Daily Archives: January 24, 2016

Salt to the Sea – Ruta Sepetys

During the close of WWII, Europeans were frantically trying to get out of the way of the advancing Russian troops.  Rape, pillage, torture.  Masses were making their way north to the Baltic Sea to board the evacuation ships.  A former … Continue reading

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Front Lines – Michael Grant

What if women were included in the armed forces during World War II?  This is the premise behind this vivid portrayal of army life during WWII.  The first part of the book focuses on several women and what led them … Continue reading

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Arcadia – Iain Pears

Henry Lytten, an Oxford don, is writing a fantasy novel. As he writes, his gentle pastoral world emerges. Meanwhile a few hundred years in the future, Angela Meerson has discovered a portal to another world and uses it. Thus, the … Continue reading

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The Vatican Princess: A Novel of Lucrezia Borgia – C.W. Gortner

Small pieces of paper fluttered down on the people massed in the piazza before the Sistine Chapel.  Twelve-year-old Lucrezia heard her aunt read one aloud “We have for our Pope, Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia of Valencia, known as Alexander Sixth”. Lucrezia … Continue reading

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