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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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All The Best People

All The Best People by Sonja Yoerg

All The Best People by Sonja Yoerg – 368 pages Book Blurb: Vermont, 1972. Carole LaPorte has a satisfying, ordinary life. She cares for her children, balances the books for the family’s auto shop and laughs when her husband slow dances her across the kitchen floor. Her tragic childhood might have happened to someone else. […]

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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 Fortunate Ones

The Fortunate Ones by Ellen Umansky

The Fortunate Ones by Ellen Umansky – 324 pages Book Blurb: 1939 in Vienna, Rose Zimmer’s parents are desperate. Unable to get out of Austria, they manage to secure passage for their young daughter on a kindertransport, and send her to live with strangers in England.  Six years later, the war finally over, a grief-stricken […]

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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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