Journey to a Promised Land|Allison Lassieur

Title: Journey to a Promised Land: A Story of the Exodusters ( I am America Series) Author: Allison Lassieur Publisher:  North Star Editions (JollyFish Press) Publication: 01 Jan 2019 Genre: Middle Grade, Historical Fiction Pages: 160 Hypatia "Hattie" Florence Jacobs dreams of being a teacher.  However, her parents are. former slaves struggling to make ends … Continue reading Journey to a Promised Land|Allison Lassieur

My Memorable Books of 2018

Happy 2019! I know that it has been a while since I posted a non-book-review. I attended the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) programme at the East African Regional Leadership Centre in Nairobi for the most of December 2018. I have to admit, it kicked my ass, in a good way. So I did not … Continue reading My Memorable Books of 2018

My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge by Pepper Basham

Title: My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge: Laurel's Dream Author: Pepper  Basham Publisher:  Barbour Books Publication: 01 Jan 2019 Genre:  Historical Fiction Set in 1918, Laurel McAdams dreams of leaving the mountains to go to college with the hopes of becoming a teacher. Jonathan Taylor moves from England to Maple Springs, North Carolina to … Continue reading My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge by Pepper Basham

Review: Stitched with Love Collection

Title: Stitched with Love: 9 Historical Courtships of Lives Pieced Together with Seamless Love Author: Various Authors Publisher: Barbour Books Publication Date: 01 January 2019 Genre: Romance, Christian Stitched with Love is a collection of stories that are broken down into 3 somewhat overarching plots with 9 interlinked courtships. That was a mouthful. Let me … Continue reading Review: Stitched with Love Collection

Naira Power by Buchi Emecheta

Title: Naira Power (Pacesetters Series) Author: Buchi Emecheta Publisher: Macmillan Education Limited Publication Date: 1982 Length: 108 pages Genre: African Literature, Fiction Blurb Naira gives Ramonu power over justice up to a point....When the power fails the consequences for him are horrifying-and witnessed by the girl who has loved him secretly for years My Thoughts … Continue reading Naira Power by Buchi Emecheta

Second-Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

Title:  Second-Class Citizen Author: Buchi Emecheta Publisher: Heinemann Publication Date: 1994; originally in 1974 Genre: Autobiographical novel; autofiction Length: 186 Blurb Adah, a woman from the Igbo moves to England to live with her Nigerian student husband. She soon discovers that life fora young Nigerian women living in London in the 1960s is grim. Rejected … Continue reading Second-Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

In Times Gone By|Tracie Peterson

Title: In Time Gone By (Golden Gates Series #3) Author: Tracie Patterson Publisher: Bethany House Publication Date: 04 September 2018 Genre: Historical Fiction In Times Gone By opens with the San Franciscan residents dealing with the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake. Kenzie Gilford is also slowly recovering from her personal earthquake of being left at the … Continue reading In Times Gone By|Tracie Peterson

Nevertheless, She Persisted by Pratima R. Gluckman

Title: Nevertheless She Persisted: True Stories of Women Leaders in Tech Author: Pratima  Rao Gluckman Publisher:  Friesen Press Genre: Non-Fiction, Personal Development Publication Date: May 2018 "Technology is changing our world. Many of the most important revolutions that will take place in the next fifty years have technology at their heart. Women, 50% of the population, still only … Continue reading Nevertheless, She Persisted by Pratima R. Gluckman

The Conversations By Olivia Fane

Title: The Conversations: 66 Reasons to Start Talking Author: Olivia Fane Publisher: Vintage Books Publication Date: 2014 Genre: Popular Psychology, Non-Fiction As I age, I am learning and yearning to have more intimate conversations. Yes, I still share a few anecdotes about popular culture or what's the latest YouTube craze. But nothing beats connecting with … Continue reading The Conversations By Olivia Fane

The Poppy Field by Deborah Carr

Title: The Poppy Field Author: Deborah Carr Publisher: Harper Impulse (A Digital Imprint of HarperCollins) Publication Date: 7 September 2018 Genre: WWI Historical Fiction, Romance Book Blurb A Young nurse, Gemma, is struggling with the traumas she has witnessed through her job in the NHS[National Health Service]. Needing to escape from it all, Gemma agrees … Continue reading The Poppy Field by Deborah Carr