Book Review – From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon

Book Review – From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon

Before I picked read FROM SAND AND ASH, I had no idea (or if I did, I totally forgot) of the incredible role the Catholic Church played in saving many Jewish people during World War II. Amy Harmon beautifully weaves together fiction and her own characters with historical ...

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Book Review – Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick

Book Review – Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick

Blood Red Snow White is a set of three short stories and a fictionalized account of author Arthur Randsome's time in Russia during Russian Revolution. Sedgwick brings readers on a thrilling journey, detailing both sides of war between the Red and the White. I was surprised ...

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Book Review – Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Book Review – Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Book Review: Note: I read this book and then reread it by listening to it on audio. My audiobook comments are at the end.  It is not often that a book as special as this one comes around. Ruta Sepetys's prose shines in this haunting fictional account of the most tragic ...

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Book Review – The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Book Review – The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Book Review: The setting combined with the interesting premise of a duel to the death made me pick up Skye's debut. I enjoyed the author's vivid depictions of the Russian scenery but the romance felt contrived rather than organic. The Crown's Game is initiated by the ...

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Book Review – My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young

Book Review – My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young

Book Review: I picked up this book on Book Outlet because the premise looked really good. It's a British novel about World War I and pain of being torn apart from your loved ones. The title, the cover, and the summary all drew me in promising an epic love story about ...

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Book Review — Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Book Review — Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Book Review: Forbidden was a vividly descriptive feast for the senses, taking the reader on an epic journey through the harsh Assyrian desert.  Kimberley Griffith Little's ability to pull me into this ancient world filled with color, beautiful scenery, and forbidden love ...

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