Blog Tour Stop: Papa’s Shoes by Madeline Sharples

Knowing that this story is fiction, it felt like it was a true story . . .

Synopsis for Papa’s Shoes

Papa’s Shoes, a work of fiction about immigration with a feminist and historical bent. At 99,968 words, Papa’s Shoes is a stand-alone novel with series potential.

Ira Schuman is determined to move his family out of their Polish shtetl to the hope and opportunities he’s heard about in America. But along the way he faces the death of three of his four sounds, a wife who does not have the same aspirations as his, and the birth of a daughter, Ava, conceived to make up for the loss of his boys. Ava grows up to be smart, beautiful, and very independent.

Besides having a feisty relationship with her overly-protective mother, Ava falls for the college man who directs her high school senior class play. With the news that she wants to marry a non-Jewish man, Ira realized that his plan to assimilate in the new world has backfired. Should the young couple marry, he must decide whether the banish his daughter from his family or welcome them with open arms. Even though he won’t attend their wedding, he makes her a pair a wedding shoes. In his mind, the shoes are simply a gift, not a peace offering.

I have to admit, I felt a little intimidated reading this book because it had Jewish words that I did not understand. But, that is what is so great about reading . . . You learn and your vocabulary grows.

Papa’s Shoes is a work of art, and again, I am adding it to the list of my favorite history books (even though it is fiction, to me, it still fits). I hope you enjoy it just as much as me. I give Papa’s Shoes ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ for how beautiful it was written, and the connect I felt with the characters.

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Blog Tour Stop: Bloody Coffee by Michelle Dim-St. Pierre

I have to say, I love a book with some mystery . . . Especially about dark pasts

Synopsis

A complex, suspenseful, and engrossing tale of doubts, trust, budding romance, and two bullets.

Eighteen-year-old Leigh arrives at a Tel Aviv hospital, seeking information about her probable father. Dr. Sloan, who had a cardiac arrest right after they met for the first time. As she stands next to her father’s bed and watches him, her past, present and future collide. Despite the advice of those around her, Leigh decides to face the challenges of the legal system in Israel. She obtains a court order for a paternity test and confronts Sloan. During the quest to find the truth about her biological father, Leigh is exposed to violent religious intolerance, faces life in a country where church and state are not separate, and meets the man who may be her first true love. Will she change her view of the world she thought she knew? Will she forgive her mother? Will a gunshot change her attitude towards her probable father? And, what will she say to Steve, the only father she ever really had?

A book with mystery, a dark past, family issues, different country, different laws, everything, literally in one single book. This book was definitely not a bore to read, it kept me on the edge of my seat or awake all night just to see what happens next.

I give Michelle and Bloody Coffee ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️!!! The cover, the story itself, and the way it was written. It swallowed me up!

You can find Michelle on the following sites:

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