Review: Stars Over Clear Lake

Stars Over Clear Lake by Loretta Ellsworth Thomas Dunne Books, 2017.  Hardcover, 320 pages. Stars Over Clear Lake recounts the fictional love story between a young Iowa farm girl and a German POW during and after World War II.  Part of the story is set amidst the famed Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.  Told…

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Review: Last Hope Island

Last Hope Island: How Nazi-Occupied Europe Joined Forces with Britain to Help Win World War II by Lynne Olson Random House, 2017.  Hardcover, 576 pages. Olson’s latest book about World War II focuses in on the stories about Occupied Europe, many lesser known.  The publication of this work excited me for just that reason when…