The Women of Chateau Lafayette – Book Review

The Women of Chateau Lafayette – Book Review

By: Stephanie Dray My Goodreads Review: 3/5 Stars “Because the world always snuffs out fire, and every generation must bring light from darkness again.” My Summary: This book takes place in three different periods and is narrated by three different women. Marthe is the first woman we meet, and her storyline begins at the start [...]

The Plum Tree – Book Review

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 [...]

The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba – Book Review

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 [...]

Pachinko – Book Review

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 [...]

Going Back To Historical Fiction!

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 [...]