The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

Susanne’s Review: A Beautifully Written, Heartbreaking Novel! The year is 1921, the setting is Texas, during the Great Depression. Elsa is a young woman who has never known love. Ignored by her family, she yearns for a different life.  The first time a man pays attention to her, Elsa becomes wholly smitten.  That man isContinue reading “The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah”

When Stars Rain Down by Angela Jackson-Brown

Susanne’s Review: Beautiful. Emotional. Expressive. Heart-wrenching.  Opal Pruitt is Seventeen, soon to be Eighteen in the Summer of 1936. On the cusp of adulthood, Opal has never kept company or been the victim of violence, but she’s about to experience both.    Living in a neighborhood called “Colored Town” in Parsons, Georgia, racism, and segregation runContinue reading “When Stars Rain Down by Angela Jackson-Brown”

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab

Susanne’s Review: Oh, Addie Larue, How I Adore You! Making a deal with the devil (aka “The Darkness”) seems impossible and yet that is exactly what Adeline Larue does.   The year is 1714.  The place is France.  From the moment the deal is struck, Adeline Larue’s life is changed forever.   For Addie. Never again, willContinue reading “The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab”