Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud | Book Review

In Love After Love, Trinidadian author Ingrid Persaud challenges the reader’s definitions of love and family by presenting Indo-Caribbean characters who are bound by intimacy as a means of comparison to the more traditional bonds of marriage and blood relations. The plot begins when a single man, Mr. Chetan, moves in to share a house…

Well Read Black Girl by Glory Edim | Book Review

The essays that Glory Edim compiled in Well Read Black Girl illustrates the need for diverse stories to speak to the multiplicity of readers. In Edim’s introduction, she describes hollowing out a place of her own in the world that she filled with books. In the first essay entitled Magic Mirrors, Jesmyn Ward describes seeking and almost…

Say It Louder by Tiffany D. Cross | Book Review

For Colored Girls Who Consider Journalism When Twitter Is Not Enough is the title of the first chapter in Tiffany D. Cross’ book entitled Say It Louder: Black Voters, White Narratives and Saving Our Democracy. Tiffany D. Cross is an on-air political analyst with decades of experience in cable news, working for media giants like CNN and…

All Things Reconsidered by Knox McCoy | Book Review

Popular podcaster and author Knox McCoy offers readers a unique blend of humor, Bible stories, pop culture references, and personal stories that show how asking tough questions and approaching life with a willingness to reconsider ideas can allow them to grow in their faith. What would it mean to really examine what you think you know…

Destination Wedding by Diksha Basu | Book Review

From the internationally bestselling author of The Windfall. . . . What could go wrong at a lavish Indian wedding with your best friend and your entire family? Destination Wedding by Diksha Basu filters extravagance through the itinerary of a weeklong Indian wedding, following a blended Indian immigrant family and their friends journeying from New…

Dream Big by Bob Goff | Book Review

What The Publishers Say About Dream Big From New York Times bestselling author Bob Goff, the creator of the popular Dream Big conferences, a wildly inspiring yet utterly practical blueprint for helping readers find and reach their biggest dreams. Bob Goff is on a mission to shake people into the version of their lives they dreamt about…

JD in the Kitchen: Indian Sweet Snacks by Jasmine Daya | Book Review

What The Publishers Say About JD In The Kitchen Jasmine Daya is a seasoned home cook who loves creating sweet treats while collaborating in the kitchen with her mother, Shan. In her third cookbook, Daya shares recipes for delicious Indian sweet snacks with East African influences that include almond halva (a special occasion dish), coconut…

Let Them Be Kids by Jessica Smartt | Book Review

What The Publishers Say About Let Them Be Kids As every parent hopes to raise kids with good manners and values, Jessica Smartt’s practical guide fills the gaps of uncertainty and provides tips on how parents can equip their children in purity, faith, and creativity. Former English teacher and homeschooling mother of three, Jessica Smartt…

Book Challenge by Erin 13.0

Happy July to you and with the start of the new month, is another reading challenge for me. This time, it’s Book Challenge by Erin 13.0 The general rules appear below: • The challenge runs from July 1, 2020 to October31, 2020. • Each book must be at least 200 pages long. Audio books are…

The Woman In The Green Dress | Book Review

A cursed opal, a gnarled family tree, and a sinister woman in a green dress emerge in the aftermath of World War I. After a whirlwind romance, London teashop waitress Fleur Richards can’t wait for her new husband, Hugh, to return from the Great War. But when word of his death arrives on Armistice Day,…

Carolina Breeze by Denise Hunter | Book Review

What The Publishers Say About Carolina Breeze A jilted bride. A struggling innkeeper. And a romantic mountain getaway that changes everything Rising Hollywood star Mia Emerson is looking for a safe place to land in the wake of a public breakup and celebrity scandal, and she finds it in the lake town of Bluebell, North…

Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey by Abigail Wilson | Book Review

Publisher’s Synopsis  In this new Regency romance, Elizabeth knows she must protect her heart from the charm of her new husband, Lord Torrington. She is not, however, prepared to protect her life. When the widowed Lord Torrington agreed to spy for the crown, he never planned to impersonate a highwayman, let alone rob the wrong…