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Non-fiction Review: Codebreaker Girls, by Jan Slimming

Overview โ€œWhat would it be like to keep a secret for fifty years? Never telling your parents, your children, or even your husband?โ€ 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 8โ€“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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Review: Watercolors, by Lorna Seilstad

Synopsis Strong-willed watercolor artist Amelia York thought she could paint the scenes of her own life โ€“ that is until she finds herself responsible for getting her brother, a paralyzed war veteran, home to Iowa and must deal with the … Continue reading

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Review: Veiled in Smoke, by Jocelyn Green

Synopsis The Flames Took So Much. She Can’t Lose Her Father As Well. Meg Townsend and her sister, Sylvie, seek a quiet existence managing the family bookshop. Meg feels responsible for caring for their father, Stephen, whose spirit and health … Continue reading

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