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Susan Meissner’s “A Bridge Across the Ocean”

What first grabbed my attention about A Bridge Across the Ocean was the book cover. On the cover is a pretty auburn-haired woman in a 1950’s style dress with pearls and candy apple red lipstick. She had this sort of half-smile or smirk, I'm unsure which. Either way, it definitely caught my attention!

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God and the Mighty Guilder: Jessie Burton’s “The Miniaturist”

The year is 1686 and Petronella Oortman has arrived in the city of Amsterdam, the glittering utopia rife with pomp and splendor. The protagonist called “Nella” has arrived in Amsterdam with the express purpose of moving to her husband, Johannes Brandt’s home.

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By the Eight-Pointed Star: Tracy Chevalier’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring”

We’ve all seen that mysterious painting, the one known as Girl with a Pearl Earring, the seventeenth century masterpiece of Johannes “Jan” Vermeer. One can even go so far to say that Girl with a Pearl Earring is “the Dutch Mona Lisa,” as some have taken to calling it.