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A former third grade teacher in the Madeira schools, Jacque has been a partner at the store for twelve 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!

The Last Garden in England Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982107826
Published: Gallery Books - January 12th, 2021

Both Chris and I loved this novel! The novel follows the history of the beautiful English garden at Highbury House, traced through the lives of five women and their influence on the garden from 1907, 1944, to 2021.  I thoroughly enjoyed the character and strength of each woman!


All the Children Are Home: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063045453
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 13th, 2021

This is a bittersweet, must read that touches the reader’s heart at every corner. The bond of the Moscatelli family shows strength during heartbreak, and the love and dedication to family, which should be an example for all of us.  Weeks later, I am still marveling over these characters.


Eternal Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525539766
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 23rd, 2021

Meet Elizabetta, Sandro, and Marco, three best friends and their families.  They all must struggle to survive wartime and loss under Hitler’s invasion of Rome. This is Scottoline’s first historical fiction novel and a job well done!


The Last Bookshop in London: A Novel of World War II Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335284808
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Published: Hanover Square Press - April 6th, 2021

Grace Bennett surprisingly finds herself working at Primrose Hill, a bookshop in the heart of London, as she faces the realities of wartime during the London Blitz.  


The Four Winds: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250178602
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 2nd, 2021

This story of hardship and struggle through the dustbowl broke my heart.  The human strength that was required to survive these terrible conditions was beyond anything I could imagine.  Hannah does a wonderful job of bringing the hardships and sadness of the dustbowl to the reader.


Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250198617
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Published: Forge Books - January 7th, 2020

This book and her second book, South of the Buttonwood Tree, are completely enjoyable!  Midnight at the Blackbird Café was my first read by this Cincinnati author, which was so delightful, I quickly followed it by reading South of the Buttonwood Tree.  I am looking forward to trying one of her mysteries!