The cold that I caught over the holidays escalated into a sinus infection and knocked the stuffing out of me for most of the holiday break. Of course, I felt much better by Monday when I went back to the office.
It forced me to slow down, which in many ways was perfect. I read three books that will be Bookreporter.com Bets On selections. First up was Chris Cleave’s EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN, which is set during the start of World War II as children are being evacuated for the Blitz and London is readying for war. The tension is palpable, and there are many surprises in the plot. Chris’ books are so different; each has memorable characters, and he draws us right into their struggles. This one, too, is full of emotion and has a strong storyline.