September was an awesome reading month! I had definite ups and downs with books, but overall, very pleased! Below is a recap of my 5-Star reads this month with full reviews available in the links below each recap. I’ll have a separate review for 4 or less stars as well as children’s.
These books did it all for me. They kept me turning page after page with a well-written story and great characters.
Hidden Pearl by J.E. Laufer
Genre: Memoir, Non-Fiction
Quick Notes: A memoir of a Jewish family hiding from the Nazi’s in a forest. The children then pretend to be orphans, asking for work on farms in the area to find food and shelter. Absolutely amazing read.
Link to blog post: https://shejustlovesbooks.com/2019/09/22/hidden-pearl-by-j-e-laufer/
A Fire Sparkling by Julianne MacLean
Genre: historical fiction, romance
Quick Notes: A time-jump story set in today and World War II. A family mystery to be unraveled surrounding a photograph of a woman and a Nazi soldier.
My Heart from Inside by Aviva Gat
Genre: General Fiction, Contemporary Fiction
Quick Notes: Two IVF mothers have had their embryos accidentally switch so that they end up carrying the other’s child without knowing. When they discover the error, everyone has a different opinion about what to do.
Link to blog post: https://shejustlovesbooks.com/2019/09/19/my-heart-from-inside-by-aviva-gat/
Have you Seen Luis Velez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Genre: contemporary fiction
Quick Notes: A new friendship blossoms between a teenage boy and a 92 year old woman as they try to find Luis Velez.
The Other Wife by Claire McGowan
Genre: thriller, mystery, suspense
Quick Notes: A young wife has had an affair and now her secret lover has disappeared from her life. A new neighbor moves in next door and she seems to know more than she’s saying.
Link to blog post: https://shejustlovesbooks.com/2019/09/17/the-other-wife-by-claire-mcgowan/
The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison
Quick Notes: Gritty story of a young woman surviving a massive epidemic leaving few people left alive on earth.
The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
Genre: historical fiction
Quick Notes: An architect in World War II France designs hiding places to fool the German soldiers and hide hunted Jewish people.
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Genre: Memoir, comedy
Quick Notes: Highly recommend the audio version of this. Tina Fey tells her story from childhood to Emmy-Award winner.
Link to blog post: https://shejustlovesbooks.com/2019/09/25/bossypants-by-tina-fey/
Seven Crows by Kate Kessler
Genre: thriller, suspense, action, mystery
Quick Notes: An ex-con’s niece has been abducted by a criminal enemy from her past. Only Killian’s special set of skills can save her niece.
Link to blog post: https://shejustlovesbooks.com/2019/09/28/seven-crows-by-kate-kessler/
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