Review: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

I'll be honest: when I first saw the cover for The Women in the Castle, I thought it  was a fictional tale, perhaps set in medieval times or in a fantastical land, where a queen or princess was being held against her will. How far off was I?

The female protagonists are anything but helpless.

The novel by Jessica Shattuck opens to a grand party set in 1938 Germany, the country on the cusp of a new and dangerous time.

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Weekly Words: Two

close your eyes
take a breath
take it

let it fill your lungs
and your ribs
and your heart

it’s okay
things are going as they should
time is passing as it will
it may not be right now
but it is now
you are now

it will happen