August Releases

July was a great month for new releases. August doesn’t have as many, but there are still some good ones coming!

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Review: With Love, Wherever You Are by Dandi Daley Mackall

About this Book

Everyone knows that war romances never last . . .
After a whirlwind romance and wedding, Helen Eberhart Daley, an army nurse, and Lieutenant Frank Daley, M.D. are sent to the front lines of Europe with only letters to connect them for months at a time.

Surrounded by danger and desperately wounded patients, they soon find that only the war seems real—and their marriage more and more like a distant dream. If they make it through the war, will their marriage survive?

Based on the incredible true love story, With Love, Wherever You Are is an adult novel from beloved children’s author Dandi Daley Mackall.


My Review

Honestly, I was afraid I wouldn’t like this book I won a copy of it from the ACFW Reading Group as the July discussion book. I must say it was one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read this year.

The author did a great job of weaving the letters her parents wrote to each other into a gripping story that helped me see World War II more like it was, a very hard time for our soldiers and other medical personnel.

If you want to experience history in an entertaining and moving way, this is definitely a book for you. The author does share additional insights about her parents, their story, and what aspects of this book are fictional.

I would definitely buy this for certain friends that enjoy history.

Disclaimer: I did receive this book for free from the author as part of the ACFW Reading Group. I was not obligated to write a review.

Review: Formula of Deception by Carrie Stuart Parks

About this Book

An artist hiding from an escaped killer uncovers one of World War II’s most dangerous secrets—a secret that desperate men will do anything to keep hidden.

After the murder of her twin sister, Murphy Anderson changed her name and appearance and moved to Kodiak, Alaska, to avoid the press and publicity. But when local authorities discover she’s an artist and request her help in drawing a dying man’s memories, she unintentionally ends up in the limelight again—and back in the killer’s crosshairs.

The deathbed confessions of an Alaskan hunter have Murphy drawing the five bodies he discovered on remote Ruuwaq Island ten years ago. But what investigators find has them mystified. Evidence suggests that the bodies were deliberately destroyed, and what they uncover in an abandoned Quonset hut from World War II only brings more questions.

As one by one the investigators who were at the hut die, Murphy knows there is something much darker at stake. What happened on this island during the war? And who is willing to kill to keep its secrets buried?

My Review

“Oh Holy Plot Twist Batman!”

This went from a good story to a great story with a very unexpected plot twist toward the end of the book! I did not see it coming!

The main character, Murphy, was quirky and had a lot of spunk. I liked her a lot.The only negative is it didn’t seem to pay to be her friend.

As far as the story, I found it fascinating. I had no idea the Japanese occupied Alaska. There was a good amount of action and a taste of romance. But most of all the plot twist at the end just floored me.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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