Book Review: The Secret of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton

I read this wonderful book as part of the “12 Months of Reading Goodness” challenge. January’s challenge is to read a book published in your birth year, which for me is 1966. I’m so glad I did this challenge because otherwise I wouldn’t have discovered this book – it’s over 50-years-old, afterall; vintage, just like me. Continue reading


Book Review: The Tuscan Child, by Rhys Bowen

Joanna Langley is distraught when her estranged father dies. Regretting that she didn’t know him better, she travels to the Tuscany region of Italy to find out more about what happened to him when he was shot down in the area during World War II. But someone wants the secrets of the past to stay buried. Continue reading

“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Charm. This book has loads of it. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” is set right after the end of WWII and tells the story of a woman author who discovers a unique group of people on the island of Guernsey and the story of how they survived the German occupation of their homeland. Continue reading