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Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

This was a book that had been highly recommended by several bloggers that I follow. I am very glad I read it as it is a part of history that I was not familiar with. The impact those events had on the humans that lived during this time and the generations that followed is sad and heartbreaking. Told using romance added a touch that I loved. 

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Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton 

Published February 6th 2018 by Penguin/Berkley

4.5 Stars:   Continue reading “Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton”


The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell, Elizabeth Hopper (Narrator)

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Audiobook published July 2nd 2019 by HarperAudio, Hardcover published June 26th 2018 by Hachette Australia

4.5 Stars:   Continue reading “The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell, Elizabeth Hopper (Narrator)”

Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline #ARCAugust

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Published April 9th 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

3.5 Stars: Continue reading “Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline #ARCAugust”

The Memory House by Rachel Hauck

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Genre: Christian Romance

Published by: Thomas Nelson on April 2, 2019

AMAZON US |  AMAZON UK  Continue reading “The Memory House by Rachel Hauck”

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter, Kathleen Early (Narrator)

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Published August 21st 2018 by William Morrow

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The Girl from Berlin (Liam Taggart & Catherine Lockhart #5) by Ronald H. Balson, Fred Berman (Narrator)

I want to preface this review with a short story. Several years ago, I visited Ottawa, Ontario to pick my daughter up at the airport. I went a couple of days early to visit some of the many museums in Canada’s capital city. One that I visited was the Canadian War Museum. As I entered the section teaching us about World War Two, I noticed that there were veterans sitting in strategic areas as well as wandering and talking to patrons. I met a veteran who served during the Italian Campaign. He shared that many Canadians did not know about what happened in Italy and he shared stories with me of some of the battles, the people he met, and the successes and failures of the Canadian troops. I was grateful of the opportunity to meet this man and hear these stories. When I came across this book, I wanted to read it to learn more about what Italy and her citizens suffered during this time.

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Published October 9th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

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The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

The Broken Girls4.5 Stars

Published March 20th 2018 by Berkley
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published March 20th 2018 by Penguin Audio
Unabridged/eAudiobook, Audiobook
About the Book: A suspense novel from the award-winning author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare…

Vermont, 1950. There’s a place for the girls whom no one wants–the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It’s called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it’s located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming–until one of them mysteriously disappears. . . .

Vermont, 2014. As much as she’s tried, journalist Fiona Sheridan cannot stop revisiting the events surrounding her older sister’s death. Twenty years ago, her body was found lying in the overgrown fields near the ruins of Idlewild Hall. And though her sister’s boyfriend was tried and convicted of murder, Fiona can’t shake the suspicion that something was never right about the case.

When Fiona discovers that Idlewild Hall is being restored by an anonymous benefactor, she decides to write a story about it. But a shocking discovery during the renovations will link the loss of her sister to secrets that were meant to stay hidden in the past–and a voice that won’t be silenced. . . .

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