Tag Archives: Jewish

“The Wartime Sisters” by Lynda Cohen Loigman – Book Review

Firstly, the sisters: Ruth Blum – Married to Arthur, an MIT graduate who works overseeing arms assembly, Ruth now lives on the Springfield Armory campus, in a house for officer’s wives. She is the mother to twin girls. All her … Continue reading

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“The Two-Family House” by Lynda Cohen Loigman – Book Review

Abe and Mort Berman are brothers who are as different as night and day.  Abe is personable and gregarious.  Mort is anti-social and acerbic. Together they run a company that makes cardboard boxes.  When their father passed away they took over the … Continue reading

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“Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly – Book Review

“Lilac Girls” is a story of the mind numbing horrors of war.  Horrors so gruesome that they are unimaginable unless you’ve experienced them first hand. The author has written about them in such a way that you as a reader … Continue reading

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“Playing with fire” by Tess Gerritsen – Book Review

Many readers are familiar with Tess Gerritsen for her immensely popular Rizzoli and Isles mystery series.  Now she has written a riveting, partly historical stand-alone novel that kept me spellbound throughout! When I say partly historical I mean that there … Continue reading

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