I first learned about Westering Women by Sandra Dallas on the Reading Frenzy, and when opportunity presented itself I grabbed my earbuds and devoured this historical fiction. I laughed, cheered and cried right along with these women on their perilous journey west.
I bought My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan on audio when it released without even reading the synopsis primarily to support Whelan whom I love as a narrator. And, of course, it sat on my Audible App for far too long.
The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner was a poignant, powerful story that shared friendship as it shined a light on American internment camps during World War II. Narrated by Kimberly Farr I found myself immersed in the stories of Elise Sontag and Mariko Inoue.
Ashes in the Snow by Ruta Sepetys takes us on one family’s perilous journey as she shares stories of human endurance and the horrors they faced. Poignant and inspiring this story will stay forever in your memory.
I’ve been a fan of Tucker since her ten tiny breaths series. I absolutely love the directions her writing has taken. The Simple Wild is a standalone adult contemporary with a cute, “enemies to lovers” romance. It also shares an emotional father-daughter story and its all delivered with a breathtaking view of Alaska. I laughed, swooned and cried as I fell for these characters and landscape.
Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire is the fourth book in the urban fantasy InCryptid series and continues with Alex’s POV. Alex and Shelby go Down Under when there is an outbreak of lycanthropy. Forget sexy, shape-shifting wolves these creatures are deadly.
Make THE ORPHAN’S TALE by Pam Jenoff your next one-click. Grab your favorite comfort food (truffles), maybe a glass of wine and travel to WWII as we join the traveling circus train. I love fictional novels set against the backdrop of WWII. These stories inspired by historical events and people often showcase the heroes, and survivalist during the darkest of times.