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I love to read, mostly historical fiction with a little historical romance and some ghosty stories thrown int.

The Secret of the Nightingale Palace: A Novel

The Secret of the Nightingale Palace - Dana Sachs I read this book three months ago, but for some reason I never got around to finishing the review. I feel bad because even though I know I liked the book, I don't remember all the details of why. This will teach me to wait to long before writing reviews. To start off, this book is right up my alley. Historical fiction, two stories from two different times woven together, a little romance, and a big secret. Plus, I am a sucker for Japanese culture. This book had it all, and it was done well. As with any book with multiple story lines, I ended up liking one over the other. This time (as usual) I enjoyed the "old" story better, which in this case was Goldie's. However, Anna's story was important for this novel. She gave the framework necessary for Goldie's story to be told. In the beginning, I didn't like Anna much, but she grew up and grew on me. I was proud of her at the end. I think the minor story of her and Dr. Naveen Choudary showed how she changed during the road trip.Goldie's story was amazing. There was no way I could put the book down while I was reading about her. I wanted to live in the 1940's and I wanted to know her. This is the beauty of historical fiction. When I read I like to be whisked away into the story. Ms. Sachs firmly planted me back in time and I didn't want to leave.Even though I didn't want the book to end, the ending was my favorite part. I didn't see it coming, but I was so happy about how it turned out. I confess to shedding a tear or two. Checkout this review and MORE at Momwithabook.com