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    BOOK REVIEW : ISLAND AFFAIR (KEYS TO LOVE #1) BY PRISCILLA OLIVERAS

    Island Affair is the first book to a brand new series called Keys To Love. The story is set in Key West with the island as a backdrop to this romance story. The author's love for Key West is very evident in this book. I loved the island setting and how the location felt like an integral part of the story highlighting the Cuban culture, food, and scenery all around.

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    RABT BOOK TOUR : BOOK BLITZ – HOME AT LAST (CHANDLER HILL INN #3) BY JUDITH KEIM

    Louise “Lulu” Kingsley is thrilled to discover after years of wishing for a sibling, Cami Chandler is her half-sister. When Cami invites her to live with her at Chandler Hill, Lulu jumps at the chance to leave behind all the heartache in her recent life. Not the spoiled little rich girl the media would like everyone to think, Lulu digs into marketing for the inn and winery, feeling more comfortable there than she ever did in California with her political father. Better yet, her mother is becoming a stronger, happier person and shares the idea of becoming part of a new family. Even though Lulu is aware that Miguel Lopez…

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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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    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…

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    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…

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    BOOK REVIEW : SENSE AND SENSIBILITY BY JANE AUSTEN, MANGA CLASSICS BY STACY KING

    TITLE : Manga Classics : Sense And Sensibility AUTHOR : Jane Austen AUTHOR & STORY ADAPTATION : Stacy King GENRE : Manga/Graphic Novel/Sequential Art, Classics, Historical Fiction FBRC RATING : 4 Stars BLURB: Impulsive Marianne Dashwood and cautious Elinor are as different as two sisters could be, yet both are shattered by their father’s sudden death. Elinor’s attachment to the reserved Edward Ferrars is torn asunder by family opposition and his own dark secret, while Marianne’s brilliant romance with the dashing John Willoughby comes to a tumultuous end in a devastating public betrayal. Can the two sisters overcome these trials to find true, lasting happiness? Jane Austen’s beloved first novel,…

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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…

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    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…