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review 2016-11-06 20:31
The Night Voyage by Daria Song
The Night Voyage: A Magical Adventure and Coloring Book (Time Adult Coloring Books) - Daria Song

Quite possibly one of the most gorgeous coloring books I will ever own. The pages are magnificent and there is a story at the very beginning to coincide with the gorgeous illustrations. Beautiful!

 

 

*I received a copy of this adult coloring book from Blogging for Books for review purposes.

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review 2016-11-06 18:52
Secrets of Nanreath Hall by Alix Rickloff
Secrets of Nanreath Hall: A Novel - Alix Rickloff

I started reading this book during a busy month. Any other time, I would've devoured this wonderful tale of loss, chance, family secrets, and finding one's way home despite the obstacles. There are those books that one reads and it is just that - reading. Whilst the story may be somewhat entertaining, it ceases to draw you in and fails to connect oneself to place or protagonist. Just another book you quickly want to finish. Then, there's that lovely, lively book that finds its way to your hands and once you've lost yourself in its pages you never want to leave it behind. Secrets of Nanreath Hall is the latter and exactly why I love historical fiction. Set between alternating periods of WWI and WWII, two women struggle to define themselves within a distinguished family that has hidden their secrets well inside the walls of Nanreath Hall.

Another fabulous read of 2016. I fell in love with ALL of the characters, each one growing closer to my heart as the story gained momentum. While the plot is not altogether original, I never felt as if I'd read this before. The scenes of war are vivid and I could hear the engines of airplanes screaming across the British skies. I could sense the fear and feel the heartbreak when letters brought news of lost loved ones, another casualty of war that changed lives in an instant. I ached for the young soldiers dashing off to war, imagining himself a hero but returning as a broken weary veteran, a constant battle inside the war between remembering and forgetting. It felt as if I was at the train depot standing among the women who kissed their soldier's lips for the very last time. Nanreath Hall came to life and I could smell the salty sea air, picture the transformation of the once great home now being used as hospital for the wounded and dying. Yes! Strong characters lived and breathed between the pages and captured my imagination until the very end. Superbly written. Five shiny gold stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


"Doubt that the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move, Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love." - Shakespeare



*I won a copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Thank you to William Morrow for sponsoring the giveaway and to Alix Rickloff for writing a story that I'll always remember.

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review 2016-09-30 19:58
All At Sea by Decca Aitkenhead
All at Sea: A Memoir - Decca Aitkenhead

Finished this book a couple of weeks ago and still thinking about the tragedy of losing Tony. Decca has written a beautiful story about tragic events that took place during a family vacation, a serene and well loved travel destination. It's beyond heartbreaking but also full of light. I think Tony would be immensely proud of the story Dec shared with the world.

 

 

 

*I won a copy of this book through the KEEP TURNING PAGES Goodreads group. Many thanks to Doubleday and the fantastic members of KEEP TURNING PAGES for sharing their opinions of each of our wonderful monthly selections. 

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review 2016-09-30 19:50
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
Vinegar Girl: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare) - Anne Tyler

I enjoyed Tyler's story, a retelling of Shakespeare's classic The Taming of the Shrew. To be honest, I've never read Shakespeare's version so I am unable to comment between the variation. I will say this, I was entertained and enjoyed the battle of the sexes theme. An uncomplicated story, with an ending that made me smile.

 

 

 

*I was provided with a free copy of this book through Blogging for Books for review purposes. Many thanks!

 

 

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review 2016-09-03 16:45
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel - Mitch Albom

A beautiful story with gorgeous detail. My favorite Albom book yet. Mitch Albom weaves an incredible tale unlike anything I've read before. Brilliant! If you're a music fan, read this book. Better still, if you're a book lover, this is a must read.

 

 

*I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway.

 

 

 

 

**DOUBLE POSTINGS. What's up with this? Haven't been doing a lot of blog posts recently on BookLikes because I'm having so many viral issues. Double postings are annoying as hell, I get it. At first, the posts were doubling only on my Samsung tablet and I was still able to blog from my iPhone and Kindle. Now, it's doing it every post, from each device. Just one of several issues here. Therefore, I've limited my already limited posts. Until something changes, pleas excuse the double vision. 

 

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