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THE CHILBURY LADIES' CHOIR
Jennifer Ryan
Hardcover, 371 pages
Published February 14th 2017 by Crown Publishing Group
ISBN: 1101906758 (ISBN13: 9781101906750)
also on Kindle and Audio CD

Jennifer Ryan provided an interesting way to look at the town, Chilbury, during World War 2 in this novel. A small town setting, near Dover, England, mainly women, older men, and children remain due to the number of eligible men going into military. Ryan provides each of the main characters a voice either through letters or a diary entry. Each of the town's members have a story-from dealing with war torn England, secrets that townspeople have, loss of family members, and more. The local women start up a choir and find they are quite good. This tactic helps the author show multiple sides of the characters throughout the story; and the letter/diary approach allows the reader to see how the town setting is part of the story.

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My latest read - Before the Fall by Noah Hawley - well worth a read

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Nadal nie ogarniam tego, co się stało na końcu tej książki. Jestem zachwycona. Cholera. Nawet nie wiem co napisać w tym opisie więc... po prostu zapraszam! <3

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Before the backdrop of mostly chaotic and adamant Hungarian anti-Habsburg politics after 1900, two young Hungaro-Transylvanian counts take their places in a society that indulges in the pleasures that inherited rank and wealth allow them. One becomes an independent member of Hungarian Parliament, takes over responsibility for part of his estates so far managed by his mother’s steward and sets out to seduce his unhappily married youth friend. The other is a sensitive young musician desperately in love with his cousin, but too poor to be allowed to court her. Out of despair he takes to Bohemian life spending more money than he has and playing cards for high stakes.
For more about this first part of the Transylvanian Trilogy by Hungarian nobleman and writer Bánffy Miklós, be invited to read the review on my book blog Edith’s Miscellany at http://edith-lagraziana.blogspot.com/2017/04/they-were-counted-by-banffy-miklos.html. And please don’t forget to share the review link with other interested readers. Thank you!

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HOUSE OF IVY AND SORROW
Natalie Whipple
Paperback, 360 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by HarperTeen
ISBN: 0062120182 (ISBN13: 9780062120182)
also on Kindle and AudioCD

Natalie Whipple is an author that I would definitely read again. House of Ivy and Sorrow's characters are well developed, even the minor characters. I was in a slump when I starting reading this YA novel; but once I sat down with the book, I couldn't put it down. Friendship and family are integral to the plot; coming of age, trusting, which friends are more like family, and family secrets keep the plotline moving at a good pace.

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My latest review on Almost Missed You by Jessica Stawser

Have you read it?
Almost Missed You by Jessica Stawser  I’d like to thank the publisher for my ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Genre: Women’s Fiction Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Publication Date: March 28, 2017 Description Violet and Finn were…

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