Reviews

The Woman At The Front

Book Review The Woman at the Front by Lecia Cornwall About The Woman at the Front: When Eleanor Atherton graduates from medical school near the top of her class in 1917, she dreams of going overseas to help the wounded, but her ambition is thwarted at every turn. Eleanor’s parents insist she must give up …

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All The Little Hopes

Book Review All the Little Hopes by Leah Weiss From the acclaimed author of If the Creek Don’t Rise comes a Southern story of friendship forged by books and bees. Set during WWII in North Carolina, All the Little Hopes is a stunning coming-of-age novel. Following the thirteen-year-old characters of Lucy Brown and Allie Bert Tucker, this …

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The Child of Auschwitz

Book Review The Child of Auschwitz by Lily Graham About The Child of Auschwitz: (From the publisher) It is 1942 and Eva Adami has boarded a train to Auschwitz. Barely able to breathe due to the press of bodies and exhausted from standing up for two days, she can think only of her longed-for reunion …

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Denial

Book Review Denial by Beverley McLachlin Not only is she the first woman to ever hold the role of Chief Justice of Canada, but the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin is also a novelist to watch for! Having read her memoir, “Truth Be Told,” I was very excited to receive an advance copy of her new …

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The Last Mona Lisa

Book Review The Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer For both art lovers and mystery fans, The Last Mona Lisa is a compelling read that follows the decades-old tale of a man who once stole the world’s most famous painting. About the book: August, 1911: The Mona Lisa is stolen by Vincent Peruggia. Exactly what happens …

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Dark Roads

Book Review Dark Roads by Chevy Stevens (From the publisher) For decades, people have been warned about the Cold Creek Highway. Hitchhikers have vanished along it over the years, and women have been known to have their cars break down… and never be seen again. When Hailey McBride decides to run away from an unbearable …

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The Guilt Trip

Book Review The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones About The Guilt Trip Six friends.Rachel and Noah have been friends since they met at university. While they once thought that they might be something more, now, twenty years later, they are each happily married to other people, Jack and Paige respectively. Jack’s brother Will is getting …

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The War Nurse

Book Review The War Nurse by Tracy Enerson Wood A few years ago, the Canadian government released the personnel files for the soldiers who fought in WWI. I was fascinated to find my great-grandfather’s records. He’d arrived in England in 1918, only to be struck with influenza. He was released from the hospital just one …

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The Glorious Guinness Girls

Book Review The Glorious Guinness Girls by Emily Hourican About the Glorious Guinness Girls: From London to Ireland during the 1920s, this glorious, gripping, and richly textured story takes us to the heart of the remarkable real-life story of the Guinness Girls—perfect for fans of Downton Abbey and Julian Fellowes’ Belgravia. Descendants of the founder of the Guinness …

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Hostage

Book Review Hostage by Clare Mackintosh About Hostage: (From the publisher): You can save hundreds of lives. Or the one that matters most. A claustrophobic thriller set over twenty hours on one airplane flight, with the heart-stopping tension of The Last Flight and the wrenching emotional intensity of Room, Hostage takes us on board the inaugural nonstop flight from London …

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