Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Eli's Promise by Ronald H. Balson

It is 1939 - We meet Eli Rosen and his wife Esther who were hard workers, but then the German occupation happened and changed everything.

Maximilian who was supposedly their friend betrayed them by joining the Nazi party and thought nothing of his betrayal of Eli and his family.

We follow what happens to Eli and his family - of course it is heartbreaking.

It's 1946 - We move to post WWII and what Eli's life is at this time as he lives in an American Zone camp for displaced persons with his son.  

He thinks Maximilian is selling visas on the black market, but isn't sure.  If he finds out it is Maximilian, who knows what Eli will do.

Maximilian was paid by Eli to protect his wife, but she still hasn’t been found.

Eli’s focus is to find Maximilian, find out what he knows about Esther, and to have Maximilian prosecuted for his war and post-war crimes.

It is 1965 - We see Eli in Chicago still trying to find the person who betrayed him during the war - Maximilian - and get to the bottom of the political underworld.  Could Max be involved?

ELI’S PROMISE is another heartbreaking and marvelously written book by master author Ronald Balson.

I thoroughly enjoyed ELI'S PROMISE, even though the time in Chicago was a bit confusing until we saw the true reason Eli was there.

Another well written book you won't want to miss if you are a fan of Mr. Balson and historical fiction. 4/5

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


Monday, September 21, 2020

FEATURING: The House of Brides by Jane Cockram

If you enjoy odd characters, old mansions, family secrets, supposed ghosts, a stolen book, and Gothic undertones, you will want to have THE HOUSE OF BRIDES added to your TBR.

HOUSE OF BRIDES has an absorbing, captivating story line you won't want to put down.

PAPERBACK RELEASES NEXT MONTH - BE SURE TO GET YOUR COPY!!    

FULL REVIEW HERE.



Mailbox Monday - 9/21/2020


Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists!!
Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books, has a permanent home now at Mailbox Monday.
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Here’s a shout out to the administrators:
Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree 
Serena @ Savvy Verse And Wit
Martha @ Reviews By Martha's Bookshelf 
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THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive.
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I hope you had a good mailbox.
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On Monday, September 14, I received:

1.  ELI'S PROMISE by Ronald H. Balson, courtesy of Sarah Schoof of St. Martin's Press.

What a LOVELY surprise!!  So excited...love his books.


2.  ARE WE THERE YET by Kathleen West , courtesy of Berkley Publishing and NetGalley.

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On Tuesday, September 15, I received:

1.  THE NIGHT PORTRAIT by Laura Morelli, courtesy of William Morrow.

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On Wednesday, September 16, I received:

1.  COVER YOUR TRACKS by Daco S. Auffenorde, courtesy of the author.
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On Friday, September 18, I received:

1.  SURVIVING SAVANNAH by Patti Callahan, courtesy of Berkley Publishing Group and NetGalley.


2. LANA'S WAR by Anita Abriel, courtesy of Atria books and NetGalley.

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It's Monday!! What are YOU Reading? - 9/21/2020

  http://bookdate.blogspot.com/

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I hope you had a great reading week.
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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.
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Books Completed:

THREE SINGLE WIVES by Gina LaManna - review will be on September 24.

This book is very good...add it to your TBR.
 
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CONFESSIONS ON THE 7:45 by Lisa Unger - review will be on October 7 - finished on September 13.
 
This books needs to be in your TBR this fall.

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WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND BRAVE by Hazel Gaynor - review will be on October 6 - finished on September 10.

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I KNOW WHAT I SAW by S.K. Sharp - review will be on October 2 - finished on September 6.

Good story line, but took too long to get to the end.

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MILLICENT GLENN'S LAST WISH by Tori Whitaker - review will be on October 1 - finished on September 4.

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THE THREE MRS. WRIGHTS by Linda Kerr - review will be on September 30 - finished on August 30.

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THE TALENTED MISS FARWELL by Emily Gray Tedrowe - review will be on September 29 - finished on August 27.

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TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH by Gilly MacMillan - review will be on September 23 - finished on  August 22.

To Tell You the Truth: A Novel by [Gilly Macmillan]
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ELI'S PROMISE by Ronald H. Balson - review will be on September 22 - finished on August 14.
DON'T LOOK FOR ME by Wendy Walker - review is in the book's title.

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THE STAR-CROSSED SISTERS OF TUSCANY by Lori Nelson Spielman - review will be on November 17 - finished on February 16.

LOVED this book.

https://www.amazon.com/Star-Crossed-Sisters-Tuscany-Nelson-Spielman/dp/1984803166/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=the+starcrossed+sisters+of+tuscany&qid=1571428146&sr=8-3
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Book Currently Reading:

TAHOE HIT by Todd Borg - review will be on October 14.

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Books Up Next:

THE TRANSATLANTIC BOOK CLUB by Felcity Hayes-McCoy - review will be on November 10.

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THE GIRL IN THE MIRROR by Rose Carlyle- review will be on October 20.

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TELL ME MY NAME by Erin Ruddy - REVIEW WILL BE ON OCTOBER 27.
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THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO PRAGUE by Carol Windly - review will be on November 3. 

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IN SEARCH OF A NAME by Marjolijn Van Heemstra - review will be on November 23.

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THE NIGHT PORTRAIT by Laura Morelli - review will be on November 19.

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COVER YOUR TRACKS by Daco S. Auffenorde - review will be on November 20.

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TRACE OF DECEIT by Karen Odden - review will be on November 24.

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TAKE IT BACK by Kia Abdullah - review will be on December 8.
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HE LAST TO SEE HER by Courtney Evan Tate - review will be on December 15.

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WRONG ALIBI by Christina Dodd - review will be on December 29.

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THE WIFE UPSTAIRS by Rachel Hawkins - review will be on January 5, 2021.


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MARION LANE AND THE INQUIRERS by T. A. Willberg - review will be on January 6, 2021.

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LANA'S WAR by Anita Abriel - review will be on Janaury 11, 2021.

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THE PERFECT GUESTS by Emma Rous - review will be on January 12, 2021.
 
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THE PARIS LIBRARY by Janet Skeslien Charles - review will be on February 2, 2021 .
 

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THE NATURE OF FRAGILE THINGS by Susan Meissner - review will be on February 3.
  
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THE ECHO WIFE - Sarah Galley - review will be on February 16, 2021.

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SURVIVING SAVANNAH by Patti Callahan - review will be on March 9.

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THE SWEET TASTE OF MUSCADINES by Pamela Terry - review will be on March 16, 2021.

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ARE WE THERE YET by Kathleen West - review will be on March 17, 2021.

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THE WOMEN OF CHATEAU LAFAYETTE by Stephanie Dray - review will be on March 30, 2021.
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THE GOOD SISTER by Sally Hepworth - review will be on April 13, 2021.

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