – Francine Rivers”

The Invisible String – Patrice Karst

Title: The Invisible String Author: Patrice Karst Illustrator: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (new version), Geoff Stevenson (old version) Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book Plot: Jeremy and Liza go wake up their mom because they miss someone who’s far away. Their mom explains that everyone’s connected by an invisible string made of love. It can stretch as farContinue reading “The Invisible String – Patrice Karst”

Darling Girl – Liz Michalski

Title: Darling Girl Author: Liz Michalski Genre: Fantasy Plot: Jane Darling is the granddaughter of Wendy Darling. The same Wendy who went to Neverland. In the present day, she’s the owner of a skincare company. Everything changes when she gets a call from her daughter, Eden, who’s been in a coma for 10 years. WhenContinue reading “Darling Girl – Liz Michalski”

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

Title: All the Light We Cannot See Author: Anthony Doerr Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Marie-Laurie is a 12 year old blind girl in 1942 in Paris. Her father works at the Museum of Natural History. They both flea to Saint Malo when the Nazis occupy Paris. They find shelter with Marie-Laurie’s great uncle Etienne. HerContinue reading “All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr”

Daisy Darker – Alice Feeney

This is an early release book I got from Book of the Month. It’ll be available on August 30. Title: Daisy Darker Author: Alice Feeney Genre: Thriller Plot: Daisy Darker is the youngest of three girls. She was born with a heart defect. Her family thinks she’s broken because of it. Everyone except her grandma.Continue reading “Daisy Darker – Alice Feeney”

The Unquiet Grave – Sharyn McCrumb

Title: The Unquiet Grave Author: Sharyn McCrumb Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Zona is a young woman in the late 1800’s. She’s a flirt and too trustworthy. At a young age she marries Erasmus “Trout” Shue, a man she barely knows and won’t share much of his past. Her mother cautions against it, but Zona won’tContinue reading “The Unquiet Grave – Sharyn McCrumb”