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The Plum Tree – Book Review

By: Ellen Marie Wiseman My Goodreads Review: 4.5/5 Stars I have been really looking forward to reading this book.  It comes highly reviewed and seems like a great historical fiction novel, showing a new perspective on World War II. “I want you to understand something. War makes perpetrators of some, criminals of others, and victims…

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Local Woman Missing – Book Review

By: Mary Kubica My Goodreads Review: 2.5/5 Stars My Summary: Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica is a thriller set in a suburb in the US. In this community, three people go missing within a month: Meredith, Shelby and Delilah.  The story unravels through the perspectives of Meredith, Kate, Luke and a kidnapped little girl. …

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Outrageously In Love – Book Review

By: Jen Morris My Goodreads Review: 3/5 Stars I was fortunate to be given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, so thank you to Jen Morris! I haven’t read any of the other books in this series, so I was a bit worried I would be confused, but I was…

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The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba – Book Review

By: Chanel Cleeton My Goodreads Review: 4.5/5 Stars “Our lives are not defined by one thing; we are more than the events that happen to us.” My Summary: The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton follows the lives of three women: Grace, Evangelina and Marina, during the Cuban War of Independence from Spain…

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Pachinko – Book Review

By: Min Jin Lee My Goodreads Review: 5/5 Stars “We cannot help but be interested in the stories of people that history pushes aside so thoughtlessly.” My Summary: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee tells the story of a Korean family through four generations, focusing around one woman named Sunja. The story begins in a small…

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Going Back To Historical Fiction!

I recently noticed that I wasn’t enjoying my books as much as I used to, and I couldn’t figure out why. I’m reading books that come highly recommended or reviewed, but they just aren’t resonating with me. After some reflection, I think I have realized the problem: I have veered too far and for too…

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