๐’๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Š๐‚ | Review & Tour Stop

๐’๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Š๐‚

๐๐ฒ ๐†๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฃ๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐š๐ข๐ฌ

๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ: ๐‚๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐œ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ ๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ 

๐๐ฎ๐› ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ.๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—.๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ


Iโ€™ve always been fascinated with books surrounding the Vietnam War and the veterans that came home with physical and psychological trauma. So, I was excited to read ๐’๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Š๐‚.

Right from the start, my heart went out to Kelly Chase. He was a Prisoner of War for nearly three years. Upon his return to the States, he finds his fiancรฉe didnโ€™t wait for him and his family in Montana has moved on without him. I truly thought this story was solely about his rescue and the hard road of re-acclimation into society. But Kelly Chase is not the KC (or the only K.C.) that needs saving in this story. 

The author cleverly takes us on a journey that includes the horrors of war, family drama, and even the spiritualism of the Indigenous People.  Yet, overall, I would call this a love story between two people fighting their own demons but finding strength in each other. 

Thank you @suzyapprovedbooktours @dogooderbookgal and @grinnelldesjarlais for a spot on tour and a gifted ebook.

๐Ÿ“˜๐๐ž ๐ก๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ – ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ฆ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ?

The Best Man’s Problem

๐Ÿ’™ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Œ๐š๐งโ€™๐ฌ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐›๐ฅ๐ž๐ฆ ๐›๐ฒ @serataino ๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ!๐Ÿ’™

If you like: 

๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜ŠGrumpy/sunshine

โ›“Forced Proximity

๐ŸšทForbidden attraction

๐Ÿ’Wedding shenanigans

๐ŸฐGuava cheesecake for breakfast

โ„ Snowed-in

Then you NEED this book! 

Download here: 

https://books2read.com/u/m0EG1J

Add to your TBR on Goodreads here:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61928703-the-best-man-s-problem

๐€๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐จ๐จ๐ค:

He canโ€™t forget the kiss he shared with the best man.

But is he the best man for him?

His sisterโ€™s wedding isnโ€™t the ideal place for Rafael Navarro to reconnect with the man he kissed in a moment of reckless abandon. But itโ€™s impossible to avoid best man ร‰tienne Galois! The gorgeous Haitian photographer hasnโ€™t forgotten the intimate moment they shared, even if Rafi is the most maddening person heโ€™s ever met. Can the two find common ground, proving opposites not only attractโ€”they can become lovers for life?

๐Ÿ’’ ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Š๐’” ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’—๐’๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’† ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‚๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚ ๐’˜๐’†๐’…๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ?

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ƒ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐–๐ข๐ง๐ | Book Review & Tour Stop

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ƒ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐–๐ข๐ง๐

๐๐ฒ ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐ข ๐’๐ก๐š๐ก

๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ: ๐‹๐š๐ค๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ 

๐๐ฎ๐› ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘


I enjoyed this dual-timeline story, but I wasnโ€™t prepared for the emotional journey that this was.

Nita was a young mother when she left India and her family to run to Paris – to chase her dreams of becoming an artist.

Sophie was only six when her father told her that her mother had died. Now, at age twenty-two, when her beloved father passes away, Sophie finds letters that reveal her mother, Nita, did not die all those years ago – she chose to leave for Paris. Sophie is determined to find her mother. But the journey will be more than she could ever imagine.

I love reading moving womenโ€™s fiction like this. It takes the heart on a heart-breaking exploration of family bonds, motherhood, and self-discovery. Although it deals with several serious issues like addiction, betrayal, grief, and loss, it has an air of hopefulness. 

Thank you @suzyapprovedbooktours and @lakeunionauthors for a spot on tour and a gifted book.

๐Ÿ‘€ ๐‡๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐ง ๐จ๐ฅ๐ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐?

๐ƒ๐ฒ๐ง๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ (๐–๐ข๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐Ž๐Ÿ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ž ๐๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐Ÿ) | Book Review & Tour Stop

๐ƒ๐ฒ๐ง๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ (๐–๐ข๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐Ž๐Ÿ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ž ๐๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐Ÿ)

๐๐ฒ ๐€๐ง๐ฃ๐ฎ ๐†๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ข

๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ:

๐๐ฎ๐› ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘


๐Ÿ“–Sheetal Prasad, a glamorous, twenty-two-year-old oil painter, is the envy of Raigun, India. Her homeland, now modern and global, at last allows women to marry for love, and Sheetal is determined to wed her college sweetheart. Her parents, however, insist she fulfill her familial duty, preserve their honor, and marry millionaire Rakesh Dhanraj-or be cast out forever.

The alliance of the Prasad and Dhanraj families drowns Sheetal in a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal. In her plan to sever this marriage and escape, Sheetal uncovers numerous devastating secrets that threaten to bring down the two family dynasties. When the Dhanraj’s tyranny threatens her son, Sheetal has no choice but to protect the boy at all costs, burning down the faรงade of her abusive marriage and empowering herself to break free of all bondages.

๐Ÿ”ฅ  ๐Ÿ”ฅ  ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐ƒ๐ฒ๐ง๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ will sweep you away! It takes you on an emotional ride as Sheetal Prasad tries to break the traditions of her Indian family. My heart broke for Sheetal, as her parents and others completely disregarded her happiness, for the sake of wealth and social status. 

Anju Gattani did a wonderful job of infusing the scenery, traditions, and even the food into the narrative that it felt as though you were walking along the streets of India with Sheetal. An exciting start for this series. 

Thank you @suzyapprovedbooktours and @anju_gattani27 for a spot on tour and a gifted ebook. 

๐Ÿ“™ ๐“๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ’๐ซ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค๐ž๐ง๐.

๐ˆ๐ฌ๐ก๐š, ๐”๐ง๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ | Book Review

๐ˆ๐ฌ๐ก๐š, ๐”๐ง๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐

๐๐ฒ ๐’๐š๐ฃ๐ง๐ข ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ

๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ: ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ค๐ฅ๐ž๐ฒ ๐๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ฌ

๐๐ฎ๐› ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’.๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ ๐’ช๐“Š๐“‰ ๐’ฉ๐‘œ๐“Œ!


Thank you @berkleyromance and @letstalkbookspromo for the gifted ebook. And thank you @PRHaudio for the complimentary audiobook.ย 

๐ˆ๐ฌ๐ก๐š, ๐”๐ง๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ has such a fun and fresh premise and it name drops one of my favorite celebrities. (Alright, Alright, Alright ๐Ÿ˜‰)

Isha has been trying to get her script in front of producers for some time now. And with every slammed door, it just reminds her of how much of a disappointment she is to her family. 

During one of their nights of drinking, Isha and her best friend/cousin, Rohan come up with a plan to get her script in front of none other than Matthew McConaughey. Itโ€™s not that far-fetched – sort of. Mr. McConaughey was Ishaโ€™s professor at UT Austin, and he does technically live in Austin. So with that plan, Isha begins to chase down Matthew McConaughey in hopes of showing him her script. 

There is more to the story, a little budding romance, family drama, a whole lot of drinks, and some crazy hijinks. Although it got a tad repetitive and Isha seemed immature for a twenty-eight-year-old, I still breezed through this one and had an enjoyable time – maybe because I was looking for Matthew just like Isha!

๐Ÿ˜ ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’„๐’†๐’๐’†๐’ƒ๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’š ๐’š๐’๐’–โ€™๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’ ๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’”๐’† ๐’…๐’๐’˜๐’?

๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ค ๐…๐จ๐š๐ฆ | Book Review & Tour Stop

๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ค ๐…๐จ๐š๐ฆ

๐๐ฒ ๐‡๐š๐ฃ๐ข ๐‰๐š๐›๐ข๐ซ

๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ: ๐€๐ฆ๐š๐ณ๐จ๐ง ๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ 

๐๐ฎ๐› ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ•.๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ ๐˜–๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ!


๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ-๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜Œ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ซ๐˜ช ๐˜‘๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ.

Thank you @otrpr @amazonpublishing and @7aji12 for a spot on tour and a gifted copy.

Dawoud is on the run from his murky past, aiming to discover where he belongs. He tries to assimilate into different groups along his journey through North Africa and Israel, changing his clothes, his religious affiliations, and even his name to fit in, but the safety and peace he seeks remain elusive. It seems prejudice is everywhere, holding him back, when all he really wants is to create a simple life he can call his own. A chameleon, Dawoudโ€”or David, Adal, or Dawit, depending on where and when you meet himโ€”is not lost in this whirl of identities. In fact, he is defined by it.

____________

I have not read a story such as Dawoudโ€™s before. Yes, I have read about the struggles and dreams of migrants, but rarely have I seen a character go to such great lengths to reinvent themselves to assimilate into a culture in order to survive. But hereโ€™s the thing, youโ€™re never sure you can trust Dawoud; it keeps you on edge.

I appreciate learning about new cultures and communities when I read translated fiction. The conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Jews that settled in Israel were all eye-opening to me. ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ค ๐…๐จ๐š๐ฆ offers a big message with its look at prejudices and hate along a journey of blending in – it asks hard questions.

โ“๐‡๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ง ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ๐ž?

๐•Š๐•ฅ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•ค ๐”ฝ๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ž ๐”ธ๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•Ž๐• ๐•ฃ๐•๐••

๐ŸŒ ๐•Š๐•ฅ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•ค ๐”ฝ๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ž ๐”ธ๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•Ž๐• ๐•ฃ๐•๐•• ๐ŸŒ

Thank you @harperviabooks for these wonderful books that allow me to experience the world.ย 

๐‘๐ž๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ: ๐€๐ง ๐€๐ง๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐€๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ƒ๐ข๐š๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐š ๐•๐จ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ฌ

๐„๐๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐›๐ฒ ๐๐š๐ง๐š ๐„๐ค๐ฎ๐š ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฐ-๐‡๐š๐ฆ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐

Relations punctures the human illusion of separation. New and established storytellers reshape the narratives that divide and subjugate, revealing the truth of our shared humanity despite differences in language, identity, class, gender, and beyond. This vital anthology is Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond’s striking vision of a meeting place of perspectives, centered in the African and diaspora experience.

โœต

๐“๐จ๐ฆ๐› ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐š๐ง๐

๐๐ฒ ๐†๐ž๐ž๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ฃ๐š๐ฅ๐ข ๐’๐ก๐ซ๐ž๐ž

๐“๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐›๐ฒ ๐ƒ๐š๐ข๐ฌ๐ฒ ๐‘๐จ๐œ๐ค๐ฐ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ

A playful, feminist, and utterly original epic about a family in northern India and the inimitable octogenarian matriarch at its heart.

โœต

๐ƒ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ž๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐€๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐ž: ๐€ ๐๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‹๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‘๐š๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‘๐จ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐ฐ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ

๐๐ฒ ๐‘๐ข๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐จ๐ง

A daring historical novel based on one of the most sensational divorce trials of the twentieth century. 

โœต

๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‹๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐“๐จ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ

๐๐ฒ ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐๐š๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ญ

Everything the Light Touches brings together, with startling and playful novelty, people and places that seem, at first, removed from each other in time and place. Yet as it artfully reveals, all is resonance; all is connection.

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๐Ÿ“–Please check out the full synopses on Goodreads.

๐ŸŒŽ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’Š๐’” ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’„๐’–๐’“๐’“๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’š๐’๐’–?

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‹๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐Œ๐š๐ญ๐œ๐กย  | Book Review

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‹๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐Œ๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก 

๐๐ซ๐ข๐ฒ๐š๐ง๐ค๐š ๐“๐š๐ฌ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ

๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ: ๐’๐š๐ฅ๐š๐š๐ฆ ๐‘๐ž๐š๐๐ฌ / ๐’๐ข๐ฆ๐จ๐ง ๐’๐œ๐ก๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ฌ 

๐๐ฎ๐› ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ‘.๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘


This was such a fun love triangle romance. Donโ€™t be put off by โ€œlove triangleโ€ if thatโ€™s usually not your thing, because it’s not Zahraโ€™s thing either!

Zahra, a Bengali princess living in Jersey, is trying to earn money so that she can take writing classes, as she wants to be a writer, but her mother is convinced she just needs a good love match. 

Her mother and the auntie network plan and scheme to set Zahra up with Harun, a wealthy, nerdy, but very cute boy. But Zahra finds herself falling for Nayim, the new dishwasher at the tea shop she works at. 

Harun and her devise a plan to convince everyone that they arenโ€™t a good match, which includes fake dating. As the two spend time together though, her feelings get very mixed up as to which boy her heart desires.

I loved the descriptions of the Bengali community, family, and culture woven into the narrative. This is a clean, sweet, romance that hits on being true to yourself and not rushing into love. 

Thank you @bookclubfavorites for this gifted copy and @simon.audio for the complimentary audiobook.

๐Ÿต ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Š๐’” ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’—๐’๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’† ๐’•๐’†๐’‚?

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐š๐ง๐๐ข๐ญ ๐๐ฎ๐ž๐ž๐ง๐ฌ | Audiobook Review

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐š๐ง๐๐ข๐ญ ๐๐ฎ๐ž๐ž๐ง๐ฌ

๐๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ข ๐’๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ: ๐๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ฌ

๐๐ฎ๐› ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ‘.๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ ๐˜–๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ!


Thank you @PRHaudio for the complimentary audiobook.Thank you @penguinrandomhouse for the gifted ebook.

Geetaโ€™s abusive husband leaves her and their Indian village for five years; she has debated removing her nose ring and murdering him. There are rumors that she already did anyway.

People in her village have seen her as a widow, and it has had its benefits. In fact, other women started to come to Geeta asking for help to get rid of their husbands. But then Geeta has a big problem of her own that comes out of the woodwork or in the back door. 

Although this discusses spousal abuse and murder, its approach is largely humorous – like murders gone wrong. I loved being immersed in the culture, the friendships of these women, and all their schemes.

My favorite part of this story is how Geeta rescued Bandit, a very sick street dog. Bada-Bhai, a bootlegger, was using Bandit to test his booze on (which he cut with methanol), but Geeta took Bandit home and nursed him to health. As you read, you discover how rescuing Bandit opened Geeta up to allow others into her life again, which set off a string of events.

๐Ÿถ ๐™ผ๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šœ๐šŒ๐šž๐šŽ ๐š™๐šž๐š™ ๐™ฒ๐š‘๐š’๐š™ ๐š ๐šŠ๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐š๐šŽ๐š ๐š’๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š™๐š’๐šŒ๐š๐šž๐š›๐šŽ๐šœ. ๐™ท๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐šŽ๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š› ๐š›๐šŽ๐šœ๐šŒ๐šž๐šŽ๐š ๐šŠ๐š— ๐šŠ๐š—๐š’๐š–๐šŠ๐š•?

๐Œ๐š๐š๐ฆ๐ž | Book Review

๐Œ๐š๐š๐ฆ๐ž

๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐œ๐š ๐†๐ž๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐ž

๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ: ๐’๐ญ. ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐งโ€™๐ฌ ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ

๐๐ฎ๐› ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ ๐’ž๐‘œ๐“‚๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ฎ๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“ƒ!


Maame is a good-humored character-driven story about a young woman finding her own way – but with the help of Google.

At twenty-five, Maddie is living at home with her father who is sick with Parkinsonโ€™s while her mother is working in Ghana. Maddie works at a publishing house in London, but she is frustrated with being the only Black person in meetings. 

Then a string of events occurs that change the trajectory of her life. After Maddieโ€™s mother returns from Ghana, Maddie loses her job and Maddie decides to move out on her own. Soon she experiences a  devastating loss. All of this forces Maddie to be propelled into adulthood. 

Although there are heavy topics – terminal illness, loss, grief, family duty, and racism, the author is gentle and uses humor, and Maddieโ€™s love of asking googleโ€™s opinion lightens the mood.

It was a fresh take on a coming-of-age. The audiobook is done very well, and I highly recommend it. 

Thank you @stmartinspress for this gifted copy and @macmillan.audio for the complimentary audiobook.

๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐š†๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐š’๐šœ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š•๐šŠ๐šœ๐š ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š๐š˜๐š˜๐š๐š•๐šŽ๐š?