Thursday, January 31, 2019

Books Read in January


Thanks to these Litsy folks for today’s prompt:


Today’s Prompt:  Finale - JANUARY READS

Books and Review Date:

We Hope For Better Things - 1/19

Sophie Last Seen - 12/24 - original date - 1/30

The Lost Girls of Paris - 1/29

I Invited Her In - 2/1

Forget You Know Me - 2/5

The Last Romantics - 2/6

The Hunting Party - 2/13

The Beantown Girls - 2/14

Wednesday, January 30, 2019


Have you read any of these titles?

Are you planning to read any of them?

1. I Invited Her In - 2/1

2. Forget You Know Me - 2/5

3. The Last Romantics - 2/6

4. The Hunting Party - 2/13

5. The Beantown Girls - 2/14 - date changed from 2/20

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

With most of the men at war and definitely more obvious than women if left at home, the best people for special war operations were women.

1943 - Eleanor was the woman in charge of the recruiting and placement of the women.

Eleanor knew it was very dangerous for the women to be doing these covert deeds as well as knowing that they are not as strong or physically equipped as men, but the women were definitely less easy to spot or were they?  She had to prove to the men in charge that the women she chose were the right ones,  and the women could carry out the operations.

1944 - Marie was recruited for one of the dangerous jobs in France since she spoke fluent French.

Marie went through training with Eleanor who was strict and difficult but with Marie knowing she really wasn't.  When Marie was sent on her first mission. she was terrified as each woman had been, but the job needed to be completed.

1946 - Grace found a suitcase in Grand Central that had an envelope with photographs of women.  This was after the war, and these photographs made Grace curious about who these women were and why that specific suitcase had been abandoned.

Grace needed to find out why the photos were in this abandoned suitcase, who these women in the photos were, and what the connection was to the past and to the war. Grace was also avoiding or was she unconsciously enjoying the company and attention of her dead husband's best friend, Mark. 

We follow the lives of these three women in alternating time periods as Pam Jenoff does her magic of detailing and informing us about their private lives, their roles in history, and the situations they were in and had been involved in.

Historical fiction fans as well as women's fiction fans will devour this marvelous book.

THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS is another beautiful, well-researched Pam Jenoff creation. 

DO NOT miss reading this book.  5/5

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

Monday, January 28, 2019

It’s Monday!! What Are YOU Reading? - 1/28/2019
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:

THE BEANTOWN GIRLS by Jane Healey - review will be on February 14 - finished on January 27.

This book is a GEM...LOVED it.

THE LAST ROMANTICS - review will be on February 6, 2019 - finished on January 22.

It wasn't a favorite even though I LOVED her first book.
WE HOPE FOR BETTER THINGS by Erin Bartels - review is in the book's title. 
THE HUNTING PARTY by Lucy Foley - review will be on February 13 - finished on January 14.

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.  :)

Book Currently Reading:

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

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

Books Up Next:

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.
THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER by Kaira Rouda - review will be on May 21.

WHAT LIES BELOW by Barbara Taylor Sissel - review will be on May 23, 2019.

THE SUMMER COUNTRY by Lauren Willig - review will be on June 4.

ASHES by Sharon Gloger Friedman - review will be on June 11. 
THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Erina Bridget Ring - review will be on June 25.
THE GOLDEN HOUR by Beatriz Williams - review will be on July 9.

NEVER HAVE I EVER by Joshilyn Jackson - review will be on July 30.

THE OYSTERVILLE SEWING CIRCLE by Susan  Wiggs - review will be on August 20.