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 Paris Library- Book Review

The Paris Library- Book Review

By: Janet Skeslien Charles My Goodreads Review: 3/5 stars Summary: There are two settings used in The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles. Most of the book is set in Paris before and during World War II, through the perspective of Odile, a book-loving librarian who works at the American Library in Paris.   The secondary [...]

My COVID Lockdown Booklist

My COVID Lockdown Booklist

As a new year begins, the hopes of a new beginning away from COVID are slowly diminishing. In Switzerland, where I live, we enter into our 3rd week of lockdown, with three more weeks to go. One way I plan on passing the time is by reading some of the unopened books I still have [...]

Cilka’s Journey- A Book Review

Cilka’s Journey- A Book Review

By: Heather Morris Cilka's Journey is a sequel to the bestseller, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.  I have not read The Tattooist of Auschwitz, and I was a bit concerned that I would be confused reading Cilka's Journey, but that was not the case at all.  This book stands on its own very well.  Heather Morris [...]