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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

Comments (20)

  1. Living in a country where we have lots of immigrants, but where migrants tend to go to places where there are other British people, I think it is always interesting to understand what compels people to leave their homeland for a better life elsewhere. The writing in this book looks very good, from your examples, and I am sure it will appeal to a wide audience.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. It is a global phenomenon, for sure, but you are right, the way immigration is dealt with varies from country to country. I was also very intrigued by the adoption angle, as a friend of mine adopted a child from a very different background. It is a minefield and each case is different. I am sure we’ll keep hearing about the author in the future. Have a good Thursday!

  2. This definitely sounds like it would be a story worth reading. I’m surprised with all of the praise that I’ve never heard of it!

    1. Thanks very much. It was published yesterday. I came across it on NetGalley and liked the sound of it. Have a great reading day!

  3. dgkaye says:

    Certainly sounds like an interesting book Olga, different from your usual reading. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Debby. I try to mix and match a bit. I hope you have a great Friday!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks Olga. Somehow I came down with a terrible flu 🙁 I hope your Friday is much better than mine <3

        1. So sorry to hear that. I hope you get better soon. I don’t know there, but here (in Barcelona) the weather has been quite changeable, so it’s difficult to know from one minute to the next what to wear. Do take lots of care. ♥ (My Friday was a bit weird as well. They are doing some refurbishments where my mother lives and they managed to knock off the electricity for quite a few hours, so I couldn’t do much. And the removals company who were supposed to be bringing my stuff on Thursday won’t be here until Monday. Oh well!)

  4. Olga, I either have to stop reading your reviews or stop adding the books to my TBR! You are one of my favorite reviewers, and I find it difficult not to head over to Amazon after reading one of your posts 🙂 Have a lovely weekend, my friend ❤️

    1. Thanks, Tina. You are very kind. I am (sort of) sorry, although I am always excited about books I haven’t read (even if my list has become impossibly unruly). There is nothing better than finding a book that hits the right spot at the time and life never gets boring with books around. You are an inspiration and a fighter and I am happy when I can catch up on your news and your wonderful posts. Have a great weekend.

      1. Thank you for the lovely reply, Olga ❤️

        1. Have a lovely evening and I hope your week is full of light and positivity. ♥

          1. Wishing you the same, my friend ❤️

          2. 🙂

  5. Hi Olga. Sorry I’m late. WordPress still refuses to send me notifications. I spotted this on Facebook via the link to your old blog.
    This book certainly sounds worthwhile. Best to Lisa with it.
    I hope things are smoothing out after the move. Hugs all around.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. No idea what might be up with WordPress. Not settled yet. In the end, after waiting on Thursday for the furniture, it won’t be here until Monday morning, so now we don’t have a dining-room table. Oh, joy! Enjoy your weekend!

      1. The joys of moving… They were several days early with mine (when I moved here) — so that left me driving day and night to get here (38 hours) or face $1000 per night storage charges. They didn’t go by any of the promises they made. May everything arrive safely. Hugs!

        1. Thanks, Teagan. They assured me it would take a week at the most and it will be almost a month, but I just hope everything gets here in one piece and we can move on to something else (I didn’t dare to plan too many things while I was still waiting for them to come).
          I’ve heard and read quite a few horror stories, and of course, reading now Atonement, there are also issues with the move in the novel that make me feel at one with Ralda.
          Have a lovely weekend.

  6. This sounds interesting! A wonderful review, Olga. Have a fabulous weekend. ❤️

    1. Thanks, Michelle. It is a fascinating read. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂

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