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Mary's Books

I have loved to read since I was little. I would borrow many books from the library and still borrow to this day, but I also purchase books (mostly for my kids) and freebies on Kindle. I read as much as I can daily. Sometimes I read several books at one time. I don't have a preference of paper book over an ebook, I just love to read. Keeping lists of what I have read is a good way for me to remember. 

Currently reading

Murder at the Book Group
Maggie King
Holidays Can Be Murder
Janet Sailor, Connie Shelton
Churchill's Secret Agent: A Novel Based on a True Story
Linda Ciampoli, Max Ciampoli
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
Girl Missing
Tess Gerritsen
Thirteen Chocolates (A Chandler's Chocolate Box Mystery Book 1)
agatha chocolats
All Fudged Up
Nancy CoCo
The Devotional Bible: Experiencing The Heart of Jesus
Max Lucado
Progress: 51 %
Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 Days
John A Carroll
Progress: 60 %

The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover

The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover - Susan Wittig Albert

Opie is a female reporter earning extra money to help her family through the depression era. She and the other women of the Dahlias grow vegetables and fruits in the gardens of their "clubhouse" and give to the people who need and earn money by selling to give to people who need. At the same time, there is a mystery of what happened to the husband of a woman in their community.


This book is set in 1934 and FDR is president and Huey Long is running against him. What I enjoyed about this story was all the historical information that was provided in this story. After I got far enough I realized what a goldmine it was and hunted down an audio version so I could have my kids listen. We talked about coming out of the depression, putting people to work as they wanted to work not be given handouts. We talked about party line phones and so many other things brought up in this story. I will definitely be looking at the other books by this author to see what else she brings up that will be interesting to my girls for history.