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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 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 comments on “Best book of the Summer!

  1. this sounds great, i can’t wait to read it –

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    • Truly an amazing read.. it’s one of those books where you look up from it and realize you have completely lost track of time.

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  2. Thank you for the recommendation, Cindy!

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    • Heather- you would love this book..it’s dotted with phrases in french and France (esp Paris) figures heavily in one of the story lines.

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  3. Thank you! I need some good recommendations!

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    • 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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  4. Kimberly

    I have been looking for something great to read! Just downloaded it and can’t wait to read it!
    Thanks for the recommendation!

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    • 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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