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Sunday, November 1, 2015

R&R Challenge October Winner

The goal of the Read & Review Challenge is to read 5 or more books from the R&R Library by March 31st. All books in the library are free! Each month there will be a giveaway for those who review the books they've read.

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This month's winner is...

Eva Solar

Eva reviewed WOMAN ON THE VERGE OF PARADISE by Robyn Alana Engel.

She's 4 feet, 8 inches of heartfelt ferocity, and nothing can stop this post-pubescent spitfire from claiming her fairytale--not jarring tragedy, not penile incompetence, not even the explosive demise of a new marriage. Not until Robyn finds her happily ever after...alone.


The review was posted on Eva's blog.

As soon as I read the beginning where Robyn states who the book is NOTintended for, I knew I was going to enjoy it. Martha Stewart? You’d have to read her blog to get it.
Ms. Engel writes about her life growing up in a popular middle class Jewish family where all the neighborhood kids loved to gather. She writes about suffering emotional abuse throughout her childhood, not understanding it for what it was at the time.
She shares with us her journey, as she stumbles along in life trying to find her place, and her prince charming. We’re treated to the kind of humor that only Robyn can dish out. Her dating escapades are truly ‘one for the books’. I found myself laughing out loud more than once trying to picture myself a fly on the wall on some of these ‘dates’.
Robyn writes openly and honestly about the good and bad events that have happened in her life. For as much as I laughed, there were also moments I was near tears. The loss of her mother from cancer had a huge impact; I know it well.
Included in the book are excerpts from diaries she’s kept over the years. This memoir is poignant, yet funny. We’re even treated to a bit of Jewish culture, tradition, and language – Okay, Bubushka? Cue: “I’m NOT your Russian Grandmother!” LOL!
If you have an aversion to profanity being used in the telling of one’s story, or are narrow-minded in your views of the world around you, this may not be the book for you. For anyone that can relate to a life of seeking love, acceptance, and to finally finding some peace – I say get it!
MY RATING: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥/♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
4.5/5 HEARTS


  1. Yay, Eva! Now I'm doubly honored. Thanks so much, Jessica and Eva.
    -Woman on the Verge of lots of good stuff

  2. Way to go Eva! That is an awesome story by Robyn.

  3. Thanks so much everyone! Yay to Robyn for writing an awesome book and double-yay to whatever random machine Jessica uses to pick the winners! **Jumping for joy**