It's been a while since I read a historical fiction book and I was excited to jump back in with The Rose Code because I had received so many positive reviews from friends.
This time of year I find it fun to reflect on the past year - the good, bad and ugly. In addition to a look back at follower favorite styles, I'm also excited to share my most trafficked blog posts and favorite books. Maybe because I'm in marketing but my inner nerd loves to geek out over the analytics and numbers behind the scenes on all of this so figured I'd share in case anyone else is the same way!
I literally cried every time I opened this book to read. Not sure if it's my pregnancy hormones or the deep love Elsa has for her children that is palpable through Hannah's writing but my goodness, this story was heartbreakingly beautiful. Click here to continue reading my review of The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah.
I loved the Vanishing Half - it's beautiful and heartbreaking all at once. It is a beautiful portrayal of how inequality and privilege can shape our lives. It offers insightful perspectives and highlights our internal struggle with self identity illustrating just how different humans can be from one another. Continue reading to see how many stars this book received!
I'm pretty torn on my opinion about Daisy Jones & The Six. On the one hand, I thought the interview style writing by Jenkins Reid is original and refreshing. I think she did a brilliant job telling a compelling story from multiple perspectives in a way that really brings the narrative to life. Click in to see how many stars I gave this book!
Overall, I most enjoyed hearing the perspective from French wine country during WWII. Even though this book is fiction and the characters are made up, there was still quite a few real facts and events depicted throughout. As someone who loves historical fiction, specifically the WWII era, I sometimes forget the part France played in the war so this was a nice change. Click in to continue reading my review!