What is it like to read with dyslexia? What if you’re an author with a writing disability?? In this episode, we talk to my sister Katrina and her fiancé Mark about their dyslexia. And Jolene discusses dealing with dysgraphia as a published author!
A love letter to Charleston. A love letter to heritage. 5/5 stars!
A Lowcountry Bride was the delicious Lowcountry slowburn that gave me fireworks at the end. This may have been my first time reading a full work from Preslaysa Williams, but it feels like I’ve known her characters for a lifetime. The community, the family, and the love was all real and came off the page like a much needed warm hug after the mess of a year we’ve had.
I fell in love with Derek from the very first line where he’s introduced to the reader. “Captain Derek T. Sullivan stood prepared for battle against another Lowcountry bridezilla ready to attack.” I rooted for his relationship with Maya to work so badly I couldn’t put down the book as I got closer and closer to the end!
And I fell in love with Maya the moment she struggled to stand up to Laura who well deserved it. I’ve been there myself, afraid to be true to who I am and my heritage. Maya is relatable on a deep level, giving a voice to those who have been voiceless for too long. Preslaysa does an amazing job honoring the past, her ancestors, while giving a hopeful look to the future.
These characters are no strangers to loss, each one struggling with their own wants and needs. But Preslaysa balances their pain with faith. Faith in God and each other. Even if it took them several chapters to reach the light that they find in the communion of their love for one another, that only made it so much more rewarding by the time I reached the end.
I have been so blessed to be able to read this book before its release on June 1st! Every one of these characters are my family now too, and I can’t wait to see more from Preslaysa Williams in the future.
**A COMPLIMENTARY ADVANCED READERS COPY WAS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN**
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As romance authors, we tend to write in both female and male POV. We’ve seen the memes and posts online about male authors describing women and writing in female POV (and failing). Can the same be said for female authors about writing men?? Let’s ask my siblings as they join us in the studio!
FOOD! Food in art, film, literature. Even Bridgerton (surprise, surprise). We talk about it all. Mostly, how food can be used in romance stories to enhance the intimacy and trust between two characters.
Love is love. And we love love! Join us as we give our unsolicited opinions about Valentine’s day, romance, being single, and–you guessed it–BRIDGERTON. Mom can’t go a day without talking about the Duke. But I mean…who can blame her?
Next time, we talk about the culinary arts in romance! What is the most romantic dinner date you’ve ever had?
Join us as we talk about Romance novels (again) and the type of criticism that the romance genre often gets. Is Romance bad? Are there negative affects of the happily ever after “fantasy”?? Let us know what you think! We certainly do.
All over the place, but somewhere in the middle we talk about Virgin River, Bridgerton, and how romance is portrayed in television and film.
Yes. It’s true.
My mom and I have always talked about starting a podcast together. Which I think is a nice way to agree that we both talk way too much. So, why not subject our friends and loved ones to the random conversations they didn’t asked for?
Underwhelmed by the content at the moment? Don’t worry. Our first episode will be aired soon. I’ll be trying to convince my mom she should watch Gladiator (2000 film). It’s as good as Bridgerton I swear! 👀
(P.S. thanks to Ariel Lee Author Assistant for the graphic designs!)
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