Thursday, April 09, 2020
I thought I'd share a few more favorite books today should you also have serious cabin fever. It was warm here for a couple of days but the cold weather has returned. No sitting on the porch for awhile!
First I want to mention that I realized the Kindle version of Mrs. Miniver I listed last week was wonky. I mean, laugh out loud bad translation. There had been another bad Kindle version that had already been deleted but this seems to be a new one. I reported it to Amazon and received my 99 cents plus tax back. I did locate a good Kindle link to the book but it has now disappeared. I'll keep checking back!
The books I want to share today take place around the time of WWII or they stand on their own as "take me away from it all" stories.
While the book actually begins in 1949, one learns about the shortages that continued in Great Britain even after the war was over and how they slowly returned to normal again. I wish it were available for the Kindle but the audiobook is very inexpensive. Not to mention the paperback version would eventually arrive.
This is the story of Helene finally making her much desired trip to London. It is just as good as the first book but in a different way.
84 Charing Cross Road... here. (Paperback)
The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street... here. (Paperback)
The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street... here. (Kindle)
I loved the wit of the author who receives these letters and begins a correspondence that eventually changes her life when she travels to Guernsey to meet the people she has been reading about. Netflix has the movie inspired by the book and I'm pleased to say it actually is very good. If you have not read this book, you must!
The Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Society... here. (Paperback)
The Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Society... here. (Kindle, only $3.99 at the moment.)
While I know young people who have enjoyed reading this as part of the trilogy, I admit that it can speak in a different way to those who are say... over fifty? I include it here today because there is a lot of insight on the affects of WWII on the family. While the hardship caused by the wars are mentioned in the first two books, this story shares more of the healing and restoration that can come to us after a very difficult season in our world.
While I do have a hardback copy of this book, I downloaded it to my Kindle a number of years ago just to have it available to reread anytime. It fills my soul with grace.
The Heart of the Family... here. (Paperback)
The Heart of the Family... here. (Kindle)
Both of these books will provide a beautiful "get away from it all".
Celia's House... here. (Paperback)
Celia's House... here. (Kindle)
Listening Valley... here. (Paperback) (They must be out of stock for it is only showing third party at the moment.)
Listening Valley... here. (Kindle)
I hope to be back soon sharing more of my favorite books. I'm trying not to include any that can only be purchased third party at the moment since many stores are closed. As it is, it can take awhile to receive your Amazon purchase that is in one of their warehouses.
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