The Seamstress of Ourfa by Victoria Harwood Butler-Sloss Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): It is 1895, Ourfa, a thriving, cosmopolitan city in the Ottoman Empire, Khatoun Khori, a girl of thirteen, meets her future husband, Iskender Agha Boghos. Twice her age, a poet, philosopher and dreamer, he adores her but can not express it in words. Around them, the Ottoman Empire is crumbling, the world heading towards war and the Armenian minority subjected to increasing repression, culminating in the genocide of 1915. As Iskender retreats into his books and alcohol, losing land, money and business, Khatoun holds their family together by sewing for the wives of the men who persecute them; her creations inciting love, lust and fertility. The family joins the resistance and evades the death marches to the Syrian Desert only to lose everything when exiled by Mustafa Kemal and the birth of the Turkish Republic in 1923. What follows is a tale of love, loss and redemption in the diaspora told by four generations of women, each becoming the guardian angel of the next.

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A Date for Hannah by Callie Henry (Katy Regnery) Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Fans of Hallmark movies and sweet stories of first love will adore Callie Henry’s new series! High-schooler, Hannah, has always been self-conscious about her weight, so when hottie swimmer, Liam, pays her extra attention at her sister’s wedding, she has a hard time trusting his interest. Throughout the evening, Liam’s charm wins her over, until they’re falling hard for each other. But the next day, Hannah learns something that may ruin it all.

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Series: Love is for Everyone
Genre: YA Romance
Fans of Hallmark movies and sweet stories of first love will adore Callie Henry’s new series!
High-schooler, Hannah, has always been self-conscious about her weight, so when hottie swimmer, Liam, pays her extra attention at her sister’s wedding, she has a hard time trusting his interest. Throughout the evening, Liam’s charm wins her over, until they’re falling hard for each other. But the next day, Hannah learns something that may ruin it all.
*****
All stories in the LIFE (Love is for Everyone) series portray true-to-life, teen-aged characters, with real personalities and common issues, who experience the lightning bolt of first love in their own, individual ways!

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About the Author

Callie Henry is the YA pen name of New York Times bestselling contemporary romance author, Katy Regnery
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

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The Devil’s Playground by Alice J. Black Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): As Jake prepares for his wedding to the woman she f his dreams, he never suspects his last night as a single man would lead to being locked up in Hell… On his way home from his stag night, Jake is involved in a hit and run that leaves him not only fighting for his life, but for his sanity. As his fiancée stands vigil by his hospital bed, Jake slips deeper into his unconsciousness. While stuck in the coma, Jake is more aware of the unreality he has faced since being a child. He is stuck in a nightmare. One that has plagued him his whole life… Welcome to The Devil’s Playground.

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July Wrap Up

Half of 2018 has crept by so quickly, how? I’m not so sure!! This month has definitely been a better reading month for me than June. Overall, I read six books in the month of July!

Which were:

  • Between the Shade and the Shadow by Coleman Alexander, I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Diana Christmas by F.R. Jameson, I gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Viable Body: Pilgrimage by Yuan Nomos, I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • AndroDigm Park 2067 by J.M.J. Williamson, I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • The Freedom Club by Cindy Vine, I gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Chateau of Desire by Monica Bentley, I gave this book two out of five stars ⭐️⭐️

I had quite a good reading month and am happy that I managed to read a lot more than I had done in the previous month of June. I read a few books which I thoroughly enjoyed (as you can see by my star ratings).

I have just finished a book that I started in July but will feature in my August Wrap Up post and I will be posting the book review later on today for it. The book is called The Devil’s Playground by Alice J. Black.

How many books did you read in the month of July? Which one did you enjoy the best? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚