For Napoleon's stepdaughter, nothing is simple -- especially love. Paris, 1798. Hortense de Beauharnais is engrossed in her studies at a boarding school for aristocratic girls, most of whom suffered tragic losses during the tumultuous days of the French Revolution. She loves to play and compose music, read and paint, and daydream about Christophe, her… Continue reading The Game of Hope by Sandra Gulland | Book Review
I can't believe March is over! It really has shot by ridiculously fast. Although March is longer than February, I only managed to read nine books. I spontaneously decided to head to Denver for a weekend, which meant several days lost that I couldn't read. Between that and the Marvel Cinematic Universe marathon I'm deep… Continue reading March 2018 Wrap-Up!
When newlywed Ruby Henderson Benoit arrives in Paris in 1939 with her French husband Marcel, she imagines strolling arm in arm along the grand boulevards, awash in the golden afternoon light. But war is looming on the horizon, and as France falls to the Nazis, her marriage begins to splinter, too. Charlotte Dacher is eleven… Continue reading The Room on Rue Amélie by Kristin Harmel | Book Review