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    The Heart Principle

    To be honest, I had doubts going into this one because The Kiss Quotient was just okay for me.... after reading a few reviews from people saying that they didn't care for TKQ but that they really liked this one, I said okay, let's go.

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    When We Left Cuba

    This is the second book in The Perez Family series by Chanel Cleeton. I'm happy to report that, in my opinion, this book is just as good as the first one! In fact, I think I liked it better.

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    Blackwater Falls

    I really wanted to like this book, but ultimately, it fell short of the mark for me. The author did a few things very well. However, this book was just not for me.

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    The Kingdoms of Savannah

    While some are calling this a romance, I would say that it is almost more of a coming of age story - even though our main character is in her 30s. It's about finding yourself, being comfortable in your own skin, and learning to stand on your own two feet. It's about relationships, understanding, and forgiveness. All that plus the beautiful Italian setting, this is definitely a perfect summer read.

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    Under the Skin

    Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and the Health of Our Nation by Linda VillarosaPublished by: Doubleday BooksPublish Date: June 14, 2022Genre(s): Non-Fiction, Racism, Medical HistoryHB&W Rating: 4View on GoodreadsBuy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository Synopsis In 2018, Linda Villarosa’s New York Times Magazine article on maternal and infant mortality among black mothers and babies in America caused an awakening. Hundreds of studies had previously established a link between racial discrimination and the health of Black Americans, with little progress toward solutions. But Villarosa’s article exposing that a Black woman with a college education is as likely to die or nearly die in childbirth as…

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    Blood Scion

    Restrained magic, prophesies, friendship, angry ancestral spirits, betrayal, UNrestrained magic, Orisha gods…this was a great ride!

  • A paperback version of the title "Of Captivity & Kings" lays on a wooden background with a candle, glasses, and a gray shawl arranged around it.
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    Of Captivity & Kings – Book Review

    The premise of the book is truly interesting to me, and it is obvious that Laster did her research in order to write this book. But, while this story started out strong with an opening scene that's sure to get your heart rate up, as it gets into the world-building and story, it just doesn't really ever pick up again.

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    Salvation: A Novel Based on a True Story

    Based on true events, Del Munro is struggling to put food on the table, so when a traveling evangelist comes to town and offers to take the girls to the beach, Del jumps at the chance. But the girls don't return, and Del is fuzzy on the details, and where did she get the money for that new chair?