Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The First Emma by Camille Di Maio


Wanting her story to be told, Emma Koehler puts out an ad for a journalist to write her book.

Wanting to escape Baltimore, Mable applies and lands the job even though she isn't a journalist.

What Mable finds when she arrives in San Antonio is an elderly Emma with an interesting life's story to record.  She also finds relatives who aren't that friendly except for Erik.

I thought it was clever how Ms. Di Maio introduced a character to record the life of Emma Koehler as we learned how Emma wanted women to know their value.

You will immediately be drawn into the life of Emma, the brewery, and the time period.

Ms. Di Maio has written a marvelously researched book with characters you will love.  

Her writing simply pulls you in with its ease and welcoming tone.

Another beautiful book by Camille Di Maio. 

You definitely will not want to miss reading this book. 5/5

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


  1. Lovely review, thanks for sharing your thoughts

    1. It is a beautiful story.

      Thank you for your compliment, shelleyrae.

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    1. Love her books.

      Thanks for commenting, Davida.

  3. This is coming up for me. Glad to know it’s as good as it looks!

    1. I know you will love it, reeca.

      Thanks for your comment.

  4. Sounds so good! Thanks for sharing.

    1. I really enjoyed it...I am sure you would too.

      Thanks for your comment, Laurel.