From Francine Schwarz
Title: Gold Web
Author: Vicki Delany
This book is one of s series of life during the gold rich near the US/Canadian border. I really liked the way the author includes historical facts in her story. I will be going back and re adding older books from this series. I also plan on reading the historical books she used as reference. A good read and I love that the main character is a female.
From Lisa Lando
Title: The Shoemaker’s Wife
Author: Adriana Trigiani
This is a love story about Italian immigrants who come to America in the turn of the century. Great read, highly recommend!
From Margaret Mezzacapo
Title: Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Question: A novel about the Plague? How interesting could THAT be?
Answer: Pretty darn interesting.
Yes, when the author says “Plague”, she means “the big one” – the Black Plague that decimated Europe and changed history back in the 1600s. Anna Frith is a normal, average woman living contentedly with her husband and children. When her husband dies in an accident, she takes in a boarder to help make ends meet – and that’s how the Plague comes to town. The village is decimated and whole families are lost, and Anna finds herself in the role of taking care of those who are sickened. Along the way, her independence and her capabilities grow to levels she never would have thought possible before having been put to this unwelcome test. An interesting read that also illustrates how disease has changed history.
From Natasha Kissoonlall
Title: The Devil in the White City
Author: Erik Larson
I really enjoyed this book because I like true stories.
From Donna Southard
Title: The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
This is an interesting plot about the magical uses of the brain to create entertaining circus events twisted in a love story that is so intense that it moves to another plane or dimension of life. The author includes a mystery competition between unknown adversaries which eventually turns into a love story. The author uses a time frame that transitions between the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s. The setting primarily focuses on the features of the unique circus as it moves from country to country. I found the character descriptions to be entertaining.
From Sandi Rosenthal
Title: The 19th Wife
Author: David Ebershoff
I really enjoyed this book.
The author told two tales a hundred years apart, both stories relate to each other. One story is based on the life of Anne Eliza Webb, the 19th wife of Brigham Young, one of the first leaders of the Mormon church, and a second fictional story of a modern day cult of polygamists.
This book is about polygamy, is so interesting and so well written, I couldn’t put it down.
From ADELE GRESSER
Title: the templar legacy
Author: steve berry
COTTON MALONE SLIDES INTO A CLOAK AND DAGGER WORLD WHEN HE IS CLLED BACK FROM RETIREMENT.WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WEALTH AND POSSESSIONS OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. THERE WAS AN ANCIENT CONSPIRACY ABOUT THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. COTTON MALONE IS GOING OUT ALL THE WAY TO FIND IT OUT. HE FINDS RUTHLESS PEOPLE IN POWER AND SHATTERS THEIR DEATHY POWER.
From adele gresser
Title: PEOPLE OF THE BOOK
Author: GERALDINE BROOKS
a RELIGIOUS BOOK FOUND IN Sarajevo and a young lady from Australia, Hannah Heath, noted for her supreme talent of repairing old artifacts, was asked to appraise whether it was truly the ancient Sarajevo HAGGADA. THE WORLD BELEVED THE GERMANS HAD DESTROYED ALL JEWISH BOOKS. HANNA FINDS IN THE BOOK’S BINDING A SERIES OF TINY ARTIFACTS IN ITS BINDING:an insert wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals and a white hair. To learn about how each of the components, you will need to read this enlightening book.
From Pat Wagner
Author: Amy Bloom
Lillian Leyb’s American story starts on July 3, 1924 on the New York’s Lower Eastside. Her adventures take her across America as she pursues her daughter. Excellent summer read
From Terry DelBalso
Title: Joy in the Morning
Author: Betty Smith
This story begins in Brooklyn in 1927 with a young couple falling in love. Carl goes to the Midwest to study law and Annie follows him. The story is very realistic. It takes you along as two young kids try to make it in a grown up world with no family support after having married to young, according to their parents. You find yourself actually hoping for them in bad times and cheering for them in good times. It was one of those books you don’t want to put down.