“Men tell stories, women get on with it. For us it was a shadow war. There were no parades for us when it was over, no medals or mentions in history books. We did what we had to during the war, and when it was over, we picked up the pieces and started our lives over.” – Kristen Hannah, The Nightingale
The year is 1959. Elisa and her family are about to board a plane that will take them away from the chaos in Cuba and to safety in Miami, Florida. Not wanting to leave but having no choice in the matter, Elisa prays that one day she will be able to return to her home city of Havana.
Salt to the Sea follows three people who are trying to get to freedom during the end of the war in East Prussia. Each has secrets they are holding onto, but they all have a common goal: get onboard the Wilhelm Gustloff.
Enchanting. Enrapturing. Intriguing. The Orphan’s Tale was a novel that sparked my attention after the very first line! The words catapulted me back in time and into the world of Noa and Astrid, feeling all their emotions and even their thrill of flying off the trapeze.
The year is 1399 BC, the walls of Jericho have crumbled, and the Dwelling Place is being prepared as the Israelites settle in the land of Canaan, after spending forty years in the wilderness. It’s been seven years since the events of Wings of the Wind (the third book of the Out of Egypt series) and Moriyah has returned to her home in Shiloh with the haunting memories of her time in Jericho still plaguing her mind…