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Davida Chazan

I'm known as The Chocolate Lady and aside from being a chocolate gourmet, I love reading and writing book reviews.

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  • I've always said that a really good short story is one of the more satisfying reads, if the author can pull it off. This week for #FictionFriday #FridayFiction I've put up a #bookreview for the collection of stories by one of my favorite authors, William Boyd​, "The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth"

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    The Ironic Wit of William.

    The Ironic Wit of William.

    Book Review for “The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth” by William Boyd. This is actually a collection of seven short stories plus two that are novella …

  • You’d be forgiven if you’ve never heard of Milly Bennett, but now is the time to correct that oversight, because she was one of the first female war correspondents, and author Carrie Callaghan has highlighted her very interesting life with her new novel “Salt the Snow”. You can find out more from my #bookreview of this recently released book on my blog now.

    https://tcl-bookreviews.com/2020/02/07/on-her-own/

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    On Her Own.

    On Her Own.

    Book Review for “Salt the Snow” by Carrie Callaghan. With America in the midst of the depression, and in the wake of a failed marriage, Milly Bennett, …

  • In 1911 Coney Island was home to a set of amusement parks that had something for everyone, from swimming on its beaches to roller coaster rides. This historical fiction novel looks at this spot during its heyday, and witnesses its destruction. Read my #bookreview of "Dreamland" by Nancy Bilyeau here.

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    Carnival of Camouflage. #BlogTour and #BookReview for #Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau @tudorscribe.

    Carnival of Camouflage. #BlogTour and #BookReview for #Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau @tudorscribe.

    About the Author: Nancy Bilyeau has worked on the staffs of InStyle, DuJour, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and Good Housekeeping. She is …

  • In their third collaboration, authors Williams, Willig, and White (aka Team W) follow a family legend that spans two world wars and discovering the truth, with the stories of three women. This is "All the Ways We Said Goodbye" which was released on January 14, 2020. You can read more in my #bookreview on my blog here. https://tcl-bookreviews.com/2020/01/17/their-objects-of-valor/

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    Their Objects of Valor.

    Their Objects of Valor.

    Book Review for “All the Ways We Said Goodbye” by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White. This novel brings together three different women …

  • This is my last #bookreview for 2019, for another historical fiction novel set in the late and post-WWII era about women sent from England into Nazi occupied France in order to help get information back to London.

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    Breaking the Broadcasts.

    Breaking the Broadcasts.

    Book Review for “The Lost Girls of Paris” by Pam Jenoff. In the last years of WWII, the UK set into motion a plan to send people into Nazi occupied …