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Review: I learned a lot from this book. I know racial injustices exist, and the Government oversteps boundaries, mostly with minority groups, especially Blacks. But each time I learn of yet another instance of governmental trampling of someone's rights, I am horrified and wonder how something like this can happen.... More
From The Jacket: Montgomery, Alabama, 1973. Fresh out of nursing school, Civil Townsend intends to make a difference, especially in her African American community. At the Montgomery Family Planning Clinic, she hopes to help women shape their destinies, to make their own choices for their lives and bodies. ... More
Goodnight Beautiful
From The Jacket: A handsome psychotherapist. His lonely wife. And in his home office ceiling, a vent. . . You'd listen too, wouldn't you? (You know you would)...Newlyweds Sam Statler and Annie Potter are head over heels, and excited to say goodbye to New York City and start a life together in Sam's sleepy hometown upstate. Or, it turns out, a life where Annie... More
Review: This book kept me guessing, and I loved it! It's an easy, satisfying read you won't want to put down. Suddenly, Sam goes missing, and everything begins to unravel. There were several twists and turns I didn't see coming. At one point, I had to go back and reread a portion of the book to ensure I read it correctly.... More

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From the Jacket: Southern France, 1942. In a remote corner of France, Jewish refugee Ella Rosenthal has finally found a safe haven. It has been three years since she and her little sister, Hanni, left their parents to flee Nazi Germany, and they have been pursued and adrift in the chaos ...More
Review: Right off, I have to say I loved this book from start to finish. It's good from the first page to the last. It's a gripping story about Jewish refugee children and two women, Rosili and Ann-Marie, who help rescue them from the Nazis and the French police. It's based on a true story of children smuggled out of occupied France mid-winter through Natzi-guarded territory and mountain passes... More
Praise: "A powerfully moving novel about Jewish children escaping from Nazi-occupied France and the brave women who faced insurmountable obstacles to see them to safety. Kristen Beck has crafted an exquisite read that made me laugh one moment, then cry then next with characters so endearing, they left an indelible mark on me. Readers everywhere will love this book!" -Madeline Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London

"A poignant, and riveting story of enduring hope, Kristin Beck pens a brilliant, harrowing tale of the Jewish children protected by the Swiss Red Cross in France during the dangerous occupation of Germans, and the remarkable, brave people who risked their lives to help them escape. With each heart-pounding page, readers will hold onto hope that the children make it to safety. Have your tissues ready, this is a book that will keep you up late into the night just to see what happens next!" -Eliza Knight, USA Today bestselling author of The Mayfair Bookshop More
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