Wednesday, 21 April 2021

BLOG TOUR: DUCHESS IF YOU DARE BY ANABELLE BRYANT @rararesources


 

Duchess If You Dare

From the glittering ballrooms of the ton to the city's grittiest corners, London has no shortage of wrongs in need of righting--and the Maidens of Mayhem are prepared for the challenge. United by secrecy and sisterhood, these daring women from all walks of life aim to fight injustice wherever it takes them--even into the arms of unexpected love. This feminist take on Regency-era Robin Hoods from USA Today bestselling author Anabelle Bryant is destined to storm readers' hearts!

Scarlett Wynn's tragic childhood taught her that life can be cruel to women with little power. So when a local seamstress disappears, Scarlett vows to find out why. Armed with a weapon and her courage, Scarlett scours London for clues--and crosses the unlikely path of Ambrose Cross, the Duke of Aylesford, at an unlikely place: an upscale brothel. The Duke is trying to solve a mystery of his own, and Scarlett is sure they can help each other--if she can resist the attraction that draws them together...

As Duke of Aylesford, Ambrose is duty-bound to protect his family name from scandal no matter the cost. But Scarlett's fearless spirit forces him to look beyond his world of privilege. Scarlett is as intoxicating as she is dangerous, igniting a fire in him like no other. When the pair learn both mysteries they're trying to solve are tied to a string of missing women, the tangled scheme they uncover may put their lives, and their growing love, in mortal danger--and lead them to search their hearts like never before...

"A delightful historical romance with a liberal dash of adventure, plenty of sizzling heat, and a heart of pure gold. A superb start to Bryant's new Maidens of Mayhem series"

--Lenora Bell, USA Today bestselling author

"Duchess if You Dare is a fantastic read that kept me up late and has me anxiously awaiting the next book in the series."

--USA Today Bestselling Author Renee Ann Miller




Review 3.5 ⭐

What an adventure!!!

They say you should not judge a book by its cover but honestly as soon as I saw this book cover I knew that I would enjoy this book and it did not disappoint.

Set in London in the regency era, Scarlett and the Maidens of Mayhem, fight to rid the city of injustices in whatever form. 

When Linie, Scarlett's seamstress goes missing she immediately suspects something amiss. The case takes her to a  brothel which, for Scarlett brings back painful memories. Meanwhile Ambrose, the Duke of Aylesford, in having to deal with his reckless brother Martin's wildness ends up at he establishment. But things take a turn......

As Scarlett's and Aylesford's paths lead them towards the same mysterious circumstances they become bound together by duty and a sizzling attraction.

Scarlett possessed a strength that was rarely seen in women of tha era. Although this was a work of fiction and meant to be entertaining I could not help being drawn to the important topics. The Duke had me swooning from the very beginning and his attraction to Scarlett had me at the edge of my seat literally. 

This story was written with everyone in mind. A true masterpiece.

I cannot wait to see what is next.

Well done!!!!

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Author Bio –

USA Today Bestselling author Anabelle Bryant began reading at age three and never stopped. Her passion for reading soon turned into a passion for writing and an author was born. Happy to grab her suitcase if it ensures a new adventure, Anabelle finds endless inspiration in travel; especially imaginary jaunts into romantic Regency England, a far cry from her home in New Jersey. Instead, her clever characters live out her daydreams because really, who wouldn't want to dance with a handsome duke or kiss a wicked earl?

Anabelle's books have been translated into several languages including Japanese and Russian, but writing isn't all that keeps her busy. Building miniatures, baking and photography are other favorite pastimes. Often found with her nose in a book, Anabelle is just as happy in a room full of people. She enjoys meeting readers, attending conferences and book signings. She has earned her Master's Degree and is ABD for her Doctorate Degree in education.

A firm believer in romance, Anabelle knows sometimes life doesn't provide a happily ever after, but her novels always do. Visit her website at AnabelleBryant.com


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Thursday, 15 April 2021

COVER REVEAL THE SAVAGE HUNT BY CHRISTY SLOAT

 

  

Title: The Savage Hunt
Author: Christy Sloat
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy
Publication Date: April 29th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Amon has seen it all in the thousands of years he's walked this earth.  As a demon, he's only ever wanted to live and feed unnoticed. But his need for blood always brought trouble. Finally, he’s devised a foolproof plan to meet his needs and the needs of monsters like him. With the help of his demon son, a bloodthirsty vampire, a dark witch, and two very feral sirens, they will hunt humans who have sinned in the vilest ways. This savage hunt will not only feed them but deliver revenge the humans so desire. His flawless plan won’t ever shatter. He’d bet his existence on it.

Christy Sloat resides in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters, and her Chihuahua, Sophie. Christy has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother's loving support. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore.

 

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COVER REVEAL: KISS AND TELL BY L.L. HUNTER

 

 

Title: Truth or Dare
Author: L.L. Hunter 
Genre: YA Contemporary Romantic Suspense, Mystery
Cover Designer: Emily Wittig
Publication Date: May 31st, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

Blurb:

More secrets are unearthed in the second instalment of the Summervale series.

 

After realising their relationship is now forbidden, Darcie and Dane must find a way to be together all the while keeping it secret.

 

But rumours spread like wildfire in Summervale…

 

When their romance is exposed due to a cruel prank, their alibi begins to unravel.

And when the killer strikes again, this time closer to home, Darcie and Dane must uncover the real killer before they go down for something they didn’t do.

This time, the path to the truth may lead them closer to their skeletons buried than they’d prefer.



L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog - http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.

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AUDIO BLITZ: THE BOYFRIEND BET by CHRIS CANNON

 

 

Title: The Boyfriend Bet
Author: Chris Cannon
Genre: YA RomCom
Narrator: Tim Paige & Penelope Rose
Audio Producer: The Audio Flow, LLC
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

This Entangled Teen Crush book contains multiple PDAs, after-school detentions, and gambling on the side. Warning: betting on a boyfriend is bad for your health.

 

Zoe Cain knows that Grant Evertide is way out of her league. So naturally, she kisses him. Out of spite. Not only is Grant her brother’s number-one nemesis, but he has zero interest in being tied down to one girl. She’s shocked—and secretly thrilled—when they start spending more time together.

 

Zoe’s brother claims Grant is trying to make her his “Ringer,” an oh-so-charming tradition where a popular guy dates a non-popular girl until he hooks up with her, then dumps her. Zoe threatens to neuter Grant with hedge clippers if he's lying but Grant swears he isn’t trying to trick her. Still, that doesn’t mean Grant is the commitment type—even if winning a bet is on the line.

 

Each book in the Boyfriend Chronicles series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.



Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series and the Boyfriend Chronicles. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts.

She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies. You can find her online at www.chriscannonauthor.com.


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Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Book Review:The Fred Valentine Show A Novel Episode 1 by Vincent Glen

 




Blurb:



The Fred Valentine Show is a novelization of a theatrical musical comedy play that takes place in front of a live theater audience inside of a beautiful, ritzy hotel on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. The show stars Fred, a lovable St. Bernard dog who's a standup comedian.


Review 3⭐

What a hilarious, fun read!

This book was written cleverly, I think that the author is very 
talented to execute a story as this one simply because this was very easy to read and written in the play format I was able as a reader to feel as if I was in a theatre watching a live performance.

I am not much a fan of comedy usually but I must say that this story had me in stiches. Those animals were wonderful. The hotel owner Abner was quite a character, I liked the role of Tutty as well but the absolute hands down star of the book was Mama Lulu. I was reading some of her parts in public and laughing so hard people thought I was crazy hahaha.

Comedy fans check this one out. It is a whole lot of fun and laughs.

Much thanks to the author for sending me this book.

Well done!!!




Friday, 9 April 2021

Book Blitz: A Destiny in Sapphire by Jessica Florence

 

 

Title: A Destiny in Sapphire
Author: Jessica Florence

Genre: Dystopian Fantasy
Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen with Okay Creations
Publication Date: April 7th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Everything I knew died when the end of the world came. People dropped dead, and electricity vanished. Those who remained alive were never the same again. 

While on the run with my boyfriend Tor across the desolate continent, the worst humanity had left attacked. Torn from the one I love, I boldly raced for help at the last human safe zone.

Only it’s not humans I found, but the Fae.

Now I have one month to rescue my boyfriend and release a savior princess from an onyx tomb or lose them both forever. A seemingly impossible task when Rune, a cursed, pain in the ass Fae warrior is assigned to train me. He's hellbent on freeing his beloved princess and I’m desperate to save Tor. But no matter how hard we snarl during training; we can’t stay away from each other.

I thought the worst thing that could happen to me was the apocalypse.

I was wrong.



Jessica Florence writes the stories that her fellow nerds yearn for.

From Superheroes to Sexy Truckers, Jessica is known to give readers unique tales of hope where love conquers all. Stories that melt away reality and take you on a journey with the characters. If escapism is what you are looking for, then look no further. Jessica is the Queen of weaving the tales you may not normally pick up but find yourself not being able to put down.

Jessica's always had a love of reading, and her love of books lead her to start writing in the 9th grade. She quickly learned that storytelling was her passion. Inspired by movies, music, and her personal life she writes like it's the very air she breathes. Through her writing it's evident that she lives for the stories she creates.

Jessica grew up in North Carolina, and currently resides in Southwest Florida with her daughter, husband, and German Shepherd. She loves to be outside, write in her hammock, and collect tea mugs.

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Thursday, 8 April 2021

Somebody Out There by Kevin Lynch #SomebodyOutThere #KevinLynch @inkubatorbooks @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours

 

Published by Inkubator Books on 11th April 2021


Book Blurb:
Be careful what you wish for…

 When Ben and Deborah leave the city to start a new life in the beautiful Irish countryside, they can almost taste their perfect future – growing their own food, the kids running free, peace and silence.

 But as soon as they arrive in their new home bad things start to happen. And it becomes clear that somebody out there wants them gone.

 But ex-crime reporter Deborah doesn’t scare easily. This is the life she’s dreamed of for her family and she’s not giving up on it without a fight.

 As the campaign against the family intensifies and becomes truly terrifying, Deborah is determined to unmask whoever is trying to hurt them and starts to dig for the truth.

 What she finds is more twisted and horrifying than she could ever have imagined.

 Somebody Out There – the stunning psychological thriller perfect for fans of K.L Slater, Miranda Rijks, Teresa Driscoll.

 

Review
3.5 ⭐

Wow!!! What a surprise ending!!!

Ok so I definitely did not expect that ending, Readers I guarantee, it will leave you shook!!!

For  thriller fans "Somebody Out There by Kevin Lynch" is worth the read. 

Set in Ireland, this novel follows the Higgins family as they seek a new life in the countryside away from the occupational hazards (dangers) of Deborah's Crime Reporting and Ben's busy life in finance. This new life promises safety and a fresh start. Or so they thought.

This was an easy to read story with a very good element of surprise at the end, which is what really makes a good story for me. As I came close to the end I kept asking myself; "Is this it??" and then I said "no this cannot be this obvious" and then , it happened, a surprise. I loved that, it was clever and well done."

The characters in the story were well written making all of them relatable. Jerimiah was very creepy from the very start and like Ben I did not know what to make of him throughout the story. I thought Deborah really represented how a wife would react in that situation because at some points I was agreeing with her. Ben's character was very interesting as you will see when you read the book. This would make a great book club discussion.

I can easily see this book being one of those Lifetime Thriller Movies (I enjoy those). 

In all this was a great thriller and I hope to read more from Mr. Lynch.

Thanks to Emma from damppebbles for the opportunity to be a part of this blog tour. 


 


About Kevin Lynch:

Kevin is a Guidance Counselor by day and a thriller author during his off hours. He puts an original slant on some common experiences and creates engaging stories with a personal twist. Kevin lives in Ireland with three great kids and a wife who makes him laugh, which is really all he could ask for. 

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Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Book Blitz: The Text God: Text and You Shall Receive (An accidentally in Love Story#2) by Melanie Summers and Whitney Dineen #XpressoTours

 












The Text God: Text and You Shall Receive …

Melanie Summers & Whitney Dineen
(An Accidentally in Love Story #2)
Release Date : April 1st. 2021
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance

Text and you shall receive…

Jen Flanders moved to New York to be an artist. This translates into walking dogs for money, practicing yoga for sanity, and hitting up her friends at a local bakery to supplement her diet. Rent is due and she’s running out of cash. After begging the universe for a sign that help is on the way, her phone pings with an incoming text. GOD: You can do it; I believe in you!

Gabriel Oliver Daly agreed to mentor a friend’s younger sister. Unbeknownst to him, after losing her phone, said sister uses her dog walker’s phone to text him about a job offer. He responds enthusiastically.

Jen can’t believe GOD is actually texting her! But who is she to question the ways of the universe? On the first day of texting, GOD gets her a job that will keep her afloat. On the second and third days he offers even more help.

Gabriel starts to think his friend’s sister might be too flighty to make it in the legal jungle of New York. Why exactly does she need a survival job? Wasn’t she supposed to be interviewing for a position as a junior lawyer? And why is she texting him random (not to mention very personal) stuff all the time?

When they finally meet, Jen realizes GOD isn’t a deity but a divinely handsome lawyer. A complete stranger has answered all her prayers. After all, God does move in mysterious ways.

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EXCERPT:

Jen

Bending over in Downward Dog, I release the whoosh of breath I’ve been holding for what feels like the last three days. Then I have a stern talk with myself. It goes like this:

Jennifer Flanders, you’re an artist. You are a highly evolved soul who is temporarily off track. While dog walking isn’t your dream job and picking up copious amounts of poop is not fulfilling in and of itself, you’re lucky to have a job. And with such cute furry love nuggets who worship you unconditionally. With the exception of Brutus, of course, who loves nobody.

Then, as I do, I answer myself.

You haven’t sold one painting since you moved to New York. Not. One. Therefore, you can claim to be as advanced a soul as you want, but you are no artist.

Back to Positive Me: Screw you. I went to art school for three years and apprenticed with Peony Parks. That’s Peony. Parks. Second only to Georgia O’Keeffe in matters of all things flowers and possibly girly bits. Those lilies do bring to mind something of a non-botanical nature. I am an artist no matter what you say.

Negative Me: Nope. Not. Lalalalalalala, I can’t hear you!

I’m as tense as the rubber bands that hold a tennis ball together. I gradually retreat out of my current yoga pose and move into a headstand. As the blood rushes to my frontal lobe, I pray to the Universe for peace, strength, creativity, and either more clients or a better-paying survival job. I can’t even afford new art supplies right now, and I’ve been told by every gallery that I’ve walked into that they don’t want me coming back until I have something new to show them.

For some reason my mind drifts off to the morning of Gram’s funeral. I remember Pops telling me that I need to ask for miracles and not to turn away from them when they happen. “Dear God, send me a sign,” I plead. “Just a little something to give me the strength to carry on.”

Not a minute later, maybe not even thirty seconds later, my phone pings. Gently tucking and rolling out of my headstand, I strike a quick warrior pose and namaste my goldfish Frank before checking to see who texted.

The yoga gods would probably prefer all electronics be banned during times of spiritual mind/body goings-on, but they aren’t worried about eviction like I am.

When I see who the text is from, I have to stop and rub my eyes before reading it again. Same result. I read:

GOD: Word on the street is you need a little career guidance. Just wanted to let you know I’m here for you.

What the … God is texting me? Is this some new Verizon service? Because if it is, what in the heck am I paying for it?

A knock on the door startles me out of my concerns. Looking through the peephole, I see my neighbor and good friend Zay Lopez standing there. Well, I see the top of his head, anyway. He’s only four foot eleven. Opening the door, I usher him into my apartment. “Hey, Zay! Wait until you hear what happened today.”

I met Zay when I moved into my building. He lives right across the hall from me and is a computer programmer. He’s a bit of a hermit who works from home because he’s too shy to go into an office. I think he’s embarrassed by his diminutive stature, which was the result of some glandular thing he was born with.

Plopping down on my sofa, my friend says, “I hope it’s good news because I could really use some.”

“Oh, no. Bad day?” I don’t want to jump right into the whole “texting with God” thing before he has a chance to unburden himself.

“Not a good one,” he says, making a grabby motion toward the Oreos in my hand. I toss them over and watch while he dumps several onto his lap. “You know that cow Shelby that I work with?”

Shelby, the cow, is Zay’s nemesis who always mentions in company email threads that Zay should be working in the office and not from home. “What’s she done now?”

“She’s convinced my boss that I need to start coming into the office at least twice a week.” He explains, “I ran downstairs to get my mail the other day and didn’t respond to her text immediately. She’s taken my transgression to a higher power.”

Sitting down next to my friend, I snatch a cookie off his lap. “Oh, no. What are you going to do?”

He shakes his head mournfully. “Unless I want to leave the apartment to stand in the unemployment line, I guess I’m going to have to go into work.”

“That sucks, but maybe it’ll be good for you,” I tell him, trying to sound confident. I’m always trying to get Zay to walk the dogs with me, but he’s not interested. I’m not sure he’s even left his apartment in the past year.

“Good for me like a live grenade to the head,” he grumbles. “What happened to you today that has you so excited?”

“Wait until you hear!” I pause long enough to know I have his full attention before saying, “God texted me this morning.”

Zay looks side to side like he’s searching for a hidden camera before asking, “God? Like ‘the’ God?”

As I nod my head wildly, he says, “Jen, I know you’re a little out there sometimes, and to be honest, it’s one of the many things I like about you, but”—he reaches over to take my hand—“I don’t think you’re getting enough protein.”

“What does protein have to do with anything?”

“Protein,” he starts to enunciate his words much slower and louder, like I’ve aged eighty years in the last minute and won’t be able to understand him otherwise, “Keeps the brain from atrophying.”

Jumping to my feet, I yell, “You don’t believe me!” Then I grab my phone off the counter and find my God thread before handing it over. “He texted me this morning while I was doing a headstand—which, I’ll have you know, is just as good for the brain as protein.”

Zay reads through the texts, muttering things like “His name is Gabe?” and “Come on, his mom says hi?” Finally, he looks up from the screen. “Who is this, really?”

“I know this sounds nuts, but I think it could really be the Big Guy.” I lower my voice out of reverence and point at the water stain on my ceiling. “I didn’t program that name into my phone, and his first text showed up right after I asked the Universe for a sign that things would work out for me. Like immediately after. I told him I needed a job, and …” I snap my fingers. “He got me one at The Asher Hotel. Just like that. I didn’t even have to fill in an application. The manager said if I was a friend of Gabe’s, I was hired.”

“Oh, Jen, you poor naïve thing. You’re being scammed.”

“What could possibly be the motive for someone to pretend to be God just so he or she could help me out?”

Zay does not look convinced. Instead, he starts typing.

JFlan: Hey GOD, this is Zay, but I’m assuming you already know that. Can you please tell me why you’ve taken an interest in my friend?

GOD: …

GOD: …

GOD: Hi, Zay. Um, I’m helping because, you know, it’s good to help people.

JFlan: I could use a little help.

GOD: Shoot.

JFlan: I need to grow four inches by Monday. Any chance you can make that happen?

GOD: That’s not really my specialty, but have you looked into elevated shoes?








Author Bio:

Whitney loves to laugh, play with her kids, bake, and eat french fries -- not always in that order.

Whitney is a multi-award-winning author of romcoms, non-fiction humor, and middle reader fiction. Basically, she writes whatever the voices in her head tell her to.

She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, Jimmy, where they raise children, chickens, and organic vegetables.

Gold Medal winner at the International Readers' Favorite Awards, 2017.

Silver medal winner at the International Readers' Favorite Awards, 2015, 2016.

Finalist RONE Awards, 2016.

Finalist at the IRFA 2016, 2017.

Finalist at the Book Excellence Awards, 2017

Finalist Top Shelf Indie Book Awards, 2017

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Melanie Summers also writes steamy romance as MJ Summers.

Melanie made a name for herself with her debut novel, Break in Two, a contemporary romance that cracked the Top 10 Paid on Amazon in both the UK and Canada, and the top 50 Paid in the USA. Her highly acclaimed Full Hearts Series was picked up by both Piatkus Entice (a division of Hachette UK) and HarperCollins Canada. Her first three books have been translated into Czech and Slovak by EuroMedia. Since 2013, she has written and published three novellas, and eight novels (of which seven have been published). She has sold over a quarter of a million books around the globe.

In her previous life (i.e. before having children), Melanie got her Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, then went on to work in the soul-sucking customer service industry for a large cellular network provider that shall remain nameless (unless you write her personally - then she'll dish). On her days off, she took courses and studied to become a Chartered Mediator. That designation landed her a job at the R.C.M.P. as the Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator for 'K' Division. Having had enough of mediating arguments between gun-toting police officers, she decided it was much safer to have children so she could continue her study of conflict in a weapon-free environment (and one which doesn't require makeup and/or nylons).

Melanie resides in Edmonton with her husband, three young children, and their adorable but neurotic one-eyed dog. When she's not writing novels, Melanie loves reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with her family for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn and milkshakes), and long walks in the woods near her house. She also spends a lot more time thinking about doing yoga than actually doing yoga, which is why most of her photos are taken 'from above'. She also loves shutting down restaurants with her girlfriends. Well, not literally shutting them down, like calling the health inspector or something--more like just staying until they turn the lights off.

She is represented by Suzanne Brandreth of The Cooke Agency International.

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Sunday, 4 April 2021

Book review: Forever There For You by Chioma Nnani


 

Blurb:

How does a daddy's girl from Nigeria, who's never been in a toxic relationship in her life, end up with an abusive husband in the UK?

The only child of a wealthy entrepreneur and a celebrity event planner, Nadine knows what it is to be ride or die.

But she's also a Type A personality who's been homesick, survived sleep deprivation, learned to tolerate English weather and British food, battled loneliness despite close friends, noticed her shedding hair, and managed to dip her toe in student life - ever since she started studying Law in the UK as an international student.

Convinced she's found her soulmate when she starts dating, Nadine hopes for a love marriage and a happy ending.

But Nadine's dad isn't particularly looking forward to a father-and-daughter dance at what he's afraid might be an interracial marriage ceremony for her.

When unexpected events trigger a life change for Nadine, she feels her best bet is to reconsider her options without rose-coloured glasses. Meanwhile, her closest friend, Stella believes Nadine is having a quarter life crisis.

Will the loyalty of a perfectionist to those who aren't there when she needs them the most, turn Nadine into a domestic violence statistic?

Or will Battered Woman Syndrome cause her to self-destruct in a foreign land, where the weight of generational differences she has carried with her, makes her feel alone?



Book Review
3 Stars ⭐

This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This  story  spoke to many issues domestic violence, education systems. studying abroad and culture, religion among other topical issues. 

The book follows Nadine a Nigerian student, as she embarks on a study abroad opportunity in Britain. 

The story is a very detailed account of Nadine's adjustment in Britain as a Nigerian student. The author was very descriptive in my opinion because there was a lot of detail about Nadine's experiences from the weather, to the food. I think  a lot of work was done in the first half of the story to really make the reader connect with Nadine as a person through her experiences.

I really liked the characters in the book but the ones that I felt that were most important to making the story into a good one were Stella and Nadine's parents. I think Stella was such a good friend but her role in Nadine's story illustrates vividly that when you are friends with a person as close as they claimed to be you should be able to recognize when something was amiss. As you read about Stella you will understand what I mean.

In Trinidad and Tobago lately, there has been a constant rise in domestic violence recently. So the situation that Nadine experienced in her marriage with Tony  and the reaction and advice that was given by her mother to persevere is very similar to what occurs  sometimes in our culture. I really liked also the fact that sometimes the different viewpoints from the bible can really blur the lines between what is actually right from wrong.

One criticism though is that I felt that the story took a bit long to get to the point. So while getting to delve in all Nadine's experiences were good, I felt that some things could have been omitted for a richer reading experience. 

In all it was an emotional yet very important story.