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REVIEW: A 30-DAY GUIDE TO YOUR POWER BY IVETTE MAYO

It takes courage to really look inside yourself and ask the “spiritual you” what you want and what it is that’s stopping you from achieving your dreams. Is it the fear of failure, fear of success, lack of focus, childhood issues, not being good enough or is it something hidden deep within? On this journey of transformation, you must want to feel whole and complete. You have to prepare to add passion and believe in yourself deep in your soul.So, you can continue to move forward to your place of fulfillment. –Ivette Mayo


Short, fierce and very POWERful.
Ivette Mayo’s book – A 30-Day Guide to Your POWER: Powerful Outcomes through Powerful Words – challenges you to look deep – Deeper! – into yourself and to step into your POWER.Yes, all in caps.
Ivette leads readers into a journey of self-discovery, of self-analysis, of self-awareness. She encourages you to change the “decades of negativity”; to shed the old and look forward to the new; to step into your POWER.How?By completing an S.W.O.T. A…

REVIEW: CATCH AND RELEASE BY GUILLERMO VIDAL

To all the girls I’ve loved before…
Guillermo Vidal is grateful for all the women who came into his life to teach him many valuable lessons about beauty, love and hope.He’s also grateful to his brother Roberto from whom he got the title for this book.
Guillermo Vida’s new memoir -- CATCH AND RELEASE: One Man’s Improbable Search for True Love and the Meaning of Life -- is funny, surprising and entertaining.It’s Golden Girls meets Grumpy Old Men.Readers will be please to learn that men also angst over meeting women, about what to wear, what to say, what to reveal.A cute read about a man looking for love.
Guillermo had a hard upbringing as he came to this country from Cuba as a child and a political exile.He was raised in a Colorado orphanage, but he grew up to be Mayor of Denver, and almost Governor of Colorado and almost a member of Obama’s cabinet.But two divorces and some negative politics landed him in Vero Beach, Florida.He’s now 64 years old, retired, alone, single and lost.He must l…

BOOK OF THE MONTH: AMERICAN LIKE ME BY AMERICA FERRERA

“I believe that culture shapes identity and defines possibility; that it teaches us who we are, what to believe, and how to dream.We should all be able to look at the world around us and see a reflection of our true live experiences.Until then, the American story will never be complete.”-- America Ferrera



Inspiring.Courageous. Amazing.
Once again, actress and activist America Ferrera has brought together a diverse group of individuals who straddle two or more cultures to bring us a wonderful collection of personal experiences that attempt to answer the question of “what kind of American am I?”

Contributors to this anthology -- AMERICAN LIKE ME: Reflections on Life Between Cultures --  include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laurie Hernandez, Diane Guerrero, Carmen Perez, Carmen Carrera, Randall Park, Michelle Kwan, Padma Lakshmi, etc.
Many readers will see themselves reflected in these stories, but note that these are not immigrant stories, these are American stories.These are stories that make up t…

BOOK OF THE MONTH: KINGDOM OF WOMEN BY ROSALIE MORALES KEARNS

Anger doesn’t just disappear. It bubbles along, it surfaces in different ways. You try not to feel it every waking minute. You learn to live with it.---Averil

In the midst of life we are in death.---from a prayer


At Last!  Women are speaking out against abuse in Hollywood, on TV….everywhere.    The Latina Book Club salutes the silence breakers and the survivors.  Hence, when this “brilliant, moving novel” –KINGDOM OF WOMEN by Rosalie Morales Kearns– crossed our path, we were intrigued by its title and its exploration of violence against women.
KINGDOM OF WOMEN is a suspenseful, provocative, and captivating debut novel.
Rosalie Morales Kearns has written a bold and fantastic futuristic novel with realistic characters, fast-paced action and enough surprises to keep readers riveted.  Kearns puts her Catholic school upbringing to good use in this book.  It’s peppered with scripture and saints-name-dropping but not so much that the religious nuances disturb the story. We have a female priest, …