The topics for today are Favorite Books of 2012 and Giveaways. I have both.

Best Books I’ve Read in 2012

Besides The Saffron Kitchen that I talked about yesterday I picked 2 other books.

The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great by Eva Stachniak

This is the story of the arrival in Russia and rise to power of Catherine the Great as seen by one of her mother-in-law’s spies at court. This is the beginning of a series.

The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy

The story of the Holocaust is told from the German point of view by a girl who was a teenager working in her father’s bakery. Fifty years later she runs a German bakery in Texas and is looking back at the war years and the decisions that her family and neighbors made.


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