Category: Historical Fiction

Cover of "A Reliable Wife"

Cover of A Reliable Wife

Title: A Reliable Wife

Author: Robert Goolrick

This book was not what I expected it to be. The characters were boring, one-dimensional and unlikable.You think you may get something fresh and witty when you start with an old man with a fortune waiting at a train station waiting on his bride whom he found in the penny saver. The bride (a middle-aged woman) plans to poison him and take his wealth and find a young lover to live out her days with. The old man used her to reconnect with a child his late wife had with her Italian lover.

This book was such a waste of time. I was so glad when it was over.


Title: Sarah’s Key

Cover of "Sarah's Key"

Cover of Sarah's KeyTitle: Sarah's Key

Author: Tatiana de Rosnay


Sarah’s Key is one of the best historical fiction novels I have read where the story takes place in present day but tells the story of a Jewish girl during the French roundup. This novel would be the perfect addition to any avid reader’s book shelf. Full of secrets, lies and a family’s burden Sarah’s Key is sure to leave the reader turning page after page to find out what happens next. I sure was.  The movie looks like it is true to the novel which makes me very happy. Check out the trailer below and feel free to leave a comment!