top of page
  • Writer's pictureMegan DiMaria

A short list of good books to read while the winter weather rages

Updated: Oct 11, 2019

It's that time of year, after the holidays and before spring blooms burst around us, that reading a good book is particularly satisfying.

Who am I kidding? Anytime you read a good book, you're satisfied.

It's been a while since I mentioned some of the good books I've read recently. Here they are in no particular order.

Do you like historical novels? Me too! But, keep a box of tissues on hand while you're reading this one.

Decades of Loss, an Unsolved Mystery, and a Rift Spanning Three Generations. Hazel DeFord is a woman haunted by her past. While berry picking in a blackberry thicket in 1943, ten-year old Hazel momentarily turns her back on her three-year old sister Maggie and the young girl disappears . . .

Looking for a fun, fast read with twists and turns, comedy, and a bit of romance?

Miss Isadora Delafield may be an heiress, but her life is far from carefree. When her mother begins pressuring her to marry an elderly and uncouth duke, she escapes from the high society world she's always known and finds herself to be an unlikely candidate for a housekeeper position in rural Pennsylvania . . .

Do you like time-slip novels? I sure do. The historical part of this one is set in England during WWII. I listened to this book, which was a nice change of pace for me.

Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades…beginning with who she really is. 1940s, England . . .

This is another time-slip novel, and the historical part is also set in Europe during WWII.

The year is 1938, and as Hitler’s troops sweep into Vienna, Austrian Max Dornbach promises to help his Jewish friends hide their most valuable possessions from the Nazis, smuggling them to his family’s summer estate near the picturesque village of Hallstatt. He enlists the help of Annika Knopf, his childhood friend . . .

This is book 2 in the Supper Club series. I enjoyed #1, The Saturday Night Supper Club. Actually, I haven't read Brunch at the Bittersweet Cafe, but it releases next Tuesday, and I plan on getting my hands on a copy ASAP!

Baker and pastry chef Melody Johansson has always believed in finding the positive in every situation, but seven years after she moved to Denver, she can’t deny that she’s stuck in a rut. One relationship after another has ended in disaster, and her classical French training is being wasted on her night job in a mediocre chain bakery . . .

So, if you're looking for a good read, you can't go wrong with any of these suggestions. Enjoy! They were all so very satisfying. I hope you love them, too.

What book have you read lately that you're happy to share with friends?

bottom of page