Review: The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

Review: The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam JenoffTitle: The Lost Girls of Paris
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publisher: Park Row
Publication Date: January 29, 2019

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan’s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female spies during World War II.

1946, Manhattan

Grace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs—each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.

Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a ring of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal.

Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war, and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances.

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Review:

The Lost Girls of Paris is one book that stays with you long after reading it. I don’t read very much historical fiction, however, when I saw that Pam Jenoff’s The Lost Girls of Paris was available for review, I jumped at the chance. Jenoff takes historical fiction to a new level with this novel about female spies during WWII. The characters are well-developed, the writing is bold, and the powerful females are exciting to read about. Continue reading

Review: The Inbetween Days by Eva Woods

Review: The Inbetween Days by Eva WoodsTitle: The Inbetween Days
Author: Eva Woods
Publisher: Graydon House
Publication Date: January 22, 2019

four-half-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

From the author of Something Like Happy comes an uplifting and emotionally compelling novel about a woman in a coma fighting for a second chance at life, love and happiness.

Rosie Cooke is “in between.” In between consciousness and oblivion. Life and death. And though some say that when you’re near death your entire life flashes before your eyes, Rosie can’t remember anything at all—not even how she ended up in a coma. At least not at first.

Then something strange starts to happen. Rosie finds herself revisiting scattered moments from her past: a beach vacation, a play rehearsal, the day her brother was born. But why these memories? And what do they mean?

As each piece of the puzzle comes into focus, Rosie struggles to face the picture of her life that forms. But with every look backward comes a glimpse of what might be: A relationship with her sister. The opportunity to pursue her passion. A second chance at love. And Rosie just might discover that she has much to live for.

With bighearted emotion and comic sensibility, The Inbetween Days is a life-affirming novel about the little choices that determine our fate and our ever-enduring hope for the future.

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Review

The Inbetween Days by Eva Woods is a heartfelt story of love and redemption. The dual timelines and alternating points of view make the book interesting. Rosie, the main character is very relatable and the theme of family is strong in this contemporary novel. Continue reading

5 YA Books Set on Valentine’s Day: A Themed Reading List

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Valentine’s day book lists are pretty easy to come by. Finding YA books set on Valentine’s Day seems to be a bit more challenging. I love themed reading lists and this is one that took me a bit longer to put together, so I thought I would share it with you. If you are looking for YA books set on Valentine’s Day, I hope that you find one here that interests you! Continue reading

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Right Girl Wrong Timing by Natalie Decker

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Welcome to the cover reveal for Right Girl Wrong Timing by Natalie Decker! Fans of the Offsides series will be excited to see the cover for this new title. Keep reading to learn more about the book and enter to win book 1 in the Offsides series. (In the event the winner has read the first book already, then they can choose a Swoon Romance ebook title from a previous publication year.) Continue reading