Review: White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht

Look for your sister after each dive. Never forget. If you see her, you are safe. Living on Jeju Island under Japanese occupation during the Second World War is anything but simple. Hana and her mother are haenyeu, women of the sea. They dive into the deepest waters and look for sea creatures to sell…

Review: Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

“When you fall in love, every kind of reason flies out the newly opened window of your brain.” The story of a heartbreaking, forbidden love and its tragic consequences in 1930s Kentucky. Isabelle McAllister seems to have everything a seventeen-year-old girl could want; a wealthy and respectful family, friends and secure future. However, Isabelle is a…

Review: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Ernt, Cora and thirteen-year-old Leni Allbright never stayed long in one place. Especially after the Ernt returned from Vietnam, and was trying to adjust to the life back home. Leni cannot recall how many times she was a new girl at school, she got used to loneliness. But deep inside she was longing for a…

Review: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

‘You must not become too friendly with them,’ she said. ‘They are not the same as us.’ ‘How?’ I asked. ‘How are they not the same?’ Lavinia lost both of her parents on their way from Ireland to America. She was brought to work at the tobacco plantation and assigned to the kitchen house. The…

Review: The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin

After losing her mother and two brothers, Dorothy dedicates herself to her father and her service at the Wren, the Women’s Royal Naval Service. Her job gets more important when the D-Day approaches. As her office researches the photographs of France in order to create accurate maps and help planning the Allied invasion of Normandy….

Review: Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

This book set at the end of WWII and tells the stories of three women and their struggles to get back to normal lives. All of them carry a heavy baggage and go through different emotions; try to take responsibility and forgive, to move on and forget. They have different regrets and learned different lessons…

Review: Mrs. Houdini by Victoria Kelly

The story of the great love of Harry Houdini and his wife Bess. They met young in Coney Island when he was just beginning his way as illusionist, artist, and magician. She was an artist as well, singing and dancing in Floral Sisters trio. The moment they met changed their lives forever. Harry and Bess were…

15 Romantic Books for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day is approaching and if you need a hand in setting yourself on the romantic mood, I’m here to help! Here are some of my suggestions for the sweetest and most romantic novels.   Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb Evie Elliott says goodbye to her brother Will and their childhood friend Thomas Harding as…

Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb

Even in the blackest hours remember that a new dawn is racing towards you.   Evie Elliott says goodbye to her brother Will and their childhood friend Thomas Harding as they depart to the war. No one expected it to last long, and the friends declared to spend next Christmas together in Paris. Walking under the…

12 Books of Christmas

Ta-dah! Here is my 12 Books of Christmas reading challenge or in other words my December TBR. This is a pretty huge amount of books to read in one month for me, but luckily they are romance and easy to read. So, I’ve gone through the Christmas Goodreads lists and picked twelve books that sound so…

Review: When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin

When Tides Turn is the third and the last book in Waves of Freedom series. What was it about that woman that turned the tides of his will as surely as the moon? Quintessa Beaumont is tired of being seen as nothing but a pretty face. Time to time even her closest friends treat her…

My Top 10 Auto-Buy Authors

I guess everyone has a list of those authors they automatically buy without even look at the description. I know I do. Those authors have proven to me multiple times that I’m going to enjoy everything that is written by them. And with no exceptions, I get each and every book they publish. So, being…