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Book Review: Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion

Grand Central Station in New York City is a crossroads of life and has been for many generations. This collection of ten short stories centers on Thursday, September 20, 1945 and follows the individual yet intertwined stories of different people as they each arrive at a cross-road in their lives. All of their stories involve [...]

By | 2017-05-27T19:54:41+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Book Review: Master of Blackmoor by Julie Shelton

Danielle DuLac is desperate. With her father recently deceased and her position as a teacher no longer viable after her father's recent death, she accepted a position as governess to a pompous Lord whose only goal was seduction. She left his employ, as did many others, but he refused to provide her with a reference [...]

By | 2017-05-27T18:54:25+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Overseas by Beatriz Williams (Book Review)

I finally pulled this book down from my bookshelf where it has sat for the past three years. I am delighted to say I have found a wonderful new author (at least new to me). Overseas is the debut novel of Beatriz Williams and it is a time travel book unlike any other I’ve read. [...]

By | 2017-05-13T19:12:37+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Book Review: A Bridge Across The Ocean by Susan Meissner

Set between two eras – the present and World War II – this is the story of three European war brides who come to America on the RMS Queen Mary and of the modern-day woman who reconnects them. Annaliese Lange is a German girl living near the Belgian border. She loves to dance and becomes [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:12+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Book Reviews|1 Comment

Book Review: Titanic Affair by Amanda Grange

The more Titanic-based stories I read, the more they sound alike. Anyone wishing to write a Titanic story truly has most of their work done for them as the facts of the event are never-changing. In Titanic Affair by Amanda Grange we have another of these romances set against the backdrop of the tragic Titanic [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:12+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Book Reviews, ebook review|0 Comments

Book Review: The Lucky Hat Mine by J.v.L. Bell

Millie Virginia is a Southern bred young woman trapped in a dead-end position as governess to two irascible children whose mama is a delicate but deadly New Orleans flower. As a child she was orphaned and has no family to turn to. To escape her situation, Millie answers a newspaper ad for a wife. After [...]

By | 2017-04-18T17:28:41+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Book Reviews|1 Comment

Book Review: Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon

Sand and Ash is by far the best book I’ve read this year. Taking a different view of the German persecution of Jews during World War II, the reader is brought back to Italy in 1943 where we meet Eva Roselli, a Jew, and Angelo Bianco, an American born boy who is sent to live [...]

By | 2017-04-10T21:45:57+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Book Reviews, ebook review|0 Comments

The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay (Book Review)

Before the rebuilt broad boulevards of Paris earned it the name “City of Light”, there were the narrow, often dark cobblestone streets of a city recently emerged from medieval times. A city where an ancestral home was exactly that, a place where generations of one family were born, lived, loved, and died; a place where [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:12+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

A Scone To Die For by H.Y. Hanna (Book Review)

Come along to the Cotswolds and Oxford University, where you’ll meet twenty-nine year old Gemma Rosa who has returned from Sydney, Australia to give herself a second chance at getting her life right. Gemma uses all of her savings to purchase the Little Stables Tearoom in Meadowford-on-Smythe. The newly renovated establishment has been open for [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:12+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

I Close My Eyes by Regina Puckett (Book Review)

Take one duke who is reluctant to marry and continue his ducal line; add another duke’s daughter whose every social appearance ends in disaster due to her seeming clumsiness. Place both in a quiet corner of the Earl of Braxton’s ballroom where the lady (Jane Blackmore) seeks to shield her ruined gown behind some large [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:12+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments