Sunday, July 30, 2017
Many years ago in high school, our drama department put on the play Anne Frank. I was chosen to be Edith Frank, mother of Anne. It was the first play I was in, and from then on, I was in every play I could be in. Being in the play brought a deep understanding of the events of this young girl's life. The emotions of performing in the play were very deep for our entire cast and especially for me, whose mother was in a prison camp in Czechoslovakia at the end of WWII.
Having been in the play, although long ago, I remembered the names of all the characters and when I was fortunate enough to visit the Anne Frank house about two weeks ago in Amsterdam, I noticed the surnames of the other individuals were different than in the play. As we exited the house, there was a shop with many books and so I purchased this one to get some clarification on who was who! I found that pseudonyms were used and what the names of those persons actually were.
I found the book very helpful and interesting and having known the story well, it was interesting to read about the others, and the helpers, as well. The book has many pictures of the family and other persons involved.
It was very interesting and helpful. It is available at this link.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
I have read other books from this author and always enjoy them.
I was given an ebook version from the author for my honest review, which I have given. All thoughts are my own.
Saturday, July 8, 2017
This book is poignant and gripping! In every way. It was such a fabulous read! So happy to have been able to read it. The cover is perfect and the characters are detailed and real.
The trials and heartaches of early settlers forging a new frontier, is always a solemn read, but this book brought it to life for me and the historical facts were so well researched and often hard to grasp.
This book and the previous two of this series, were all real page-turners and so descriptive. But read them in order to understand the characters, and their lives.
I highly recommend this series and hope so much that there could be a fourth??? That would be wonderful, because the book leaves one wanting more of what she has written. Suzanne Woods Fisher is clearly a wonderful author and her books are so well written and well researched.
You can get this book here!
Monday, July 3, 2017
The beautiful cover is an instant draw and most appropriate for the wonderful historical novel. The book is written in a wonderful setting and definitely makes me want to go there on a trip! I love the mystery that develops throughout the book. It has a great plot!
I received a copy of this e-book from Net Galley for my honest review. All thoughts are my own.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
I love how although of a fantasy nature the story is very real and you get to know and understand these characters as though they were all human. And because this book was Audible, it was also "portable" in that I could even listen while driving or doing other things. I love that. The narrator was engaging and had a very pleasant voice to listen to.
The story is entertaining and engaging. There is a little for lovers of great fiction, mystery, and adventure. It's all included. I feel as the book would appeal to adults and young adults as well. Good read! Looking forward to what's next!
I received an Audible version of this book from the author for my honest review which I have given. All thoughts are my own.
The book shows elements of love of family, community and hope that things will always go as God wants them to.
This was a book that reminds us that things are not always perfect in our lives, but that there is one that watches over us and guides our lives in the directions we should follow if we are open to that guidance and receptive to His mercy.
I really am glad I read this book. I have enjoyed other Amish reads from this author and hope to read many more!
I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review which I have given. All thoughts are my own.
Here is a link to where you can find a copy!