I love New York, and my latest book crush, In Five Years by Rebecca Serle, made me remember why. My grandmother was from Brooklyn, and I lived in New York City after college and during 9/11. Like everyone who has ever lived in or visited New York City, right now especially I miss the excitement of being there, of eating at an amazing Tibetan restaurant in the East Villa ge and then going to see a Broadway show. I remember the anxiety I felt after 9/11 with National Guard sold
I love this book about a real WWII heroine! While reading about heroic women, I find myself imagining what I would do in their shoes, and I find strength in their lives. Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhorn is a fictional novel based on the real life accomplishments of a heroic woman, WWII Special Operations spy Nancy Wake. Lawhorn tells Nancy’s story through alternating timelines using her different code names during the war. Nancy Wake was one of the unsung heroines of WWII.