Best book of the Summer!

Lilac book jacket

 

Boy, oh boy..have I got a wonderful summer read for you! Lilac Girls by Martha Kelly is a beautifully crafted tale of how World War II bends the arc of life for three young women in three different countries. Kelly’s writing style is effortlessly fluid;  pages float by like Autumn leaves down a babbling brook.

It is very hard to put this novel down.

Stories that blend fiction and fact, in this case the horrors of Hitler’s murderous reign, are especially meaningful and moving. One can’t help but come away from a book like this with a renewed appreciation for life and a sense of responsibility to ‘live it well’ in the name of every young soul who, for whatever reason, was denied the chance to fully bloom.

 

 

 

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Best book of the Summer!

    1. I still cannot believe this book is her first! 😮 I am a harsh critic because I am so easily bored..and side tracked..and impatient.(It’s awful, I know!) This story just grabs you on page one and doesn’t let go..

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    1. You’ll have to tell me how you like it Kim- I couldn’t put it down. It’s one of those stories that keeps you thinking about “things” long after you’ve read it..esp. because so much of it was true. Hope you and the girls are all having a great summer! ☀️

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