Isolation, Part Deux

Back at the end of 2015 and start of 2016, my little part of the Midwest was majorly flooded out.  Well, April into May, it happened again.  So like in my previous post on the topic, entitled Isolation (and thus the inspiration for the title of this post), many roads were flooded out, including many…

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…

No Post Today

Hi everyone.  There will be no post today.  I hoped to finish reading Stars Over Clear Lake by Loretta Ellsworth and post a review on it for today.  Instead, that will run next week.  Apologies for not having anything else ready.  It was a crazy week as I was married on Saturday and I ran…

Cover Last Hope Island

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…