Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys. Audiobook review. Funny, heartwarming, sad and frustrating in a good way! #2020AudiobookChallenge

Synopsis It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but […]

Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris. Review. When you just want to hug and protect your main character…

Synopsis In this follow-up to The Tattooist of Auschwitz, the author tells the story, based on a true one, of a woman who survives Auschwitz, only to find herself locked away again. Cilka Klein is 18 years old when Auschwitz-Birkenau is liberated by Soviet soldiers. But Cilka is one of the many women who is […]

The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah. Historical fiction. Audiobook #review

Synopsis Sweetbitter meets The Nightingale in this page-turning novel about a woman who returns to her family’s ancestral vineyard in Burgundy and unexpectedly uncovers a lost diary, an unknown relative, and a secret her family has been keeping since World War IITo become one of only a few hundred certified wine experts in the world, […]

The Huntress by Kate Quinn. Audiobook review. Historical. Brilliant and inspiring!

Synopsis From the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, The Alice Network, comes another fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America.In the aftermath of war, the hunter […]

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys. Review of a profound and enlightening book!

Synopsis Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to […]

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. Audiobook review of a brilliant and enthralling book!

Synopsis In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. In the chaotic aftermath of […]