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Rena's Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz
4.28
it was amazing
I have read many stories about the harsh realities suffered by the Jews during World War II. Nothing I've read comes close to the story of Rena's Prom ...more
Dec 08, 2014
Dec 09, 2014
 
Salt to the Sea
4.36
it was amazing
This is one of those books that surpasses expectations. As Historical Fiction, I expected another World War II story to round out many of the facts I ...more
Feb 16, 2016
Jan 24, 2016
 
The House by the Lake
3.90
it was amazing
Are you looking for a well-written story that spans the ages? Look no further than The House by the Lake. Opening in San Francisco, we meet Anna who i ...more
May 25, 2016
Jun 08, 2016
 
From Sand and Ash
4.46
it was amazing
Sand and Ash is by far the best book I’ve read this year. Taking a different view of the German persecution of Jews during World War II, the reader is ...more
not set
Apr 10, 2017
 
The Letter
4.04
it was amazing
The tagline on the cover reads “guaranteed to break your heart” and in many respects this is true.

Year: 1973 Tina Craig has a full-time job as a secre
...more
not set
Apr 12, 2017
 
The Emerald Brooch (Celtic Brooch #4)
4.45
it was amazing
The latest installment of the The Celtic Brooch Series does not disappoint. David McBain is a no-nonsense Scotsman who is more than a right-hand man t ...more
Apr 10, 2016
Apr 14, 2016
 
A Bridge Across the Ocean
3.82
it was amazing
Set between two eras – the present and World War II – this is the story of three European war brides who come to America on the RMS Queen Mary and of ...more
not set
Apr 22, 2017
 
Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion
3.88
really liked it
Grand Central Station in New York City is a crossroads of life and has been for many generations. This collection of ten short stories centers on Thur ...more
May 11, 2017
May 27, 2017
 
The Plum Tree
4.02
it was amazing
At the age of seventeen Christine Bolz works as a domestic for a Jewish family in a small town in rural Germany. Her innocence and beauty - fair and b ...more
May 22, 2015
May 29, 2015
 
The Book Thief
4.36
really liked it
If Death wanted to tell you a story, would you pay attention? That’s just what you’ll do when you pick up The Book Thief.

Death is a busy fellow (altho
...more
Sep 22, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
 
War Brides
3.75
it was amazing
Five young women from diverse backgrounds form a bond due to the imminent invasion of England by the Germans in WW II. Most of the action in this book ...more
Sep 15, 2014
Sep 07, 2014
 
Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye
3.79
liked it
The Redcliffe girls, Isobel, Chiara, and Felicity, are three British sisters in pre-World War II Europe who each follow a path as individual as they a ...more
Nov 29, 2015
Nov 21, 2015
 
Death Unmasked
3.26
liked it
An action-thriller written by a real life cop! What could be better than this? Especially when coupled with a twist that deals with the reincarnation ...more
Jan 31, 2013
Jan 11, 2013
 
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves
3.87
really liked it
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves tells the story of two families, the Kerns and the Moritomos. Maddie and her brother TJ live in the family house (their mothe ...more
Aug 2012
Aug 09, 2012
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.31
it was amazing
Marie-Laure LeBlanc is alone in her Uncle's home when she hears the approach of American planes on their path to bombing the city where she resides. E ...more
Oct 08, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
 
The Soldier's Wife
3.88
really liked it
Vivienne de la Mare is the mother of two daughters; daughter-in-law to an elderly woman in the throes of Alzheimer’s; and wife to a soldier from whom ...more
Oct 16, 2012
Nov 10, 2011
 
Sarah's Key
4.14
really liked it
Ten year old Sirka's world is a happy one. She has loving parents and a fun-loving four year old brother whom she adores. But all that changes on the ...more
Apr 28, 2012
Sep 15, 2011
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