Monthly Archives: September 2014

Fall and Reading

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ”                                George Eliot “If you cannot read all your books…fondle them—peer into them, let them … Continue reading

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The Housemaid’s Daughter

The Housemaid’s Daughter by Barbara Mutch My rating: 5 of 5 stars The child of a black housemaid of the white English gentry in the early 1900’s, Ada is left with a dilemma. Her master, (who really doesn’t have a … Continue reading

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Snow on the Tulips by Liz Tolsma

Once I started reading “Snow on the Tulips”, I had to do some research on the Dutch resistance during World War 2. I knew about *some* of the Resistance fighters in Europe and the activities they engaged in in wartime, … Continue reading

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Motherland by Maria Hummel

In 1980 a couple living in Germany renovating their home found letters in the wall, hidden by a German hospital worker who deserted his post as a radiologist, and was making his way back to his wife and children, in … Continue reading

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A Place of Secrets

A Place of Secrets by Rachel Hore “Perhaps you should think of going away, forgetting about him. That would be the most honorable thing.” “Would it?” Jude said feebly, feeling her energy drain away. Should she just go back to … Continue reading

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Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie

Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie My rating: 4 of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery! Agatha Christie keeps me guessing every time! Who was it this time? Several family members stood to gain from the death of Dear Aunt … Continue reading

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Arabella by Georgette Heyer

Arabella by Georgette Heyer My rating: 4 of 5 stars I am slowly making my way through Georgette Heyer’s novels. Not having read much of her before, I am finding that I am pleasantly surprised by her detail and knowledge … Continue reading

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