Book Review: It Begins In Betrayal by Iona Whishaw (Lane Winslow #4)

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: The fourth book in what the Globe and Mail has proclaimed “a terrific series” by “a writer to watch.” Summer descends over the picturesque King’s Cove as Darling and Lane’s mutual affection blossoms. But their respite from solving crime is cut short when a British government official arrives in Nelson … More Book Review: It Begins In Betrayal by Iona Whishaw (Lane Winslow #4)

ARC Review: The Madonna of the Mountains by Elise Valmorbida

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: An epic and inspiring novel about one woman’s survival in the hardscrabble Italian countryside, oppressed by both a patriarchal society and by Mussolini’s iron-fist rule, but determined to protect her family throughout the war–by any means possible. A sweeping saga about womanhood, loyalty, war, religion, family, motherhood, and marriage, The … More ARC Review: The Madonna of the Mountains by Elise Valmorbida

ARC Review: The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: From New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen comes a haunting novel about a woman who braves her father’s hidden past to discover his secrets…In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a … More ARC Review: The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen

Mini Review: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: The instant New York Times bestselling novel… Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined—an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from … More Mini Review: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Book Review: The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Combined for the first time here are Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale and Maus II – the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler’s Europe. By addressing the horror of the Holocaust through cartoons, the author captures the everyday reality of fear and is able … More Book Review: The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

ARC Review: The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Physician Bess Codman has returned to her family’s Nantucket compound, Cliff House, for the first time in four years. Her great-grandparents built Cliff House almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once-grand home will soon fall into the sea. Though she’s purposefully avoided the island, Bess must now pack … More ARC Review: The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable

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: A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women past and present in the latest novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life. February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German … More ARC Review: A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

ARC Review: The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan

Official Synopsis from Amazon: As England enters World War II’s dark early days, spirited music professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar’s stuffy edict to shutter the church’s choir in the absence of men and instead “carry on singing.” Resurrecting themselves as … More ARC Review: The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan