Stars Over Clear Lake by Loretta Ellsworth

This book really made me smile. It is one of those books that skips back and forth between the present day and the past. Each skip reveals more of the story between an Iowa farm girl and a young German POW who happens to be held close by, and who comes to help on her family farm. There are lots of geographical references that I happened to be familiar with: Clear Lake, Mason City, and the Grotto Of the Redemption are just a few. Really a quick, sweet read that anyone from the Midwest would especially enjoy.

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Non-Fiction / September 12, 2017

I just finished Killers of the Flower Moon. Perhaps the rumor of Osage blood running through my family tree made me pick it up. Or perhaps I am just intrigued by this recounting of real life murders and the fact that I had never heard of them. Either way, a chilling read of multiple murders of the Osage in Oklahoma and the men who investigated them.

London Under by Peter Ackroyd
Non-Fiction / September 2, 2017

London is a fascinating city, above and below. Peter Ackroyd’s nonfiction book London Under caught my eye and turned out to be worth the time. Crypt’s, sewers, ruins, the Tube, and bomb shelters. The author goes over these and more. And there is as much going on below ground as above. A good read for anyone who has traveled to London or history lovers alike.