What Brenda is Reading

Little Black LiesLittle Black Lies by Sharon Bolton

From Goodreads:  In such a small community as the Falkland Islands, a missing child is unheard of. In such a dangerous landscape it can only be a terrible tragedy, surely…

When another child goes missing, and then a third, it’s no longer possible to believe that their deaths were accidental, and the villagers must admit that there is a murderer among them. Even Catrin Quinn, a damaged woman living a reclusive life after the accidental deaths of her own two sons a few years ago, gets involved in the searches and the speculation.

And suddenly, in this wild and beautiful place that generations have called home, no one feels safe and the hysteria begins to rise.

But three islanders—Catrin, her childhood best friend, Rachel, and her ex-lover Callum—are hiding terrible secrets. And they have two things in common: all three of them are grieving, and none of them trust anyone, not even themselves.

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Thoughts by Brenda: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The NightingaleThe Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Date Read:  December 23 to 27, 2016

Nightingale is a heartbreaking and heartwarming story of two very different sisters and their different roles they played in World War II, Nazi-occupied France.

As the war progresses, we see how each sister changes as they fight to survive. One learns to fear less and the other to fear more. They learn things about themselves and each other and the sacrifices they are willing to make for the ones they care about and for what they believe in.

I love it when a book makes me feel the sacrifices the characters make for each other and makes me ask myself what would I do. That’s what Kristin Hannah has done for me with The Nightingale.

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