ARC Review: The Rain Watcher by Tatiana de Rosnay

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: The first new novel in four years from the beloved superstar author of Sarah’s Key, a heartbreaking and uplifting story of family secrets and devastating disaster, in the tradition of THE NEST. The Rain Watcher is a powerful family drama set in Paris as the Malegarde family gathers to celebrate the … More ARC Review: The Rain Watcher by Tatiana de Rosnay

ARC Review: Where the Light Falls by Allison Pataki and Owen Pataki

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Set in Revolutionary Paris, a rich and sweeping novel about courage, duty, sacrifice, and love by the bestselling author of Sisi, Allison Pataki, and her brother, Owen Pataki. From the courtrooms to the battlefields to the alleyways of Paris, with cameos from infamous figures in French history, the Patakis have crafted … More ARC Review: Where the Light Falls by Allison Pataki and Owen Pataki

ARC Review: In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if … More ARC Review: In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

ARC Review: To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young Scottish widow and a French engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall in love. In February 1887, Caitriona Wallace and Émile Nouguier meet in a hot air balloon, floating high above Paris, France–a … More ARC Review: To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin

Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

“Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.”  Synopsis: Set in France during World War II, young, blind Marie-Laure escapes Paris with her father and goes to Saint-Malo, possibly with the beautiful diamond called the Sea of Flames. In Berlin, young Werner joins the Hitler Youth and specializes in … More Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Book Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Review: The Nightingale is a good, powerful WW2 book that is really a story about women during the war: the women who stayed home and their daily battles for food and survival, and the women who actively became involved in the Resistance and their struggles for survival. The Nightingale tells the story of two sisters, … More Book Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah