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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 with her husband Michal, who …

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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 legal thriller, Denial. (Keep reading …

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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 in the two years before …

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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 living situation, she thinks that …

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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 married, to the dazzling, impulsive …

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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 week before the war ended …

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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 beer empire, they were the …

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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 to Sydney. Mina is trying …

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On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor

Book Review On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor by Jaime Jo Wright Ghosts. Confederate gold. Haunted houses. Secret codes. Kidnappings. This story has it all. And honestly? I think it’s Jaime Jo Wright’s best novel yet! On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor has all of the components of a traditional Wright story. (Check out our review of Wright’s The Haunting …

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Unknown Threat

Book Review Unknown Threat by Lynn H. Blackburn Looking for an action-packed but completely clean read? A story with a little romance, a little faith, and a fast-paced plot? Look no further than Lynn H. Blackburn’s newest novel, Unknown Threat! About Unknown Threat: US Secret Service Special Agent Luke Powell is lucky to be alive. Three of his fellow agents …

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