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Old 10-21-2019, 05:37 AM
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My thirty- three year old daughter requested real, versus kindle, books for Christmas this year. We are celebrating Christmas at Thanksgiving this year so I need to get shopping. She likes Kristin Hannah and loved the book Before We Were Yours. I am looking for similar type books . Any suggestions?


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Old 10-21-2019, 05:58 AM
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Do you know if she liked The Nightingale? I can suggest a bunch of WWII related books that are similar (both fiction and non-fiction). For reference, I am 38 and love these books lol. Let me know and I can list a bunch!

Also does she like the Handmaid's Tale? The sequel came out after 34 years and ties in with the show (The Testaments).
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:19 AM
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Here are some recent reads that I have really enjoyed:
Virgil Wander by Leif Enger, The Tender Land by William Kent Krueger, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler, A Sudden Light by Garth Stein.
I agree with your daughter about Kristin Hannah and Before We Were Yours. I loved Hannah's The Nightingale.
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:32 AM
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Tattooist of Auschwitz
Cilkaís Journey
Lilac Girls
Sarahís Key
The Pearl that Broke itís Shell
Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
All the Light that We can See
Nightingale

I agree with pp
Where the Crawdads Sing
Calling Me Home
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:17 AM
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One of my favorites from last year that hasnít been mentioned is ďEleanor Oliphant is Completely FineĒ


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Old 10-21-2019, 07:29 AM
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My DD of same age likes all the Liane (Lynn?) Moriarity books. She wrote Pretty Little Liars.

Totally agree with Where the Crawdads Sing. I LOVED that book.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:58 AM
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A Bend in the Stars by Rachel Barenbaum is historical fiction about the Jews living in Russia around the time WW I is breaking out. Great read!

The Summer of '69 by Elin Hildebrand. I love anything by her.

Not sure is she likes legal thrillers, but The Reckoning by John Grisham was great. He has a new one out now called The Guardians. I also liked The Rooster Bar.

Nancy Thayer and Jane Green also write books I think she might enjoy. They are a little lighter and more "beachy".
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:58 AM
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My DD of same age likes all the Liane (Lynn?) Moriarity books. She wrote Pretty Little Liars.
I think you’re thinking of “Big Little Lies”. Sara Shephard wrote “Pretty Little Liars”. I do agree with Liane Moriarity. My favorite of hers is “Husband’s Secret”
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:27 AM
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Yep. Youíre right. As you can tell, I neither read the books or watched the show?
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:29 PM
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Also my favorite author and I loved that book too!

How about Jodi Picoult Love her books too



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Old 10-21-2019, 02:01 PM
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If she's a fan of historical fiction, check out the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear. Maisie is a psychologist/investigator living in England during WW I and into the 1930s.
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:53 PM
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The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg-
Also A Man Called Ove - both are simple, kindness, good feeling kind of stories.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:27 PM
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Jojo Moyes (Me before you) new book is amazing! Itís called The Giver of the Stars.

I also read a historical fiction novel called All the Flowers in Paris by Sarah Jio. Itís set in 2 different times in France. One story in present day and one in 1943.
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:33 PM
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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! You were very helpful! I made a list and will be off to the bookstore soon!
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