Almost Autumn by Marianne Kaurin | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen to Almost Autumn by Marianne Kaurin? Almost Autumn by Marianne Kaurin has quite the stunning cover and I am always taken in by a beautiful cover. In addition to the cover, I felt like the subject matter of the story seemed quite timely, given the times that we live in and […]

Girl In The Blue Coat | Mirror In The Sky | The Memory Of Light

I actually genuinely loved Girl In The Blue Coat by Monica Hesse. A quick glance over at goodreads shows that it got mixed reviews. I am the black sheep on this, but it really spoke to me. It also definitely had me craving some more historical fiction in my life. I should mention that I listened […]

Ravensbruck by Sarah Helm | Book Review

I don’t think that it’s easy to write or talk about the Holocaust, to talk about concentration camps and the largest genocide of the twentieth century. It takes a special sensitivity to write about this subject. Sarah Helm brings sensitivity, strong research and solid writing to her latest book, Ravensbruck: Life And Death In Hitler’s Concentration […]

Book Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Human history contains a great number of tragedies. Often, these are given a footnote, if that in the high school history textbook. While I could go on and on and on about how horrible history textbooks are, I won’t. Instead I will say to you, read Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen. I […]

Review of Annexed by Sharon Dogar

Were you assigned Diary of A Young Girl in school? If not, I am willing to bet you know who Anne Frank was and all about the annex. We all know Anne’s ultimate fate,but it doesn’t make her diary any less touching. Knowing the ending doesn’t detract from the emotional impact. Annexedby Sharon Dogartells the […]

Review of Bending Toward the Sun by Rita Lurie and Leslie Gilbert-Lurie

If the sins of the father are visited upon the son, then are the sorrows of the mother to be carried on by the daughter? Reading Bending Toward The Sun by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie has made me ponder this. Bending Toward The Sun starts out with the narration of Rita, Leslie’s mother. Rita and some of […]