Here are a couple books I’ve read and enjoyed since the last Just Off the Bookshelf post.
So many of you recommended this book in the comments of the last book review post. I listened… and I agree. It’s a good one! Another 4.5 star book. My interest in the Japanese American internment camps is just getting started.
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My latest purchases from amazon…
Beneath a Marble Sky
i think this is somewhat of an older book that i borrowed from one of my book swap besties. i had never heard of it before, but i sure did enjoy it. it sucked me right in. it’s a historical fiction book about the building of the Taj Mahal and now that i’ve read it i’d love to actually get to visit the Taj Mahal someday! i give it 4 and 1/2 stars!
geez… it has been a long time since we’ve had a book post around here. if you can’t tell… when my life gets crazy busy, reading is the first thing i have to give up. sad. but true.
i’d give ROOM 4 1/2 gold stars.
i’ve read quite a few of Kristin Hannah’s books and i always seem to really enjoy them. i’d say this book (and most of her others) would get 4 1/2 stars. it’s a good easy read that kept me interested and curious through the whole story.
have you read anything good lately?
One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial “Brides for Indians” program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man’s world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime.
i’m giving this book 2.5 stars.
Caught between her heart’s desires and her responsibilities, Sarah is at a crossroads. Then, when Sarah’s son Charlie unexpectedly returns from town with a new bride, her relationship with an old neighbor turns into an all-out range war. Pursued by a man she barely knows, Sarah wants more than to be a replacement for his dead wife. It is only through a chance encounter that she discovers his true feelings, and only then can she believe that a selfless love has at last reached out to her .
Paris, May 2002: On Vel’ d’Hiv’s 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France’s past. Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah. Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the girl’s ordeal, from that terrible term in the Vel d’Hiv’, to the camps, and beyond. As she probes into Sarah’s past, she begins to question her own place in France, and to reevaluate her marriage and her life.
now if i was to just come across this book at the store i would probably walk right past it.
the cover is not pretty… the title is weird… and i’m not really into western type books.
i loved the story.
and i loved getting to know Sarah Agnes Prine (and Captain Jack Elliott) !
i also read the second book in the series…
and how embarrassing that i just happened to be reading at my son’s basketball practice when i came across one of them.
well that wasn’t pretty! haha.
oh.. and one other thing about these books. they are about as clean as they come.
so that was a nice plus for me.
SO…. have you read them??
i want to hear your opinion about them!
and next on the reading list for me is:
The Star Garden
by Nancy E. Turner
(the third and final book)
by Tatiana de Rosnay
(a lot of you recommended this book. i’m excited to read it!)
the title is a little funny sounding but
i thoroughly enjoyed every single page.