Monday, December 31, 2018

First Book of the Year ~ 2019

Sheila, over at Book Journey, is once again hosting "First Book of the Year" fun!

My "First Book of the Year" will be:

From the bestselling author of The Girl From the Train, comes another compelling coming of age story of delayed love, loss, and reconciliation in WWII-era South Africa.

Lettie has always felt different from and overshadowed by the women around her– this friend is richer, that friend is more beautiful, those friends are closer. Still, she doesn’t let this hold her back. She works hard to apply her mind, trying to compensate for her perceived lack of beauty with diligent academic work and a successful career as a doctor. She learns to treasure her friendships, but she still wonders if any man will ever return her interest.

Marco’s experience in the second world war have robbed him of love and health. When winters in his native Italy prove dangerous to his health even after the war has ended, he moves to South Africa to be with his brother, husband to one of Lettie’s best friends. Marco is Lettie’s first patient, and their relationship grows as she aids him on the road back to restored health.

What is your "First  Book of the Year"?



  1. This looks lovely. I hope you enjoy it. Come see my week here. Happy reading and happy New Year!

  2. My first will be The Red Slippers because it's due a the library on the third. My last update for the year

  3. Enjoy your book and the new year!!

  4. Gorgeous cover for a great sounding story. Happy New Year.

    My First Book

  5. I love the look of this one. Thanks for sharing. Here's my FIRST BOOK OF 2019

  6. I like the cover and this sounds like good reading. Happy New Year and Happy Reading!


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