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Until Leaves Fall in Paris

Book Review Until Leaves Fall in Paris by Sarah Sundin If you’ve been hanging around here for a while, you’ll know that I love historical fiction. Specifically, WWII novels. I’m always on the lookout for authors who can transport me to a new time and place — but in a way that feels creative, and explores little known historical facts. …

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The Tsarina’s Daughter

Book Review The Tsarina’s Daughter by Ellen Alpsten If there’s one thing The Tsarina’s Daughter emphasizes, it’s that it’s not easy being in line for a throne!

After the Romanovs

Book Review After the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport As a teen, I remember being enamored with a fictional series set in prerevolutionary Russia. This was my first introduction to the Romanov time period and that fascination continued over the years. However, I’d never read much about the plight of the exiles after the Russian revolution. And that’s what drew me …

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The Midnight Ride

Book Review The Midnight Ride by Ben Mezrich Ever heard of the Gardner Museum Heist? On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art were stolen from the museum by two men posing as police officers. The case remains unsolved, the artwork still missing, and no arrests made. And that’s where this story begins…

Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies

Book Review Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babiesby Laura Thompson Throughout history, the lives of the rich and wealthy have provided much fodder for research and novels. Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies explores the lives of countless heiresses — both their “fortunes” and misfortunes. And what stories and lives have been lived within these pages!

The Last Grand Duchess

Book Review The Last Grand Duchess by Bryn Turnbull The Romanov family has long held fascination for many of us. The last Tsar and his family, disappearing in the middle of the night. Stories of bullets bouncing off clothes lined with jewels, and countless imposters claiming to be one of the daughters. And while we all know the true and …

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Her Hidden Genius

Book Review Her Hidden Genius by Marie Benedict Her Hidden Genius is the best of Marie Benedict! Impeccably researched and beautifully written, this story uncovers the incredible life of a woman history overlooked. (Keep reading for the full book synopsis.)

The Ex-Husband

Book Review The Ex-Husband by Karen Hamilton It’s an offer she can’t refuse… and can’t escape. Charlotte is an ex-con. But her past is catching up with her. And when she’s invited aboard a luxury yacht to act as a personal assistant, she realizes that someone else on board knows what she’s done. And they won’t be happy until they …

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Must Love Books

Book Review Must Love Books by Shauna Robinson Must Love Books was the first story I finished in the New Year, and it couldn’t have been a better pick. This debut novel is a lovely and layered read, exploring mental health, self-worth, happiness, and survival in the workplace. And I, for one, absolutely adored it. (Keep reading for synopsis.)

Courageously Expecting

Book Review Courageously Expecting by Jenny Albers I’ve been following along with popular blogger, Jenny Albers, for several years now. She writes about grief and the messy, broken reality of pregnancy loss. But through the obvious pain, her words shine with faith and an abundance of hope. This unwavering honesty about loss and her courage to walk forward in faith …

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