Four Books To Read and Remember

 

The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer

This book grabbed my attention right away. I love the cover and am instantly intrigued. When I read the description, the words “bohemian” and “Paris” instantly jumped out at me, then learning the book goes from 1930s Paris to Europe during World War II and I knew I HAD to read it.  I cannot wait to get started!

Synopsis:

Their romance unfolds against the backdrop of bohemian Paris, with nights spent at smoky cabarets, opium dens, and Surrealist parties, and days spent working together to discover radical new photography techniques. But as Lee begins to assert herself, and moves from being a muse to an artist, Man’s jealousy spirals out of control, and soon their mutual betrayals threaten to destroy them both.

Told in interweaving timelines of 1930s Paris and war-torn Europe during WWII, this richly detailed, sensuous, and captivating debut by Whitney Scharer brings Lee Miller– a brilliant and pioneering artist in her own right–out of the shadows of a man’s legacy and into the light.

 

 

If you love historical fiction like I do, you will want to read Sold On A Monday by Kristina McMorris. The cover reminds me of The Orphan Train, one of my favorite books ever. When I read the plot of this book, I knew immediately it would be one to read and savor! HIGHLY recommended!

Synopsis:

Philadelphia, 1931. A young, ambitious reporter named Ellis Reed photographs a pair of young siblings on the front porch of a farmhouse next to a sign: “2 children for sale.”

With the help of newspaper secretary Lily Palmer, Ellis writes an article to accompany the photo. Capturing the hardships of American families during the Great Depression, the feature story generates national attention and Ellis’s career skyrockets.

But the photograph also leads to consequences more devastating than ever imagined—and it will take jeopardizing everything Ellis and Lily value to unravel the mystery and set things right.

Inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers throughout the country, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of ambition, redemption, love, and family.

 

 

I absolutely love the premise of The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle! This is one of those books where I am so excited to jump in thanks to a single idea, that one being: At one point or another, we’ve all been asked to name five people, living or dead, with whom we’d like to have dinner. 

Who would you invite? Because I love Marilyn Monroe so much, she’d be first on my list. After that, I dont know! Maybe I will learn something from this charming story. Its on my To-Read list and you should add it to yours too!

Synopsis:

“We’ve been waiting for an hour.” That’s what Audrey says. She states it with a little bit of an edge, her words just bordering on cursive. That’s the thing I think first. Not: Audrey Hepburn is at my birthday dinner, but Audrey Hepburn is annoyed.”

When Sabrina arrives at her thirtieth birthday dinner she finds at the table not just her best friend, but also three significant people from her past, and well, Audrey Hepburn. As the appetizers are served, wine poured, and dinner table conversation begins, it becomes clear that there’s a reason these six people have been gathered together.

Delicious but never indulgent, sweet with just the right amount of bitter, THE DINNER LIST is a romance for our times. Bon appetit.

 

 

All I needed to see was the author’s name and I was intrigued. I enjoy Elin Hilderbrand’s books, they are always really good and they always make me want to move to an east coast beach town!

I am so super excited to read this book which practically screams SUMMER TIME!

Synopsis:

It’s Nantucket wedding season, also known as summer, the sight of a bride racing down Main Street is as common as the sun setting at Madaket Beach. The Otis-Winbury wedding promises to be an event to remember: the groom’s wealthy parents have spared no expense to host a lavish ceremony at their oceanfront estate.

But it’s going to be memorable for all the wrong reasons after tragedy strikes: a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony-and everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash interviews the bride, the groom, the groom’s famous mystery-novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, he discovers that every wedding is a minefield-and no couple is perfect.

 

I love to read so much, I don’t even want to tell you how many hours I spend seeing whats coming up in later 2018, 2019. I get super excited when I see one of my favorite authors has a new book coming out!

 

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