Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Munich Girl by Phyllis-Edgerly Ring


Finding out your mother was a friend of Eva Braun and researching Eva's life ​for magazine articles ​was quite emotional for Anna.

Along with this revelation​ about her mother​, Anna ​also had to deal with a terrifying plane crash​ she was a part of​, her husband​ and his demands and his infidelity​, and trying to not fall in love with someone else.

THE MUNICH GIRL was marvelously researched, and Ms. Ring has a beautiful writing style.  She can put you right where the character​s​ ​are.

If you enjoy historical fiction​, a love story or two, and learning about Eva Braun​, you will definitely want to read THE MUNICH GIRL. 

​I truly enjoyed the history, but THE MUNICH GIRL seemed too much like a memoir for me, and I am not that fond of memoirs.  

Excellent every other way, though. 4/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the author in return for an honest review.

Monday, August 29, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - 8/29/16

http://bookdate.blogspot.com/
   
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I hope you had a great reading week.  
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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed last week, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish this week.

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Books Completed:

THE CONFECTIONER'S TALE by Laura Madeleine 
Gorgeous cover - Review on September 20

A slow start, but quite good. ENJOYED the book.  Loved the ending.


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LETTERS FROM PARIS by Juliet Blackwell - Review on September 22

Really enjoyed the book.


Book Currently Reading:

NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles - review October 6.

Books Up Next:

Waiting for KAROLINA'S TWINS to arrive - review September 6 if it arrives on time to read it by then.

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Waiting for THE VELVET HOURS to arrive - review September 30

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DEAR AMY by Helen Callaghan - review October 11
  
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 TAHOE DARK by Todd Borg - review October 20.

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TWO DAYS GONE by Randall Silvis - review on January 10, 2017.

 

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How was your reading week?

What books do you like from my list, and what books have you read that we SHOULD know about?

THANKS for stopping. 


Mailbox Monday - 8/29/16

 
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books, has a permanent home now at Mailbox Monday.
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Every week Mailbox Monday will have a new linky posted for our Mailbox Monday links at Marcia's Mailbox Monday blog.
Here’s a shout out to the new administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree 
Vicki of I’d Rather Be at the Beach
Serena @ Savvy Verse And Wit 

THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive.
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I hope you had a good mailbox.

My mailbox was empty.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Book Beginnings - 8/26/16

 
*Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.  *Taken directly from Rose City Reader's Blog Page. 
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My book beginnings is taken from LETTERS FROM PARIS by Juliet Blackwell:

"He slept.  Sabine creeps across the dark studio before dawn, beseeching the silent faces not to betray her.  They watch her every move, mute witnesses to her crime."
 
I am really enjoying LETTERS FROM PARIS.
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Books finished last week:

THE CONFECTIONER'S TALE by Laura Madeleine
Really enjoyed the book - especially the ending.


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Book Blogger Hop - 8/26 - 9/1

 Question of the Week:

Can you say this sentence describes you? READING IS MY PASSION.

My Answer:

Oh boy...I certainly can.  A PERFECT description of me.
 
I prefer reading to my other favorite past-time of cooking and baking. 
 




Friendly Fill-Ins - 8/26/16

http://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2016/06/fill-in-statements-week-4.html

Friday Fill-Ins: 

1. I wish _________ would bring back _______.

2. An act of kindness that I do often is ____________.

3.  I still have                     from my childhood.



​4.  If I didn’t have___________ , I’d be completely lost.



My  Answers:

1.  I wish memories would bring back the event.

2.  An act of kindness that I do often is to help older folks.

3.  I still have some of my books from my childhood.

4.  If I didn't have my books, my computer, and my family, I'd be completely lost.  

Sunday, August 21, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - 8/22/16

http://bookdate.blogspot.com/
   
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I hope you had a great reading week.  
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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed last week, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish this week.

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Books Completed last week:

THE CONFECTIONER'S TALE by Laura Madeleine 
Gorgeous cover - Review on September 20

A slow start, but quite good. ENJOYED the book.  Loved the ending.


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Book Currently Reading:

LETTERS FROM PARIS by Juliet Blackwell - Review on September 22


Books Up Next:

THE MUNICH GIRL by Phyllis Edgerly Ring - October 1.


TWO DAYS GONE by Randall Silvis - review on January 10, 2017.
 
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How was your reading week?

What books do you like from my list, and what books have you read that we SHOULD know about?

THANKS for stopping.