Month: November 2020

Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

War In The Valleys

While I’ve been reading and reviewing a lot of books set in WW2, I haven’t read too many from WW1 and was at once interested in reading and reviewing War In The Valleys. War In The Valleys WW1 marches on, but Violet faces her own battle at home July 1916. Young mother, Violet Jones, lives a tough life in the Rhymney Valley, caring for 4-year-old Clarice and baby Benjy on her own while soldier husband Charlie fights on the Front Line. But when tragedy strikes, Violet’s life becomes even harder. While they may be far from the battlefields, the effects of WW1 take their

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

The Boy Between

The Boy Between I love Amanda Prowse’s books and have read several of them already. The Boy Between caught my attention for being the personal story of Amanda and her son, Joshiah (Josh) Hartely and their journey with Josh’s depression. The Boy Between Josiah was nineteen with the world at his feet when things changed. Without warning, the new university student’s mental health deteriorated to the point that he planned his own death. His mother, bestselling author Amanda Prowse, found herself grappling for ways to help him, with no clear sense of where that could be found. This is the

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

I Will Always Love You

I really wish I had time to read and review I Will Always Love You because it seems like it’s just the kind of book I’d enjoy. But I’m overcommitted right now! So here’s a spotlight of the book and a giveaway. I Will Always Love You Grace Parrish made two mistakes when she fell in love. She forgot her mother’s stories of segregation. “Don’t love a white man, Grace. It’s too hard and he’ll break your heart.” Even worse, she fell in love with her best friend’s husband, Peter. This is a poignant story about the foundation of marriage:

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

A Princess By Christmas

A Princess By Christmas is book 3 in Julia London’s Royal Wedding Series – Book 1 is The Princess Plan and Book 2 is A Royal Kiss and Tell. A Princess By Christmas A Secret. A Lie. A Revolution. Hollis Honeycutt has written her London gazette since the death of her husband – featuring fashion plates, marriage advice, and the latest gossip in and around Mayfair. But now she feels her gazette should have more meaning, cover topics of more consequence than the latest curl cream. The opportunity presents itself when Hollis overhears rumours of a potential coup in the

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

From A Paris Balcony

This is the third book by Ella Carey about the abandoned apartment of Marthe de Florain – Paris Time Capsule and The House By The Lake – that I’ve reviewed. From A Paris Balcony The small green chest was concealed at the back of her father’s wardrobe. Its hinges were made of brass that must once have shone, but now the surface was roughened and dull. As she opened the lock, there was only one thing inside: a letter, postmarked 1895, Paris. England, 1895. Louisa West, a young beauty from Boston, looks like she has it all: a handsome husband, she

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Books & Book Reviews, Non-Fiction

How To Pack For The End Of The World

I’m happy to take part in the book tour for How To Pack For The End of the World today. How To Pack For The End Of The World If you knew the world was going to end tomorrow, what would you do? This is the question that haunts Amina as she watches new and horrible stories of discord and crisis flash across the news every day. But when she starts at prestigious Gardner Academy, Amina finds a group of like-minded peers to join forces with—fast friends who dedicate their year to learning survival skills from each other, before it’s

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