“Adunni, you must do good for other peoples, even if you are not well, even if the whole world around you is not well.”
Strength, determination, and perseverance, Abi Daré’s The Girl With The Louding Voice is a moving story surrounding an extraordinary adolescent fighting to rise above life’s obstacles to achieve her dreams.
Cherishing the goal her late mother instilled into her, Adunni longs for an education. However, when her family falls on difficult times, her life is thrown into an alternate direction. Forcing her to face the unimaginable, but rather than be oppressed by the cruelty of others, Adunni rises above the darkness.
This heroine’s story is not only heartbreaking, but inspiring. Such a brave and outspoken individual deeply rooted in her faith, she demonstrated kindness in the face of such adversity. Throughout the story one was often left in disbelief of her youthful age, and inspired by the strength she exhibited in her journey. Readers can only hope to catch a glimpse of her future in a subsequent novel.
Posted: January 27, 2020
Genre: Fiction , Contemporary
The unforgettable, inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so that she can find her “louding voice” and speak up for herself, The Girl with the Louding Voice is a simultaneously heartbreaking and triumphant tale about the power of fighting for your dreams.
Despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles in her path, Adunni never loses sight of her goal of escaping the life of poverty she was born into so that she can build the future she chooses for herself - and help other girls like her do the same.
Her spirited determination to find joy and hope in even the most difficult circumstances imaginable will “break your heart and then put it back together again” (Jenna Bush Hager on The Today Show) even as Adunni shows us how one courageous young girl can inspire us all to reach for our dreams...and maybe even change the world.
This book, and series is the very definition of why we can not resist the romance genre. Colbert not only delivered a heart throbbing read, but shines light on the important topics of race and inequality. Stones Unturned was more than an escape, it was a story that deeply touched our hearts.
“...If I touched you, you’d feel everything you deserve to feel, over and over again. I wouldn’t stop until I knew every inch of you was touched the way it should be.”
When a chance encounter with a handsome stranger, Derrick, leads to a quest to find answers, Kaylee discovers life altering secrets and shocking revelations. Questioning all that she once held dear leads her on an unexpected journey wherein she finds love, and builds friendship.
A hero who is protective, encouraging, supportive, and kind, with a heroine, though strong, still required all his glowing qualities, was the perfect combination for an unbreakable couple . Colbert effortlessly drew us in with so many noteworthy moments, which stole our hearts, and made us fall in love with these characters, and this story. Without a doubt, this book and series is a must read.
Posted: November 1, 2020
"We choose family, always."
As the only child of Georgia’s leading tech mogul, that motto has been our way of life for as long as I can remember. I’ve been groomed and primed to take over his role since I was fifteen. Ever the dutiful daughter, I’ve done everything to stick to the plan, even if the plan was never what I actually wanted.
But people lie. Stories change. Entire family histories are rewritten.
When tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome Derrick Thomas shows up with a photograph that shatters my world, I find myself following him 700 miles north to Meade Lake—the one place that might help me find answers.
Drowning in lies, I cling to Derrick’s every word, desperate for the truth. And somewhere along the way, I end up clinging to him, too.
Suddenly, I feel a change in the wind, a crack in all those concrete plans that were laid for me ever so carefully.
“We choose family, always.”
But after I find out what they’ve done, I realize that family isn’t always flesh and blood. Sometimes, family can be strangers. Sometimes, strangers can be family.
I just have to choose which one I want to call mine.
Happily Letter After is a stunning tale that reawakens the power of belief. Bound by a connection through common tragedy, good intentions leads Sadie down a spiralling web, of unintentional lies. However, when the truth comes to light, and her true intentions revealed, not only does she find love with a spectacular man, but she forges an unbreakable bond with his daughter as well.
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward have created such a perfect mix of loveable characters, great humour, memorable moments, and an intriguing turn of events, leaving readers captivated until the very end. The connection established between our heroine, and the hero’s daughter was heartfelt and moving. Keeland and Ward not only captured our attention, but they stole our hearts. A breath-takingly beautiful read.
Posted: October 26, 2020
From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes a love story about taking chances, and the surprises that come with them.
My love story all started with a letter.
Only it wasn’t from the man I’d eventually fall in love with. It was from his daughter. A sweet little girl named Birdie Maxwell who’d written to the magazine that I worked for.
You see, once a year, my employer fulfilled a few wishes for readers. Only that column didn’t start up again for months.
So I fulfilled some of her wishes myself. It was harmless…so I thought. Until one day I took things too far.
While anonymously granting yet another of Birdie’s wishes, I got a look at her father. Her devastatingly handsome, single dad father.
I should have stopped playing fairy godmother then. I should have left well enough alone. But I just couldn’t help myself. I had a connection to this girl. One that had me acting irrationally.
Like showing up on their doorstep.