Thursday, January 14
I'm truly not sure why, but I gravitate to WWII stories. This time in history has always pulled me, moved me, and in many ways broken my heart.
Bold imagery! Having visited Italy several times, I could imagine the scenes and the culture vividly.
Moving! I love Amerigo's views as a child and later as an adult. Very poignant.
Although I haven't experienced these same experiences, I was able to live through Amerigo's eyes. And the differences in the more affluent North and the poverty stricken South were tangible and really carried so much depth to this tale.
There are so many moving and sad parts of this story but it is interwoven with hope and love making the heartbreaking parts more bearable. So many questions arose while reading this story - many that make me stop and wonder why people didn't make different choices during this era of the Children's Train. Knowing this is based on a true story makes it all the more powerful.
Tuesday, November 10
On your marks. Get set. GO! This story starts with a bang and the pacing continues at a races speed.
In #BurdenofProof, Ethan is easy to connect with. I was quickly plunged into varied emotions and engaged in the story. I had many questions - as did Ethan - and empathized with his regrets.
Although there were some aspects of this story that I wouldn't normally explore (science stuff) I liked it overall.
Thank you to Revell for providing me a complimentary copy.
Monday, October 5
Wednesday, September 30
I love the cover of this book, which is initially what makes me want to read a book. I also love stories with small town settings, and for whatever reason, bakeries (and libraries and cafes--but that matters not in this case.)
Tuesday, September 1
NINE, by Rachelle Dekker, is a fast-paced, powerful suspense story. I don't normally read this genre, so I didn't have a good feel for what to expect, but I was pulled in quickly.
There are many wonderful themes to this story - but what gripped me the most is the question, what makes us who we are? Granted, there is quite a bit of violence (not something I’m used to or comfortable with in fiction reads) but thankfully it isn’t overly graphic.
I recommend this page-turner to those who enjoy fast-paced stories with strong leading women and lots of suspense.
I received a complimentary copy of this book.