Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
Invented Lives by Andrea Goldsmith
Why I have it: Theresa’s review.
Summary: In the mid-1980s, Galina Kogan leaves Leningrad for Australia, and is forbidden to return. As a Jew, she’s inherited Russia’s chronic anti-Semitism. As a Soviet citizen, she is unprepared for Australia and its easy-going ways. She is befriended by the Morrows, and learns that their marriage is based on secrets.
I’m thinking: Yes.
Love Notes From a German Building Site by Adrian Duncan
Why I have it: Susan’s review (and also, that title!)
Summary: Paul, a young Irish engineer, follows his girlfriend to Berlin, and begins work on the renovation of a commercial building in Alexanderplatz. Wrestling with a new language, on a site running behind schedule, and with a relationship in flux, he becomes increasingly untethered.
I’m thinking: Yes, I’m a sucker for a Berlin story.
The Other Windsor Girl by Georgie Blalock
Why I have it: Spotted on Julz Reads (and also, how good is the last season of The Crown?!).
Summary: The fascinating, fast-living Princess Margaret and her ‘set’ as seen through the eyes of one of her (fictional) ladies-in-waiting, Vera Strathmore.
I’m thinking: Maybe (think I should read Ma’am Darling first).