The Girl With No Name – Diney Costeloe
Interesting read about the some tragedies of WW II. The story follows a young German girl from her journey on the Kindertransport, to the Blitz, to after the war. Heart warming and harrowing with lots of twists and turns, I would recommend this book.
My Grape Year – Laura Bradbury
If you are interested in learning about France or are already in love with it, this is a must read. Laura Bradbury brilliantly writes about her year, as exchange student, in the Burgundy region of France. My Grape Year is an entertaining and informative book. I look forward to reading the other three books in the Grape Series.
A Strange Beginning – Gretta Curran Browne
I found myself loving this book. I picked it up on a whim. I honestly had no idea how interesting and quirky Lord Byron’s life was. I’m looking forward to the second book.
House By the River – Lena Manta
This book is about the individual lives of five sisters, their relationships with each other and with their mother. Each sister’s story was very similar and sometimes a bit tedious. I had some difficulty remember what happened to which sister. That being said, I did finish the book and I’m glad I did.
Tuscan Roots – Angela Petch
I enjoyed this book. I liked the writing style and history lessons are never a bad thing. I believe the story is based the lives of real people, making it all the more interesting. I highly recommend Tuscan Roots. Bonus: there is a sequel, Now and Then in Tuscany.