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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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Windy City Blues

Windy City Blues by Renee Rosen

Windy City Blues by Renee Rosen– 448 pages ARC courtesy of author Book Blurb: In the middle of the twentieth century, the music of the Mississippi Delta arrived in Chicago, drawing the attention of entrepreneurs like the Chess brothers. Their label, Chess Records, helped shape that music into the Chicago Blues, the soundtrack for a […]

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