Winner is: Eileen â€”> email me @ kim (@) mommyknows (dot) com.
As most of you guessed, we’re on the way Disneyland. After some troubles we’re a few hours behind schedule. We hope to make SLC by 9 pm.
Every holiday needs … a good book! I have several along with me. Today, I enjoyed reading, riding and taking in the scenery.
Book Blurb: Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Velâ€™ dâ€™Hivâ€™ roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the familyâ€™s apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.
Paris, May 2002: On Velâ€™ dâ€™Hivâ€™s 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in Franceâ€™s past. Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah. Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the girlâ€™s ordeal, from that terrible term in the Vel dâ€™Hivâ€™, to the camps, and beyond. As she probes into Sarahâ€™s past, she begins to question her own place in France, and to reevaluate her marriage and her life.
I love a good story and Sarah’s Key is definitely that, but what makes it great, is that it blends a good plot with historical fact. Sarah’s Key is my favorite kind of book; it both entertained and moved me, while educating me about the Vel’ d’Hiv roundup of 1942.
I consider myself, well educated and well read; yet I had never even heard of the Velâ€™ dâ€™Hivâ€™ roundup. Sarah’s Key had me weeping. I still want to cry. It wasn’t just me either (even though I am kind of a softie), Mr. MK cried too.
Whoever, wins this posts ‘coffee card’ will also win my ‘used’ copy of Sarah’s Key. I want to make sure lots of people read this book –> You’ll promise to pass it along once you’ve read it right?
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