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James Harvey - Grayton Beach Affair

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10. Grayton Beach Affair by James Harvey (2011)
Length: 328 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Started: 12 March 2011
Finished: 22 March 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to James Harvey for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 3 January 2011
Why do I have it? I like historical fiction and James Harvey is a new author for me.

Christian Wolfe speaks perfect English. That is why the German-born man is strong-armed into rescuing a German POW from an American beach after he returns to Berlin during World War II. Christian is drawn into a covert mission against his will but meets troubled, beautiful Maggie Neal during that time. For two days, at Grayton Beach, Maggie and Christian begin an affair.

Those two days are remembered forever in their hearts as the war rages on and Christian goes back to Europe. Will destiny prevail for Maggie and Christian? The Grayton Beach Affair lasted two days, but the reprecussions could last longer.

I enjoyed this…

Katharine A. Russell - Deed So

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9. Deed So by Katharine A. Russell (2010)
Length: 438 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Started: 2 March 2011
Finished: 12 March 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Tracee at Pump up Your Bookfor sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 18 November 2010
Why do I have it? I like historical fiction and Katharine A. Russell is a new author for me.

Agnes Hayden Bashford - Haddie - is struggling with many things is the 1962 town of Wicomico Corners; entering high school, her budding crush on her best friend, Gideon, and waitressing at church suppers. She has big plans to escape Wicomico Corners and make something of herself in the wide world. Then, she witnesses the murder of a black teenager and the resulting court case exposes the racial tensions that Haddie couldn't even begin to contemplate could exist in her tiny town.

I enjoyed this book very much. The characters were very well written and the setting was believeable for the time period. …