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

ARC Review: Swiss Vendetta by Tracee de Hahn (Agnes Luthi Mysteries #1)

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: In Tracee de Hahn’s magnetic debut, Swiss police detective Agnes Luthi finds herself trapped in a chateau during the blizzard of the century when she’s called out on her first homicide. Detective Agnes Luthi, a Swiss-American police officer in Lausanne, Switzerland, has just switched over to the Violent Crimes unit from … More ARC Review: Swiss Vendetta by Tracee de Hahn (Agnes Luthi Mysteries #1)

Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi: DNF and Discussion

Official Synopsis: From the acclaimed author of Floating in My Mother’s Palm and Children and Fire, a stunning story about ordinary people living in extraordinary times—“epic, daring, magnificent, the product of a defining and mesmerizing vision” (Los Angeles Times). Trudi Montag is a Zwerg—a dwarf—short, undesirable, different, the voice of anyone who has ever tried … More Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi: DNF and Discussion

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Setting: Present Day Florida and Wales, and 1940 Wales My copy came from: I borrowed the book from my mom. My future sister-in-law recommended this book, and it also happened to be the Book of the Month for Hype or Like Friday. Hype or Like Friday is a Goodreads group started … More Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Book Review: Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs #12)

Setting: London and Munich in 1938 Synopsis: Maisie Dobbs has returned to London from her nursing work in Spain, and the British government has asked her to help them retrieve a man being held prisoner at Dachau. Maisie goes to Munich while posing as the prisoner’s daughter. Review: I was up and down with this … More Book Review: Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs #12)

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