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The Lost Letter

The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor

The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor– 336 pages ARC from author Book Blurb: Austria, 1938.  Kristoff is a young apprentice to a master Jewish stamp engraver. When his teacher disappears during Kristallnacht, Kristoff is forced to engrave stamps for the Germans, and simultaneously works alongside Elena, his beloved teacher’s fiery daughter, and with the Austrian […]

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The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane

The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See– 384 pages ARC courtesy of author Book Blurb: Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate—the […]

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The Mother's Promise

The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth

The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth– 368 pages ARC courtesy of Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press Book Blurb: Alice and her daughter Zoe have been a family of two all their lives. Zoe has always struggled with crippling social anxiety and her mother has been her constant and fierce protector. With no family to speak […]

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The Dressmaker's Dowry

The Dressmaker’s Dowry by Meredith Jaeger

The Dressmaker’s Dowry by Meredith Jaeger – 384 pages Book Blurb: An exquisite ring, passed down through generations, connects two women who learn that love is a choice, and forgiveness is the key to freedom… San Francisco: 1876 – Immigrant dressmakers Hannelore Schaeffer and Margaret O’Brien struggle to provide food for their siblings, while mending […]

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Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire by Tess Gerritsen

Playing With Fire by Tess Gerritsen – Audio Book Blurb: The first time Julia Ansdell picks up The Incendio Waltz, she knows it’s a strikingly unusual composition. But while playing the piece, Julia blacks out and awakens to find her young daughter implicated in acts of surprising violence. And when she travels to Venice to find the […]

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