Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau Huge crush! #2021AudiobookChallenge

Synopsis “Almost Famous” meets Daisy Jones and the Six in this funny, wise, and tender novel about a fourteen-year-old girl’s coming of age in 1970s Baltimore, caught between her strait-laced family and the progressive family she nannies for—who happen to be secretly hiding a famous rock star and his movie star wife for the summer.In 1970s Baltimore, […]

Radar Girls by Sara Ackerman . Review of a story about Women’s Air Raid Defense. #2021AudiobookChallenge

Synopsis An extraordinary story inspired by the real Women’s Air Raid Defense, where an unlikely recruit and her sisters-in-arms forge their place in WWII history.Daisy Wilder prefers the company of horses to people, bare feet and salt water to high heels and society parties. Then, in the dizzying aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Daisy […]

Sisters of the Resistance by Christine Wells #review of a book with all the ingredients to become a movie!

Synopsis Set in the thick of the Paris Resistance movement during WWII, this exciting novel tells of the deep involvement of Catherine Dior and two young women who risked their lives to support her efforts—perfect for fans of Kate Quinn and Jennifer Chiaverini. France, 1944: The Nazis still occupy Paris, and twenty-five-year-old Gabby Foucher hates […]

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Review of an outstanding book that left me bereft, haunted and with a huge book hangover.

Synopsis In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are.FRANCE, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says good-bye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of […]

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, […]