Author: First Book Publish:2012 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.7 Characters: Finding Zasha (Zasha Book 1) First published: December 31st 2012Rating: 8.72 stars GoodReads:Finding Zasha Review: In 1941 Twelve year old Ivan has to flee his home in Leningrad and joins a group of partisans. While spying on the Germans, he becomes attached to two German Shepherds. When it is time to leave, can he save both dogs and a fellow partisan who is imprisoned? This prequel to Saving Zasha is longer and would be good in the high school as well.
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Author: First Book Publish:2015 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.9 Characters: The King’s Man (Welsh Blades Book 1) First published: June 19th 2015Rating: 7.92 stars GoodReads:The King’s Man Review: Fantastic book. Read and listened to the audible version of the book. Well written and engaging. Can’t wait to see more written by this author.
Author: First Book Publish:2016 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.6 Characters: Finders Keepers (Carrington Family) (Carrington Family Book 1) First published: May 22nd 2016Rating: 8.56 stars GoodReads:Finders Keepers (Carrington Family) Review: Finders Keepers is a Contemporary Christian romance with a historical romance woven within. Both complement each other and the contemporary is linked to the historical. I love the way the author describes feelings and scenes to bring the reader right into the story. The characters are completely developed and the story does not drag in the slightest, in fact, I’d wished while I was reading it that I had more time at each sitting to devote to enjoying it.
Author: First Book Publish:2013 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7 Characters: Julius and the Watchmaker (The Watchmaker Book 1) First published: May 21st 2013Rating: 7.02 stars GoodReads:Julius and the Watchmaker Review: A wonderful read. Engaging & fast paced adventure. Loved the Buddhist influence. Looking forward to the sequal.
Author: First Book Publish:2014 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.6 Characters: The Timeless Ones (A Timeless Story Book 1) First published: July 2nd 2014Rating: 8.58 stars GoodReads:The Timeless Ones Review: A legend awakened… A race against history… A bond that is timeless… Merry Chalmers, accused witch, has a secret so hidden that she’s nearly forgotten what she really is. All she desires is for the witch-hunts to end and to marry her secret love, William Darling. But hysteria has taken hold in Salem Village, and the Tall Man, spawned by tales of his existence, is born to fulfill his dark purpose. Soon Merry and William find their lives taking unthinkable paths. For when Merry leaps from the 17th century into modern-day Salem, she must accept that unlike others who were accused and hanged for being a witch, she truly is one.
Author: First Book Publish:2015 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.4 Characters: The Throwaway Children (The Throwaway Children Book 1) First published: July 31st 2015Rating: 8.4 stars GoodReads:The Throwaway Children Review: What a wonderful book The Throwaway Children . This book is one of the best books I have read . I loved Rita and her sister Rosies journey ,had me tears at times and I felt I knew these beautiful children . What a real page turner. Will definitely be reading more from this amazing author.
Author: First Book Publish:1991 Books in series: 2 Avg. Book Rating:6.9 Characters: A Lord for Miss Larkin (Harlequin Regency Romance Series 2, #52) (Valiant Hearts Trilogy Book 1) First published: May 31st 1991Rating: 6.66 stars GoodReads:A Lord for Miss Larkin (Harlequin Regency Romance Series 2, #52) Review: I have enjoyed all of Carola Dunn’s regency books I have read so far. They are a nice, quick, easy read and they have a Jane Austen feel to them. Each book is different enough from the others to feel fresh and her enjoyable writing style is consistent. The Road to Gretna (Valiant Hearts Trilogy Book 2) First published: April 30th 1992Rating: 7.2 stars GoodReads:The Road to Gretna Review: Elopement and a confusion of partners form the theme of this pretty little regency romance from Carola Dunn.
Author: First Book Publish:2012 Books in series: 4 Avg. Book Rating:9 Characters: Clouds Above the Hill: A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 1 (坂の上の雲 Book 1) First published: December 16th 2012Rating: 8.54 stars GoodReads:Clouds Above the Hill: A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 1 Review: It is delightful to have Shiba Ryotaro’s magnum opus “Clouds Above the Hill” available in English. This is probably Japan’s most important postwar novel, not in terms of literary accomplishment like Oe Kenzaburo or Mishima Yukio, but in terms of popular impact. You will certainly learn more about Japan from this book than from any Murakami Haruki novel. Clouds Above the Hill: A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 2 (坂の上の雲 Book 2) First published: December 9th 2012Rating: 10 stars GoodReads:Clouds Above the Hill: A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 2 Review: Since it was originally published in the 1970s, Shiba Ryotaro’s “Clouds Above the Hill: A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War” has become Japan’s best selling novel of all time. Upon reading Volume 1, this comes as no surprise as it’s an incredible read that left me desperate to see what Volume 2 had in store….
Author: First Book Publish:2014 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.2 Characters: The Farrier’s Daughter: The Irish Witch Series – Book One (Irish Witch Book 1) First published: June 24th 2014Rating: 8.18 stars GoodReads:The Farrier’s Daughter: The Irish Witch Series – Book One Review: Reading books that take place hundreds of years in the past always make me want to jump into the story and speak my mind and the better the book, the more i want to enter the pages because I want to help the heroine and make things happen. I really enjoyed reading this first installment with all the magic, all the lovely descriptions and the relationship of Killian and Allian. Can’t wait for her further story.
Author: First Book Publish:2015 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.6 Characters: Guerra e Paz – Volume II de II (الحرب والسلم Book 1) First published: September 24th 2015Rating: 8.64 stars GoodReads:Guerra e Paz – Volume II de II Review: This epic work of historical fiction is a richly-detailed and thought-provoking tale of the Napoleonic Wars and human passion. The competing thrones of Napoleon and Czar Alexander I are vividly recounted through the lives and deaths in three noble Russian families: the Rostovs, the Bolkonskys and Bezukhovs and their contemporaries. Both battle scenes and life on the home front are recounted. The domestic is related with sharp social commentary as witty as Jane Austin, and the fog of war and its