The Huntress by Kate Quinn is a new WWII historical fiction book. It is a really long book especially since I read the large print copy. This book is told is from several points of view during and after WWII. There is mystery, action, and love all told really well in this book. A woman known as the Huntress is wanted for war crimes. A team searches for her as they follow leads and begin their own hunt to find her. I would also recommend The Alice Network.
Grumpy Mom Takes A Holiday: Say Goodbye to Stressed, Tired, and Anxious, and Say Hello to Renewed Joy in Motherhood by Valerie Woerner is a book for moms that I loved. This book was so encouraging and spoke to me in many ways. Valerie shares from her own experiences as a mother of two little ones. She offers practical ways to make positive changes in your life to focus on what you want your life as a mother to be like. I would highly recommend this book to mothers especially during the younger years. Thank you to Tyndale Momentum for this review copy.
The Address by Fiona Davis was a good historical fiction book that I enjoyed on audio. All of her books that I have read are told in two time periods which I find enjoyable. A story is told about a family in the past and the present focused on a building in New York City. I also enjoyed The Dollhouse.
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelideswas a good psychological thriller. It was well told and fast paced. I either love or hate thrillers and this one did not disappoint. It had mystery and an unpredictable ending. I do not want to give any of the story away by summarizing it.
I Owe You One by Sophia Kinsella is an audiobook that I did not care for. I have read a couple of her other books and enjoyed them, but this one was not for me. A young woman meets a man and they begin a relationship of owing each other favors. Meanwhile she has a lot of family drama going on and is trying to figure out her life.
Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison is a historical fiction book. This book is about a young girl that is orphaned and disguises herself as a young cowboy. She travels looking for her outlaw brother. Along the way, she has several adventures and mishaps. This story was written very descriptively and was slow paced at times. I read this on the recommendation that since I enjoyed Where The Crawdads Sing (one of my favorite books) to read this book.
The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin is a new book that I read after Jenna Hager recommended it for her new book club. I really enjoyed the writing and the story was well told. This story is about a poet and her family. The story takes place in 2079 and during the past during her lifetime. She tells the story of her poems and what influenced them. Her family was the inspiration and what shaped her into the person she became.
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid was so fresh and unique. I was hesitant because of all of the hype it is receiving, but it was true. I loved this book. The writing style was unique since it was written as an oral history of a famous band in the 1970’s. I devoured it in 24 hours. Daisy Jones begins her career as a singer and becomes a hit when she joins The Six. The story was very well told and I was sad to finish it. It will be one of my favorites for 2019.
The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen is a historical fiction book set during WWI. A young woman wants to help the war effort and joins the Woman’s Land group. She falls in love with a young soldier. The book focused on the women during the war time and how they contributed while the men were away. If you enjoy historical fiction then you would also enjoy her other books: In Farleigh Field and The Tuscan Child.
When Life Doesn’t Match Your Dreams by Jill Eileen Smith is a Christian non-fiction book about women from the Bible. Each chapter is about a different woman and is told from her perspective. The author also shares from her own life similar stories and lessons. Thank you Revell for this book.
The Gown by Jennifer Robson is a historical fiction book about the making of Queen Elizabeth’s wedding gown. The story is told from three female perspectives. Two from the past and one from the present. The story was woven together really well.
Whispers and Wildflowers by Sarah Beth Marr is a new book for women. It is designed to be read over 30 days or at whichever pace you prefer. I have loved reading this book and have been so encouraged while reading it. The author shares experiences and verses to help women to slow down and enjoy their lives. I have felt encouraged reading about dealing with worry and anxiety in my day to day life. I would highly recommend reading this book. It has been one of the best Christian non-fiction books that I have read in awhile. Thank you Baker Books for this review copy.
Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts was a wonderful historical fiction book about Maud Baum. The story is told in two time periods about her life with her husband, L. Frank Baum, who wrote The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz. The other time is when Maud is on the movie set and befriends Judy Garland. The kids and I listened to the audio version narrated by Anne Hathaway. Then watched the original movie.
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