Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A Reason For Living by I Read Book Tour-Review/Giveaway

A Reason for Living by Julian Jingles

Book Details:

Book Title A Reason for Living by Julian Jingles
Category Adult Fiction (18 +),  372 pages
Genre:  Historical Fiction
Publisher URLink Print & Media
Release date:  November, 2019
Format available for review:  print, ePub, PDF
Will send print books out:  USA & Canada
Tour dates: Mar 9, 2020 to Mar 20, 2020
Content Rating R: There are explicit sex scenes, violence, bad language. 

It is the mid-1960s in Kingston, Jamaica, and the country is steeped in social, political, and economic inequities. Howard Baxter, the heir to a real estate empire, has no interest in seeking or managing wealth. Painting and deflowering Jamaican maidens are his passions. As he combs the streets looking for greater meaning in his pathetic life, it soon becomes apparent that Howard’s journey will not be easy. Bernaldo Lloyd, a member of the Baxter clan, is a medical student who is sensitive to the hopelessness of the Jamaican masses. Inspired by his close friend and Howard’s cousin, Ras Robin Pone, and their ties with the Rastafari movement that calls for social and economic equity, Bernaldo is determined to overthrow the corrupt government. As Howard, Bernaldo and Robin become influenced by The American Black Power and Civil Rights movements demanding equal rights for African Americans, the women in their lives both love and criticize them. But when revolution breaks out, Howard finally discovers a purpose for his twisted life that leads him in a direction he never anticipated. In this tale of love, passion, and self-discovery, three Jamaican men become caught up in a 1960s revolution that reveals injustices, oppression, and a purpose for one of them.
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And I thought
Even though A Reason For Living was a challenging read for me 
I couldn't help but become interested in this story. 
Everything about A Reason For Living is contrary to the normal books I read.  I like to think I stretched a bit reading about the Civil Rights movement in Jamaica. 
The violence and the language caused discontent in my spirit; but it was part of the entire story.
The book is well written.  The author writes about what he knows. 
A Reason For Living is a book for mature audiences.  There is violence.  

I received a complimentary copy as part of the I Read Book Tour. 

A REASON FOR LIVING by Julian Jingles
Tour Schedule:
Mar 9 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
Mar 10 – Over Coffee Conversations – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 11 –Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 12 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 13 –Leels Loves Books - book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 16 – A Mama's Corner Of the World – book review / giveaway
Mar 17 –She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 18 – My Reading Journeys – book review / giveaway
Mar 20 – Svetlana's reads and views – book review / giveaway
Mar 20 - Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
Mar 20 - Nighttime Reading Center - book review / giveaway

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  1. Congrats on this book it looks amazing. Thanks for your great generosity.

  2. Thank you for sharing this book that would be a welcome addition to those looking to read outside their comfort zone.