From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon

★★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: I love it when a historical fiction novel takes me on a new journey, especially when it's about World War II. There are so many WWII historical fiction novels written and it is wonderful when a new story emerges from one. How I Felt: Ugh, this book ripped my… Continue reading From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon

Silent Honor by Danielle Steel

★★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: The book's main character, Hiroko's determination throughout the book was empowering. I loved to see how she continued to overcome obstacle after obstacle. How I Felt: The book is a love story, so I did feel the love, but the topic of internment camps tugged at my heart strings… Continue reading Silent Honor by Danielle Steel

The Child of Auschwitz by Lily Graham

★★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: The writing in this book was descriptive, yet never over-describing so that I lost interest. I loved the way the author built this story. The timeline would jump back and forth between Auschwitz and before the war. The way Lily Graham made the time jumps helped to build the… Continue reading The Child of Auschwitz by Lily Graham

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

★★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: The way this book is written just pulls you in from the first page. I loved seeing the perspective of the architect as well as the views from other characters. Some scenes would give you insight that Lucien, the architect, did not have, which gave me anxiety about what… Continue reading The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

The Rabbit Girls by Anna Ellory

★★★★ This book was provided to me by NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing in exchange for my honest review. My Thoughts: What I Loved: The letters that are discovered by Miriam were, of course, such an integral part of this story, but they were also my favorite.⠀I loved how they drew you back in time… Continue reading The Rabbit Girls by Anna Ellory

Hidden Pearl by J.E. Laufer

★★★★★ This book was provided to me by NetGalley and Little Egg Publishing Company in exchange for my honest review. My Thoughts: What I Loved: Learning about the hiding of Jewish children in plain sight was so great. I have not read a story like this before and it just drew me in from the… Continue reading Hidden Pearl by J.E. Laufer

A Fire Sparkling by Julianne MacLean

★★★★★ What I Thought: What I Loved: The then and now story line in this book was amazing....I'm always a sucker for it!  Initially, I wasn't sure I was going to like the "then" part of the story, but I got sucked in really fast!How I Felt: I was all over the place with this… Continue reading A Fire Sparkling by Julianne MacLean

The Forger by Paul Watkins

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Forger by Paul WatkinsWhat I Loved: The ways David goes about creating the forged paintings. The experiences surrounding his forgery. Everything about this book! I'm not kidding, I have loaned this book out to anyone that is willing to listen to me about how amazing it is!How I felt: This book just draws… Continue reading The Forger by Paul Watkins

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakWhat a spellbinding book. The fact that I love books, and our main character loves books, just pulled me right in! In 1939 Nazi Germany, Liesel finds a single book visiting her brother's grave. The Gravedigger's Handbook, is her first book she steals. She falls in love with books and is… Continue reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak