Book: This is Really War

Something that you probably never learned about in history class or heard about are the women Nurses who service during World War II.  We hear about the experience of soldiers who fought against the German and Japanese, some even held in prison camps.  This is Really War by Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi tells the story of 12 navy nurses who are held captive in occupied Philippines.  These nurses are held captive in a hospital but soon later are transferred to a civilian prison camp.  Treating civilian with limited or no medical supplies, plus facing the hardship and by their Japanese captors.  The 12 navy nurses putting their patients first before their own mental and physical well being.  Many working their shift even when their own health had deteriorated.

Book #7:Alice & the Assassin

I really enjoying reading R.J. Koreto books. This is my 3rd book that I’ve read by him.  Alice and the Assassin, President Teddy Roosevelt’s is now President after that assassination of President William McKinley.  Roosevelts and his family are now under Secret Service protection.  His daughter, 17 years old Alice Roosevelt is protected by agent Joseph St.Clair a former cowboy and veteran of the Rough Riders.

Alice take it upon her self to start investigating the recent killing of President McKinley.  Asking questions and requesting to speak with potential suspects with whom had contact with the assassin. Her interest in the matter raises suspicion among someone or a group of people.  With so many unanswered question Alice fear for her Father life. With her secret Service bodyguard they travel through New York to find those who seek power, money and will kill for it.

Book #6 The German Girl

The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa.  Not sure where to begin with this book except that it an awesome book. A young girl Hannah Rosenthal introduces us to the world that she is living in.  A world that hate her for who she is, for who her family is.  The only person who accept her is a boy name, Leo Martin.  With thing getting worst her family make the decision to leave to leave Germany on a transatlantic liner name SS St. Louis along with Leo Martin’s family. Their destination Cuba where the Rosenthal family and Martin family have obtain Visas to enter the country.

Decades later in New York city a young girl, Anna Rosen get a strange package from an unknown relative in Cuba.  Her great-aunt Hannah. Anna and her mother travel to Cuba to learn more about their family past and their trip from Germany to Cuba.