STORIES THAT INTRIGUE: Six Stories of Romance, Delight, and Mystery Kindle Edition
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Reviewed By Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite
In Stories That Intrigue by Brenda Mohammed, Julia, a best-selling novelist, and her younger sister Stephanie have just landed in Heathrow Airport from Trinidad. They plan to meet Sam Jurai whom Julia met through social media and who will be working with Julia on her 24th novel before traveling to France where Stephanie is about to start her fashion degree at the university. Throughout these fast-paced six short stories, Julia and Stephanie travel from London to France, Switzerland, and New York where they discover the streets are filled with exciting and wonderful places as well as situations that threaten their safety. Sam proves to be a valuable travel partner but he holds a secret love for Julia. Will he find the courage to tell her how he feels and how will she respond?
Each of the short stories is compelling and includes the perfect amount of tension and suspense. Brenda has cleverly written each tale to flow effortlessly into the next. The relationship between Julia and Stephanie is wonderful; their dialogue and actions perfectly prove the support and care they have for one another. Both Julia and Stephanie have the ideal blend of femininity and strong independence which I love to see in female characters. Stories That Intrigue by Brenda Mohammed is the perfect book for anyone who loves to travel as the cities throughout are described in superb detail. You really get a sense of the culture and atmosphere in each of the places they visit. I also loved the fact that the characters were from different cultures. The author has a wonderful talent in creating characters and dialogue that completely engage the reader. The stories are filled with love, exciting action, human vulnerability, and tense dangerous situations.
EDITORIAL REVIEW 1In Chapter 1, Brenda begins the story of Julia and her eighteen-year-old sister Stephanie, who arrived from Trinidad at Heathrow Airport, London. I really felt excited and felt as if I too went with them, as I sat in my dark study room reading the book. Why dark? Yes, dark because I switched off all lights except the reading light. Julia was 13 years older than her younger sister and became her legal guardian at age 21 when their parents died in a car crash ten years before. This might make readers sad a little thinking how they have faced life. But yes, we know responsibility teaches us to do the impossible.
Each of Brenda's stories tells us about the human strength of the mind and empowerment of wisdom through yards - long experience of selfless living.
Her stories are in very simple English, that is spoken regularly in every country worldwide. Therefore any reader can relate to them very quickly and obtain the exact message and the moral embedded.
In the next segment, Brenda wrote that Julia had a lucrative job at the island's refinery, but downgraded to a part-time job to look after her sister.
Julia started writing books to supplement her income and became a best-selling multiple award-winning author. Here all readers I hope can relate to their real life, with hope and hardship.
After reading this. I felt how immensely responsible these characters are shown to the world so that it gives a huge message to this entire globe, how to take care of their families, what so ever needs to be rendered.
Brenda has written this chapter so interestingly that a new tourist or visitor to London, will get a clear guidance and won't feel aa a novice if travelling to London.
After the drama which took place where someone was missing,and which I cannot disclose in this review, in the final part when they met the hotel manager Harry, the conversation is so friendly and natural that readers can relate to it with real life talking.
I felt it's such an intriguing story that readers can't stop reading until they reach the final chapter.
DESTINYY LIGHTT SPEAKSS©®REVIEW 2.
Lost In London
The story begins with the landing at one of the busiest airports in the world, in London.The Heathrow Airport is always at it's peak time, as the passengers from around the globe commute on this International Terminus. The airborne passengers are anxiously waiting to pick up their baggage from the baggage carousel. The flight from Trinidad to London, at Terminal 5 has just arrived, and the two sisters are eagerly proceeding to the Immigration's counter and green belt to clear the process, a must-do at the airport.
Stephanie and Julia are very eager to embark on their, sightseeing spree in London. The travel itinerary looks full for Julia, an author of 23 Best Selling Books - and maybe the 24th to arrive soon.And Stephanie has no clue of it.
So how is it going to be accomplished, by Julia? The travel writing is 'Hot Line' for Julia and her Facebook Indian friend, Sam Jurai. But Julia has safely tucked away a big secret of this author friend's visit to London from her younger sister Stephanie. What are the stakes now? There are no compromises, from either of the sisters, and the plot takes the readers on the roller coaster ride, from the hotel Atrium to the majestic Big Ben! The intrigue, at the Big Ben spot really catches on the reader's mind. Stephanie's sudden disappearance causes a real ruckus at the Hotel Atrium in London. She is 'Lost and Found' in her attempt to meet the 'New Author' friend of her sister from India. The "Bucket List Travels" then takes you to Switzerland. The binge and wanderlust of Julia make these short stories really interesting.
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About the Author
She is a former Bank Manager of a leading International Bank in Trinidad and Tobago.
She holds a Diploma in Banking from Institute of Bankers in London.
After Banking, Brenda moved into the field of Insurance and obtained a Diploma in Life Underwriting from American College, USA.
She qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier Association for Financial Professionals, six times in a row and was granted Life Membership in MDRT in 2010.
In November 2018 she received two book awards from Readers Favorite International at an Awards Ceremony at the Regency Hotel in Miami.
The awards were for I am Cancer Free in category Health and Fitness, and Zeeka Chronicles, in category young adult thriller.Zeeka Chronicles won several other awards.
Her other award winning books are Stories People Love, How to Write for Success, Your Time is Now, and My Life as a Banker, Many are bestsellers.Brenda is the Founder of the group How to Write for Success, an affiliate of the Facebook Group Motivational Strips
She was one of the driving forces in the production of an Anthology of Poems, A SPARK OF HOPE: An Anthology of Poems for Saving Lives.
The book topped the charts on Amazon and made Best Seller No.1 within the space of two days and is already saving lives.
Brenda has won many accolades, personally and for many of her books.
- File Size : 1726 KB
- Publication Date : October 17, 2019
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 186 pages
- ASIN : B07XJS6JPS
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1696455707
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,097,048 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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