Tuesday, December 29, 2020


Four-star review of A Better Man by Louise Penny

This was not my favorite book in this series, but it was an interesting read. Armand has returned to the Surite with Jean-Guy as his superior. They become involved in the search for a missing pregnant woman at the same time as the rivers are overflowing from a mixture of rain and Spring thaw. All the characters are deftly drawn but the scenery steals the show.

Four-star review of The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Janoff

The story of three women just before D-Day and a year or so after is about how their lives intertwine. Eleanor Trigg created and managed a group of young British women who flew into German-occupied France in the closing days of the WWII to send and receive radio messages in code to help the resistance fighters. Marie was one of her girls, and Grace is an American who finds Eleanor’s abandoned suitcase in Grand Central Station and takes a packet of photos of twelve of the girls. Full of mystery, intrigue and romance, this was an interesting and quick read, but I was bothered by the incorrect details, e.g., there were only forty-eight states in 1946, not fifty, and TVs weren’t common then either.

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