Wednesday, March 5, 2008

BGG Book Review - Love's Troubadours: Karma: Book One

BGG stirs up everything that chic brown girls love – so why not include book reviews! We all love a good read so I’ve decided to occasionally incorporate book reviews into the mix.

First up, Love’s Troubadours: Karma: Book One, by Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke. If you haven’t heard of this extremely talented self-published author yet, trust me you will. Leeke’s debut novel tells the inspiring story of a young woman named Karma who loses her two most prized possessions – her artsy career and her ideal cosmopolitan life in New York City.

Although her broken spirit sends her on a downward spiral of self-doubt, depression and confusion, she is awakened by revelations that allow her to see that jobs and enviable lifestyles do not define her true purpose.

Love’s Troubadours is a well-written journey of introspection sprinkled with musical references that will make you take a closer look at your own life and recognize the importance of accepting one’s self for who you are. The book also demonstrates how the human spirit can prevail over any circumstance with the support and love of confidantes, family and friends.

The next time you’re in the mood to curl up on a comfy couch for a good read, grab Love’s Troubadours, – it will not disappoint.

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Jeanie said...

Sounds very inspirational. This is going to be my next read, thanks for the review BGG!

Kwana said...

Thanks for the pick Brown Girl. It sounds wornderful. Another one for the TBR pile! I love that you're doing book reviews too.

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

u should read one of my books one day

Don said...

Yes, it sounds like a great book. And I agree the human spirit can and will prevail when propoerly nurtured. Im living proof.

kitty vodka said...

I'm reading "Remember Me?" by Sophie Kinsella who is also the author of
The Undomestic Goddess and all the Shopaholic books. Its really cute.

Erika said...

I recently picked up The Color Purple. After watching the movie so many times and seeing the play I almost forgot how good this book is. Definitely a classic. Another great read is The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. It is an awesome story that brings out different relationships amongst women. I feel all women should read it.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@ Jeanie - You should definitely check it's a great red.

@Kwana - I'm glad you like that I'm doing book reviews! I was a bit hesitant about it at first. :-)

@Torrance - I'd love to!

@Don - Yes, the human spirit is simply amazing!

@Kitty Vodka - That sounds like a great read!

@Erika - I've never read the "Color Purple." I think I just might after all of these years. I will check out "The Red Tent" as well!

Happy Reading!!

that guy said...

Love’s Troubadours: Karma: Book One sounds like a good book to read. I look forward to more book reviews.

antithesis said...

the sounds like a great book. just the thing i should be reading at this point in my life. thanks for the heads-up! it is now added to my list.

Yasmeen Christian said...


Ananda said...

Thank you BGG for a wonderful review. And thanks to all the wonderful bloggers for your warm wishes. Happy Reading!

Peace and BG Love,

Ananda Leeke
Author of Love's Troubadours - Karma: Book One

K-Bear said...

Thanks, BGG and go! I will definitely read it though the green eyed devil (envy) will be on my shoulder the whole time. I know there's a novel in me, I just know it! :-)