The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner: Read It and Get Ready to Love It

Beautiful. Heart-wrenching. Eye-opening. Timely. Unforgettable. I’ve used all of these words when describing Susan Meissner’s forthcoming novel, The Last Year of the War, but there are two I can’t stress enough: read it. The Last Year of the War is the story of Elise Sontag, a typical American teenager who has spent her entire life … More The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner: Read It and Get Ready to Love It

Wickwythe Hall by Judithe Little: Love, Loss, and the Anguish of War

There’s a reason why World War II-era historical fiction is so popular, and why it’s my very favorite. Timeless tales of heroism, tragedy, heartbreak, and love are stories that always leave a mark on me, and Judithe Little’s debut novel, Wickwythe Hall, undoubtedly has. Wickwythe Hall introduces us to three unforgettable characters, brought together by … More Wickwythe Hall by Judithe Little: Love, Loss, and the Anguish of War

The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor: Lose Yourself in This Historically Good Read

I can’t say that I’ve ever given a lot of thought to postage stamps. Over the years, I’ve collected a few commemoratives adorned with my favorite movie icons and writers, and every holiday season, I load up on adorable Christmas designs (ideally with Snoopy on them) for my mass mailing of yuletide greetings. In general, … More The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor: Lose Yourself in This Historically Good Read