What if Jesus had a wife and her name was Ana? What if this was Ana’s story? Jee reviews ‘The Book of Longings’ by @suemonkkidd @VikingBooks #Bookreview #WhatIf #historicalfiction

Title/Author: The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd Publisher: Viking Pages: 429 In a nutshell (Publisher): In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with…

This book surprised me in many ways! Jee reviews a compelling, moving, tear-jerker, #TheGirlsWithNoNames by @SerenaBurdick @HarlequinBooks @NetGalley #NetGalley #eARC #historicalfiction #generalfiction

Title/Author: The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick Publisher: Harlequin Mira In a nutshell (Publisher): A beautiful tale of hope, courage, and sisterhood—inspired by the real House of Mercy and the girls confined there for daring to break the rules. Growing up in New York City in the 1910s, Luella and Effie Tildon realize…

Jee reviews a heartbreaking yet powerful read – #TheRevisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton @MWilkers13 @CounterpointLLC #historicalfiction #AfricanAmerican #racism

Title/Author: The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Publisher: Counterpoint Press In a nutshell (Publisher): “[A] stunning new novel . . . Sexton’s writing is clear and uncluttered, the dialogue authentic, with all the cadences of real speech… This is a novel about the women, the mothers.” ―New York Times Book Review “A powerful tale of…

Jee reviews ‘Cilka’s Journey’ by Heather Morris #CilkasJourney #HeatherMorris @StMartinsPress #Netgalley #eARC #HistoricalFiction

Title/Author: Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris In a nutshell (Publisher): Her beauty saved her — and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in 1942, where the commandant immediately notices how beautiful she is. Forcibly separated from the other women prisoners, Cilka learns quickly that power,…

Jee reviews ‘The Water Dancer’ #TheWaterDancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates #TaNehisiCoates @RandomHouse #RandomHouse @OprahsBookClub #NetGalley #eARC #magicalRealism #fictionFantasy #historicalFiction

Title/Author: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coats Publisher: One World/Random House In a nutshell (Publisher): OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom. “This potent book about America’s most disgraceful sin…

Jee reviews #TheGown by Jennifer Robson @AuthorJenniferR @wmMorrowBooks and is looking forward to meeting her at @DBookFestival !! #historicalfiction #DecaturBookFestival #dbf2019

Title/Author: The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson Publisher: William Morrow In a nutshell (Publisher): London, 1947: Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation’s recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and…

Jee reviews #HowWeDisappeared by #JingJingLee @Hanover_Square #HistoricalWW2Fiction #literaryfiction #Singapore #eARC #NetGalley

Title/Author: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee Publisher: Hanover Square Press In a nutshell (Publisher): A mesmerizing novel of World War II Singapore, “a story about memory, trauma, and ultimately love” (New York Times)—for fans of Pachinko and We Were the Lucky Ones Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked,…