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Lilac Girls

🌟🌟🌟🌟 A harrowing true-life recounting of a perhaps lesser-known chapter in the bleakest time in human history. As we follow the lives of three women, beginning in the year 1939, we are introduced to three very different POVs surrounding the terrors and trials of WWII. Caroline Ferriday is a NYC…

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Beyond that, the sea

🌟🌟🌟🌟 A gentle, haunting look at love and compassion, with all their dips and valleys and unexpected meanderings, amidst the steady and inescapable pull of time. When Beatrix, an eleven-year-old Londoner, becomes an evacuee to America during the bombings of WWII, her life takes on an entirely new tone. Sent…

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The Other Daughter

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« An emotionally complex story that weaves between two female protagonists in two timeframes, and the dual locations of London, England, and Montreux, Switzerland. Jess - a first-person POV voice, is a thirty-nine year old teacher who tells her story in a current day timeline. With her divorce looming, and…

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Velma gone awry

🌟🌟🌟🌟 A new series from the author of the much-loved Clay Wolfe series, this is a very different kind of tale. Set in 1920’s prohibition-infused Brooklyn, the tone is darker, and disquieting, with themes that are both troubling and intense. The story is also historically rich, jam-packed with real-life characters…

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Bitter for Sweet

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A startlingly beautiful historical-fictionalized look at human life in an ancient time, which although easily seen as bleak, desperate and despotic, can also also be seen, (if one looks only a little deeper, and through the eyes of the wonderful characters depicted here), as hopeful, tender, brave and even…

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An Indiscreet Princess

🌟🌟🌟🌟 A historical and cleverly-fictionalized look at the inner-life of a British Princess - Louise Caroline Alberta - born in 1848 as the sixth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (deceased when this story begins) - an accomplished sculptor, patron of the arts, and yes, champion of love and…

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Close your eyes

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« A beautiful and lyrical story, with an unusual writing style and more than a hint of magic and lore. Told mainly in the first-person voice of Samuel of Cologne, Sam’s story is augmented by the journals and letters of secondary narrators, criss-crossing back and forth in time to present…

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Cloud Cuckoo Land

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟+ At just over six-hundred pages this is not a book for the faint of heart, but oh, please stick with it! This literary masterpiece is so meticulously plotted, so intricate, and so dense with living/breathing characters, evocative time periods and locations, and of course, thematic ideas and plot devices,…

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The Maids of Biddenden

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Based on the true-life story of two remarkable women, Mary and Eliza Chulkhurst, in the Kent township of Biddenden, in and around the early twelfth-century, this book takes the tale of what may be the first documented case of conjoined twins. In this case, joined at the hip, with…

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The Hidden Palace

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Lushly illustrative, in many ways, of the works set in motion by Rosamund Pilcher, this sweeping cross-generational family saga follows the lives and loves of two key women: Florence Baudin, a naive yet sensible young woman (dealing with a horrific past), and her long-estranged aunt, Rosalie Delacroix, a glamorous…

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