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The German Wife

Book Review The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer The New York Times bestselling author of The Warsaw Orphan returns with a gripping novel inspired by the true story of Operation Paperclip: a controversial secret US intelligence program that employed former Nazis after WWII. (From the publisher.) Reader’s Thoughts: The German Wife may be my new favorite historical fiction read from 2022. With its breathtaking characters and research, …

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For Those Who Are Lost

Book Review For Those Who Are Lost by Julia Bryan Thomas The Island of Guernsey, 1940. Parents are faced with a heartbreaking decision: send their children away to England alone, or risk the inevitable Nazis invasion and all that it may hold. This heart-breaking and emotional read touches upon the long-lasting effects of war and the split-second decisions that can …

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When the Day Comes

Book Review When the Day Comes by Gabrielle Meyer Libby has been given a powerful gift: to live one life in 1774 Colonial Williamsburg and the other in 1914 Gilded Age New York City. When she falls asleep in one life, she wakes up in the other. While she’s the same person at her core in both times, she’s leading …

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Counterfeit

Book Review Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen (From the publisher) For fans of Hustlers and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, the story of two Asian American women who band together to grow a counterfeit handbag scheme into a global enterprise—an incisive and glittering blend of fashion, crime, and friendship from the author of Bury What We Cannot Take and Soy Sauce for Beginners. Reader’s Thoughts: Counterfeit was a thoroughly entertaining read! The story follows two main characters: …

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The Ghosts of Paris

Book Review The Ghosts of Paris by Tara Moss A thrilling tale of courage and secrets set in postwar London and Paris, in which a search for a missing husband puts investigator and former war reporter Billie Walker on a collision course with an underground network of Nazi criminals. (From the publisher.)

The Physicists’ Daughter

Book Review The Physicists’ Daughter by Mary Anna Evans Reader’s Thoughts: This book has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of months now. The premise described everything I love in a historical mystery and I was saving it for just the right moment. A strong female lead, unlikely detective, WWII setting, sabotage, espionage… what’s not to love? First …

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The Messy Lives of Book People

Book Review The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick When a famous author, Essie Starling, passes away, she leaves a shocking request for her housecleaner — to complete her final novel. But can Liv finish it in time? And better yet, can she unlock Essie’s secrets and give her characters the perfect ending they deserve? Reader’s Thoughts: Give …

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Poison Lilies

Book Review Poison Lilies by Katie Tallo Poison Lilies by Katie Tallo was an absolute delight to read. The story follows the reluctant sleuth, Gus Monet as she is thrust into another mystery — this time involving an elderly neighbor and a whole host of secrets. With its multi-dimensional protagonist, strong writing, and a smooth-flowing plot, this is a mystery …

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Never Coming Home

Book Review Never Coming Home by Hannah Mary McKinnon A non-stop psychological thriller that kept me up past bedtime, wildly inhaling chapters. This was one book that I could not put down!

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