#justreleased #womenfiction #family JUDGE’S GIRLS by SHARINA HARRIS.

Only one thing in common.
But when their FAMILY PATRIARCH DIES and they must share his estate, the truths they discover will test them—and everything they think they know about each other.
#qotd Have you ever OBSERVED, we are all BONDED with our inner circle/ first primary family & even relatives, THROUGH OUR PARENTS?

#qotd Do the FAMILY DYNAMICS & relationships CHANGE with the loss of a parent or parents? when that mortal link/ bond/ the parent goes away..

欄Have you realised, the relationships needs more of an effort now, from both sides, to continue to prosper & flourish, like they did earlier, effortlessly, when the parents were around?

#aotd I have observed all of this & more, not only personally but sadly, for others too..
✨Welcome to the #booktour of JUDGE’S GIRLS by @sharinaharris

Other book by the author;

Definitely going to read it next!
✨The author also writes women fiction & contemporary romance series under the #penname RINA GRAY.
About this book;

✨It released on 27th Oct.
19 chapters with  worth pondering discuss ques.s at the end.

✨The entire book is weaved around the death of the head of the family, the father..with each chapter mentioning the date & no. of days after the death of daddy .

✨My most FAVORITE PART was the ending, where the JUDGE’S GIRLS mature as JUDGE’S WOMEN, stronger & closer together.
How did that happen, that’s the most exciting part!
FORGIVENESS is truly a virtue, very difficult to attain.
LOVE is a very strong emotion, a delicate one at the same time.

READ this book to experience a rally of emotions, a constant tussle with self & others.. It’s INSPIRING & will surely leave you smiling with a teary eye.
Also you sure will get a misnuscle does of adult stuff!

✨All in all, it’s my kind-of read, a perfect  heartwarming read, giving you a few lessons on the way.
“Written with powerful emotional honesty, warmth and humor, JUDGE’S GIRLS is a must-read.”–

Beloved Georgia judge Joseph Donaldson was known for his unshakable fairness, his hard-won fortune—and a scandalous second marriage to his much-younger white secretary. Now he’s left a will with a stunning provision. In order to collect their inheritance, his lawyer daughter Maya, her stepmother Jeanie, and Jeanie’s teen daughter, Ryder, must live together at the family lake house. Maya and Jeanie don’t exactly get along, but they reluctantly agree to try an uneasy peace for as long as it takes . . .
But fragile ex-beauty queen Jeanie doesn’t know who she is beyond being a judge’s wife—and drinking away her insecurities has her in a dangerous downward spiral. Fed up with her mother’s humiliating behavior, Ryder tries to become popular at school in all the wrong ways. And when Maya attempts to help, she puts her successful career and her shaky love life at risk. Now with trouble they didn’t see coming—and secrets they can no longer hide—these women must somehow find the courage to admit their mistakes, see each other for who they really are—and slowly, perhaps even joyfully, discover everything they could be.

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“Shrewdly articulated . . . thought-provoking and well-documented”–
#qotd People have stopped wearing masks & are crossing all borders of social distancing.
Is the pandemic over?
How can we come back to normal, so soon?
When will we learn our lessons??
PANDEMIC- tracking contagions, from cholera to corona viruses & beyond

pandemic: from the Greek pan “all” + dēmos “people”.

A disease outbreak that spreads throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world.

272 pages, 10 chapters
introduction, glossary, notes, index etc.

There are coloured, glossy paper pictures too.
This book couldn’t be more relatable, than in the present times.

The book was first published in 2016 in the United States
is now, first published in 2020, in India by HarperCollins, with a new preface.
SONIA SHAH is an investigative journalist and author of critically acclaimed and prize-winning books on science, human rights, and international politics. 
✨Basic premise of the book:

The book explores history, with deep, rigorous research to find the causes & effects of pathogens, why we take so long to acknowledge & accept them as a pandemic and have we ever learnt our lessons?

This highly, informed read, aims to pull off the mask of various pandemics in history & tries to establish a relation between them & even with the future pandemics.

It says, the future lies in our hands..
Read the book if;

✨you want a detailed character- sketch of past pathogens & pandemics, the present & the probable future ones.
✨you want to understand each and every aspect, with a scientific point of view, in a simple, lay- man language.
✨It helps us understand our role as an individual, as a society, as a human species in this entire conundrum.
What did I learn?

✨Life keeps on repeating it’s trials & tribulations until and unless we understand our lessons from it & improve & move on.
✨A good, descriptive read for starters on the said topic.
The personal experiences of the author, adds to the reading experience.






A beautiful piece of art from the 19th century. Translated now.

#readwithharpercollins #dhumketu

RATNO DHOLI- The Best Stories Of Dhumketu.

✨Originally published in Gujarati as;
“Dhumketu Ni Tunki Vartao”.

✨Now translated from the Gujarati by @jennybhatt0

Jenny Bhatt is a writer, translator, bookreviewer, podcast host.

✨Prior to ” Dhumketu”, Gaurishankar Govardhanram Joshi, used various “nom de plumes” like Vihaar, Paagal.

✨One of the foremost writers in Gujarati & a pioneer of short story form. (1892- 1965).
 This work of art, is an culmination of 26 short stories, each a treat to experience the deep nuances of human behaviour.

✨There’s variety in terms of range & it focuses on different strata of people.

✨Major of the stories are set in rural Gujarat.

✨Even after translation, there are certain vernacular words which have been retained & for that, there’s a glossary of gujarati terms, at the end.

✨There’s a separate space demarcated on the page, to give a brief background of the topic in discussion, wherever needed.

 The stories, are simple to say the least, coming from deep observation of the human nature but the highlight is the writing style, with use of metaphors & detailed, descriptive narration.

Irrespective of the time, when this piece was first written, the reader can totally be in tandem with the emotions.

There are emotions which leave your heart heavy, a bygone era, life lessons, humour, relationships, faith, music, societal problems, corruption, unemployment, caste, religion, love, hurt, rumour…
I don’t feel, there’s any emotion not dealt with here.

This work will always be special.

Indebted to good translators for bringing forth such forgotten work.


Those delicious letters

#qotd❤️ Have you ever received Inland Letters?
This COVER is amazing & very close to my heart. It brought back beautiful memories of my communication with my grandpa in the USA.

Email wasn’t that common in those days, & we had so much to share, so we sent each other long long letters, not leaving even a tiny spec of space empty.

Now that he is no more, they form a precious part of my remembrance of him.

Also he had an amazing stamp collection, which he gave me, along with few picture postcards, when he left India.

 what you will FIND in the book?

✨confused emotions of a 40 year old woman/ MIDDLE-LIFE CRISIS
✨RELATIONS between
mom & adolescent kids
✨health of MARRIAGE (after 18years) when husband is neck deep in work
✨bengal & BENGALIS
✨although 257 pages/ 12 chapters, the writing style makes it feel like a QUICK, LIGHT READ
✨kitchen blunders
✨how FACEBOOK once had every update of our life
✨RECIPIES, yess!!

what did I LEARN from the read?

✨relations & people are not exactly, how they may seem on the surface

✨a small gesture of love can soothen a great heartache

✨sometimes we need only an iota of hope & encouragement to see the light

✨learn to let go

✨happiness & joy, are right inside us, don’t search them anywhere else!

The entire book was an ENJOYABLE, EMOTIONAL, at times- a FUNNY ride, sometimes an unsolved puzzle 里& at times, clear like rain water.

The end, was FABULOUS, to say the least.

a PERFECT, LIGHT, INSPIRINGread in these stressful times.

P. S. : CHECK THE IMAGES for blurb & author details, she’s been a popular blogger for >10years, this is her 2nd book with @harpercollinsin


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