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A Review of Honeymoon for One by Lily Zante
February 29th, 2024
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This is the first time I’m reading anything by Lily Zante and it won’t be the last. This novel serves up a dose of doubt, a spoonful of mistrust, and a heaping of finding love again.  So, let’s meet Ava Ramirez, an entrepreneur of an online kids store, reeling from hurt after being ditched by Connor Beachcroft, her fiancé six weeks before their Valentine’s Day wedding. After the suppliers, dressmakers, caterers, and party planners are canceled she sets out for Verona, Italy – the honeymoon destination, the one thing she didn’t cancel.  When Ava arrives at Verona airport, she... Continue Reading

February 29th, 2024
It’s A Book Thing Presents: An Interview with Kristin Paul, author of Drowning (pen name Katelin Maloney)
February 26th, 2024
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Author’s Bio: Kristin Paul is a two-time award-winning author addressing social issues that impact women. Her books extend beyond storytelling, creating a platform for dialogue and awareness surrounding the challenges faced by women. She has spoken to numerous organizations about the difficulties women experience including domestic violence.   Her books are Drowning by Katelin Maloney and Freeing Yourself Financially: A Woman’s Guide to Rebuilding Her Finances After Divorce. She is also a book publisher at Purple Ribbon Publishing. Kristin Paul, also a passionate advocate for empowering... Continue Reading

February 26th, 2024
It’s A Book Thing Presents: An Interview with Mary Muduuli, author of The Book Of Hope: How Women Rise Up, Take Charge and Win in Retirement
February 12th, 2024
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Author’s Bio: Mary dedicated over four decades to development economics, with pivotal roles at institutions like the World Bank and the African Development Bank. Her journey from Uganda to North America has been marked by academic and professional pursuits​ and underscored by a commitment to ​grab opportunities, seek excellence and meaningful contributions​ to society.  Now, in her golden years, she champions women’s economic empowerment to achieve “Hope for a Better Future” for all and younger living for the retired. ​She has authored two books in retirement, including... Continue Reading

February 12th, 2024
A Review of The Engagement Gift by Lauren Blakely
January 31st, 2024
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Lauren Blakely didn’t disappoint in this standalone novel about love, trust, and sexual fantasies. From the very beginning you can feel the heat flying off the pages between Lily Whiting, a sports reporter and Finn Nichols, a lawyer who’s healing from the death of his brother. They bond over sports and although their schedules are hectic, they find the time to get to know each other deeply.  Now that they are engaged, there’s just one ultimate fantasy (a threesome) that Lily wants to indulge in but doesn’t know how to bring it up with Finn. When Finn sees her browsing history, he wonders... Continue Reading

January 31st, 2024
It’s A Book Thing Presents: An Interview with Julie Federico author of Blackness is Creativeness
January 29th, 2024
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Author’s Bio: Julie Federico is an award-winning children’s service author who writes books that help parents keep their kids safe.  She has written prevention books on child abuse prevention, domestic violence prevention, school violence prevention, race relations, and elementary friendships.  She takes difficult adult topics and breaks them down in a friendly and non-threatening way that preschoolers can comprehend.   Julie believes knowledge is power and protecting your children is paramount. Her books are for readers 0-9 years old. All of her books are illustrated in a welcoming fish... Continue Reading

January 29th, 2024
It’s A Book Thing Presents: An Interview with Erica Ginsberg, author of Creative Resilience
January 15th, 2024
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Author’s Bio: Erica Ginsberg has drawn on creativity in a variety of different roles: writer, documentary filmmaker, story consultant, project manager, and social entrepreneur. She co-founded the documentary film organization Docs In Progress and served as its founding executive director for more than a decade. She co-hosts The D-Word, a peer-to-peer global community for documentary professionals.  In addition to working in the arts, Erica has organized professional development study tours to the United States for mid-career professionals from around the world. She has a BA in international... Continue Reading

January 15th, 2024
A Review of His Christmas Wish by Fiona Murphy
December 21st, 2023
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This is the first time I’m reading anything by Fiona Murphy and it won’t be the last. This novel captures the essence of Christmas: family, love, good deeds mixed in with some romance, a few surprises, and a heartwarming ending.    So, let’s meet Lydia Romano, a renowned and in demand sexy, sassy plus-sized stylist with many rules that her clients adhere to like not contacting her before noon (it’s on her business card that her hours are from noon to six). So, when she gets a call at six in the morning, she is furious and lashes out at the caller who later turns out to be Decker Holt,... Continue Reading

December 21st, 2023
It’s A Book Thing Presents: An Interview with LaDonnia Cole, author of Growing Beyond The Gardens
December 18th, 2023
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Author’s Bio: Born on the South Side of Chicago, LaDonnia Cole is the youngest of two daughters born to high school sweethearts, Mr. Johnny Stevens and the late Ms. Carolyn Fay Cole. She is a survivor and overcomer, calling “Stateway Gardens” her childhood home. Growing up in the Stateway Gardens “Housing Projects” is where LaDonnia learned some of life’s most-valuable lessons. High moral standards, ethical values, the importance of education, cherishing family, and survival skills are among those lessons LaDonnia uses as guiding principles in her life.   In Growing Beyond The Gardens,... Continue Reading

December 18th, 2023
It’s A Book Thing Presents: An Interview with K.L. Brady, author of The Nick Before Christmas
December 4th, 2023
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Author’s Bio: USA Today Bestselling author K. L. Brady is a D.C. native and award-winning author of 20 novels. She self-published her first book, THE BUM MAGNET, after an Oprah “live your best life” moment, which was picked up by Simon & Schuster in a two-book deal. She’s been publishing romantic comedies ever since.   K.L. is a Washington football fan and professed nerd-girl who loves all things Star Trek, Star Wars, and Big Bang Theory. She lives to write stories involving hilarious quirky characters looking for love. She’s hard at work on her next several projects,... Continue Reading

December 4th, 2023
A Review of The Broken Soul (A Sloane Monroe Mystery) by Cheryl Bradshaw and Janet Fix
November 30th, 2023
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This is the first time I’m reading anything by Cheryl Bradshaw and Janet Fix and it won’t be the last. These two authors have teamed up to write a story that is chock full of mystery, drugs, survival, and lifelong friendships.   So, let’s meet Sloane, a private investigator and Maddie, a retired medical examiner. Two best friends who are on vacation during the festival season (Mardi Gras) in New Orleans. A place of fun, food, and seedy places. While waiting on Sloane to return with a Canal Street Daisy, a bourbon-based drink infused with orange and lemon, Maddie takes off to see what a... Continue Reading

November 30th, 2023