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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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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 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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