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The Camelot Betrayal (Camelot Rising #2) by Kiersten White

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is the second book in the exciting YA Fantasy series and it does not disappoint. The book delves deeper into Guinevere’s role in Camelot. To complicate matters, the real Guinevere’s younger sister shows up in Camelot and refuses to leave.

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The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop (Whistle Stop, AL #2) by Fannie Flagg

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a wonderful, warm book revisiting beloved characters from Whistle Stop, Alabama. The book skips back and forth between time periods and characters, telling some of the side stories in between the lines of Fried Green Tomatoes.

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Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Huh. I’m not quite sure what I just read. It was a mash-up of several genres, including gothic, horror, mystery, LGBTQ romance and historical fiction. This is a unique book that won’t be for everyone.

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The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk

Rating: 4 out of 5.

3.5 stars

This is another good fantasy novel from the author. The great thing is that this is a stand alone, which is rare to find in fantasy books.

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Her Last Flight by Beatriz Williams

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This was our September book club choice. This is a slow, quiet story about a young woman’s search to write the biography of forgotten aviation pioneer Sam Mallory, who joined the loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War and never returned.

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The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves #2) by Roshani Chokshi

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a fantastic second book in this YAFantasy series. This book definitely does not suffer from the notorious “second book slump” and there is little to no “filler” that is typically stuffed into second books.

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Before the Crown by Flora Harding

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is an entertaining historical fiction that imagines the events between Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in the years before they married.

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A Question of Betrayal (Elena Standish #2) by Anne Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a good mystery/thriller set in the years just before WWII. In this book Elena is sent to Northern Italy on her first MI6 mission to rescue a contact that has important information regarding future plans of Nazi Germany. His handler is missing and MI6 needs to get the information, and rescue their contact if possible. Elena is the only one person that can recognize him – because he’s her former lover Aiden Strother, the man that betrayed her, ruined her reputation, and brought shame on her family.

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A Ritchie Boy by Linda Kass

A ritchie boy

3 stars

This is a good historical fiction book about a Jewish man whose family fled Austria for America right after the Nazis took over. He joins the US Army and, along with others that can speak fluent German and French and have special knowledge of Europe, are assigned to an intelligence unit known as “Ritchie Boys”. Continue reading “A Ritchie Boy by Linda Kass”

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