Showing posts from April, 2021

Love In Five Acts by Daniela Krien - Review

Love In Five Acts  by Daniela Krien Published: April 29th 2021 by Quercus Books I received a copy of this e-book from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way affects my review. Synopsis Five women, five chapters, five love stories. Five women attempt the impossible -to love, to be strong, and to stay true to themselves. Punchy and entirely of the moment, Love in Five Acts engaging head-on with what it means to be a woman in the twenty-first century. In the vein of Sally Rooney's Conversations with Friends. Bookseller Paula has lost a child, and a husband. Where will she find her happiness? Fiercely independent Judith thinks more of horses than men, but that doesn't stop her looking for love online. Brida is a writer with no time to write, until she faces a choice between her work and her family. Abandoned by the "perfect" man, Malika struggles for recognition from her parents. Her sister Jorinde , an actor, is pregnant for a third time, but how can she provide for

Something In Between by Melissa de la Cruz: Book review

Publisher/Year: October 6th 2016 MIRA Ink Genre: YA Contemporary Series: No Pages: 384 Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/MIRA Ink!) Rating: 4/5 I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion. Synopsis Jasmine de los Santos has been pushed by her Filipino immigrant parents to over-achieve, be the best she can be, work as hard as she can at school and reach for the American Dream. She’s thrilled to be named a finalist for the National Scholarship Award and prepares to go to Washington, D. C. to receive it. But when she brings home the paperwork, she learns that she and all her family are in the country illegally.  As Jasmine’s world shatters around her, she rebels, trying to make sense of herself—who is she? Is she American? Illegal? Something in between? Jasmine decides to accept the award anyway and goes to D.C., where she meets Royce Blakely, the handsome son of a Republican congre