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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 book that matters most

The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood

The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood– 354 pages Book Blurb: Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal […]

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Faithful

Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Faithful by Alice Hoffman – 272 pages ARC from Simon & Schuster Book Blurb: Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt. What happens when […]

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Karolina's Twins

Karolina’s Twins by Ronald H. Balson

Karolina’s Twins by Ronald H. Balson – 320 pages ARC from St. Martins Press and Ronald H. Balson Book Blurb: Lena Woodward, an elderly woman, enlists the help of both lawyer Catherine Lockhart and private investigator Liam Taggart to appraise the story of her harrowing past in Nazi occupied Poland. At the same time, Lena’s […]

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