A Memoir: A Mother’s Tears by Dre Carlan Book Review

Book Description (via Amazon UK): A Romanian woman escapes communism as she later faces cancer, a husband’s death, and a son’s struggles with drugs and alcohol. A Mother’s Tears is a memoir that explores the relationships between perseverance, disease, and never-ending determination. It is conveyed through the hardships of a woman brought up under communist rule who eventually escapes the confined conditions of her home country only to find out she now has a physical conflict to fight. It is a heart-wrenching journey down the corridors of cancer, drugs and alcohol, and loneliness as a mother tries anything she can to make sure that both she and her son live to fight their own personal battles another day. The memoir is unique in its ability to interweave the different storylines between mother and son as they both struggle against their individual troubles. The reader cheers for the mother when she escapes Romania’s uncertain landscape and tears up when the doctors inform her of the spreading cancer in her body. They’re put in the son’s shoes as he aimlessly wanders different downtowns in search of fleeting solace from his problems and breathes a sigh of relief when he finally decides to sober up. Two intertwined fates that are uncertain in their resolution until the very last page keep the audience in a state of anticipation for healed wounds and happy endings.

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Awakened by Him by Eyta Jade Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Zina at 24 and fresh out of the academic world, arrives in London for a new paralegal job. She is thrown for a loop when her chance at something new and uncomplicated is threatened from the moment she meets business magnate, Niklaus Clarke.

He wants more from her than she’s willing to give, because giving him more means undoing her past which she’s been running from. Unable to resist the undeniable attraction she feels or the allure of the unyielding billionaire who didn’t get to where he is by giving up, Zina surrenders.

What should have been a mere awakening turns into blurred lines and shattering of boundaries. Until their secrets, lies and half-truths threaten the gravity that pulls them toward each other.

Bridges will be crossed, bridges will be burnt. But, will bridges be rebuilt?
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