Author: Talia Carner


#TLBookTours: The Third Daughter

September 6, 2019 Uncategorized 7 ★★

#TLBookTours: The Third DaughterTitle: The Third Daughter
Author: Talia Carner
Source: from publisher for review

Summary: Definitely a case of ‘it’s not you, it’s me’. Well-written story about a fascinating time period, but just too dark for me.

I have to admit that I messed up with this one. I saw that it was historical fiction by an author I had previously enjoyed and jumped on the tour. I did not realize in advance that it was about a young Russian Jewish girl tricked into leaving her family only to be trapped in an Argentinian brothel. I’ve avoided reading a book on such a dark topic before. This book convinced me that I should continue to avoid similar books in the future. It’s not completely fade-to-black for the worst scenes, but could be significantly more graphic. However, the main character’s age and naivety made this too heartbreaking for me to enjoy. If it’s a topic you think you can handle, I do think there’s a lot to recommend this book.

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Review: Hotel Moscow

June 25, 2015 Fiction, Historical Fiction, Review, Thriller 11 ★★★★

Review: Hotel MoscowTitle: Hotel Moscow
Author: Talia Carner
Source: TLC Book Tours
Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads

Summary: This book was more thriller than I expected, but both the thriller and historical fiction elements were very well executed.

When Brooke Fielding volunteers her business knowledge to help Russian female entrepreneurs after the fall of communism, she knows her visit will be complicated by the fact that her parents are Russian Jewish holocaust survivors. What she doesn’t know is how dangerous the trip will turn out to be. Despite her parents’ past, Brooke becomes deeply involved with the women she’s trying to help. Mafia members and corrupt officials employ brutal tactics in their attempt to acquire the newly privatized businesses owned by the women Brooke hopes to help. And only Brooke has the financial knowledge and connections needed to discover who is behind the violent takeovers. Read more »