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Quick Thoughts on May 2020 Reads

My Lost Family
By: Danny Ben-Moshe

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Published: October 2019
Published by: Audible Audio, Audible Original
Format Read: Audiobook
Genre: Nonfiction

Rating: 5/5

Synopsis

Growing up in a poor Yiddish speaking home in 1950s London, Lillian – then just a teenager – marries charming older man Raymond. One day he takes their children to the local park. But he never returns.
When they reappear 40 years later – the search for the truth begins.
Unfolding like a mystery, we follow Danny Ben-Moshe and his eccentric Jewish family as they unearth secrets, attempt to reconcile, and hear shocking news that sheds a new light on events.
This series builds upon the story from Danny’s award-winning documentary film My Mother’s Lost Children.
A Somethin Else production for Audible.

Source: Audible

My Thoughts

Thanks to Audible Originals, I have been introduced to so many fascinating stories, that I wouldn’t have otherwise discovered. My Lost Family was tragic and sad, but had me hooked from the start. It questions how people of different means, times and maturity handle unthinkable situations. I would highly recommend this audiobook.

Nights in Rodanthe
By: Nicholas Sparks

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Published: August 2004
Published by: Warner Books
Format Read: Hardcover
Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Rating: 4/5

Synopsis

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks comes a tender story of hope and joy; of sacrifice and forgiveness — a moving reminder that love is possible at any age, at any time, and often comes when we least expect it. At forty-five, Adrienne Willis must rethink her entire life when her husband abandons her for a younger woman. Reeling with heartache and in search of a respite, she flees to the small coastal town of Rodanthe, North Carolina to tend to a friend’s inn for the weekend. But when a major storm starts moving in, it appears that Adrienne’s perfect getaway will be ruined — until a guest named Paul Flanner arrives. At fifty-four, Paul has just sold his medical practice and come to Rodanthe to escape his own shattered past. Now, with the storm closing in, two wounded people will turn to each other for comfort — and in one weekend set in motion feelings that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives.

Source: Goodreads

My Thoughts

Insta-love done right! Nights in Rodanthe was a short yet quiet romance between a mature man and woman. This beautiful story ranks among my favourite Nicholas Sparks books and I would highly recommend reading it.


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