THE RUNAWAY DAUGHTER, by Joanna Rees, Panmacmillan

The first novel in a dazzling and sweeping historical trilogy from bestselling author Joanna Rees. It's 1926 and Anna Darton is on the run from a terrible crime. Alone and scared in London, salvation comes in the form of Nancy, a sassy American dancer at the notorious nightclub, The Zip. Re-inventing herself as Vita Casey, … Continue reading THE RUNAWAY DAUGHTER, by Joanna Rees, Panmacmillan

BETWEEN TWO SHORES, By Jocelyn Green, Bethany House, Graf-Martin

The daughter of a Mohawk mother and French father in 1759 Montreal, Catherine Duval finds it is easier to remain neutral in a world that is tearing itself apart. Content to trade with both the French and the British, Catherine is pulled into the fray against her wishes when her British ex-fiance, Samuel Crane, is … Continue reading BETWEEN TWO SHORES, By Jocelyn Green, Bethany House, Graf-Martin

MASTERS OF SILENCE, by Kathy Kacer, Annick Press

Silence can be powerful. Kathy Kacer's second book in her middle grade series about heroic rescues during WWII tells the tale of siblings Helen and Henry, and history's most famous mime. Desperate to save them from the Nazis, Henry and Helen's mother makes the harrowing decision to take her children from their home in 1940s … Continue reading MASTERS OF SILENCE, by Kathy Kacer, Annick Press

THE DYSASTERS, by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast, Wednesday Books

Foster Stewart knows she's different. Her life has never been "normal." Talking to plants and controlling cloud formations aren't things most seventeen year olds are into. Tate "Nighthawk" Taylor is perfect. Star quarterback and all around dreamy boy next door he never thought about his "extra" abilities. What quarterback wouldn't want night vision? That's not … Continue reading THE DYSASTERS, by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast, Wednesday Books

ONCE WE WERE STRANGERS: WHAT FRIENDSHIP WITH A SYRIAN REFUGEE TAUGHT ME ABOUT LOVING MY NEIGHBOR, by Shawn Smucker, Fleming H. Revell Company/Baker Publishing Group

In 2012, Mohammad fled his Syrian village along with his wife and four sons, escaping to Jordan through the wilderness. Four years later he sat across from Shawn Smucker in a small conference room in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Though neither of them knew it, Mohammad had arrived in Shawn's life just in time. This is the … Continue reading ONCE WE WERE STRANGERS: WHAT FRIENDSHIP WITH A SYRIAN REFUGEE TAUGHT ME ABOUT LOVING MY NEIGHBOR, by Shawn Smucker, Fleming H. Revell Company/Baker Publishing Group

ESCAPE, DON’T STOP RUNNING, by Linwood Barclay, Puffin Books/Penguin Random House

  MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. The first book of this "Chase" series, came out in July of 2017 and promised to keep young readers sitting on the edge of their seats. I read the first book when it first came out and decided I needed to re-read … Continue reading ESCAPE, DON’T STOP RUNNING, by Linwood Barclay, Puffin Books/Penguin Random House

THE DAY WAR CAME, by Nicola Davies, Illustrated By Rebecca Cobb, Candlewick Press

    A moving, poetic narrative and child-friendly illustrations follow the heartbreaking, ultimately hopeful journey of a little girl who is forced to become a refugee. "The day war came there were flowers on the windowsill and my father sang my baby brother back to sleep." Imagine if, on an ordinary day, after a morning … Continue reading THE DAY WAR CAME, by Nicola Davies, Illustrated By Rebecca Cobb, Candlewick Press