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Lilli De Jong

Lilli De Jong by Janet Benton

Lilli De Jong by Janet Benton– 352 pages Book Blurb: Pregnant, abandoned by her lover, and banished from her Quaker home and teaching position, Lilli de Jong enters a charity for wronged women to deliver her child. She is stunned at how much her infant needs her and at how quickly their bond overpowers her […]

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Before We Were Yours

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate– 352 pages Book Blurb: Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shanty boat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. […]

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The Life She Was Given

The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman

The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman– 304 pages Book Blurb: On a summer evening in 1931, Lilly Blackwood glimpses circus lights from the grimy window of her attic bedroom. Lilly isn’t allowed to explore the meadows around Blackwood Manor. She’s never even ventured beyond her narrow room. Momma insists it’s for Lilly’s […]

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Stolen Beauty

Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese

Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese– 320 pages Book Blurb: In the dazzling glitter of 1900 Vienna, Adele Bloch-Bauer—young, beautiful, brilliant, and Jewish—meets painter Gustav Klimt. Wealthy in everything but freedom, Adele embraces Klimt’s renegade genius as the two awaken to the erotic possibilities on the canvas and beyond. Though they enjoy a life where […]

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I Liked My Life

I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi

I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi– 272 pages Book Blurb: Maddy is a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother, host of excellent parties, giver of thoughtful gifts, and bestower of a searingly perceptive piece of advice or two. She is the cornerstone of her family, a true matriarch…until she commits suicide, leaving her husband Brady […]

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The Unseen World

The Unseen World by Liz Moore

The Unseen World by Liz Moore– 451 pages Book Blurb: Ada Sibelius is raised by David, her brilliant, eccentric, socially inept single father, who directs a computer science lab in 1980s-era Boston. Home-schooled, Ada accompanies David to work every day; by twelve, she is a painfully shy prodigy. The lab begins to gain acclaim at […]

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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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