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Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody
Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody
I don't know where to begin. I have dragged myself from the beginning of this book to the end kicking and screaming. Yes, I am Iranian and proudly so and no this does not make me biased towards this book. The untruths even start before you open the book. Never in Iran's history (at least in its modern history) have women had to cover their face with only their eyes showing. Iran is not a perfect country but in no way is it the way Mahmoody depicted it. My father was Iranian, my husband is Iranian and I have visited Iran on numerous occasions and can hand on my heart tell you this is rubbish. If you are to read this book, read it to understand how American bias can shape the world view. If I… Read more
The Yellow World: Trust Your Dreams and They'll Co&hellip by Albert Espinosa
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This is not your run of the mill self-help book, echoes of Mitch Albom, particularly Tuesdays with Morrie, can be heard throughout the pages. It also reminded me of Dave Pelzer in Helping Yourself. Albert Espinosa is an absolute inspiration and in no way writes with any concept of self-pity following his treatment for four different varieties of Cancer.

I enjoyed each of the 212 pages, especially the twenty-three discoveries. Although I devoured the first section of the book, the third section on Yellows confused me slightly and I fear it may be a slightly complicated notion for us to understand away from the noise of daily life. This is in no way a failing but a reason to read… Read more
The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson
The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!, 13 Sep 2012
As I eagerly accepted the book shaped parcel from the postman one morning and ripped open the packaging, I knew that great wonders lay beneath.

Dorothy Koomson outdoes herself each time and she definitely has provided her readers with a tension packed tale of love, lies and unforseeable twists in this emotional, heartbreaking tale. As you tentatively turn each page you will find yourself wanting to cry, smile, even hide behind a cushion all at the same time. The Rose Petal Beach is definitely the penultimate emotional thriller which keeps you guessing until the very end.

A number of people have remarked on the pastel shades of books adorning my bookcase, querying how… Read more

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