Book List - Books Read in 2019

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Books Read in 2019
List created by Pat W. (3ladybug) on Jan 3, 2019
List Votes: 1 Books: 44 Contributors: 1 Watchers: 0 List Type: Open
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Pat W. (3ladybug)
The Keeper of Secrets: A Novel by Julie Thomas
Beautiful and mysterious, The Keeper of Secrets by Julie Thomas follows a priceless violin across generations?from WWII to Stalinist Russia to the gilded international concert halls of today?and reveals the loss, love, and secrets of the families who owned it.   In 1939 Berlin, 14-year-old Simon...  more

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The Distant Land of My Father by Bo Caldwell
Anna, the narrator of this riveting first novel, lives in a storybook world: exotic pre- World War II Shanghai, with handsome young parents, wealth, and comfort. Her father, the son of missionaries, leads a charmed and secretive life, though his greatest joy is sharing his beloved city with his...  more

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The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted: A Novel by Bridget Asher
?Every good love story has another love hiding within it.?   Brokenhearted and still mourning the loss of her husband, Heidi travels with Abbott, her obsessive-compulsive seven-year-old son, and Charlotte, her jaded sixteen-year-old niece, to the small village of Puyloubier in the south of...  more

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22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson
A tour de force that echoes modern classics like Suite Francaise and The Postmistress. "Housekeeper or housewife?" the soldier asks Silvana as she and eight- year-old Aurek board the ship that will take them from Poland to England at the end of World War II. There her husband, Janusz, is...  more

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The Last Valentine by James Michael Pratt
Television reporter Susan Allison is looking for the perfect story about true love, yet she doubts where such a thing really exists, Neil Thomas, Jr. wants to share his parents' bittersweet love story with the world. On February 14, 1944, Caroline Thomas said good-bye to her beloved husband, a...  more

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Pat W. (3ladybug)
A Hilltop in Tuscany (Whitson, Stephanie Grace) by Stephanie Grace Whitson
The sequel to the bestselling A Garden in Paris. With her mother newly settled in Paris, Liz Davis returns to Omaha to oversee the family business and estate. But her well-ordered world soon begins to unravel when she finds troubling information stored on her deceased father’s computer....  more

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A COUSIN'S CHALLENGE (Indiana Cousins) by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Jolene Yoder returns to Indiana to teach lip reading and sign language to the newly deaf Amish man Lonnie Hershberger. As she begins falling for Lonnie, Jolene wonders if shell ever see signs of his love for her. Lovelorn Lonnie is fighting his attract

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Out of Africa / Shadows On The Grass by Isak Dinesen
One of the great figures in twentieth century literature is Isak Dinesen (the pen name of Baroness Karen Blixen). At the age of twenty-seven, she left Denmark and sailed for East Africa to marry her Swedish cousin, Baron Bror Blixen. Together they bought a four-thousand-acre coffee plantation in...  more

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Pat W. (3ladybug)
Circle of Quilters (Elm Creek Quilts, Bk 9) by Jennifer Chiaverini
Elm Creek Quilts, the thriving artists' retreat at Elm Creek Manor, is a place that stakes its sterling reputation on the palpable creative energy and collective goodwill of its teachers and students. But when two of its founding members decide to leave the fold, the Elm Creek Quilters face...  more

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Pat W. (3ladybug)
Maus II : And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman
Acclaimed as a "quiet triumph"* and a "brutally moving work of art,"** the first volume of Art Spiegelman's Maus introduced readers to Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist trying to come to terms with his father, his father's terrifying story, and...  more

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Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Father's Past by Rita Cosby
When a father reveals his haunting past, a daughter takes an incredible journey of self-discovery . . . Emmy® award?winning journalist, TV host, and New York Times bestselling author Rita Cosby has always asked the tough questions in her interviews with the world?s top newsmakers. Now, in a...  more

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Grace Takes Off (Manor House, Bk 4) by Julie Hyzy
A trip to Italy’s Tuscan countryside is a dream come true for curator and manager of Marshfield Manor, Grace Wheaton. At least until her boss -- and benefactor of this whirlwind excursion -- becomes the target of a murderer… When Grace and her boss, Bennett Marshfield, turn up at...  more

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A Garden In Paris by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Mary Kathleen Davis finds the framed motto in the back of a dusty antique shop, and it haunts her. After 26 years as the trophy wife of a powerful man, Mary is a widow with no sense of identity. She finds herself wondering "what might have been," and torments herself with guilt over her...  more

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The Bungalow by Sarah Jio
In the summer of 1942, twenty-one-year-old Anne Calloway, newly engaged, sets off to serve in the Army Nurse Corps on the Pacific island of Bora Bora. More exhilarated by the adventure of a lifetime than she ever was by her predictable fiance, she was drawn to a mysterious soldier named Westry,...  more

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Winter Palace (Priceless Collection, Bk 3) by T. Davis Bunn
What price must be paid in the struggle for power, for wealth, for souls, in the fragmented new Russia? Jeffrey Sinclair could scarcely believe his good fortune. Two years in London had won him success in the international antiques trade, a new understanding of faith, and the love of the...  more

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The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
A rapturous new novel of first love in a time of war -- from the celebrated author of The Last Van Gogh. In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an...  more

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Assaulted Caramel (Amish Candy Shop, Bk 1) by Amanda Flower
Sometimes you need a sweet tooth to take a bite out of crime . . . Bailey King is living the sweet life as assistant chocolatier at world-famous JP Chocolates in New York City. But just when Bailey’s up for a life-changing promotion, her grandmother calls with news that her...  more

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Pat W. (3ladybug)
Sweet Days & Beyond: The Morse Family - Eight Generations of Maple Sugaring by Burr M...
In his charming account of growing up in a maple sugaring operation in Northern Vermont, Burr Morse, a seventh generation maple sugar farmer, shares wonderful stories and folk tales that offer a deeper understanding of the hard work and dedication it takes to live such a lifestyle. Delightful...  more

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Pat W. (3ladybug)
A Chef's Tale : A Memoir of Food, France and America by Pierre Franey
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Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe (At the Cupcake Cafe, Bk 1) by Jenny Colgan
Ever dreamed of starting over? Issy Randall can bake. No, more than that -- Issy can create stunning, mouth-wateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe's bakery she has undoubtedly inherited his talent. So when she's made redundant from her safe but dull...  more

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The Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella
Captain James Gould arrives in wartime Naples assigned to discourage marriages between British soldiers and their gorgeous Italian girlfriends. But the innocent young officer is soon distracted by an intoxicating young widow who knows her way around a kitchen...Livia Pertini is creating feasts...  more

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Lincoln's Battle with God: A President's Struggle with Faith and What It Meant for Am...
Abraham Lincoln is the most beloved of all U.S. presidents. He freed the slaves, gave the world some of its most beautiful phrases, and redefined the meaning of America. He did all of this with wisdom, compassion, and wit. Yet, throughout his life, Lincoln fought with God. In his early years in...  more

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The Farm by Lennart Rudstrom
A Swedish story about Little Hyttmas Bjork who lives in a cottage in Sundborn, Sweden. The book is illustrated with colorful paintings of Cafrl Larsson. Scenes share life living in Sweden through the seasons. The snow & ice, boating for fish, building a sled in the workshop, a farmer plowing...  more

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Pat W. (3ladybug)
A Piano in the Pyrenees: The Ups and Downs of an Englishman in the French Mountains b...
The eagerly awaited hilarious new adventure from bestselling author Tony Hawks.Inspired by breathtaking views and romantically dreaming of finding love in the mountains, Tony Hawks impulsively buys an idyllic house in the French Pyrenees. And here, he imagines, he will finally fulfil his...  more

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The Sunflower Girl by Rosanna Chiofalo
Rosanna Chiofalo returns with another evocative, beautifully written novel set against the stunning vistas of Tuscany . . .   In the fields around Tuscany in summertime, sunflowers grow in profusion?wave upon wave of gold and green standing tall against the Italian sky. But for Signora Maria...  more

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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman
The movie The Zookeeper's Wife is based on the New York Times bestselling book. 1939: the Germans have invaded Poland. The keepers of the Warsaw zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, survive the bombardment of the city, only to see the occupiers ruthlessly kill many of their animals. The Nazis...  more

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Pat W. (3ladybug)
Amour Provence: A Novel by Constance Leisure
A lush, evocative, debut novel set in Provence about the people who grow up and live and remain in two tiny neighboring villages?from the Nazi occupation to the present day?in particular, one man and one woman who have yet to find love. In the south of France farm life unfolds with the rhythm...  more

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One Evening in Paris by Nicolas Barreau
Alain Bonnard, the owner of a small art cinema in Paris, is a dyed-in-the-wool nostalgic. In his Cinéma Paradis there are no buckets of popcorn, no XXL coca-colas, no Hollywood blockbusters. Not a good business plan if you want to survive, but Alain holds firm to his principles of quality. He...  more

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The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani
Known and loved around the world for her sweeping Big Stone Gap trilogy and the instant New York Times bestseller Lucia, Lucia, Adriana Trigiani returns to the charm and drama of small-town life with Queens of the Big Time. This heartfelt story of the limits and power of love chronicles the...  more

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Pat W. (3ladybug)
The Quilter's Kitchen (Elm Creek Quilts, Bk 13) by Jennifer Chiaverini
Anna Del Maso had known that she wanted to be a chef since she was in the seventh grade. "Somehow everything in my life ends up being about food," she realizes, as she begins the latest of her food-themed quilts. Her twin passions have converged in a brand-new position as head chef for Elm Creek...  more

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A Promise for Spring (Heart of the Prairie, Bk 3) by Kim Vogel Sawyer
England-born Emmaline Bradford predged her life to Geoffrey Garrett and then bid him farewell when he boarded a ship for america. Though Geoffrey planned to send for her within a few months, five long years have slipped by. And now Emmaline barely remembers her fiance`... Having Emmaline...  more

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The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman
Philomena meets The Orphan Train in this suspenseful, provocative novel filled with love, secrets, and deceit -- the story of a young unwed mother who is forcibly separated from her daughter at birth and the lengths to which they go to find each other. In 1950s Quebec, French...  more

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Peking to Paris: Life and Love on a Short Drive Around Half the World by Dina Bennett
In May 2007, leaving China?s Great Wall is Car 84, one of 128 antique autos racing in the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. It?s guided by one Dina Bennett, the world?s least likely navigator: a daydreamer prone to carsickness, riddled with self-doubt, and married to a thrill-seeking...  more

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Jacob's Oath by Martin Fletcher
As World War II winds to a close, Europe's roads are clogged with twenty million exhausted refugees walking home. Among them are Jacob and Sarah, lonely Holocaust survivors who meet in Heidelberg. But Jacob is consumed with hatred and cannot rest until he has killed his brother’s...  more

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Pat W. (3ladybug)
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg
When Molly Wizenberg's father died of cancer, everyone told her to go easy on herself, to hold off on making any major decisions for a while. But when she tried going back to her apartment in Seattle and returning to graduate school, she knew it wasn't possible to resume life as though...  more

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Pat W. (3ladybug)
The Dressmaker's War: A Novel by Mary Chamberlain
For readers of Amy Bloom, Sarah Waters, and Anthony Doerr, The Dressmaker?s War is a riveting work of historical fiction about a woman caught in the chaos of World War II, and the choices she must make to survive.   A powerful, riveting work of historical fiction, The Dressmaker?s War is the...  more

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When We Were Strangers by Pamela Schoenewaldt
"If you leave Opi, you'll die with strangers," Irma Vitale's mother always warned. Even after her beloved mother's passing, 20-year-old Irma longs to stay in her Abruzzo mountain village, plying her needle. But too poor and plain to marry and subject to growing danger in...  more

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Pat W. (3ladybug)
The Painted Girls: A Novel by Cathy Marie Buchanan
A heartrending, gripping novel about two sisters in Belle Époque Paris. 1878 Paris. Following their father?s sudden death, the van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without his wages, and with the small amount their laundress mother earns disappearing into the absinthe bottle, eviction...  more

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Pat W. (3ladybug)
The Magnolia Story by Chip Gaines & Joanna Gaines
Are you ready to see your fixer upper? These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a...  more

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Pat W. (3ladybug)
Swan Place: A Novel by Augusta Trobaugh
The author of Sophie and the Rising Sun "streamlines her rich Southern style and creates a narrative as delicate as a line drawing" (USA Today) A series of family tragedies leaves fourteen-year-old Dove, her younger sister, Molly, and their baby brother, Little Ellis, in the care of their...  more

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The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perp...
An acclaimed pastry chef, bestselling cookbook author, and creator of a massively popular blog, chronicles his life in Paris?from the delicious to the ridiculous. David Lebovitz moved to Paris in 2002 to start a new life. After cramming all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he...  more

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Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison
In 1928, Rosina Harrison arrived at the illustrious household of the Astor family to take up her new position as personal maid to the infamously temperamental Lady Nancy Astor, who sat in Parliament, entertained royalty, and traveled the world. "She's not a lady as you would understand a...  more

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Pat W. (3ladybug)
Down A Garden Path To Places Of Love And Joy by Karla Dornacher
Interweaving scripture, paraphrase and garden imagery, Karla Dornacher writes and illustrates a beautiful botanical book of devotional thoughts that explore God's handiwork as the Master Gardener in the heart-gardens of His people. An ideal gift book for women who enjoy gardening or for any...  more

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The Secret Life of Josephine: Napoleon's Bird of Paradise by Carolly Erickson
Born on the Caribbean island of Martinique, Josephine had an exotic Creole appeal that would ultimately propel her to reign over an empire as wife of the most powerful man in the world. But her life is a story of ambition and danger, of luck and a ferocious will to survive. Married young to...  more

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