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#516 ~ Flora

Flora by Gail Godwin Published by: Bloomsbury Published on: May 7, 2013 Page Count: 288 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: eGalley provided by the publisher for consideration Available Formats: Hardcover and eBook Summary from the Publisher: Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen’s decaying family house while her father is […]

#509 ~ The Last Telegram

The Last Telegram by Liz Trenow Published by: Sourcebooks Published on: April 2, 2013 Page Count: 416p Genre: Historical Fiction My Reading Format: ARC sent to me by the publisher for consideration Available Formats: Paperback and eBook My Review Lily Verner grew up around her family’s silk mill, never once suspecting that it the weaving […]

The Silence of Trees Listen-A-Long Discussion

Welcome to my first audiobook listen-a-long! Today we will be discussing The Silence of Trees by Valya Dudycz Lupescu and published by Wolfsword Press. This novel begins Nadya, the main character, in the Ukraine during World War II. It then alternates to Nadya as an elderly woman living in Chicago with her husband and family. […]

#416 ~ Skeletons at the Feast

Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian Published by: Crown Publishing Published on: May 6, 2008 Page Count: 368 Genre: Historical Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook rented from my local public library Audiobook Published by: Random House Audio Narrator: Mark Bramhall Audiobook Length: 12 hours 13 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook Publisher’s […]

#396 ~ Restoration

Restoration by Olaf Olafsson Published by: Ecco Published on: February 7, 2012 Page Count: 336 Genre: Historical Fiction My Reading Format: ARC sent to me by a publicist for consideration Available Formats: Paperback and eBook My Review Alice, the daughter of British ex-patriots living in Florence, gained a title when she married. Unfortunately, her husband […]

#384 ~ 22 Britannia Road

22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson Published by: Penguin Published on: April 28, 2011 Page Count: 336 Genre: Historical Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible.com Audiobook Published by: Penguin Audiobooks Narrator: Robin Sachs Audiobook Length: 11 hours 19 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook My Review Janusz and Silvana are  a young married […]

#314 ~ The Postmistress

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake Published by: Amy Einhorn Books Published on: February 2010 Page Count: 318 Genre: Historical Fiction My Reading Format: Hardcover purchased from Powells. Available Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook, audiobook Giveaway: Please leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of The Postmistress. (US/Canada only) Today it is my great […]

#305 ~ The Typist

The Typist by Michael Knight Published by: Grove Atlantic Published on: August 2010 Page Count: 208 Genre: Fiction, Literature My Reading Format: Hardcover bought at Fountain Books in Richmond, VA Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook (Kindle only, not currently available on the Nook) My Review Francis “Van” Vancleave is an enlisted man during WWII. He never saw […]

#276 ~ A Vintage Affair

A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff Published by: Random House Publishing Published on: June 2010 Page Count: 368 pages Genre: Women’s Fiction My Reading Format: Hardcover purchased from Barnes & Noble online Available Formats: Hardcover and eBook My Review As I was sitting down to write this review, I read that Sheryl Crow is requesting/requiring […]

#129 ~ War on the Margins

War on the Margins by Libby Cone When France fell to the Nazis during WWII, the Channel Islands fell as well, despite the fact that they were a part of the British Commonwealth.  Jersey, the Southern-most of the three islands, is the setting of Libby Cone’s novel about the way in which the Channel islands […]