Synopsis: The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes … Continue reading Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Author: Markus Zusak Publisher: Black Swan •2005• Series or Standalone: Standalone Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Fiction Source or Bought: Bought on a recent haul Goodreads Rating: 4.37 Buy it: 🌻 Book Depository 🌻 Amazon 🌻 “I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.” Liesel Meminger Synopsis: HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi … Continue reading Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Author: Jane Austen Series or Standalone: Standalone Genre: Classics, Historical Fiction, Romance, Source: Bought Goodreads Rating: 3.99 🌳Amazon 🌳 Book Depository 🌳 ABE Books🌳 “I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control. ” Synopsis: Jane Austen's Emma is a remarkable comedy of manners that follows the charming but insensitive Emma Woodhouse as she sets out on an ill-fated career of match-making in … Continue reading Book Review: Emma by Jane Austen
This is the best book I've read so far this year! Wow, I’ve never read a book like this, I found it so wonderfully original and interesting. It was well paced for its style (slower than a thriller, quicker than a Dickens novel). For me what made this story so wonderful is the people and the friendships. I felt so connected to Fleetwood and Alice and really cared about their story,
he Story of Lale Sokolov is sadly not based on fiction, so I cannot in any capacity critique the story, only the storytelling. I was amazed by Lale’s ability to survive and the way he put himself at risk to take care of others. This story showed how even in the worst imaginable conditions hope could be found, friendships could be made and lives can be saved. The love story was of course very special and beautiful especially as its true. However, I didn't find myself emotionally affected until the authors note where we learn what happened to Lale and Gita after the war.