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Month: September 2020

Belgravia

Belgravia

Ok … I know this is a reader’s advisory blog and we are supposed to talk about books, but I really, really, really want to share this new TV series I recently watched as I think there will be many others out there who would like it. If you’re a Downton Abbey fan, I think you would really enjoy Belgravia! It was written by Julian Fellowes (same guy who wrote Downton Abbey) and the production quality is just as good!…

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When We Were Young and Brave (Gaynor)

When We Were Young and Brave (Gaynor)

I really enjoyed this story, even though it was really rather sad in many ways, but it also showed the resiliency of people. Hazel Gaynor does an excellent job making you really care about the characters and make you want to know more about the events surrounding the story she has written. I received and read an advance reader’s copy of this title through NetGalley. Title: When We Were Young and Brave Author: Gaynor, Hazel Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: William…

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The Girl from the Train (Joubert)

The Girl from the Train (Joubert)

I really enjoyed this book … another great historical fiction novel where I felt like I learned about history without sitting through a dry lecture. Title: The Girl from the Train Author: Irma Joubert Genre: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction Publisher: Thomas Nelson Release Date: November 3, 2015 Format: print, ebook, audiobook Pages: 379 As World War II draws to a close, Jak√≥b fights with the Polish resistance against the crushing forces of Germany and Russia. They intend to destroy a…

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The Hideaway (Denton)

The Hideaway (Denton)

Sara Jenkins left Sweet Bay, Alabama as soon as she was old enough to do so, and although she makes weekly phone calls back home to her eccentric grandmother, she doesn’t seem to find many opportunities to visit. And then it’s too late. Her grandmother, Mags, has died and left her house “The Hideaway” to Sara, with instructions for Sara to fix it up … then do with it what she will. Will Sara be able to walk away from…

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The Last Piece (Clark)

The Last Piece (Clark)

This is the story of a woman who gets the chance to reconnect with the child she gave up for adoption 50 years ago. You really feel for the main character and at times truly don’t like her daughter. The other three daughters the main character has after giving up her first daughter all have issues of their own, which makes for interesting stories. It was confusing at first, when I didn’t realize it was set it England, and some…

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The Other Bennet Sister (Hadlow)

The Other Bennet Sister (Hadlow)

If you are a fan of Pride and Prejudice, you will enjoy “The Other Bennet Sister”. This novel is, in a way, partially a retelling of “Pride and Prejudice”, but told from Mary’s perspective and extending well beyond where “Pride and Prejudice” ends. Hearing the story as told from Mary’s point of view gives the reader some sympathy for how badly she is treated and leaves the reader rooting for Mary to get her happy ending! Title: The Other Bennet…

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