Monday, 8 October 2012

Orangeberry Pick of the Week #6 RT @aliefka @VLovelight


Monday, 8th October 2012 

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The Consul General's Wife by Aliefka Bijlsma
Genre - Contemporary / Romance 
Rating - R
4.7 (7 reviews)
Melchior Steenbergen is leading an idyllic life. An elite member of Holland’s diplomatic corps, he is the Consul General in Rio, with a sweeping view of the Ipanema bay from his official residence, and a beautiful wife 20 years his junior. His trustworthy maid, Mercy, who is from Ghana and has followed him everywhere, attends to his every need. At 59, his time as a diplomat is winding down, but he expects to put one more feather in his cap: an ambassadorship. Paris, perhaps. Doesn't he deserve it? 

But Melchior’s glorious world is a fa├žade, a house of cards, and sharp winds are starting to blow.

The Consul General's Wife is the story of a man, elegant and dignified, unable to recognize his own flaws. Set against the mystical and unforgiving city of Rio, the novel is a comedy about a dying generation. And a tragedy about a man who has only a few days left to wake up.

About the author 
Aliefka Bijlsma is an author and a screenwriter. The Consul General's Wife is her second published novel. She was born in the Caribbean and spent her entire childhood moving around the world. Countries she lived in include Senegal, the Philippines, England, Ghana and the US. Therefore, her stories will often build on issues of identity and belonging in this global world. She currently lives in Amsterdam.
Read more about Aliefka on her website http://www.aliefka.com
*****
Seeing Through the Eyes of Love by Valarie Lovelight
Genre - Contemporary / Women's Fiction
Rating - PG
4.0 (7 reviews)
RAMONA CARSON is a Christian who is extremely opinionated, even judgmental, especially toward homeless people and those on public assistance. She sees nothing wrong with how she treats people or her attitude. While enjoying lunch in the park with her coworker Liz, a homeless man interrupts, asking for food. So much for loving thy neighbor and walking in love–she begins to belittle and insult him.

However, things are about to become interesting. Seeing him over the next few weeks, Ramona engages him in brief conversations, and learns his name is GARY DAVIDSON. From their very first encounter, she has no idea just how much he would affect her world and shatter her preconceived notions. She begins to question her heart and walk with God, facing her hurts and disappointments.

They say pride comes before a fall... so, watch out! One afternoon spent in an abandoned lot with a reverend and homeless people compel her to reevaluate the Christian values she previously prided herself on having. Now she’s forced to see how cruel and hurtful she has been to so many people and ask for forgiveness while finding love for herself. MAYBE.


About the author 
I love to write stories that touch upon the human existence and real life in a serious or funny fiction way. This is my first published work, so please rate and write a review if you've read the book, or when you've finish reading. My writing style varies and includes poetry.
Visit my blog http://valarielovelightblog.com


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6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
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8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
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9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
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