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    BOOK REVIEW : AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED BY KHALED HOSSEINI

    TITLE : And The Mountains Echoed AUTHOR : Khaled Hosseini GENRE : Historical Fiction, Contemporary FBRC RATING : ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ ( 5 Stars) SYNOPSIS : One of the most interesting novels in the market Mesmerise your senses with this riveting storyline! Presenting the great bestseller by Khaled Hosseni, ‘and the Mountains Echoed’ is a great novel which is a must have for reading enthusiasts. The novel is about a boy Abdullah and his sister Pari who live with their father along with their stepmother. The novel is set in the lands of Shadbagh, Afghanistan where their father, Saboor, is in a constant search for a place to work so he…

  • ADULT,  BOOK REVIEWS,  CONTEMPORARY,  FICTION,  HISTORICAL FICTION

    BOOK REVIEW : THE KITE RUNNER BY KHALED HOSSEINI

    “I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.” – KHALED HOSSEINI (THE KITE RUNNER) TITLE : The Kite Runner AUTHOR : Khaled Hosseini GENRE : Historical Fiction, Contemporary FBRC RATING : ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ ( 5 Stars) SYNOPSIS : The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal,…

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    BOOK REVIEW : FRANKLY IN LOVE(FRANKLY IN LOVE #1) BY DAVID YOON

    TITLE : Frankly In Love (Frankly In Love #1) AUTHOR : David Yoon GENRE : Romance, Contemporary, YA FBRC RATING : 5 stars BLURB : High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo–his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents’ traditional expectations and their own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance–“Date Korean”–which proves complicated when Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful–and white. Fellow Limbo Joy Song is in a similar predicament, and so they make a pact: they’ll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. Frank thinks it’s the perfect plan, but…

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    BOOK REVIEW : JUST BECAUSE WE CAN BY NICOLE BROOKS

    TITLE : Just Because We Can AUTHOR : Nicole Brooks GENRE : Adult, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction FBRC RATING : 4 stars BLURB : If you love the earth and a compelling read, this book is for you. Dale became an environmental scientist to help save the earth, but at 36, she is jaded with the reality of her job. Meanwhile, just as she struggles to connect with her glamourous mother and navigate her siblings’ complex problems, she and her husband embark on another round of IVF. But just as the suffocating pressures of everyday life threaten to overwhelm Dale, she leaves on a work trip to Thailand. Working on…

  • CONTEMPORARY,  FICTION

    BOOK REVIEW : THE SIMPLE WILD (WILD #1) BY K.A.TUCKER

    “What hold does Alaksa have on them? What makes this place worth giving everything else up?” – K.A.Tucker(THE SIMPLE WILD) TITLE : The Simple Wild (Wild #1) AUTHOR : K.A.Tucker GENRE : Contemporary Fiction, Romance FBRC RATING : 5 stars BLURB : Calla Fletcher wasn’t even two when her mother took her and fled the Alaskan wild, unable to handle the isolation of the extreme, rural lifestyle, leaving behind Calla’s father, Wren Fletcher, in the process. Calla never looked back, and at twenty-six, a busy life in Toronto is all she knows. But when Calla learns that Wren’s days may be numbered, she knows that it’s time to make the…

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    BOOK REVIEW : SEVEN LETTERS BY J.P.MONNINGER

    A Blasket Islander lived on top of the sea, beside the sea, inside the sea. I felt its overwhelming presence before I had walked a quarter mile. – SEVEN LETTERS (J.P.MONNINGER) TITLE : Seven Letters AUTHOR : J.P.Monninger GENRE : Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Romance FBRC RATING : 4 stars BLURB: J. P. Monninger, author of the international bestseller The Map That Leads to You, the novel Nicholas Sparks called “romantic and unforgettable”, tells a poignant love story of the ways the world divides two souls—and the way that love brings them together. Kate Moreton is in Ireland on sabbatical from her teaching position at Dartmouth College when she meets Ozzie…

  • ADULT,  ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  COMEDY / SATIRE / HUMOR,  CONTEMPORARY,  EDELWEISS+,  FICTION,  HISTORICAL FICTION,  HUMOR,  MYTHOLOGY,  WOMEN'S FICTION

    BOOK REVIEW : THE ORACLE OF CUMAE BY MELISSA HARDY

    TITLE : AUTHOR : GENRE : Fiction, Historical, Humor FBRC RATING : 3.5 Stars PUBLISHING DATE : 8 Oct 2019 BLURB: On the day she turns ninety-nine, Mariuccia Umbellino calls for a priest so that she might finally confess to someone the secrets she has been living with for seventy-five years. When she was a girl, a band of men appeared at her family’s farm in the wild Sibylline Mountains with orders from the pope to destroy the nearby shrine of the Oracle of Cumae and to thereby end forever the practice of the Old Religion that had persisted in that region since Roman times. Set in early nineteenth-century Italy,…

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE SECOND CHANCE SUPPER CLUB BY NICOLE MEIER

    TITLE : The second chance supper club AUTHOR : Nicole Meier GENRE : Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction FBRC RATING : 2.5 stars PUBLISHING DATE : 10 Sept 2019 BLURB: Two estranged sisters reunite in an emotional novel of family, forgiveness, lost hope, and new beginnings. They had a forever bond, until a sudden tragedy thrust them apart. Now, each at a crossroad in her own life, two sisters’ paths are about to intersect. Broadcast journalist Julia Frank has it all: a career, an ambitious fiancé, and the hard-won respect of her peers. Until a ruinous decision destroys her reputation, puts her job at risk, and sends her reeling toward the…

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    BOOK REVIEW : SECRETS OF THE IN-GROUP BY CAROLYN RE & LORETTA RE

    TITLE : Secrets of the IN-GROUP AUTHORS : Carolyn Re & Loretta Re GENRE : Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction FBRC RATING : 3.5 stars BLURB: Twitter … WhatsApp … Tumblr … Six women in the riverside city of Albury realize that, without social media skills, they’re staring irrelevancy in the face. Their book club won’t cut it any more. It’s time to go virtual. But their decision to plunge into the on-line world brings shocking revelations and unexpected outcomes. Friendships, new and old, are tested and their lives teeter on the edge of collapse. They must navigate a path through the chaos. But who exactly can they trust? A small…