A varieity of stories, nice but not spectacular. They all have mysterious angels involved. I usually despise stories with a Western theme, but enjoyed the western one. "Tin Angel" was my personal favorite.
Another reviewer used the term "disturbingly convincing" and I would agree. This is a grim novel with its tale of Berliners in the pre and post-war era. It is for readers with strong stomachs, but then that was life in this era. Quite a good read. Right up there with Philip Kerr, and Alan Furst, though the author is of the WWII generation. One wonders what stories are his own memories in this novel.
Great story, Is barely linked to other Willis time travel books, but you won't understand the time travel unless one has read the earlier titles. Some linked characters from the other books. So a few holes need clearing. Still, not a detriement to a very good story of England in WWII. There is a sequel to this title coming soon. I can hardly wait.
I love Carla Kelly books, and immediately ordered this one when it appeared on Amazon. I overlooked the unfamiliar publisher. I enjoyed the story. Kelly's characters in all her romances are human. In some ways strong, and in others ways growing. This book is no different, however the struggles are personal and the growth occurs in the souls of the hero and heroine. This book has a strong religious bent. It is aimed at an LDS reading public, and includes references to Mormon readings and traditions. Get past that and the story is one of growth in true Carla Kelly tradition.
I eagerly waited this book! Only when I finally "read" it I discovered it was an International version of the New Vegetarian Epicure. So if you like to prepare recipes using grams and liters this is the book for you!
Wow, a beautiful novel. Harsh depiction of war and the people it affects. Randomness can't count in war, and ulterior motives lurk everywhere. Except for Kate who often ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time, but maintains her sense of compassion and hope with everyone she meets.
Really excellent mystery and thriller. Reminds me of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose. There is much here that preaches of tolerance. The reality and tension of Oxford in 1583 really captured my attention.
This is a NICE book about modern people carving out a life of love and happiness in the middle of what passes for normalcy in the new teens. As a subplot to the love story, Carr takes on an issue that often affect her audiences. This one is date abuse and even some spousal abuse. I've often thought that my romance novels offer me a chance of escape from my own hectic life. This novel hints at how to escape from abusive relationships. Very timely given the stories reaching us from the NFL.
Great knitting stories. Authors bring to life the passion of knitting, and the emotional support and clarity the craft brings. I'm a knitter and can relate.
The Blossom Street tie-in ended a question mark from the other stories.
The Texas story of a failed attempt at life in the big city, and realizing the importance of home and family was nice.
The final story was also very touching with the hero an active duty soldier who must leave his pets with a recovering (wounded) knitter. There is such a thing as love at first sight.
I'm lucky to read these in order and this one was the best yet. I do agree with the reviewer who said he ends things too soon. A little more tying up of loose-ends would be good, though it makes one rush on to the next title with some urgency.
The plot is perfect Regency. Four sisters strive to save the family manor that is beyond bankrupt. They have a charming neer do well father who has just offed himself, and they all cope with his death in different ways. They plot to head to London and make it in the social scene and marry well. Except, this is all very modern. So Regency novel, + Little Women, meets Bridget Jones, by Barbra Metzger.
Good book, which I did not like. Cold War Thriller and an interesting (ca 1973) take on Sudan. The novel is written as excerpts from intel reports, debriefs, and outside observers. The book thus is intentionally choppy, and lacked a narrative flow. Though written ages ago, it still packed a good punch and was not at all dated.