The Other Man

I got this book through an event on Amazon highlighting books from around the world. I was interested in to mainly because it was book about a gay relationship that was actually written by a man. You’d think that would […]

The Extraordinaries Series

The Extraordinaries Series   This is an unusual series.  It uses the tropes of Regency Romance but places them in a world where some people have Talents.  I would describe these more as historical fantasies with romantic plots. In Burning […]

America for Beginners

I loved this book that brought together several people who are new to America.  I love reading books that give you a new perspective of America. Mrs. Sengupta is newly widowed.  She has lived a sheltered life in Kolkata, constrained […]

A Modest Independence

AMAZON | BARNES AND NOBLE | ITUNES | KOBO I loved the first book in this series that is centered around four men who lived in the same brutal orphanage as children.  One went into the Army.  One became a lawyer.  One is living with the […]

Victoria and Abdul

The central mystery in this story is Who Was Abdul Karim?  Was he a selfless aide and friend to Queen Victoria or was he an enterprising, self-promoting, dangerous con man like the people around her believed?  I think the answer […]

Invisible Lives

I was so excited to hear about this author.  I love light and fluffy books with magical realism.  A book set in a sari shop by an ownvoices author sounded wonderful. Lakshmi Sen is visited by the goddess Lakshmi in […]

Climbing the Stairs

“During World War II and the last days of British occupation in India, fifteen-year-old Vidya dreams of attending college. But when her forward-thinking father is beaten senseless by the British police, she is forced to live with her grandfather’s large […]

The Mango Season

Every young Indian leaving the homeland for the United States is given the following orders by their parents: Don’t eat any cow (It’s still sacred!), don’t go out too much, save (and save, and save) your money, and most important, […]