Book Review

‘The Alice Network’ by Kate Quinn

STORY: 1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.… Continue reading ‘The Alice Network’ by Kate Quinn

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‘The Plum Tree’ by Ellen Marie Wiseman

STORY: “Bloom where you’re planted,” is the advice Christine Bolz receives from her beloved Oma. But seventeen-year-old domestic Christine knows there is a whole world waiting beyond her small German village. It’s a world she’s begun to glimpse through music, books—and through Isaac Bauerman, the cultured son of the wealthy Jewish family she works for.… Continue reading ‘The Plum Tree’ by Ellen Marie Wiseman

Book Review

‘Amberwell’ by D.E. Stevenson

STORY: Five young Ayrtons all grew up at Amberwell, playing in the gardens and preparing themselves to venture out into the world. To each of these children, Amberwell meant something different, but common to all of them was the idea that Amberwell was more than just where they lived -- it was part of them.… Continue reading ‘Amberwell’ by D.E. Stevenson