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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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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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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 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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