This story is about 4 siblings (Simon, Klara, Daniel and Varya) who when they were younger pooled their money together and visited a psychic. Each of the children meets with the phychic individually and she tells them when they will die. The book then follows each of the children into adulthood and how they lived their lives knowing this information.
First, I just have to say that this is probably one of the most stunning book covers I’ve ever seen! The story was thought provoking and was beautifully written. This was the first book I read by Chloe Benjamin and I was not disappointed! I rated it 4/5 stars.
The announcement of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding came in 1947. England was experiencing one of the harshest winters ever and food was in such short supply that rationing had to take place. The wedding announcement was thought to be a joyous event for the country.
The story surrounds the creating of the wedding gown for Princess Elizabeth and the women who were involved in bringing it to life. Two of those women were Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassen. Both of the women were embroiderers at the fashion house of Norman Hartnell. The story follows their friendship and the trials and tribulations they experience during the time that the gown is being created.
In 2016, Ann’s granddaughter, Heather, is left some embroidered squares after Ann’s passing. Heather is determined to find out the mystery behind these squares and why her grandmother thought it so important to leave them to her.
Anyone who knows me, knows that historical fiction is my favorite genre. The author did a great job of switching between 1947 and 2016. I loved the friendship that developed between Ann and Miriam. A beautifully told story that I rated a 4.5/5 stars! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of this genre!
Darby Thorne is a college student who is on her way home to Utah to see her mother who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Darby is forced to pull off at a rest stop in the mountains of Colorado due to a blizzard and the roads being impassible. She finds 4 other individuals at the rest stop waiting out the storm. In addition, Darby discovers a young girl who is locked in a dog cage in the back of a van in the parking lot of the rest stop. Darby has no cell service and is trapped at the rest stop with these 4 strangers. Darby must find a way to save herself and the young girl.
This book was SO GOOD!!! There were several twists and turns throughout the book and it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I gave this book a well deserved 5/5 stars!