March 12, 2019

Show Us Your Books: March

Linking up with Steph for Show Us Your Books in March. I've been trying to read a lot because I know reading will be taking a back seat in the coming weeks. Once again my authors and lead characters are female and I really enjoyed all books which is always nice. Can't wait to see what everyone else is reading.

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Normally I import book pictures randomly then write their description. Not so, this time. I have purposely put this book first because IT.WAS.THAT.GOOD! Think 'Lilac Girls' & 'The Nightingale' both wrapped up in WW1 & WW2. Women resistance in both World Wars has become one of my favorite genres, even if it's heartbreaking to read. This book follows two incredible women and melds into one big story of resilience and revenge. I randomly put a hold on it at my library and I'm so glad I did. I had no idea it was such a big read and I highly suggest you put it as your next TBR.

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Oh, what a story. Hannah has been known to write quite a bit of doozies and this one checks all the boxes. It is a story about family. The kind you are born into. The kind you marry into. And the kind that doesn't have to match. It is about the sadness of infertility and the choices of unplanned pregnancy. It is beautifully written and every character {except one in my mind} is someone you can hope and cheer for because everyone is JUST trying to do the right thing by them. I felt this story deeply as it dealt with pregnancy and wanted to reach into the book to give the two main characters a big hug. Incredibly moving, perfectly written and gripping.


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Another WW2 book about women and one I truly enjoyed. One woman set in present day attempts to find the owner of a journal who was part of the ACK-ACK in WW2. There is mystery, strength, heartbreak, sadness, joy, betrayal and of course romance. I learned quite a bit about British women in the Army and truly felt my heart breaking for the main 1940s character. Fantastic read.

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Another book I just so happened upon while browsing the library and one I'm so glad I picked up. Originally I thought the title had to do with the Titanic, but it ended up being about the Lusitania, which was a ship torpedoed by Germans during WW1 who's sinking ending up galvanizing Americans into the Great War. There are three different women narrators, two on the ship and the main character is set in the 2000s. She is an author looking for her next big novel and the journey takes her over to London to try and snuff out a public figure in the  middle of a scandal. Normally I don't enjoy multiple narrators or multiple jumps in history, but this book did it well so there wasn't any confusing and it all made good sense. Lots of twists and I honestly did not figure much of it out until it was all wrapped up. Great historical fiction read, I don't think many would dislike this book.

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This book was found last SUYB and one I really enjoyed so thank you to whoever recommended it. I admit, I found some of plot and writing a bit juvenile, but overall the book was fun to read. I very much enjoyed the heroine's point of view and her drive to want to help women writing into the column. Glimpses into the London WW2 life paint such a story and I truly enjoyed all of the little touches of history. Easy read for a quick trip.

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I wasn't quite sure about this book when I picked it up, but it was a pleasantly surprising read. A down on her luck woman helps to clean out her deceased landlords home and uncovers all kinds of letters, secrets and history inside the house. Many fun and not so fun characters and by the end you can kind of figure out what is going to happen, however I don't think that detracted from the story. I do admit some of the writing was much too flowery and some of the letters just seemed to go on and on, but overall the story did tie together nicely.

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Surgeon leaves the big city to help her father run a campsite and to escape a possible malpractice suit. She's tough, she's soft and she learns so much about herself while she's away. Of course there is a man involved and of course there is a push and pull, but the author did a great job weaving a lovely story even though you can kind of tell where it's going. Similar to a Nora Robert's book, but without some of her fluff. Would be a good pool or vacation read.

18 comments:

  1. Kate Quinn just released a new book called The Huntress...get it! AND if you like WWII-era books, read The Nightingale and All the Light We Cannot see.

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  2. Dear Mrs. Bird sounds super cute! I'm thinking I will definitely have to add it to my TBR!

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  3. Ive meant to read the Alice Network forever and just havent gotten to it. Hopefully soon! Hope youre good friend

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  4. You always find the most interesting historical fiction reads!! I need to add a few of these to my list. I'm particularly interested in the Glass Ocean!

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  5. the alice network as been on my list for ages, need to move it up! yay dear mrs bird! totally agree about the writing being a bit juvenile, but then it hits you right in the feels.

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  6. its been over a year and I am still telling people how much I liked The Alice Network!

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  7. I've never read The Alice Network but I AM reading The Huntress by Kate Quinn right now and it's really good.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  8. I feel like I've read something by Kate Quinn but I don't know what! I'll add The Alice Network to my list!

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  9. I am going to add the glass ocean to my list, sounds good!

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  10. I always love when people share the books they're reading!! Thank you!

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  11. I like Robyn Carr!

    Glass Ocean sounds interesting.

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  12. Oh I will add that Kristin Hannah book and the Glass Ocean one to my list - they both sound so good.

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  13. The Alice Network is on my TBR. WW2 stories are often hard for me to read but necessary reads. I've heard such praise for it and just have to mentally prepare myself for it. :D

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  14. The Alice Network was so good!!!

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  15. That Robyn carr is a series. Read the rest if you liked bc it's a great ending!

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