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The Two of Us by Andy Jones: What Does It Take To Stay In Love?

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The Two of Us

We’ve all read those lovely head-over-heels stories of people who fall in love with the assumption at the end of the story that they live happily ever after…like some kind of fairy tale. Real life is just a bit different. That’s what drew me to The Two of Us by Andy Jones, because he’s not […]

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An Honorable Man by Paul Vidich: Ready For A Twisty Cold-War Spy Novel?

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An Honorable Man

When I saw that Paul Vidich had taken real-life events and used them as inspiration for An Honorable Man, a dark and twisty Cold-War era spy novel, I rubbed my hands together in anticipation. Now that sounded like something that would be full of the twists and turns I love in spy novels. That era […]

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The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake: Life in Post WWII Japan

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The Translation of Love

I’ve said before that I was not really aware of what Japanese Americans and Canadians went through in World War II until I moved to California. I don’t recall there being anything in our history books at that time about U.S. or Canadian internment camps, and I was horrified to learn our country had them. […]

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Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly: How WWII Affected Three Different Women

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Lilac Girls

We’re starting our giveaway for the Fool for Books Giveaway Hop a day early. And since it’s Spring, it seems appropriate to feature a novel with a flower in the title for our giveaway. When I read the publisher’s description for Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly, I knew immediately that I wanted to read […]

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The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith: Life Is Art

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The Last Painting of Sara De Vos

Award-winning author Dominic Smith is known for bringing history to life and his new novel, The Last Painting of Sara De Vos, is no exception. He has used this novel to look at the way society dealt with women artists at that time in Europe…and they did not deal well with them at all. I […]

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The Last Girl by Joe Hart: What If Girls Stopped Being Born?

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The Last Girl

The Last Girl by Joe Hart is Book #1 of the Dominion Trilogy, a near-future dystopian sci-fi thriller series. I chose this novel as my March Amazon Prime monthly pick. I’ve found some fun reads through this Prime perk, and have reviewed several on this site. When I saw The Last Girl and read its […]

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