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A former third grade teacher in the Madeira schools, Jacque has been a partner at the store for nine years. She loves being a part of the community and seeing all of her friends at the store. The mother of two daughters, she is delighted to be the grandmother of four!
This historical fiction novel takes place in Germany, as Hitler begins quietly at first and then tragically to bring his vindictive methods to thousands of innocents. Yes, there are many WWII reads of this time in our history, However, can we ever ignore the determined, quiet strength of the men and women who bravely and dangerously fought this reign of terror?
In 1938, MGM productions took on the challenge of bringing Frank Baum’s, The Wizard of Oz, to the move screen. Frank’s widow, Maud Gage Baum, decided to insert herself. Her goal was to help producers see the production through her late husband’s eyes. A sweet and touching read!
As a native of southern Ohio, I am always drawn to stories of Appalachia. This historical fiction read centers around the Roosevelt’s Kentucky Pack Horse Librarian Project, during the 1930’s. It is an encouragement of literacy, enriching, and at times heartbreaking, but a must read for historical fiction readers.
In 1891, the Givens family leaves Ireland for a better life in America. This pilgrimage brings them to Cincinnati, Ohio. This new journey does not have an easy beginning. Local readers can identify with life on the banks of the Ohio River, traveling to Ripley, and the famed Rankin House, along with the struggles of the times. This is a great pre-civil war period read.ney does not have an easy beginning.
This historical novel begins with the correspondence between Joy Davidman and the acclaimed author, C. S. Lewis. Joy, an author and poet in her own right, is searching for inspiration and answers. She decides to write to the much admired Lewis. Joy's first letter is the beginning of bringing shared thoughts and beliefs to the surface for both of them. Readers will be touched by the illumination of ideas, the honesty, and the love found in this story.
This charming story introduces the reader to customers of Nightingale Books. The store and its owners have a quiet, nurturing, and long-lasting effect on customers. So much so, that each customer brings his or her own talents to this place of happiness. A great book to cozy up with this winter!
Set in London in the 1940's, Emmy Downtree and her younger sister, Julie, are often left alone while their single mother tries to make a living in order to care for her family. For safety reasons the children are evacuated from the city. Though safe and most welcomed in the Cotswalds, the girls are eventually separated from each other cusing them to take very different paths.
This historical fiction takes place in Florence, Italy in the 1940's. Based on a true story young teenage Pino Lella, secretly joins the underground to lead and assist Jewish families over the Alps to safety. Not knowing of Pino's secret, his parents force him to join the German Army. The story unfolds with Pino caught between his obligations and his morality.