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005. Recently read: Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson

I fell in love with Jennifer Robson’s work ever since I read the Fall of Poppies anthology of stories about World War I historical fiction. After reading All for the Love of You from the Fall of Poppies anthology, I started reading  The Great War series of her work. And all of them were page-turners. I still read them, always wanting to revisit their world. More than twenty years after the “war to end all wars” ended, another war of a global scale is the setting of Ruby Sutton’s story. A young American journalist and an orphan, Ruby is sent to work in London as a war correspondent for a weekly magazine. As the war continues to wreak havoc in many corners of the globe, Ruby grows and changes. I love her growth–she started as an overly inquisitive newcomer, and the story ended with her experiencing love, warmth and friendship. The story showed how people survived the war with courage, determination, and pluck. I can only imagine how tough (and dangerous) it was for people back then.

Recently Read 3 || American Duchess by Karen Harper

This is the last of the three books I have read during the three-month quarantine that I am reviewing. As well, it would be the last non-academic reading material I will be engaging in as school will start in two weeks! I have to admit though that I am quite excited about going back to school, online, or otherwise. The American Duchess is not the first book I have read from Karen Harper’s work. It was engaging, and the marketing tagline was “Before there was Meghan Markle, there was Consuelo Vanderbilt.” As I was fascinated by the lives of those “Million Dollar American Princesses”, I was overjoyed to find the book in Scribd, of all places.

Recently Read 2|| The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp by Eva Rice

Reading a good book is something like eating your favourite meal: you want to savour every bite, wanting it to last longer. That’s exactly how I felt when I read Eva Rice’s The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp. The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp Eva Rice 2013, Heron Books 583 pages Summary In this novel, we get to meet Tara Jupp, a seventeen-year-old girl living in 1960s Britain. A minister’s daughter living in Cornwall, she lives with her father and her many siblings.