Twenty-seven Tiered Almond Cake – Book Review

 

Author Amber Laura has outdone herself with this incredible, fun novel about Charlie’s heroic attempt to plan her sister’s wedding.
Right from the start the reader is drawn into Charlie’s thoughts and feelings and despite the fact that she isn’t always entirely honest with herself, one mostly gets to know her weaknesses, her pain, her hopes and her fears through her interactions with other people.

I loved the witty dialogues supplemented by Charlie’s thoughts.
I loved the humorous note underlying the whole story – even at those points where Charlie opens up to Kantor, the creator of the mouthwatering almond cake (I demand a slice as recompensation for having to read about this heavenly cake without ever getting any!) and finally admits to her weak side (which made me cry while I was still smiling).

 

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Editorial Review – Zoey’s Zany Life

 

Title: Zoey’s Zany Life

Author: Mikayla Lowery

Genre: MG Fiction – Humor

 

Zoey’s Zany Life, by Mikayla Lowery, is intended as a book for a middle grade/pre-teen audience, most likely girls, but not necessarily as boys could enjoy it as well. It should not be mistaken as the typical coming-of-age story, but instead as one emphasizing personal growth and development.

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Editorial Review – Waking Up Human: A Survivor’s Guide

 

Title: Waking Up Human: A Survivor’s Guide

Author: Susan Aranda

Genre: Memoir / Self-Help

 

In Susan Aranda’s memoir, Waking Up Human, Aranda revisits her life experiences involving childhood trauma, heartbreak, motherhood, and aging parents. From being raised by an abusive mother, to going through two abusive marriages, to taking care of her dying father, this story of a strong woman who won’t give up will push readers to never let toxicity drag you down.

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Tall Chimneys – Book Review

 

Tall Chimneys by Allie Cresswell

The story of Evelyn Talbot is an unusual one. Born as a late child into an old English family with a country seat in the Yorkshire moors, she was lonely most of the time and developed an almost supernatural bond to the house in which she lived.

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Editorial Review – The Metanoia Phases: The Change of Heart

 

 

Title of the Book: The Metanoia Phases: The Change of Heart

Author name: Maria E. L. Thomassen

Genre: YA Fantasy

 

Magic, romance, and family secrets collide in this young adult fantasy novel by Maria Thomassen. As the crowned princess of Serendia, Maria has always known love and security. Beloved by friends and family and admired by many, she has always been certain about her place in the world.

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Editorial Review – Another Son

 

Title: Another Son

Author: Kurtis Bell

Genre: Adult and Young Adult Spiritual

 

Another Son is a unique and original story about a teacher whose modern age ideas and beliefs forever changed the way those around him saw the world. When an unnamed narrator finds himself stranded on a relatively deserted road one night due to car troubles, little did he know that such an inauspicious beginning would lead to the most wonderful experience of his life.

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Editorial Review – Travels in the Time of Trump

 

Title: Travels in the Time of Trump

Author: Paula DiPerna

Genre: Nonfiction / Political / Travel Writing

 

This work explores the author’s journeys before and after the election of President Trump, providing a heartfelt argument as to how Americans can survive the election of one she considers to be a “Loose Cannon President.”

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Evanthia’s Gift – Book Review

 

Author name: Effie Kammenou

Name of the book: Evanthia’s Gift: Book One in The Gift Saga

Genre of the book: Women’s fiction, Contemporary romance, Family saga

Book synopsis: In the year 1956, Anastacia Fotopoulos finds herself pregnant and betrayed, fleeing from a bad marriage. With the love and support of her dear friends Stavros and Soula Papadakis, Ana is able to face the challenges of single motherhood. Left with emotional wounds, she resists her growing affection for Alexandros Giannakos, an old acquaintance.

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Editorial Review – The Perfect Partner

 

Title: The Perfect Partner

Author: Ursula LeCoeur

Genre: Historical Romance

 

The Perfect Partner by Ursula LeCoeur is described as a Historical Romance, but it also reads as a thriller, which will make it popular among those who like that genre. The first thing to know about The Perfect Partner is that the romantic aspect has a love triangle, which always seems to complicate matters.

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