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A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers
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A Memory of Violets. On my to read list. Pinner writes: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers - Hazel Gaynor In 1912, twenty-year-old Tilly Harper leaves the peace and beauty of her native Lake District for London, to become assistant housemother at Mr. Shaw’s Home for Watercress and Flower Girls. For years, the home has cared for London’s flower girls—orphaned and crippled children living on the grimy streets and selling posies of violets and watercress to survive.
A Memory of Violets
Worth Reading, Kate Alcott, Books Club, Fashion Design, Books Worth, Dressmaker, Young Women, Historical Fiction, Reading Lists
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott has all the necessary ingredients for a delicious tale - a runaway housemaid, scheming fashion designers, dashing gentlemen, a plucky girl reporter and an ill-fated cruise on the Titantic. The sinking of the Titanic occurs in the first 50 pages - the rest is about the aftermath in NYC following their rescue. Not very interesting, and with a predictable ending, I'm leaving this book on the bottom of the ocean, where it belongs. ~~ Houston Foodlovers Book Club
The Dressmaker: A Novel by Kate Alcott, Story about poor young women determined to change her life. Connects with famous fashion designer who hires her just before departing on The Titanic. Easy read. Clean.
The Dressmaker. Not my favorite but still worth reading. Especially if you are a Titanic fan.
<3 Reading List [The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott - A young housemaid quits her job and is chosen at the last minute to accompany a great fashion designer on the ill-fated voyage of the Titanic.]
Can't put this book down! Real events and some historic fiction. Very interesting account of what happened after the survivors of the Titanic reached NYC. The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott.... Currently off the shelf.... This book was very good. I definitely want a movie from this. It was devil wears prada, law and order, and the titanic wrapped in one. 10/10.
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and “pioneer of sizzle history” (USA Today), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War.
Soldiers Spy, Karen O'Neil, Books Worth, Liars Temptress, Karen Abbott, Women Undercov, Reading Lists, Temptress Soldiers, The Civil Wars
♥ Reading List [Liar-Temptress-Soldier-Spy]
Liar Temptress Soldier Spy, Four Women Undercover in the Civil War, nonfiction, Karen Abbott
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy
Worth Reading, World War Ii, Books Covers, Wind, Aleutian Islands, Books Worth, Brian Payton, Rivers T-Shirt, Places
The Wind Is Not a River Signed Edition by Brian Payton: A gripping tale of survival and an epic love story in which a husband and wife — separated by the only battle of World War II to take place on American soil — fight to reunite in Alaska's starkly beautiful Aleutian Islands Following the...
The Wind Is Not a River. Click on the book cover to request this title at the Bill or Gales Ferry Libraries. 2/14
The Wind Is Not a River
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
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Anthony Marra's debut novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
Winter Reading List 2013 | Washington Week
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
The Secret Keeper
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The Secret Keeper: A Novel #katemorton #thesecretkeeper
A video book review of The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. One of the top picks from In the Stacks librarians for your book club to read.
AI Book Club, Thursday, November 14 @ 6:45pm. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. During a party at the family farm in the English countryside, 16-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house. She spies a stranger coming up the road and sees her mother speak to him. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother.
The Secret Keeper
The Plum Tree
Worth Reading, Plum Trees, German Women, Nonfiction Books, Books Worth, Ellen Mary, Historical Fiction, Mary Wiseman, Reading A Books
A touching story as moving and inspiring as "Cold Mountain "and "Schindler's List" about the resilience and the enduring hope of one young woman who puts a face on the countless destitute German women and children who were victims of their government's actions during World War II.
The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman, Another great historical fiction novel dealing with WWII Germany. Many of the events in this book were pulled from memories told to the author by her mother.
Kensington, Zebra, Pinnacle Imprints -- romance, fiction, nonfiction book publishers
WANT TO READ: a book I've been meaning to read // The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman
The Plum Tree
The Color of Secrets by Lindsay Jayne Ashford
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The Color of Secrets - Kindle edition by Lindsay Jayne Ashford. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
The Color of Secrets | Lindsay Ashford | 9781477828434 | NetGalley
The Midwife's Revolt by Jodi Daynard
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The Midwife's Revolt - by Jodi Daynard. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. Great Book!!!
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
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Goodreads | The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0) by Ayana Mathis - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis. Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection. The story of an African American family held together with a mother's grit and monumental courage.
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Amazon.com: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (9780307949707): Ayana Mathis: Books
The Other Daughter; When her mother unexpectedly dies, she returns to England to clear out the cottage, and finds a scrapbook full of cuttings from London society pages—all pictures of her supposedly deceased father, very much alive. He's an earl, socially prominent, with another daughter who is living a charmed life: a debutante, much photographed, and engaged to a rising Tory MP. Rachel's cousin confirms the horrible truth: her father is alive, with a legitimate, acknowledged family.
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The Other Daughter: A Novel by Lauren Willig, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PF818YY/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_rtTUub0E2FADV
The Other Daughter
Worth Reading, Paris Wife, Circles, Books Jackets, Sun Signs, Signs Books, Books Worth, Paula Mclain, Novels
Circling the Sun: A Novel by Paula McLain | RD: July 28th, 2015) | Circling the Sun by Paula McLain (Ballantine Books) Description: Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman—Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of the classic memoir Out of Africa. Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature’s delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships. Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who live and love by their own set of rules. But it’s the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl’s truest self and her fate: to fly. Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain’s powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit.
Circling the Sun (Signed Book)
Circling the Sun
Page Turners Book Club read for June: The Tilted World: A Novel by Tom Franklin
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The Great Flood of 1927 and the Facts that Inspired The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly - Book Club Girl - Book Group Rec...
The Tilted World: A Novel - Kindle edition by Tom Franklin, Beth Ann Fennelly. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
Set against the backdrop of the historic flooding of the Mississippi River, THE TILTED WORLD is an extraordinary tale of murder and moonshine, sandbagging and saboteurs, and a man and a woman who find unexpected love.
The Tilted World: A Novel: Tom Franklin, Beth Ann Fennelly: 9780062069191: Amazon.com: Books
Adding this to my list of books to read. In her first novel since The God of War, the critically acclaimed author Marisa Silver takes Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” photograph as inspiration for a breathtaking reinvention—a story of two women, one famous and one forgotten, and of the remarkable legacy of their chance encounter.
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Lakeville April 2014 Book Club Read: Mary Coin by Marisa Silver
Mary Coin. This is a historical fiction novel that bounces between a historian in the present and the migrant workers of the 1930s with a twist at the end. The main character is based on the iconic photo on the book's cover. Great read! http://www.amazon.com/dp/0399160701/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awd_Ot4psb060213A
Mary Coin by Marisa Silver: This novel imagines the lives of the subject of the photograph, photographer, and a college professor who finds a connection to a family legacy in the image of the iconic "Migrant Mother."
Mary Coin by Marisa Silver. The author takes the iconic photograph "Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange as inspiration for a story of two women—one famous and one forgotten—and their remarkable chance encounter.
The Sweetest Hallelujah by Elaine Hussey Oh wow, this book was so amazing! It was like The Help, Saving CeeCee Honeycut and Steel Magnolias all rolled in to one! Highly recommend.
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The Sweetest Hallelujah is an unforgettable story of two courageous women brought together by one extraordinary little girl. Betty Jewel Hughes was once the hottest black jazz singer in Memphis. But she gave up her dream of being a star to raise her daughter, Billie, in Shakerag, Mississippi. Now, ten years later, she's dying of cancer and looking for someone to take care o...more
Worth Reading, Ree Drummond, Pioneerwoman, Books Worth, The Pioneer Woman, Black Heels, Pioneer Women, Great Books, Tractors Wheels
Great Book: "The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels" A true life love story by Ree Drummond
I loved the book so much... almost as much as I love the @pioneerwoman
I hear this is a really good book. Its writen by Ree Drummond aka thepioneerwoman.com...might be worth reading!
"The Pioneer Women: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels" by Ree Drummond. One of the BEST books I've ever read. I was laughing out loud.
The Pioneer Woman
Wonder Books, Girls Generation, Land Girls, Books Worth
Land Girls by Angela Huth
This is a wonderful book and so is the film although really hard to find.
This historical fiction novel will immediately pull you in with its tale of a 15-year-old Lithuanian exiled to Siberia by Stalin during WWII.