5-Star Readers’ Favorite Review: The Shade Under The Mango Tree

The Shade Under the Mango Tree by Evy Journey is a cultural work of art. It follows Luna and Lucien with different backgrounds and family ties, but who come together out of fate. Lucien finds Luna’s moleskin journal in a … Continued

iReads Book Tour: The Shade Under the Mango Tree

The Shade Under the Mango Tree is on a virtual iReads Book Tour. A relatively global one―that is, it goes to other countries like Canada, the UK, and India. Even Egypt. Book Tours are more fun when they include giveaways. … Continued

Booklife Review: Shade Under the Mango Tree

Journey (Margaret of the North) offers a globe-spanning voyage that explores heartbreak, budding love, growing up, and developing connections with others. Luna works at a bookstore and spends her life traveling between California and Hawai’i, but craves adventure. Lucien, a … Continued

San Francisco Book Review: Shade Under the Mango Tree

(Spoiler Alert) Luna grew up with her grandmother in Hawaii until the age of thirteen. Afterward, she moved to join her parents and brothers in California, where she continued her education and university studies. Her beloved grandmother gave her a … Continued

First Professional Review: The Shade Under the Mango Tree

Here’s the first professional review of my latest book by Self-Publishing Review, cross-posted on the Independent Review of Books. The book will be free for the next two days: November 17 and 18. Get your free copy. And if you … Continued

Packing Lightly ― Travel in Fiction and in Life

The protagonists of my latest novel, The Shade Under the Mango Tree, travel into exotic places. An experience I can easily relate to. Like the hero who backpacked at home and abroad, I remember spending summers as a college student … Continued

Getting Ready for a Book Launch: My Latest Novel

I’m getting ready for the book launch of my latest novel. Yes, I’ve finished it: my latest book, The Shade Under the Mango Tree. I started it more than two years ago but, in the middle of writing it, my … Continued

Una Duessa: Margaret’s Duality in Mr. Thornton’s Eyes

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Mr. Thornton repeatedly dreams of Margaret as Una Duessa in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South. He dreamt of her; he dreamt she came dancing towards him with outspread arms and with a lightness and gaiety which made him loathe her … Continued

Margaret Hale, John Thornton: An Enduring Love

As seen through the eyes of Margaret Hale, John Thornton, the hero of Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel North and South, is tall, broad-shouldered, about thirty, with a face that is neither exactly plain, nor yet handsome, nothing remarkable. To this perception, … Continued

Falling for Mr Thornton, An Anthology

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Falling for Mr Thornton :Tales of North and South—is the title of an anthology of short stories written by twelve authors who love Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South and/or its BBC adaptation into a four-part miniseries. And quite a title … Continued