With the Fire on High
A quick read illustrating the strength and beauty of the everyday life. You root for the main character to find not just happiness but HER happiness. And the food descriptions are mouth watering. It will appeal to Foodies, people who like stories of people being amazing in seemingly everyday lives, people who like a strong feminine voice.
The Henna Artist
“The Henna Artist” gives insight into the lives of women in India in the 1950s, and the disparity between classes. Freedom of choice is a main theme in this book, but at what cost should one continue to chase it? This book will appeal to fans of Historical Fiction and people with an interest in India.
The Last Bookshop in London: A Novel of World War II
A lovely WWII Historical Fiction about a woman who finds solace in literature as her community weathers the war and the blitz. It was particularly interesting to read how everyday people lived through rationing, preparing for bombings, and carrying on in the aftermath.
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
Don’t judge a book by its title. While this book has a few steamy love scenes sprinkled throughout, it really is a book about a group of women learning to push against the restrictiveness of their community. It is a very heart warming story with a strong female lead. You can say you skipped the x rated parts. We wont tell. For readers who enjoy a book about unlikely friends and can handle a little erotica thrown in.
Although this book in set during the Covid-19 pandemic, it demonstrates that there are other medical issues and problems that still occur, even in the depth of a pandemic. Robin Cook generally addresses a shortcoming in the American health care system with each of his books, this shortcoming deals with managed care and the increasing roll insurance reimbursement dictates treatment given.