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The Golden Manuscripts by Evy Journey

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I'm thrilled to continue with the Beyond Two Worlds book series tour with the newest book, The Golden Manuscripts. It was published in April 2023. Today along with my review I have an interview with Evy Journey! I hope you enjoy and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post. Book Description: ​ Clarissa, an Asian/Caucasian young woman has lived in seven different countries and has no lasting connection to any place. She thinks it’s time to settle somewhere she could eventually call home. But where? She decides to live in the city of her birth. There, she joins a quest for the provenance of stolen illuminated manuscripts—a medieval art form that languished with the fifteenth-century invention of the printing press—hoping it would give her the sense of belonging she craves. But will it be enough? For her, these ancient manuscripts elicit cherished memories of children’s picture books her mother read to her, nourishing a passion for art. The trail of the manuscr

Grandma's House Is Haunted by Stephen G. Bowling

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Welcome to my stop on The Children's Book Review tour for Grandma's House is Haunted in partnership with the author, Stephen G. Bowling.   This book is perfect for this time of the year! The gorgeous illustrations are not to be missed and this story has a special message about trusting yourself. About the Book: Everything is fun until nighttime comes. Are the howls in the dark only in their imaginations, or do ghosts and goblins become real when the full moon rises? The children love visiting Grandmother. Playing great games and reading cool books goes perfectly with eating her delicious cookies and cakes. But when bedtime comes and off go the lights, things get a little scary as they say their goodnights. The kids shiver at the creepy sounds from the attic and the strange shadows floating through the air. But Gran’s not worried at all; in fact, she has a secret to share… Will they find a way to get over their dread, so they can finally rest their heads? Grandma’s Hou

Ebony The Cat - A Quest for Survival by Frances Ives

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Happy Thursday and welcome to Rachel's Random Resources tour for a fun book about and by a cat. I love cats so this novella intrigued me. I wanted to share with you an excerpt from the novella to give you a taste of the story. About the Book: Enigmatic, quirky, moody, demanding, loving, amusing, domineering and determined all apply to Ebony. Follow her life story from a stray kitten to a mature feline, in her own words. Ebony was just eight months old when she was left to fend for herself on the streets, abandoned and alone. The black cat had to learn how to hunt, find shelter, procure food and protect herself from predators. The experience shaped her personality forever. She became a wily, capable little cat before she was reported to a rescue charity and taken to live in a large wooden hut. She was safe and well fed, but she longed for the freedom to be roaming around in nature, practising the skills she had learnt. Would she find a home and owners who loved her, not abando

The Shade under the Mango Tree by Evy Journey

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Welcome back to the Between Two Worlds Book Tour with iReadBookTours. Today I'll share my thoughts on book5,  The Shade Under the Mango Tree. This book was published in November 2020 and has received the  Gold Medal, Contemporary Fiction, 2021 Global Book Awards (formerly New York City Book Awards) and has been a finalist for the  2021 SPR (Self Publishing Review) Book Awards,  Multicultural Fiction, 2021 International Book Awards, and  2022 Wishing Shelf Book Awards Book Description: ​ Luna hungers for adventure. Lucien has chosen a solitary professional life. She’s breaking away from her sheltered existence while he’s a widely-traveled but disillusioned young architect. Drawn together by an intimate journal that he found abandoned in a café, these two strangers begin to shed the shackles of their painful pasts. Lucien opens himself up to Luna. But she isn’t ready. She travels far, into a world steeped in ancient culture and the ravages of a deadly history. Can she survive unsc

Sugar and Spice by Evy Journey

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Welcome to my stop on a three book tour for the Between Two Worlds series by Evy Journey. I'll be reviewing books 4, 5, and 6 over the next few weeks. The first book on the tour is  Sugar and Spice and All Those Lie s. It was published in January 2018. Book Description: ​ Chanterelles garnished with cream and mayhem. Tantalizing…alluring…satisfyingly luscious Women’s Fiction—San Francisco Book Review Cooking a sumptuous meal is an act of love. An act of grace. An art and passion Gina inherits from her grandfather —a French chef felled by a robber’s bullet. Raised in a marginal neighborhood, she’s keen to taste life in the world where she’s been chosen to cook. A scintillating world of wealth and privilege, great food, new challenges and fascinating friends. But beneath this new world, unexpected danger lurks. Gina’s passion for cooking is all she has to help her navigate it. Amidst her culinary adventures, she befriends the pastry chef, worldly loyal Marcia. She falls in love in d

What I See is Love by Gabriella Fiorletta

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Thank you for joining me today on the book tour for  What I See is Love   by Gabriella Fiorletta. The book is ideal for ages 3-7 but as you'll read in my review, it is a great book for all ages. The book was recently published on August 8th so it is available now. Keep reading for my thoughts on the book, an interview with the author and a giveaway! Book Description: In the daily rush to get to school and work, check the alerts on our phones, worry about scary monsters (AAAHHHH!), and keep up with our favorite shows, it can be easy to lose sight of the most important thing in life―love. But from kindly crossing guards to thoughtful neighbors to our closest friends and family, love is everywhere. It’s in the smell of Mom’s freshly baked croissants. It’s in the wag of a dog’s tail. It’s in a teacher’s warm greeting at the schoolhouse. And it’s in a goodbye kiss from Dad as he makes his way to work. ​When the world sometimes feels uncertain and the sky feels gray, just look around and

25 to Life by John Lansing

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25 to Life by John Lansing August 21 - September 15, 2023 Virtual Book Tour Synopsis: 25 to Life is the fifth and latest installment in the Jack Bertolino series, written by John Lansing in the propulsive, cinematic, page-turning style he has become known for. Gloria Millhouse, a beautiful African American law student, is working with the Project for the Innocent. She has done extensive research on inmate Carl Forbes, who she believes was wrongfully arrested, convicted and incarcerated for a crime he didn't commit, the sexual assault and brutal murder of a teenage girl in Los Angeles twenty-three years ago. Gloria dies in a car crash on Malibu Canyon Road after questioning powerful, politically-connected men who were witnesses at Carl's trial and knew the victim personally. Private investigator Jack Bertolino is brought on to discover the truth behind Gloria's death. Was her crash simply a random accident or a conspiracy to prevent the courts from reopeni