Hella’s Book Review

This month Hella reviews the book the Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams

 

After having read The Glass Ocean and A Certain Age by Author Beatriz Williams, which I thoroughly enjoyed, I looked forward to reading her latest book, The Golden Hour.  The book is laid out in Parts, and it wasn’t until I got past Part 1 that I became intrigued with the story and wanted to keep reading to see what happened to all the characters.

The time period is WWII with the majority of the story taking place in the Bahamas. The British governor during this time was the Duke of Windsor. He was the former king of England who had abdicated the throne in order to marry the twice divorced American Wallis Simpson. It was a time when American readers were fascinated with stories about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Although the author uses their story as a background The Golden Hour is mostly about two remarkable women who live decades apart and whose stories are slowly woven together.  Curiosity kept me reading into the night.   Read the full review

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Downtown Trick-or-Treat

CALLING ALL TRICK-OR-TREATERS!

Be sure to bring the kids and stop by library during Downtown Trick-or-Treat on Halloween day Thursday, Oct 31 from 3:30 – 5:30pm.

 

Fireside Chat Book Discussion

Join us Thursday Oct 24 at 4pm for our next book Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.
Books are now available at the library for check out.

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. …. Read more.