Review: The Children of Willesden Lane

The Children of Willesden Lane is a memoir about Jewish children being evacuated from Vienna on the eve of WWII. It is a real tear jerker, not only for the sad situation, but also for the beauty of the music.  Music is a central theme for the story. In 1938, Lisa is a talented pianist … Continue reading Review: The Children of Willesden Lane

The Caddie Who Played With Hickory – A Review

After reading The Caddie who played with Hickory, I have more respect for the game of golf. I loved this story, not just for the golf lessons, but for the well-written characters and look into life post-WWII. Though this is well-written fiction, the real facts in the story drew me in. A non-golfer might skip … Continue reading The Caddie Who Played With Hickory – A Review

The Tenth Circle – A review

Much of The Tenth Circle, by Jodi Picoult, features the angst and confusion experienced by teenage girls. It rings true and makes me fearful for my granddaughters . . . and glad I raised boys. After a date rape, a young girl is further traumatized when she is ostracized by her friends, the town, and … Continue reading The Tenth Circle – A review