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    ADULT,  BOOK BLITZ,  BOOK EXCERPT,  BOOK PROMOTIONS,  BOOK TOUR,  FICTION,  HISTORICAL FICTION

    RABT BOOK TOUR : BOOK BLITZ – GARDENIA DUTY BY KATHLEEN VARN

    In 1957 jobs are scarce in rural Ashland, Alabama. Bobby Higgins is facing life decisions; his family’s farm struggles and threat of the draft hangs over 18-year-old males as the Cold War rumbles in the distance. Bobby heads off to boot camp, vowing to provide for his family from his pay. Between shore and sea duty, Bobby leaves broken hearts in every port. When his own heart is stolen by Rose, he’s shocked to learn that she comes with four daughters, a package deal he’s unsure he wants. But when Rose disappears, Bobby finds her and persuades her to marry him. Somehow they navigate their way through the trials of…

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    YA BOUND BOOK TOURS – BOOK EXCERPT : THE ROAD TO DELANO BY JOHN DESIMONE

    A high school senior, Jack Duncan dreams of playing college baseball and leaving the political turmoil of the agricultural town Delano behind. Ever since his father, a grape grower, died ten years earlier, he’s suspected that his mother has been hiding the truth from him about the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death. Keep on reading ...

  • ADULT,  BOOK PROMOTIONS,  BOOK TOUR,  FICTION,  HISTORICAL FICTION,  MYSTERY,  RELEASE BLITZ

    RABT BOOK TOURS – BOOK BLITZ : THE GIRL ON THE ROOF BY DEBRA MOFFITT

    Historical Mystery Release Date: March 3, 2020 Publisher: Divinely Inspired Books As the people of Annecy in the French Alps meet the Gestapo’s brutality with surprising resistance, a teen-aged girl cannot rest until she solves the mystery of a death in her family. Aurelie watches as her father places a shrouded body on the North side of the roof of the family home. It’s winter, under a Nazi-declared state of siege, and they must wait until the spring thaw for the burial. But who died? And why is no one speaking to her anymore? Aurelie cannot rest until she discovers the truth and fights to prevent the same terrible fate…

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE FORTY RULES OF LOVE BY ELIF SHAFAK

    TITLE : The Forty Rules Of Love AUTHOR : Elif Shafak GENRE : Historical Fiction FBRC RATING : 5 stars SYNOPSIS : In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her 2007 novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz—that together incarnate the poet’s timeless message of love. Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy, a novel written by…

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    RABT VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR – BOOK REVIEW : WOLF BY HERBERT J STERN & ALAN A WINTER

    TITLE : Wolf AUTHOR : Herbert J Stern, Alan A Winter GENRE : Historical Fiction FBRC RATING : 4.5 stars Historical Fiction Date Published:  February 11, 2020 Publisher:  Skyhorse Publishing  Perhaps no man on earth is more controversial, more hated, or more studied than Adolf Hitler. Yet many questions remain about his personal life and how he gained power. Based on extensive research, the extraordinary novel WOLF, by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter (Skyhorse Publishing; February 11, 2020), lifts the curtain so that the reader can observe through the eyes of a fictional character, how a seemingly unremarkable corporal who was denied a promotion for lack of “leadership…

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    ROCKSTAR BOOK TOURS – BOOK EXCERPT : THE ROAD TO DELANO BY JOHN DESIMONE

    About the Book: Title: ROAD TO DELANO Author: John DeSimone Pub. Date: March 10, 2020 Publisher: Rare Bird Books Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook Pages: 320 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD Jack Duncan is a high school senior whose dream is to play baseball in college and beyond―as far away from Delano as possible. He longs to escape the political turmoil surrounding the labor struggles of the striking fieldworkers that infests his small ag town. Ever since his father, a grape grower, died under suspicious circumstances ten years earlier, he’s had to be the sole emotional support of his mother, who has kept secrets from him about his father’s involvement in the ongoing labor strife.…

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    BOOK REVIEW : A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS BY KHALED HOSSEINI

    TITLE : A Thousand Splendid Suns AUTHOR : Khaled Hosseini GENRE : Historical Fiction, Contemporary FBRC RATING : ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ ( 5 Stars) SYNOPSIS : A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them. Propelled by the same storytelling…

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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…

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    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,…

  • ADULT,  ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  CLASSICS,  FICTION,  GRAPHIC NOVEL,  HISTORICAL FICTION,  MANGA,  NETGALLEY,  ROMANCE,  WOMEN'S FICTION

    BOOK REVIEW : JANE EYRE BY CHARLOTTE BRONTE, MANGA CLASSICS BY CRYSTAL.S.CHAN

    TITLE : Manga Classics : Jane Eyre AUTHOR : Charlotte Bronte AUTHOR & STORY ADAPTATION : Crystal S Chan ART : SunNeko Lee GENRE : Manga/Graphic Novel/Sequential Art, Classics, Historical Fiction , Romance FBRC RATING : 4.5 Stars BLURB: As an orphaned child, Jane Eyre is first cruelly abused by her aunt, then cast out and sent to a charity school. Though she meets with further abuse, she receives an education, and eventually takes a job as a governess at the estate of Edward Rochester. Jane and Rochester begin to bond, but his dark moods trouble her. When Jane uncovers the terrible secret Rochester has been hiding, she flees and…