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The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399587665
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Published: Berkley - January 30th, 2018

The dialog in this book sparkles, from a meet-cute in an elevator through the inevitable ups and downs of a fake romance that's starting to become real. If you're looking for a fun escapist read, this one is for you. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


A Princess in Theory: Reluctant Royals by Alyssa Cole - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062685544
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Published: Avon - February 27th, 2018

It's easy for grad student Naledi to ignore and delete an endless chain of spam claiming she's engaged to an African prince. But when a new man shows up in her life, everything may not be what it seems. This book is pure flirty fun. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes by Robin Ha - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781607748878
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Published: Ten Speed Press - July 5th, 2016

This awesome combination of a graphic memoir and a cookbook has super easy to follow and delicious recipes for authentic Korean food. The art throughout makes the recipes completely un-intimidating, and the author's story, shared in short comic vignettes throughout the book, is compelling and moving. This is a great addition to your cookbook shelf! ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062566737
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Published: Avon - July 25th, 2017

This is angsty romance at its best. Young lovers, torn apart by a vicious family feud, have been meeting in secret for years - one night each year only. After years of separation, an illness brings Livvy back to town - and forces her to face both her past, and her old love. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


The Last Laugh by Lynn Freed - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780374286651
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - July 3rd, 2017

Three women run away to a Greek island to escape their importuning children and grandchildren. Hilarity ensues. But this novel is so much more than that - a witty and wise look at the realities and complexities of the lives of older women. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


The Leavers by Lisa Ko - Book Review

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By Lisa Ko
$25.95
ISBN: 9781616206888
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 2nd, 2017

This beautiful, painful novel of immigration is a must-read. One morning, Deming Guo's mother, Polly - an undocumented immigrant, left for her job at a nail salon and never returned. Told in alternating viewpoints, this novel explores both Deming and Polly's lives both before and after her disappearance. Deeply moving and beautifully written, this exploration of the space one woman leaves behind is essential reading. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


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