Silent Sisters by Joanne Lee Book Review #22

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Title: Silent Sisters

Author: Joanne Lee

Genre: True Crime, Biography

Page Count: 209

Publishers: Mirror Books

Publishing Date: April 18, 2019

Book Description

deadly secret.

A horrifying discovery.

For over 20 years, Joanne Lee’s mother kept the remains of not one, but three newborn babies hidden in a bin in her wardrobe.

She had buried a fourth baby in newspaper and rags in St Helens Cemetery.

For the first time since exposing her mother’s crimes, Joanne breaks her silence over her family’s horrific ordeal and her fight for justice for the siblings she never knew.

Growing up in chaotic circumstances on Merseyside, Joanne suffered at the hands of a violent boyfriend and controlling relatives, as her mother lapsed into a downward spiral of drinking and casual sex following the break-up of her marriage. But the consequences of her mother’s messy lifestyle turned out to be far worse than Joanne could ever have imagined.

She already knew about the baby buried in a shallow makeshift grave next to the family plot. But when Joanne came across a red plastic bin in her mother’s wardrobe in 2009, she realised that the family home held an even more sinister secret.

In Silent Sisters, the daughter who was falsely accused of murdering her own baby sister will tell her full story for the first time, detailing her struggle to understand her mother, to piece together the truth and to give the four babies the proper burial they deserve.

This book is well written. It is so vivid. No one should have to go through that. It is horrible that she and her sister and brother had to go through that. God bless them and their families. I will definitely read more by this author. If anyone else has read her story let me know your thoughts down in the comments.

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Once Upon A Bad Boy by Melonie Johnson Book Review #21

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Author: Melonie Johnson

Title: Once Upon A Bad Boy

Pages: 384

Genre: Romance

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

St. Martin’s Press Paperbacks

Publishing Date: June 25, 2019

Book Description

NEVER SAY NEVER
Sadie Gold is ready to take her career to the next level with the role of a lifetime. Finally, she can shake her reputation as a pretty face with more wealth and connections than talent. But Sadie is not prepared for the wild turn her own life is about to take. The man in charge of training Sadie for her most demanding role yet is none other than her first real boyfriend—the one who took her heart and ran away.

WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE
Bo Ibarra is as good-looking and irresistible as ever. Maybe even more so, now that everything once worked against them—Sadie’s pampered and privileged upbringing and Bo’s childhood in a family struggling to make ends meet—is in the past. But the future is still unwritten…and getting there, together, means coming clean about painful secrets and slashing through nasty tabloid rumors while trying to control the attraction that crackles between them. Maybe it’s finally time for them to walk off into the sunset and into a true and lasting love?

I volunteered to read this book and I started reading it little bit ago. I absolutely adore Melonie Johnson’s writing style. I loved the first two books. The relationships are all relatable. The pace of each book is good. They are well written. I definitely can’t wait to read more by her. I love all the characters in her books. I highly recommend them to anyone and everyone. They make you feel as if you walking alongside all the characters wether your in a bookstore or on a movie set. Melonie Johnson is a definite auto buy author in my opinion. I highly recommend this series to anyone and everyone.

The Child Called It by Dave Pelzer Book Review #20

Title: A Child Called It

Author: Dave Pelzer

Page Count: 184

Genre: Nonfiction

Published: September 1, 1995

This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games—games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother’s games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an “it.” Dave’s bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive—dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.

My thoughts

I borrowed this book from the library. This book is well written. It was described well. It was the first time I read a book by this author. I will be reading more by this author. I wish no child had to go through that.

Dirty Irish by Magan Vernon (Murphy Brothers Book 3) Book Review #19

A Stranger On The Beach by Michele Campbell Book Review #18

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Title: A Stranger On The Beach

Author: Michele Campbell

Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Mystery & Thriller

Page Count: 352

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publishing Date: July 23, 2019

Book Description

There is a stranger outside Caroline’s house.

Her spectacular new beach house, built for hosting expensive parties and vacationing with the family she thought she’d have. But her husband is lying to her and everything in her life is upside down, so when the stranger, Aiden, shows up as a bartender at the same party where Caroline and her husband have a very public fight, it doesn’t seem like anything out of the ordinary.

As her marriage collapses around her and the lavish lifestyle she’s built for herself starts to crumble, Caroline turns to Aiden for comfort…and revenge. After a brief and desperate fling that means nothing to Caroline and everything to him, Aiden’s obsession with Caroline, her family, and her house grows more and more disturbing. And when Caroline’s husband goes missing, her life descends into a nightmare that leaves her accused of her own husband’s murder.

I volunteered to read and review this book. This book has kept me on the edge of my seat. It sucks you in completely as if you’re going along with the characters. Yes there is some very steamy scenes in this book. But the writing is great and the characters were described good. I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. It shares two point of views and it is good.

Consent: A Memior Of Unwanted Attention by Donna Frietas Book Review #17

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Title: Consent: A Memior Of Unwanted Attention

Author: Donna Frietas

Genre: Memoirs & Biographies

Page count: 352

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company

Publishing Date: August 13, 2019

Book Description

A powerful memoir about a young woman’s toxic relationship with her mentor, an acclaimed professor, whose dark, stalking obsession altered her future forever.

Donna Freitas has lived two lives. In one life, she is a well-published author and respected scholar who has traveled around the country speaking about Title IX, consent, religion, and sex on college campuses. In the other, she is a victim, a woman who suffered and suffers still because she was stalked by her graduate professor for more than two years.

As a doctoral candidate, Freitas loved asking big questions, challenging established theories and sinking her teeth into sacred texts. She felt at home in the library, and safe in the book-lined offices of scholars whom she admired. But during her first year, one particular scholar became obsessed with Freitas’ academic enthusiasm. He filled her student mailbox with letters and articles. He lurked on the sidewalk outside her apartment. He called daily and left nagging voicemails. He befriended her mother, and made himself comfortable in her family’s home. He wouldn’t go away. While his attraction was not overtly sexual, it was undeniably inappropriate, and most importantly–unwanted.

In Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention, Donna Freitas delivers a forensic examination of the years she spent stalked by her professor, and uses her nightmarish experience to examine the ways in which we stigmatize, debate, and attempt to understand consent today.

I volunteered to read and review this book. I got this book of Netgalley.com This book is about what she did and how she felt about what had happened. She told her friend about what had happened to her, when they was having coffee. She wished it didn’t happen to her. Now she is two different people, one who is confident and the other is a victim of being stalked by a professor. This book is well written. It makes you think about what is going on in people’s head.

How to Love A Vampire by AnnaRose Vittoria Book Review #16

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Title: How To Love A Vampire

Author: AnnaRose Vittoria

First Published on May 6th, 2013

Page Count 238

Book Description

Emily Payne, your average goth girl, is going to live with her dad. However, she comes upon an awesome goth kid: one with white hair and green blue eyes. Will Jagger Maxwell ever reveal his secret, turn Emily, and be with her for all eternity?

Book One of the Dark Vampire Knight Series.

I’ve had this book on my Kindle for a long time. I can’t believe I haven’t read this book yet. It is so good. It is about Emily Payne and Jagger Maxwell. Have you guys read this book? if you have please let me know what you thought of it?