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  • How to be Selfish (And other uncomfortable advice) on Aug. 26, 2013

    Surprisingly a large number of people, particularly women, will find the need for the advice contained in this book. Women, in particular, are especially susceptible to the idea that they need to put themselves last in their own lives. If you feel like that this book will help you break through those beliefs and create new, healthy beliefs that will support you. The author's honest attitude towards everything from religion to body image is quite refreshing. She has been through it all and lived to tell the tale and is happy to share with the reader what she has learned in her journey in an intelligent manner. The book is extremely well written and has a nice tone to it that makes you feel like you are listening to a friend which makes the book quite enjoyable. If you are looking for a book that will "tell it to you like it is", this is it. You won't be disappointed.
  • A Bouquet of Dilemma on Sep. 16, 2013

    I wasn't sure what to expect at first, but I thoroughly enjoyed this well written novel. The combination of interesting characters and excellent writing combined for an immersive experience that left you feeling like you really knew these people, and caring about what happened to them. The Nigerian setting was a nice change as you really got to experience the culture - with all its inherent political, social, and economic drama. I genuinely enjoyed this intelligent and heartfelt novel and highly recommend it!
  • Don't Shed A Tear on Oct. 09, 2013

    This is second book in the series and I actually haven't read the first book yet, but the author set everything up so well that I was up to speed with the characters and backstory in no time. So you don't need to worry if you, like me, have yet to read the first book. You won't be lost at all! Lola was such a fun, likable character who you'd genuinely want to be friends with in real life. Julian and Joe were also great characters and actually reminded me a bit of Morelli and Ranger in the Stephanie Plum books. The author's great writing style provided a nice flow to the story and kept me up long past my bedtime following Lola as she investigated the mystery surrounding her brother. I hadn't anticipated the emotional impact of her journey and some scenes were quite powerful and left me teary eyed. This is a wonderful new series by a clearly talented author and I highly recommend it! I can't wait for the next in the series!