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Review – Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Synopsis: As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking escape in myths of heroism and romance. When her father and brother succumb to the hard reality of immigrant life in the American South, their family of four becomes two - and the life… Continue reading Review – Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

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Review – Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny

Synopsis: Jane easily falls in love with Duncan: he's charming, good-natured, and handsome. He has also slept with nearly every woman in Boyne City, Michigan. Jane sees Duncan's old girlfriends everywhere – at restaurants, at the grocery store, even three towns away. While she may be able to come to terms with dating the world's… Continue reading Review – Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny

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Review – Insatiable by Daisy Buchanan

Synopsis: Stuck in a dead-end job, broken-hearted, broke and estranged from her best friend: Violet's life is nothing like she thought it would be. She wants more - better friends, better sex, a better job - and she wants it now.  So, when Lottie - who looks like the woman Violet wants to be when… Continue reading Review – Insatiable by Daisy Buchanan

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How The One-armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

Synopsis: In Baxter's Beach, Barbados, Lala's grandmother Wilma tells the story of the one-armed sister, a cautionary tale about what happens to girls who disobey their mothers.  For Wilma, it's the story of a wilful adventurer, who ignores the warnings of those around her, and suffers as a result. When Lala grows up, she sees… Continue reading How The One-armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

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Review – Beach Read by Emily Henry

Synopsis: January is a hopeless romantic who narrates her life like she's the lead in a blockbuster movie. Gus is a serious literary type who thinks true love is a fairy-tale. But January and Gus have more in common than you'd think: They're both broke. They've got crippling writer's block. And they need to write… Continue reading Review – Beach Read by Emily Henry

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Review – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Synopsis: The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one sister lives… Continue reading Review – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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Review – The Switch by Beth O’Leary

Synopsis: ileen is sick of being 79. Leena's tired of life in her twenties. Maybe it's time they swapped places... When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about… Continue reading Review – The Switch by Beth O’Leary

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Review – The Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka

Synopsis: A sweeping, uplifting story of how a boy from Brixton and a girl from Lagos escape their dark past to find themselves a bright future. 1981: England looks forward to a new decade. But on the streets of Brixton, it’s hard to hold onto your dreams, especially if you are a young black man.… Continue reading Review – The Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka

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Review – A Beggar’s Kingdom by Paullina Simons

Today is my stop on the blog tour for A Beggar’s Kingdom, book2 in the End of Forever trilogy. AND OMG, WHAT A BOOK THIS IS!!! Synopsis: The second novel in Paullina Simons's stunning End of Forever saga continues the heartbreaking story of Julian and Josephine, and a love that spans lifetimes. Is there a… Continue reading Review – A Beggar’s Kingdom by Paullina Simons

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Review – My Dark Vanessa by Kate Russell

Synopsis: An era-defining novel about the relationship between a fifteen-year-old girl and her teacher Vanessa Wye was fifteen-years-old when she first had sex with her English teacher. She is now thirty-two and the teacher, Jacob Strane, has just been accused of sexual abuse by another former student of his. Vanessa is horrified by this news,… Continue reading Review – My Dark Vanessa by Kate Russell