Review: Under the Light of the Italian Moon by Jennifer Anton

When I was pitched this book, what sold me was the sensational cover! The cover is a show stopper and so eye catching and promises something exotic and romantic. But then I read the description and I couldn’t wait to read it, especially since it was based on a true story.

While it is set during WWII, it’s not set in the traditional countries of France and England, but rather Italy as the title implies. I think Italy often gets overlooked in the WWII historical fiction genre so I was really excited to read about a familiar event in history through a unique pair of eyes.

Plus I was super excited to see that there was a romance in it. I love war time romances. The backdrop of the war adds so much tension and drama to war time romances so I was really looking forward to this one. I picked it up on the first day of spring break and devoured it in a matter of days! There was a lot to love in this one!

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Review: The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

I have only read a handful of Kate Quinn’s books, and while I have enjoyed them, it wasn’t until I read The Alice Network that I really fell in love with her books. After reading The Alice Network, I saw that The Rose Code was coming out and I knew that I had to get my hands on this one.

Not only did I love the idea of women code breakers but Quinn’s writing ability has really grown over her books so I was so excited to check this one out! Quinn is a great writer but the polish she put in The Alice Network really shined and I was eager to check this one out and I have also bought a copy of The Huntress to read soon!

Quinn has a wide range of historical novels that she has written, some are set in ancient Rome, some during the Borgia era, and of course now WWII. Clearly she loves history and all of her novels have been well researched but her WWII era novels seem to have a little something extra special about them which is why I was so thrilled to read The Rose Code!

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Review: The Paris Dressmaker by Kristy Cambron

I have only had the pleasure of reading one of Kristy Cambron’s novels but I have many of them on my TBR of course. I loved The Painted Castle which I read back in 2019 and I was really excited to see that this one was coming out! When it came up for review I was ecstatic and I loved the cover! Easy yes right here!

There are a lot of wonderful WWII novels that come out every year and I try and squeeze in as many as I can. Many are set in Paris or feature unlikely female heroines turned spies or resistance fighters and while the genre is flooded with similar tales and troupes, I simply adore them even if they are not terribly unique.

This book features a dress designer in occupied Paris that once worked for Coco Chanel and turns resistance fighter. But what really caught my eye about this one was that it was based on true events! I couldn’t wait to read this one for that reason. I expected this one to be well researched and well written given Cambron’s history with so many historical fiction novels under her belt.

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Special Feature: The Invisible Woman by Erika Robuck

Erika Robuck is such a wonderful historical fiction writer! She’s written a number of historical fiction works that follow different women of often famous man counter parts. For example, Hemingway’s Girl and The House of Hawthorne. I have really enjoyed her books and I am never disappointed!

Her latest book, The Invisible Woman, while different in that it doesn’t follow a women behind a famous man it is set during WWII and promises a moving story full of spies and intrigue! Not to mention it is based on a true story! I cannot wait to read this one, it has so many exciting angles and promises to be a memorable story!

I couldn’t fit it on my review calendar this month but I wanted to share all the details of this one with you guys, as it has a lot to recommend itself! I definitely have this one on my review calendar for the upcoming spring though but in the mean time check out all the info for this one and pick up a copy today as it’s out now!

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Re-Share Review: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

I read this one back in the spring of 2020 and it was a transporting read and just what I needed to read while I was stuck at home not able to go anywhere. I really enjoyed this book, I love historical fiction but this one had little library details that, as a reader, I simply loved and it made the story all the more enchanting.

It is out now and I am so excited to re-share my original review with you all today! If you enjoy books with a duel timeline narrative and books about books and reading then this is one you need to check out!

This one has been receiving a ton of advanced praise, not to mention it’s been on numerous lists for most anticipated releases and I completely agree, this is an exciting read that historical fiction fans will love not to mention fans of books and war time lit. And seriously, Paris is the perfect backdrop to this story. I just have so much love for this book, keep reading to see all my thoughts on this one when I read it last spring!

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