I will be the first person to say that I love a good piece of historical fiction, and Not Our Kind by Kitty Zeldis does not disappoint.
The story begins when worlds collide, literally, and the two main characters, Eleanor and Patricia, are involved in a car accident in Manhattan. Eleanor is on her way to a job interview, and her day is completely derailed after she suffers some minor injuries. This happenstance meeting allows Patricia to offer Eleanor the opportunity to tutor her disabled daughter.
Eleanor is a Jewish-American woman living in New York City, facing a significantly different reality than what we can imagine today. This book shed a new light on what time was like after the war in the United States, especially for populations that had been targeted in Europe.
For: Empathetic readers with a heart for social issues and history… also: fans of Fiona Davis and Chanel Cleeton.
Pairs well with: Something about New York, no matter what the time period, makes me want a cup of coffee in a cheap paper cup.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Thank you to Suzy Approved Book Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog book tour! Not Our Kind has recently been released in paperback, perfect to bring to the beach or on your last-ditch summer vacation efforts!