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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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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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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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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!

The Surgeon’s Daughter

Book Review The Surgeon’s Daughter by Audrey Blake Ready for one of my most anticipated reads of 2022? The Surgeon’s Daughter is the follow-up novel to The Girl in His Shadow (which was one of my favorite reads from 2021!) Last year, I completely fell in love with this moving and inspirational story, and I wasn’t ready to part ways …

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Unmasked

Book Review Unmasked by Paul Holes I first heard about the Golden State Killer from Michelle McNamara’s book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. The fact that this murderer had gone undetected for so long — an individual who had raped, killed, and traumatized so many — was horrifying. And yet, like many of us, I was fascinated by the …

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Bluebird

Book Review Bluebird by Genevieve Graham WWI tunnellers, bootlegging, Bluebird nurses serving on the front lines… Bluebird is an absolute delight for fans of historical fiction. Set amidst the violent but glamorous backdrop of 1920s prohibition, this story brings Canadian history to life on the page!

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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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.)

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.)

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