LadyoftheLodge Joins the 2020 Club
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I am Cheryl from Indiana, USA. I live in the woods with my husband and four cats. I teach college classes online as part time faculty.
I am reading a lot more in the Challenges this year, and also reviewing for NetGalley. It is always fun to read the postings here and try to stay current with the discussions. I traveled for two weeks at Christmas, so attempting to get back to normal life, whatever that looks like. Happy New Year to all!
Just finished Griffin and Sabine for BingoDOG Epistolary or letters square. I get the idea of the correspondence, but its just not my thing. The artwork is weird too.
Here are my finishes so far for 2020:
Mrs. Jeffries Forges Ahead by Emily Brightwell
Christmas in Newfoundland by Mike Martin
A Crafter Quilts a Crime by Holly Quinn for NetGalley
The Hope (Cedar Grove Amish) by Patricia Davids
The Writer's Life by Julia Cameron
Spy by Danielle Steel for NetGalley
The Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
Christmas with the Shipyard Girls by Nancy Revell
Thunder at Gettysburg by Patricia Lee Gauch
The Golden Mean by Nick Bantock
Your Momma Thinks Square Roots are Vegetables by Bill Amend
Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock
The Italian Cure by Melodie Campbell
Just finished A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway for the January RandomCAT challenge. Yippee! That has been on my TBR pile for a couple of years.
>6 avaland: Thanks, I appreciate your thoughtfulness! I need someone to keep an eye on me. . . .
>5 LadyoftheLodge: I’ve picked up A Moveable Feast a few times, but never actually started reading it. Some day...
A Moveable Feast is sitting on my night table just waiting for me to get my act together and pick it up. I read The Paris Wife at the end of last year. It’s a fictionalized story about Hemingway’s first wife and their relationship. I meant to read them back to back, but real life keeps getting in the way.
Christmas on the Home Front is a historical novel that highlights the courage and strength of women on the British home front during WWII. I had not read the previous Land Girl novels, so it took me some time to get into the story. However, the author brought me up to speed quickly. The plot moves the reader into the dangers and challenges of situations faced by citizens during WWII. It is not a warm and fuzzy Christmas tale, but one of interest and intrigue. The "heartwarming" part is the relationships among the characters and how they care for one another.
The novel takes the reader through dangerous scenes, in which ordinary people are forced to deal with enemy airmen whose plane has crashed, and they are on the run. I can see how this novel made a good TV series, since parts of it read like a screen play. The action switches from character to character and often changes viewpoints, so the reader is kept in suspense until the next plot twist.
I received this book from the publisher and from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
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