Happy Friday!!! Friday is here and it’s that time again when we chat about books we have been falling behind on with Kim@It’s All About the Thrill and Christina@Recipe and a Read . We thought it would be fun to focus on a couple of titles and chat about them. Pop on over and check out their posts. They will be sure to have you on the floor laughing with their fun posts.
I have done a little book travels on our titles for this week to find some buzz to help us decide when we should start reading these titles. So please join in on our discussion and let us know if you have read these titles and if you recommend we read them right away.
Today I am featuring two books that have been on our list of books we have fallen behind on. Both I am really excited to read but for some reason or another they kept getting lost or buried under so many other titles.
Lindsay and I have fallen behind on one of our most anticipated books The Girl They Left Behind by Roxanne Veletzos. I am not even too sure how that happened. It seems to be getting some great buzz. Being an anticipated one Norma did start it and is almost finished. She is cheering it’s praise so far. Our Traveling Sister Marialyce @ yaya-read loved this it and her review has me wanting to jump into this one right away.
Zoe@What’s Better Than Books has caught my attention with this ‘Overall, The Girl They Left Behind is the perfect blend of historical facts, compelling fiction, and palpable emotion” from her review.
A sweeping family saga and love story that offers a vivid and unique portrayal of life in war-torn 1941 Bucharest and life behind the Iron Curtain during the Soviet Union occupation—perfect for fans of Lilac Girls and Sarah’s Key.
On a freezing night in January 1941, a little Jewish girl is found on the steps of an apartment building in Bucharest. With Romania recently allied with the Nazis, the Jewish population is in grave danger, undergoing increasingly violent persecution. The girl is placed in an orphanage and eventually adopted by a wealthy childless couple who name her Natalia. As she assimilates into her new life, she all but forgets the parents who were forced to leave her behind. They are even further from her mind when Romania falls under Soviet occupation.
Yet, as Natalia comes of age in a bleak and hopeless world, traces of her identity pierce the surface of her everyday life, leading gradually to a discovery that will change her destiny. She has a secret crush on Victor, an intense young man who as an impoverished student befriended her family long ago. Years later, when Natalia is in her early twenties and working at a warehouse packing fruit, she and Victor, now an important official in the Communist regime, cross paths again. This time they are fatefully drawn into a passionate affair despite the obstacles swirling around them and Victor’s dark secrets.
When Natalia is suddenly offered a one-time chance at freedom, Victor is determined to help her escape, even if it means losing her. Natalia must make an agonizing decision: remain in Bucharest with her beloved adoptive parents and the man she has come to love, or seize the chance to finally live life on her own terms, and to confront the painful enigma of her past.
While chatting with Kim she mentioned she has fallen behind on The Winters by Lisa Gabriele. I have had it my Edelweiss shelve for some time now. I have seen a bit of buzz along my book travels and have been wanting to read it. When I saw a copy at our most amazing new library I had to take it home with me. Kim is chatting about this one over on her blog.
Our Traveling Sister Debra@Open Book Post read it and her review has me really wanting to read it soon.
Michelle @ Books on a Book Shelve had me wanting to dive into this one with saying this on her review “What started off as a seemingly beautiful love story ended up dark and sinister…”
“From the brilliant first line to the shattering conclusion, The Winters will draw you in and leave you breathless. . . . A must read.” —Liv Constantine, author of The Last Mrs. Parrish
Inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, a spellbindingly suspenseful novel set in the moneyed world of the Hamptons, about secrets that refuse to remain buried and consequences that can’t be escaped
After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the opulent, secluded Long Island mansion of her new fiancé Max Winter—a wealthy politician and recent widower—and a life of luxury she’s never known. But all is not as it appears at the Asherley estate. The house is steeped in the memory of Max’s beautiful first wife Rebekah, who haunts the young woman’s imagination and feeds her uncertainties, while his very alive teenage daughter Dani makes her life a living hell. She soon realizes there is no clear place for her in this twisted little family: Max and Dani circle each other like cats, a dynamic that both repels and fascinates her, and he harbors political ambitions with which he will allow no woman—alive or dead—to interfere.
As the soon-to-be second Mrs. Winter grows more in love with Max, and more afraid of Dani, she is drawn deeper into the family’s dark secrets—the kind of secrets that could kill her, too. The Winters is a riveting story about what happens when a family’s ghosts resurface and threaten to upend everything.
Let’s Chat about books we have fallen behind on. Have you read either of these titles? Let us know your thoughts on them. Help us decide if we should catch up on them or fall behind some more on them.
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Do you have a book or two you would like to chat about? Is your fallen behind list longer than your TBR one? Drop us a comment! We would love to hear from you!