Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Review: Legacy

Legacy Legacy by Jacquelin Thomas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jacquelin Thomas takes us on a journey in Legacy. Set in New Orleans, we meet Eleanor and Myra. Two sisters who could pass for white. One chose to embrace her African-American roots and the other hid her ancestry. Only the past could reunite these women and give them a chance at a future. I found the storyline uniquely told and intriguing. I felt like the author took me through the plight of so many women before me who struggled for survival against slavery, segregation and racism. Themes such as respect for our ancestors; family bond; and sisterhood resonate and gave this quick read a lasting impression.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Review: Her Secret Life

Her Secret Life Her Secret Life by Tiffany L Warren
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Onika has a secret. Don't we all? But, a secret life? Onika is a complex woman and her tale has many layers. With each chapter and each page, I learned more about Onika, and when her life unravels, I wonder if she will ever get herself together. Her love interest, Graham, is a regular, hard-working good guy. I found myself rooting for him. There are points in the storyline where the characters reactions were very real and very human that some may view as shallow. But it makes you examine yourself and ask, what would you do? What should you do? There are takeaways that makes Her Secret Life a very thoughtful read.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Review: A Blessing & a Curse: A Novel

A Blessing & a Curse: A Novel A Blessing & a Curse: A Novel by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I am a huge VCM and RTB fan. I have enjoyed reading about Jasmine and Rachel in each of their series. So when the two authors put these two women together, it was genius. I anticipated this read and of course, it was well-written. I saw a different side to both these women which I liked.

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