Tag Archives: WWII

Mystery Monday: On Folly Beach by Karen White

Today’s title for Mystery Monday is by an author I’ve never read before, Karen White.  It’s called On Folly Beach.  It takes place in two different time periods centred around a small town on one of the barrier islands off … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf — February 26, 2021

Getting back in the swing of things a bit and enjoying it.  These are books I’ve read recently that I’m hoping to having something to say about in the coming weeks along with some scrumptious mysteries for my Mystery Monday … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Jan. 27/17

Well, finally, an opportunity to fill you in on some new books on my bookshelf this year.  I’ve been gathering more, both in paperback and on my iPad, despite my resolution to get my TBR list whittled down to something manageable. … Continue reading

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Child of the River by Irma Joubert

I received a free copy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review.  Honestly?  I loved it! This is the first book by Irma Joubert I’ve read and I’m hooked.  The Child of the River is Pérsomi Pieterse, … Continue reading

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Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada

Setting:  WWII, Berlin.  When postwoman Eva Kluge delivers one of those letters to the Quangels in Jablonski Strasse, it changes the lives of Otto and Anna Quangel forever.  Otto, who has always been loyal and law-abiding, becomes a totally different … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

First chapter, first paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. My current read (one of two, actually — something I don’t normally do) is Anthony Doerr‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, All the Light We Cannot See.  Here’s the … Continue reading

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Year Round-up 2015

I’ve noticed that many bloggers are doing a wrap-up of their favourite books, movies, whatever from 2015 so, with this being New Year’s Eve, I thought I would do likewise.  To begin with, I found it very hard to pick … Continue reading

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Whispers in Hiding by Kathy Kacer and Sharon E. McKay

If you want children junior grade level and older to have a clear picture in their minds of what it was like to be a Jewish child during WWII, this is the book that will do it for you.  True … Continue reading

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