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The Children Of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen


Fourteen-year-old Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who hoped to become a concert pianist. But when Hitler’s armies advanced on pre-war Vienna, Lisa’s parents were forced to make a difficult decision. Able to secure passage for only one of their three daughters through the Kindertransport, they chose to send gifted Lisa to London for safety.

As she yearned to be reunited with her family while she lived in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, Lisa’s music became a beacon of hope. A memoir of courage, survival, and the power of music to uplift the human spirit, this compelling tribute to one special young woman and the lives she touched will both educate and inspire young readers.
Featuring line art throughout and B&W photos.

2018 Reading Challenges


I am going to do the pop sugar challenge and to read some cozy mysteries this year.

Pop Sugar Challenge

A book with an animal in the title- Dog’s Don’t Lie by Clea Simon- finished

borrowed book or gift- The Children Of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen- finished

A book set in a country that fascinates you- Taming The Highlander- Currently reading


Cozy Mysteries Challenge

Chaos And Chocolate Mousse by M.E. Harmon- finished

Bead On Trouble by Barbara Burnett Smith- finished





Summer Reading Challenges


I am trying to do some Summer Reading Challenges.

Here are what I am working on now.

Read a book with a yellow cover- Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch- finished

Read a book under 200 pages- A Spanish Marriage by Diana Hamilton- finished

Read a book under 150 pages- Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs- Kindle book- finished.

A Murder Mystery- No Clue At The Inn by Kate Kingsbury- Finished

A Book with a blue cover- Start Me Up by Nicole Michaels- Finished

Read a book without reading the back cover- Curiosity Killed The Cat Sitter by Blaize Clement- Finished

A book with an Ocean on the front cover- Wild About Harry by Linda Lael Miller- finished

A book I’ve Been Meaning To Finish- Sweet Delicious Madness And Many Mysterious Deaths of Silvio Berlusconi by Julie Sarff

A Book Set In Europe- Beauty And The Spy by Julie Anne Long- finished

A Book From The Library- Forgiving by LaVyrle Spencer-  Finished

A book of short stories- cozy mystery 15 book series by various authors.

A book adapted into a movie- Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

A Romantic Comedy- Game, Set, Match by Nana Malone

A Book set in my home state- An Engagement in Seattle by Debbie Macomber- finished

A Thriller- Layers Of Lies Diane M. Dickson

Book about best friends- Four Friends by Robyn Carr- finished

A book that is published on 2016- Behind Closed Doors by B.A Paris

A book over 600 pages- Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon

A YA fiction- Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle- Finished

A New York Times Bestseller Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

A YA Bestseller- Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

A YA book I read as a kid- Farmer Boy by Laura Ingells Wilder