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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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Love Divided: Molly Jebber’s “Two Suitors for Anna”

Title: Two Suitors for Anna (A Keepsake Pocket Quilt Novel) Author: Molly Jebber Publisher: Zebra Copyright: January 31, 2017 ASIN: B01FBZXPDM Format: E-Book, 319 Pages, $6.47 [Amazon Paperback], $5.99 [Kindle], $7.99 [Barnes & Noble Paperback], $5.99 [Nook], $5.99 [Google Play], $5.99 [iBooks] Summary: In 1903 Ohio, a young Amish woman must choose between the life she has long… Continue reading Love Divided: Molly Jebber’s “Two Suitors for Anna”

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From the Outside In: Maryam Tabibzadeh’s “Persian Dreams”

Persian Dreams recounts three generations of a family living during the twentieth century and provides insight into the political issues of the day. All around Talah and her family, Iran undergoes a transformation. The world that Talah grew up in is a different world than the one that her granddaughter Nosha grew up in.

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A Tale of Two Sisters: Kristin Hannah’s “The Nightingale”

It is present day Oregon and an elderly widow lives alone. While we are not told her name, we find that she has just recently sold her house and that she is going to be placed in an adult care facility at the behest of her son, Julien.