Month: February 2021

#Diverseathon2021: March’s Prompt and Host!

It’s hard to believe that February is over and tomorrow is March 1st: Now it is time to talk about March’s prompt and host for #Diverseathon2021.

For March the prompt is: Books set in Ghana.

March’s host: Tyler Simone over at Reading in Black. She will be at YouTube and Instagram.

Here is her announcement post over on YouTube, and she is also hosting a GIVEAWAY!!!!  Be sure to click on that link for the giveaway information. She also shares about the book she is reading for this month. 

For full details on this year long readathon, please click here.
And don’t forget about the awesome GRAND PRIZE at the end of the year. Click the link here for that information.

So what am I reading for March for #Diverseathon2021? My choice for March is the audiobook version of:

Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi

Book Description:

Kweku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of Kweku’s death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before. Ghana Must Go is their story. Electric, exhilarating, beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go is a testament to the transformative power of unconditional love, from a debut novelist of extraordinary talent.

Moving with great elegance through time and place, Ghana Must Go charts the Sais’ circuitous journey to one another. In the wake of Kweku’s death, his children gather in Ghana at their enigmatic mother’s new home. The eldest son and his wife; the mysterious, beautiful twins; the baby sister, now a young woman: each carries secrets of his own. What is revealed in their coming together is the story of how they came apart: the hearts broken, the lies told, the crimes committed in the name of love. Splintered, alone, each navigates his pain, believing that what has been lost can never be recovered—until, in Ghana, a new way forward, a new family, begins to emerge.

Ghana Must Go is at once a portrait of a modern family, and an exploration of the importance of where we come from to who we are. In a sweeping narrative that takes us from Accra to Lagos to London to New York, Ghana Must Go teaches that the truths we speak can heal the wounds we hide.


What are YOU reading for #Diverseathon2021 in March?

Cover Reveal: A Chance Encounter by Rae Shaw

Today I am helping in the cover reveal for A Chance Encounter by Rae Shaw. This one is the first novel in the Julianna Baptiste series and will be out in March 24th!

Book Description:

Julianna Baptiste, a feisty bodyguard, finds her new job tedious, that is until her boss, the evasive Jackson Haynes, spikes her curiosity. Who is behind the vicious threats to his beautiful wife and why is he interested in two estranged siblings?

Mark works for Haynes’s vast company. He’s hiding from ruthless money launderers.

His teenage sister Ellen has an online friend whom she has never met. Ellen guards a terrible secret.

For eight years their duplicitous father has languished in prison, claiming he is innocent of murder. The evidence against him is overwhelming, so why does Mark persist with an appeal?

Keen to prove her potential as an investigator, Julianna forces Mark to confront his mistakes. The consequences will put all their lives in danger.






Now….. What does the cover look like?????? Keep scrolling to find out!!





















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Here it is:

Pre-order Links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK

About the Author:

Rae Shaw is a pen name for the author Rachel Walkley.

Rachel is based in the North West of England. She read her first grown-up detective novel at the age of eleven, which proved to be a catalyst for filling many shelves with crime books, which still occupy her home and grow in number whenever she visits a book shop.

As well as crime, Rachel likes to unplug from the real world and writes mysteries that have a touch of magic woven into family secrets.

Contact Rae:
Twitter @RaeShawauthor
Rachel Walkley


Friant’s Video Friday: Book Review: The Secret Room by Cynthia Mercati

Today Kim is bringing you a video review of The Secret Room  by Cynthia Mercati.

The Secret Room
Author: Cynthia Mercati

Published: August 15, 2000
72 Pages

Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars

Book Description:

Annie of Holland learns about her values and the importance of hope and memories while helping care for a Jewish family hiding in her father’s church during WWII.

Kim’s Video Review:

Purchase Links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK