Tag Archives: WWI

What Can’t Be Seen

What I didn’t realize until the end of Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow, was that it is historical fiction based on the lives of the reclusive Collyer brothers who resided in New York City during the last century. Homer … Continue reading

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Isola Casa

The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner is a lovely novel about four generations of a family living on a small island off the southern coast of Italy. Spanning the years during World War 1 and 2 … Continue reading

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Timid

Moonlight over Paris by Jennifer Robson is a novel which I found disappointing. It is a novel set in England and Paris just after World War One. Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr finds herself at loose ends when her fiance calls off … Continue reading

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They Shall Not Pass

 A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith is a fictional novel about a group of women called the Gold Star Mothers. Based on the diary of Colonel Thomas Hammond who acted as a tour guide in the early 1930’s, … Continue reading

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It Can’t Be Bought or Sold

The Girl You Left Behind is the second novel I’ve read by JoJo Moyes.  I am happy to report I enjoyed this book just as much as I did the first (Me Before You).  I like the way Moyes tells … Continue reading

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What If . . .

The premise behind Alfred and Emily, written by Nobel Prize winning author Doris Lessing, really got my mind moving. In the first half of the book, Lessing fictionalized her parents lives.  The second half of the book tells their real … Continue reading

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Enduring Spirit

I guarantee you will not put this book down without first wiping tears from your eyes. Three Came Home by Agnes Newton Keith is a first-hand account of life in a Japanese concentration camp in Borneo during World War II. … Continue reading

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