Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Books With The Word GIRL/GIRLS In The Title

Which books can you add to the list that have GIRL or GIRLS in the title?

I have reviewed each one on my blog. 

Looking forward to seeing what your titles are.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Annelies by David R. Gillham

Anne Frank has always been of interest, and Mr. Gillham creates a heartbreaking re-telling of what she and her family endured and what her life could have been had she survived.

We follow Anne before, during, and after the war that describes her family's confinement and the horrors they endured at the concentration camps.

Mr. Gillham brings Anne back to life and fictitiously lets us see how she is trying to put her life back together as she reunites with her father who in actuality is the only surviving family member.

The detailed writing and re-telling will hold your interest from the minute you begin reading. 

This book is a tribute to all of those who suffered, survived, perished, and helped in any way possible during history's darkest hours.

Mr. Gillham did an outstanding job of researching as well as using a creative method of portraying Anne Frank's life as it may have been even though she did not survive the Holocaust.

Through Mr. Gillham’s marvelous writing style we are transported back in time as we experience what Anne experienced during her captivity and as she tries to re-enter her previous life that is always filled with the presence and reminders of her captors and how she had to comply.
ANNELIES is a beautiful, heartfelt book you will want to absorb with attention to every detail.  

Anne seems as though she was and would have been a feisty young lady that the world has missed and could have learned from.  5/5

This book was given to me as ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, January 14, 2019

No Exit by Taylor Adams

A phone call that her mother had cancer, a snow storm, a rest stop with strangers, and worst of all a child locked in a cage in a van.

Could it get any worse for Darby? 

Who was the child, which one of the strangers in the rest stop was the kidnapper, and what can Darby do about it since there is no cell signal and no way the police could get there anyway in all that snow?

NO EXIT has us sharing a rest stop with the other stranded people trying to make time pass, but as time passes the tension and danger builds because Darby finds out who the kidnapper is and is secretly threatened to keep quiet.

As you read, you feel Darby's terror about the safety of herself and the other strangers and wish the snow would stop, cell service would be available, and some help would arrive.

If you have always thought rest stops were creepy places, you will be even more wary after reading NO EXIT. 

NO EXIT has characters that unfortunately could very well be exactly as they are portrayed whether they are at a rest stop or at a resort.  The kidnappers were pretty evil and had no regard for human life. 

Mr. Adams keeps you turning the pages, worrying, and wondering how it all will turn out as he slowly and expertly reveals who is who and what is happening.

Talking about an intense read, we need to capitalize INTENSE. 

NO EXIT has so much tension your heart will be pounding, and you won't want to stop reading. 

When you think you have figured out what is going on, another surprise pops up. 

If you thrive on thrillers, NO EXIT will not want to be missed. 5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

It's Monday!! What Are You Reading? - 1/14/2019
I hope you had a great reading week.  
This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish at some point.
Books Completed: 

FORGET YOU KNOW ME by Jessica Strawser - review will be on February 5, 2019 - finished on January 7.


THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS by Pam Jenoff - review will be on January 29, 2019 - finished on January 2. 

I INVITED HER IN by Adel Parks - review will be on February 1, 2019 - finished on December 22.

Has a character will love to dislike.  :)
THE WARTIME SISTERS by Lynda Cohen Logiman - review will be on January 22, 2019 - finished on December 18.

Be sure this is on your list.

NO EXIT by Taylor Adams - review is in the book's title.

Wow!! If you like tense, you won't want to miss this book.

And your fear of rest stops will increase!!

THE AU PAIR by Emma Rous - review is in the book's title.
AN ANONYMOUS GIRL by Greer Hendricks and Sara Pekkanen - review is in the book's title.

WOW!!  Have you read it yet?

Much better than their first book. 
 SHE LIES IN WAIT by Gytha Lodge - review is in the book's title.

ANNELIES by David R. Gillham - review will be on January 15, 2019 - finished on November 24.

The premise involves Anne Frank.  :) Sounds VERY good.

Book Currently Reading:

THE HUNTING PARTY by Lucy Foley - review will be on February 13.

Books Up Next:

WE HOPE FOR BETTER THINGS by Erin Bartels - review will be on February 7, 2019
THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER by Kaira Rouda - review will be on February 14, 2019. 

Cover revealed on October 3, 2018. 

THE LAST ROMANTICS - review will be on February 19, 2019.

THE BEANTOWN GIRLS by Jane Healey - review will be on February 20.


WOMAN 99 by Greer MacAllister - review will be in March 1, 2019.

No data base photo yet, but the publisher is Sourcebooks.

THE NIGHT BEFORE by Wendy Walker - review will be on March 4, 2019.


BEAUTIFUL STRANGERS by Camille Di Maio - review will be on March 5, 2019.

IN ANOTHER TIME by Jillian Cantor - review will be on March 6, 2019.

BEAUTIFUL BAD by Annie Ward - review will be on March 19, 2019.


THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR by Susan Meissner - review will be on March 27, 2019.


WHEN WE LEFT CUBA by Chanel Cleeton - review will be on  April 8, 2019.

THE BOOKSHOP OF THE BROKEN HEARTED by - review will be on April 9, 2019.

LITTLE DARLINGS by Melanie Golding - review will be on April 25, 2019.

PARK AVENUE SUMMER by Renee Rosen - review will be on April 30, 2019.
THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU by Liv Constantine - review will be on May 6, 2019.

THE SEVEN OR EIGHT DEATHS OF STELLA FORTUNA by Juliet Grames - review will be on May 7, 2019.
THE MISSING YEARS by Lexie Elliott - review and giveaway will be on May 12, 2019.
WHAT LIES BELOW by Barbara Taylor Sissel - review will be on May 23, 2019.

THE GOLDEN HOUR by Beatriz Williams - review will be on July 9.