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Shanghai Story – Around The World In 80 Books #60

Setting: China Time Period: 1936 This story totally intrigued me! Jewish families moving to China during WWII? I never knew China accepted Jewish refugees until this book came into my hands! (Or, more realistically, my Kindle. lol) But here we are, in China with a Jewish refugee family establishing a medical practice in Shanghai during…

Summer By Summer – Around The World In 80 Books #59

Setting: Belize Time Period: Modern Day “Summer By Summer” is a YA (young adult) novel by Heather Burch set in Central America. In the story, Summer is hired as a babysitter for a rich family’s annual vacation to Belize, where she meets and falls for their oldest son, Bray. Through some crazy circumstances, Summer and…

Lights Of The Veil – Around The World In 80 Books #57

Setting: India Time Period: Modern Day She’s Christian, he’s Hindu – and they’re in love. What now? When we meet Erica Tanner, she’s a simple, single gal living in Seattle, grieving the loss of her sister and brother-in-law who were missionaries in India. Halfway through the story, Erica transforms into a protective aunt to her…

Luther and Katharina – Around The World In 80 Books #55

Setting: Germany Time Period: 1523 When I picked up “Luther and Katharina: A Novel of Love and Rebellion” by Jody Hedlund, I knew nothing about the life of Martin Luther. Oh yeah, I knew he nailed his thesis to the door and left the Catholic Church to preach “the just shall live by faith,” but…

Countdown In Cairo – Around The World In 80 Books #54

Setting: Cairo, Egypt Time Period: Modern Day This is Noel Hynd’s final book in “The Russians” trilogy and all I can say is, “Wow!” There were so many emotions and working parts going on in this story, it was truly phenomenal. Agent Alexandra DaLuca was sent to Cairo to find a CIA agent the government…

The Paris Package – Around The World In 80 Books #53

Setting: Vienna, Austria; Paris, France Time Period: 1938 Could you imagine being on your honeymoon and caught in the middle of a war zone? Well, for young, rich and newly married Nicky and Stella, this is exactly what happens to them at the onset of World War Two. Though warned not to go, the young…

Midnight In Madrid – Around The World In 80 Books #52

Setting: Madrid, Spain Time Period: Modern Day If you read my review of the first book in the Russian’s Trilogy, then you may remember that I was not impressed with the first book. However, I felt the author picked up the pace in “Midnight In Madrid” and tied in the story well enough that I…

Congo Dawn – Around The World In 80 Books #51

Setting: Congo Republic Time Period: Modern Day If you’ve watched the new movie, “The Legend of Tarzan,” you know what it’s like to see two worlds collide. In that movie, you see the slave industry battle against the African tribes in a historic context. But in “Congo Dawn” by Jeanette Windle, you see a modern…