Tuesday, 12 May 2020

TMST


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where Rainy discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.

May 12th: Name some of your favorite book friendships.

Oh man, why do I suck at these? Ehh

*silence*

*more silence*

Maybe if I look at my shelves

*blank stare*

Monday, 11 May 2020

Carole's Monday: Madame Fiocca


Madame FioccaAuthor: Suzy Henderson
Title: Madame Fiocca
Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: ebook
Pages: 425
Published:  December 13th 2019
Where I Got It: My shelf (Netgalley)



A gripping tale of love and espionage in Occupied France, based on true events.

February 1933: When her aunt gifts her two hundred pounds, twenty-year-old Nancy Wake embarks on a world cruise. Afterwards, she becomes a journalist and finds work in Paris. The city is glamorous, brimming with journalists, artists, and refugees.

While travelling across Europe on assignments, she catches the eye of wealthy industrialist Henri Fiocca, and destiny intervenes.

But as clouds of war swarm over Europe, German troops are on the march. Horrified when she witnesses Nazis whipping Jews on Vienna’s streets, Nancy vows to stop them if she ever has the chance.

When Paris falls, an encounter with a British officer draws her into the heart of an escape network. Soon she is caught in a deadly game of espionage.

As the iron fist of the enemy tightens, Nancy and Henri face a heart-breaking decision.

What happens when doing right is the road to ruin?



I couldn't resist this one. First the cover and then the story itself. 

The story follows Nancy Wake who started out as a traveler and journalist. She catches the eye of the wealthy industrialist Henri Fiocca and they eventually marry. As the clouds of war start to swarm over Europe and Paris falls, Nancy finds herself being drawn into the heart of an escape network and plays the deadly game of espionage. 

I had heard of Nancy Wake but I really didn't know much and any real details. I was excited to read this and then do some googling afterward ;) 

Part 1 was okay (a little slow paced - if I am to be honest here), but part 2 was AMAZING. I was hooked and couldn't put this down.I had no idea how this was all going to end. I was so worried about all of Nancy's friends, hubbie, and her little dog. It took all my power not to look at google and find out the answers before finishing this. LOL. 

This was well written and seemed well researched. Lots of details and lots of info. Sometimes it felt a little like a history book here and there. However, I did really like this and I was hooked. I do want to read more by this author! 

I loved Nancy. She is a true hero! I really enjoyed her story and I want to read more/watch about her. Made me tear up a couple of times.

Can I just say how beautiful this cover is??? Lovely!

Overall, I really adored Nancy and her story. She is a real hero! This was well written and it seemed pretty well researched. Made me curious to learn more about Nancy! I'll stamp this with 3 stars.  





Friday, 8 May 2020

Short Movie Review: John Wick 3

Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head - he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.

Director: Chad Stahelski
Writers: Derek Kolstad (screenplay by), Shay Hatten 
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane

2h 11min | Action, Crime, Thriller

I liked 1, it was cool. I do not remember 2, I will assume it was bad, and this one, omg so dull. Run run, fight fight, run run fight fight. Yawn.

I also think he might be  a robot.

Recommend?
NO. Do not watch it, and if you do, then do 2 and 3 close cos I felt lost why he was running in the first place.



Thursday, 7 May 2020

Audio: The tourist attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler

Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
Series: Moose Springs, Alaska Series, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 05-05-20
Language: English
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Contemporary romance
In exchange for an honest review

This one was fun. And lots of craziness.

Zoey has saved and saved so she could visit Alaska. But everything doesn't always turn out like it is meant to be. Alaska has its own ideas. As for Zoey, she kept pushing through, I liked her.

Graham loves Alaska, but he hates tourists. And hey I get it, it would be rather annoying to have tourists everywhere, drinking, destroying things, upping prices.
And then he owns this shitty restaurant that serves 3 dishes, and tourists love it. 

But he still goes after her, I do love when the guy does the chasing. And they keep meeting each other under the worst circumstances.

They were just such a cute, fun couple, and I did like the Alaska setting a lot.

The Graham voice was just so, awww, perfect. That is when the narrator does well with a voice. She has a fun upbeat narration that was just right.

When Graham Barnett named his diner The Tourist Trap, he meant it as a joke. Now he's stuck slinging reindeer dogs to an endless parade of resort visitors who couldn't interest him less. Not even the sweet, enthusiastic tourist in the corner who blushes every time he looks her way...

Two weeks in Alaska isn't just the top item on Zoey Caldwell's bucket list. It's the whole bucket. One look at the mountain town of Moose Springs and she's smitten. But when an act of kindness brings Zoey into Graham's world, she may just find there's more to the grumpy local than meets the eye...and more to love in Moose Springs than just the Alaskan wilderness.

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