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    Review-The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

    It has been a long time since I have had the time to review a book on this site, so please pardon my extended hiatus. I listened to the audio book version of Sara Collin’s┬áThe Confessions of Frannie Langton last week and have not been able to stop thinking about it since. If you are interested in historical fiction with a gothic Frankenstein-esque twist which highlights women’s experiences and does not shy away from the worst of man’s predilection for inhumanity, I highly recommend this book. It is the late 1800s and Frannie Langton, a formerly enslaved Jamaican woman, is on trial for her life in a London court.

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    Review – Here Comes the Sun

    In Here Comes the Sun: A Novel, we read about people living in a rural and poverty-stricken area of Jamaica, trying in their own way to survive and improve their lot. The author, Nicole Dennis-Benn, struck a good balance in the dialogue, using patois enough that it is authentic but not enough to dissuade non-Jamaican readers.