Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon Harsh yet wonderful! 5 Stars review

Synopsis In this epic and haunting love story set on the Oregon Trail, a family and their unlikely protector find their way through peril, uncertainty, and loss.The Overland Trail, 1853: Naomi May never expected to be widowed at twenty. Eager to leave her grief behind, she sets off with her family for a life out […]

Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys. #AudiobookChallenge2020 Review

Synopsis Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they’ve known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, […]

The Secrets We kep by Lara Prescott. Audiobook review #AudiobookChallenge2020

Synopsis Secretaries turned spies, love and duty, and sacrifice—inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago.At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool […]

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende #Review @PRHGlobal / @prhinternational #partner

Synopsis In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor […]

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 […]