Twenty-Five New Book Reviews

We have twenty-five new book reviews for you! Most of the reviews are from Grace and me, but my daughter and husband are also sharing two of the reviews this time.

Twenty Five Fiction and Stack of Books and Nonfiction Book Reviews

One of the things that makes our site different than many book websites is that we read all the books that we share.

Grace and I read most of them, but since we are a family of readers, you will occasionally see book reviews from other family members. But all the books we review, recommend, and put in our book lists are read by one of us.

This allows us to give honest reviews of why we like or didn’t like a book. We hope that helps you decide whether or not it is a book that you want to try.

In between college, work, and everyday life, we have been able to get quite a bit of reading done the last few months. We recently added twenty-five new book reviews to the site. We hope you find a book or two to add to your to be read stack!

Click on the title of the book to read the full review.


The Great Pearl Heist book review

The Great Pearl HeistA true crime story set in London in 1913.

Farewell to Manzanar

Farewell To ManzanarA WWII memoir of life in a Japanese internment camp.

Everything Beautiful in Its Time book cover

Everything Beautiful in Its TimeA story of love, loss, and family.

Syria's Secret Library

Syria’s Secret LibraryWould you risk your life for a book?

When Books Went To War

When Books Went To WarDid you know that the U.S. sent millions of books to soldiers during WWII? This book shares the little known story of how it started and how millions of books were sent to troops.

The Engineer's Wife

The Engineer’s WifeA popular book that wasn’t for me, and I am sharing why.

Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – This is a story of love, loss, WWII, family, a Japanese internment camp, and more. This will be one of my favorite books for the year.

Red Sky Over Hawaii book

Red Sky Over HawaiiAnother WWII book that I recently read.

Will the Circle Be Unbroken book

Will the Circle Be UnbrokenIf you love memoirs, this is one I think you will enjoy.

Wicked Autumn book cover

Wicked Autumn A Max Tudor Novel –  Another popular book that wasn’t for me, and I am sharing why.

At Love's Command Book

At Love’s Command – A somewhat cheesy, clean romance that Grace recently read.

Cilka's Journey book

Cilka’s JourneyThe second book in The Tattooist Auschwitz series.

Portland On the Take book review

Portland on the TakeInteresting history of the city of Portland.


StardustGrace shared why this popular fantasy book was not for her.

Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed – I am a big fan of making my bed every day. I loved the principles in this book.

The Queen's Gambit book

The Queen’s Gambit – Did you know that the popular Netflix series was based on a book?

The Dean's Watch Book review

The Dean’s Watch – Cozy comfort read set in England.

The Gentleman and the Thief

The Gentleman and the Thief – Easy to read and a proper romance book.

Testament of Youth book review

Testament of YouthThere are a lot of books on WWII but not as many on WWI. The memoir of WWI is a classic book worth reading.

Murder On the Orient Express book review

Murder On the Orient Express – I can’t believe it took me so long to read this one!

The Sweetness of Forgetting

The Sweetness of Forgetting – This book includes a few of my favorite things, WWII history, family, romance, and food.

The Kitchen House book cover

The Kitchen House – A powerful history fiction book set in a time and place I haven’t read a lot about.

Maisie Dobbs book review

Maisie Dobbs – One of my new favorite mystery series.

Bringing Columbia Home

Bringing Columbia Home – My daughter and husband are sharing their thoughts on this one.

None Braver book book cover

None BraverA modern-day military book about the War on Terrorism

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