Category Archives: Book Reviews

#Book #Review of: Strawberry Mansion by Julia Press Simmons @JPSimmons

Strawberry Mansion: A Philadelphia StoryStrawberry Mansion: A Philadelphia Story by Julia Press Simmons
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Tabitha, Lisa, and Shanice are best friends. They’re as thick as thieves. Shanice is my favorite. Her feisty attitude and no holds barred demeanor set her apart from the other two. Initially, it was difficult for me to relate to Tabitha and Lisa’s bond with Shanice (who is 14 years old while the other two are 19 & 17, respectively)because of the age gap, but I suppose it’s possible. The storyline dealt with some serious issues that plague a lot of families. The ending took a twist that I kinda saw coming so that was a bit of a bummer because I wanted more…like what happened to Eric’s sorry tail. Maybe he reappears in another book. I did enjoy the excerpt to Begonia Brown, which is next on my list. JPS does a fine job painting pictures and giving her characters a unique voice and their own set of problems to address.
Strawberry Mansion: A Philadelphia Story

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My #book #review of Never Dead by Jumata Emill Jones @JumataEmill

Never DeadNever Dead by Jumata Emill Jones

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Never Dead is a haunting (literally) story about newlyweds Emerson and Danielle McGee who relocate and take residence of Emerson’s grandmother’s house after she passes away. Almost immediately, Danielle notices something strange and menacing lurking about in the home when she is confronted by a ghost, which she later learns is an ominous spirit definitely trying to tell her something about her husband’s past.

Mr. Jones did an immaculate job capturing my attention within the first paragraph and held it up until the final word. I was particularly satisfied with the intense suspense in combination with the supernatural backdrop. If you enjoy reading mystery that keeps you flipping the pages until there is none, then this is the book for you.

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#Book #Review for ~IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU!

β€œIt Could Happen To You ” was a book of trilogies , that was intriging with a twist. I like the way you did the spin on each story, making the reader want more ….I give it 5 stars !!!!! A very good read especially if someone just likes to read a good book , but a short story about everyday life situations . SDP

My #Review of Beautiful Disasters by @msdawnjasper

Beautiful DisastersBeautiful Disasters by Dawn Jasper
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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The story started off strong. Anika Connors was independent, smart and determined. She refused to let her feelings toward her father hold her back. I identified with her insatiable sexual appetite, but got lost along the way. I was thrown off by the bizarre love triangle between her, David, and Tee. It just seemed a bit odd to me that he was so in love with her while she was head over heels for Tee. Near the middle/end of the story is where it trailed off for me. I applaud her for taking the proper steps to move her life in a different direction by opening up to Eric, but it didn’t seem to flow…realistically. Though I’m sure there’s going to be a sequel, the ending could have been much better. There’s a difference between a cliff-hanger and abruptly ending a story.

Please #Review IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU @phephi

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Book Review for IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU. @phephi

I was so impressed by this book of short stories, but wished it was longer. I finished reading the 3 stories way too fast and was left looking for more. I loved, loved, LOVED the first 2 stories, last one was kind of left thinking “meh.” But what is really great about these are the issues that are brought to the table; things that needed to be discussed and addressed in this whole modern-media laden society we now live in. Job well done, Phette. I will be waiting in anticipation for the next batch! ~ by Ashley Medina

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Book Review BY Book Referees’ Orsayor Simmons @MISSMOLY

I am so thankful for the time and energy Orsayor Simmons of Book Referees put into reviewing my book. Check out her review HERE!!