Popping in with what I read during the month of October. All of these books were given to me by the publishers - reviews and opinions my own.
The Girls at 17 Swann Street (release date: 2/5/19)
This book deals with anorexia, as the main character is admitted to full time care to recover from the disease. I learned a lot about what eating disorders do to the body which was interesting and sad. You can't help but root for these girls while also realizing the reality of our societies unhealthy relationships with food and appearance.
The Wartime Sisters (release date: 1/22/19)
Set during World War 2, this story follows two sisters who end up living and working at an armory. Many complexities to their relationship unfold due to the way they were treated growing up, their marriages, and the death of their parents. Very good read with several interesting supporting characters.
The Paragon Hotel (release date: 1/8/19)
In the midst of the Prohibition Era, main character Alice is trying to escape her crime ridden past in Harlem and sets off on a train to Portland. Once there, she finds herself staying at The Paragon Hotel and becomes immersed in the lives of the residents there. This book was a hard read at times due to the period language, but interesting nonetheless!
The Clockmaker's Daughter (current release)
I was really excited to read this book, but found it hard to get into at first. There are many stories to follow, all tied together by a few key characters and an important Manor. I am glad I kept with it thought because the end is rewarding.