Before I get to this evening’s post, I have a request. I have a faithful blog reader who is looking for this fabric.
Eileen writes, “I am in need of at least 1/2 yard (or more if available) of “In the Beginning fabric”. It was from 2007. I’ve contacted “In the Beginning” but as yet not heard back from them. It’s difficult to search as I don’t know the fabric collection it’s connected with.”
If anyone has this please contact me at email@example.com. I think we’ve all been in a bind like this and would have appreciated a little help.
Onto today’s post:
On my trips back and forth to Lacrosse for doctor appointments I’ve been listening to audiobooks. Two hours there…two back, I get in LOTS of listening time. That has had me scouring for books. That’s why you are getting a double dose of “What I’m Reading”.
I often look in recommend books or the “if you liked this author” sections. This book was there The Lost Girls of Paris. It was from the author of another book I liked, The Orphan’s Tale. I had hope this might be good.
I loved the beginning of the book. I was sucked in and ready for a good book. I kept waiting and waiting for the meat of the book. Who did it? Who turned them in? Whose transmitter was it? How did they get ALL of the information? There really was never an answer. As the book wound down I kept thinking…what is the name of the person? How did they transmit ALL of information? I never did find that out..nothing was definite. UGH.
Here’s what Amazon has to say:“1946-One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs—each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.
Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal.
Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.1 stars. I would agree. I really wanted to give it more but in the end I felt like the book didn’t give me more.