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The Yard by Aliyyah Eniath – a Dark Family Saga set in Trinidad

Blurb: The Yard by Aliyyah Eniath is a dark family saga set in Trinidad surrounding an Indian Muslim family living in a familial complex. Living in such close proximity means family relationships are tested, secrets are hard to keep and forgiveness is even harder to earn. Can forbidden love endure through the duty that culture, faith and family…

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A Perfumer’s Secret by Adria J. Cimino

Blurb: 3* – I LIKED IT! – I have a soft spot for books set in France and enjoyed learning about the talent and artistry of perfumers in creating memorable scents in A Perfumer’s Secret by Adria Cimino.   Synopsis from Goodreads: “The quest for a stolen perfume formula awakens passion, rivalry and family secrets in…

The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom by Alison Love & Giveaway!
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The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom by Alison Love & Giveaway!

Blurb: “3* – I Liked It! – The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom explores the Italian immigrant experience living in England and the forbidden love stories between Italians and English during WWII.   Synopsis from Goodreads: “The first meeting between Antonio and Olivia at the Paradise Ballroom is brief, but electric. Years later, on the…

In Another Life by Julie Christine Johnson Book Review & Author Interview
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In Another Life by Julie Christine Johnson Book Review & Author Interview

Do you believe in heaven? the afterlife? reincarnation? soulmates? Can love survive and overcome death? In the historical fiction novel In Another Life, author Julie Christine Johnson transports us between the present day and early 13th century France to find the answers.      Eighteen months after historian Lia Carrer tragically loses her husband Gabriel, she decides to begin her life again….

The Visitant: A Venetian Ghost Story by Megan Chance Review & GIVEAWAY!
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The Visitant: A Venetian Ghost Story by Megan Chance Review & GIVEAWAY!

Blurb: 5* – I LOVED IT! The Visitant: A Venetian Ghost Story by Megan Chance was a fast paced, beautifully written, eerily good ghost story that exceeded my expectations. Synopsis: “After she nearly ruins her family with a terrible misstep, Elena Spira is sent to Venice to escape disgrace and to atone by caring for the…