Love Behind Enemy Lines by Jeanette Anderson is a forbidden romance tale of Palestinian Jannah al-Jarbouni and Israeli, Efron Oved. From the moment their eyes met, both Efron and Jannah had felt an irresistible attraction toward each other. Their union, albeit risky, was full of passion and undeniable urgency. Their romance came to an abrupt halt when an airstrike killed Jannah’s family. Yet, this was not the only tragedy that tore her heart; the evidence found at the spot framed Efron as the reason for this airstrike. With this knowledge, Jannah knew there was no hope for Jannah-Efron love story. Unbeknownst to her, an evil lurking in her distant family was the root cause of not only her agony but also the culprit murdering innocents in the name of justice.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, the genius storyteller, pulled out yet another masterpiece from her magical hat of creativity: Sister of My Heart. Even though Anju and Sudha are cousins, their love for each other surpasses that of the real sisters. Anju — the outspoken, straightforward, and rebellious one — balanced out Sudha — the beautiful, soft-spoken, and compliant. Since their fathers died before the girls were born, they were raised in a matriarchal household under the watchful eyes of their mothers and their aunt.
Betrayal in Black by Mark M. Bellois a fiction that revolves around the legal aftermath that followed after a revolting “driving while black” tragedy. Marcus Hayes was driving with his wife, Sarah Hayes, and two kids in the back seat. He had been obeying the traffic rules all through the drive. So, when a cop indicated him to pull his car to the curb, he was shocked. At the advice of his wife, he voluntarily offered to the cop that he was carrying a gun legally. However, his honesty did not sit well with Officer Randall Jones.
I have reviewed The Duplex – Can They Fool A Whole City? – by Lucky Stevens for Reader’s Favorite. The year was 1954, and for a homosexual person, life in L.A. was a double-edged sword. On the one hand, there were many homosexuals in the city, but on the other hand, the cops and society…