This is the third book I’ve read by Jaime Jo Wright and in my humble opinion, the best one yet, although they are all great reads!
This is a time slip novel that went back and forth from the early 1900s to present day but in the same small town.
I was held “captive” from the very first chapter right up to the end. Thea, from 1908, and Heidi, from present day were two very lost souls that had me sad because of their plights. Neither felt loved nor…
I enjoy books on the early settling of America. This one was about the earliest Amish settlers that came for religious freedom. The second group of Amish came in 1737 to a beginning settlement in Pennsylvania. The hardships were not stressed as much as in other books I’ve read but still they were hit upon. That is what fascinates me and makes me want to learn more. It’s hard to realize they came with practically nothing and had to rely on the land as well as each other. Strong, hardworking…Continue
This was different from most books I read. I don’t love the 1930s, nightclubs and heavy alcohol drinkers. All of these things and more are found in this novel. It took me a while to get through the 337 pages because it wasn’t inspiring my interest or curiosity but I’m not a quitter. The murder was almost a side note to the whole plot. There seems to be some shady things going on with thugs carrying walking sticks, guns and attitudes. The bad guys always showed up when you least expected…Continue
This novel was a real eye-opener for me. I had heard of and read about the Holocaust of course and seen many horrific pictures but never knew about the prison camp that held gypsies. I had only heard about the Jewish camps. Although fiction, this book held lots of truth. Helene Hannemann was a real person that was held in Auschwitz-Birkenau with her five children. Her husband was separated from them and sent elsewhere. Many of the names of doctors, guards, and officials were real and…Continue