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Review: The Librarian of Saint-Malo, by Mario Escobar (with giveaway link)

The Librarian of Saint-Malo by Mario Escobar Publication Date: June 1, 2021 Thomas Nelson Paperback & eBook; 384 pages Genre: Historical Fiction/Literary     Through letters with a famous author, one French librarian tells her love story and describes the … Continue reading

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Biltmore Girl, by Dawn Klinge

Synopsis New York City, 1968. Elka Hansen, a former teen cover girl, is done with modeling. Now she’s a hostess for the Palm Court restaurant in the beautiful Biltmore Hotel. As she sees it, Elka’s other job is to watch … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: Codebreaker Girls, by Jan Slimming

Overview “What would it be like to keep a secret for fifty years? Never telling your parents, your children, or even your husband?” Codebreaker Girls: A Secret Life at Bletchley Park tells the true story of Daisy Lawrence. Following extensive … Continue reading

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Review: Shadows of the White City, by Jocelyn Green

Overview She promised a dying father she would keep his daughter safe. She can’t fail now. The one thing Sylvie Townsend wants most is what she feared she would never have–a family of her own. But taking in Polish immigrant … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: Chicago’s Great Fire, by Carl Smith

Overview Between October 8–10, 1871, much of the city of Chicago was destroyed by one of the most legendary urban fires in history. Incorporated as a city in 1837, Chicago had grown at a breathtaking pace in barely three decades, … Continue reading

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