Auschwitz Lullaby

Auschwitz Lullaby by Mario Escobar My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a relatively short book, but within its pages you will find a lyrical, thoughtful, and heart-rending account of a German woman and her 5 half-Gypsy children who were interred at Auschwitz in 1943. Based on a true story, it’s a story ofContinue reading “Auschwitz Lullaby”

When the Meadows Blooms

When the Meadow Blooms by Ann H. Gabhart My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m a loyal Ann Gabhart fan. I’ve read ALL her books! If this one isn’t her best, it’s just as good as. Calla and Sienna Rose spend two years in an orphanage – even though they aren’t orphans. Their mother isContinue reading “When the Meadows Blooms”

Carved in Stone

Carved in Stone by Elizabeth Camden My rating: 4 of 5 stars I loved Elizabeth Camden’s early novels, but then I read a few that didn’t interest me much. This book was a choice I picked from a reading challenge on Goodreads. I’m so glad I did! It’s a well-written story about a woman fromContinue reading “Carved in Stone”

Season of My Enemy

Season of My Enemy by Naomi Dawn Musch My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this book! It’s a beautiful picture of the world of WWII seen from the American home front. Most WWII books have to deal with the battles and/or people in Europe caught in the fighting. This story is about theContinue reading “Season of My Enemy”

Boulevard of Confusion

Boulevard of Confusion by Sandra Merville Hart My rating: 5 of 5 stars Author Sandra Merville Hart did a great job with this sequel to Avenue of Betrayal. In fact, I liked this one better! (But you need to read these in order, for sure.) Bea – Annie’s sister from book one – travels toContinue reading “Boulevard of Confusion”

The Librarian’s Journey

The Librarian’s Journey: 4 Historical Romances by Patty Smith Hall My rating: 4 of 5 stars A historical romance collection themed around the packhorse librarians of the Great Depression. It’s a fun read. My favorite was For Such a Time by Patty Smith Hall. That story introduced the real-life character of Cason Callaway! (Great LakesContinue reading “The Librarian’s Journey”

Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows by Lynn Austin My rating: 5 of 5 stars With everything going on in Ukraine, reading this account set during WWII in the Netherlands was just eerily similar to what we’re watching on the nightly news. A country overrun by the Nazis, towns overrun, bombs dropped, no food or water… it was hardContinue reading “Chasing Shadows”

Because Fiction Podcast

I had the pleasure of talking to Chautona Havig on her podcast, Because Fiction, a couple of weeks ago. That podcast is now live! Here’s a link to her blog: https://chautona.com/because-fiction-128/ but you can find her podcast all over the place in podcastland. And definitely subscribe to it. I discovered Because Fiction at the beginningContinue reading “Because Fiction Podcast”

Moondrop Miracle

Moondrop Miracle by Jennifer Lamont Leo My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is one of those books that I bought a long time ago, always meant to read, and somehow didn’t get around to. Whyever did I wait so long?! It’s a wonderful story set in Chicago at the start of the Great Depression.Continue reading “Moondrop Miracle”

Avenue of Betrayal

Avenue of Betrayal by Sandra Merville Hart My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sandy Merville Hart’s Avenue of Betrayal is a look into Washington City—now known as Washington D.C.—during the early days of the American Civil War. It was a city divided, with people who were staunchly pro-Union living side-by-side with those who were fiercelyContinue reading “Avenue of Betrayal”