Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Sugar in Milk by: Thrity Umrigar

Sugar in Milk
Author: Thrity Umrigar
Published: October 2020
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 48
Rating: 5/5
When I first came to this country, I felt so alone. A young immigrant girl joins her aunt and uncle in a new country that is unfamiliar to her. She struggles with loneliness, with a fierce longing for the culture and familiarity of home, until one day, her aunt takes her on a walk. As the duo strolls through their city park, the girl's aunt begins to tell her an old myth, and a story within the story begins.

A long time ago, a group of refugees arrived on a foreign shore. The local king met them, determined to refuse their request for refuge. But there was a language barrier, so the king filled a glass with milk and pointed to it as a way of saying that the land was full and couldn't accommodate the strangers. Then, the leader of the refugees dissolved sugar in the glass of milk. His message was clear: Like sugar in milk, our presence in your country will sweeten your lives. The king embraced the refugee, welcoming him and his people.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

The Joy of Us by Kennedy Fox

The Joy of Us (Love in Isolation series #6)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Publisher: Kennedy Fox
Published: November 2022
Format: BETA/ARC Ebook
Pages: 274
Rating: 5/5

What happens when your rental cabin ends up being a scam and you’re forced to stay with a sexy lumberjack? You try to avoid him and his annoying Christmas spirit because the last thing you have time for is love.

The Joy of Us is a reverse grumpy/sunshine, forced proximity standalone romance.

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