Book Review: All the Little Hopes by Leah Weiss


Title: All the Little Hopes

By: Leah Weiss

Genre: Historical Fiction

Pages: 368

Release Date: July 27th, 2021

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

Deep in the tobacco land of North Carolina, nothing's the same since the boys shipped off to war and worry took their place. Thirteen-year-old Lucy Brown is curious and clever, but she can't make sense of it all. Then Allie Bert Tucker comes to town, an outcast with a complicated past, and Lucy believes that together they can solve crimes. Just like her hero, Nancy Drew.

That chance comes when a man goes missing, a woman stops speaking, and an eccentric gives the girls a mystery that takes them beyond the ordinary. Their quiet town, seasoned with honeybees and sweet tea, becomes home to a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp—and more men go missing. The pair set out to answer the big question: do we ever really know who the enemy is?

Lush with Southern atmosphere, All The Little Hopes, is the story of two girls growing up while war creeps closer, blurring the difference between what's right, what's wrong, and what we know to be true


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A wonderful painting of southern history and the human heart.

This book was full of layers upon layers. The characters are so full of emotions, colorful and full of depth. Leah Weiss has managed to weave a wonderful plot line, with intertwining back stories that push the story forward.

The true friendship between the main characters Lucy and Bert is enduring and truly something to strive for. Life swirls around them with mysteries to solve, fun tea parties and and growing up in post world war 2 era times.

This was a really interesting read that kept me involved through the entire book. A great historical fiction.

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