Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Shade Under the Mango Tree by Evy Journey


 
Join Us for This Tour: August 2 to August 27
 
Book Details:
 
Book Title:  The Shade Under the Mango Tree by Evy Journey
Category:  Adult Fiction 18+, 396 pages
Genre: Contemporary Multicultural Fiction
Publisher:  Sojounrer Books
Release date:  November 2, 2020
Content Rating:  PG13 & M:There's a suicide, reference to a past genocide, and reference to sex about to happen but no description of the sexual act.
 
 
Book Description:

Gold Medal, Contemporary Fiction,  2021 Global Book Awards (formerly New York City Book Awards)
Finalist, Multicultural Fiction,  2021 International Book Awards

After two heartbreaking losses, Luna wants adventure. Something and somewhere very different from the affluent, sheltered home in California and Hawaii where she grew up. An adventure in which she can also make some difference.

Lucien, a worldly, well-traveled young architect, finds a stranger's journal at a café. Though he has qualms and pangs of guilt about reading it, they don't stop him. His decision changes his life forever.

Months later, they meet at a bookstore. Fascinated by his stories and adventurous spirit, Luna goes on a Peace Corps stint to a rural rice-growing village in Cambodia. There, she finds a world steeped in ancient culture and the lasting ravages of a deadly history. Will she leave this world unscathed?

An epistolary tale of courage, resilience, and the bonds that bring diverse people together.




Meet the Author:
 
Evy Journey writes. Stories and blog posts. Novels that tend to cross genres. She’s also a wannabe artist and a flâneuse. Evy studied psychology (Ph.D. University of Illinois) so she spins tales about nuanced characters dealing with the problems and issues of contemporary life. She believes in love and its many faces. Though she has traveled to many places, she has one ungranted wish: To live in Paris where art is everywhere and people have honed aimless roaming to an art form. She visits and stays a few months.

Connect with the Author: websitefacebook ~ pinterest ~ twitter
 

Tour Schedule:

Aug 2 –
Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 2 - Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 3 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 3 – Olio By Marilyn – book review / giveaway
Aug 3 - Working Mommy Journal - book review / giveaway
Aug 4 – @twilight_reader – book review
Aug 4 - Kam's Place - book spotlight
Aug 5 – Talk of Tales – book review / giveaway
Aug 5 - A Mama's Corner of the World - book review / giveaway
Aug 6 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 9 - Literary Flits – book spotlight
Aug 9 - Gina Rae Mitchell - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Aug 10 – Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Aug 10 - Book Corner News and Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 11 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 11 - Rajiv's Reviews - book review / giveaway
Aug 12 – @booking.with.janelle – book review / author interview / giveaway
Aug 13 – Hall Ways Blog – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 16 – Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Aug 17 - Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 17 - Locks, Hooks and Books - book review / giveaway
Aug 18 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book review
Aug 19 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Aug 19 - Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 19 - I'm Into Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 23 – Read with Me – book review
Aug 23 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book spotlight
Aug 24 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Aug 25 –Falling Into A Good Book – book review / giveaway
Aug 26 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Aug 27 – Books for Books – book review
Aug 27 - Adventurous Jessy - book review / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:

THE SHADE UNDER THE MANGO TREE Book Tour Giveaway


My Review: 

The Shade Under the Mango Tree is my first introduction to books written by Evy Journey. I thought the writing style was a little different than I am used to. But I did thought it was a good read. At times, it was hard to continue as here were a few scenes that slowed down a little bit but it quickly picked back up. I enjoyed the adventure, the different settings, different cultures, and the twists of the story. After experiencing some life altering events, I admired Luna’s courage and determination to find a way to make a change and a difference in her life. I liked it how she meets up with Lucien. Their meeting in the story was sweet. The author does a great job using vivid details within the pages that made me feel as though I was part of the book and living among the characters. Overall, it was an intriguing and entertaining tale to read. 

I am giving The Shade Under the Mango Tree three and a half stars. I recommend it for readers who enjoy reading books from contemporary romance fiction genre while learning about different cultures. I would be interested in reading more by Evy Journey in the future. I thought this one is worth a read and many readers would enjoy it. 

I received a paperback copy of The Shade Under the Mango Tree from the publisher, but was not required to write a review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.


 

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for spotlighting my book and for your honest review. it's wonderful that you seem to be reviewing every book you feature. It's a great help to authors.

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  2. So looking forward to reading this!

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