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All This Time by Tiffani Burnett-Velez **Blog Tour - Review**

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Hey Everyone!

I'd like to introduce Tiffani Burnett-Velez, who is on tour with her latest novel All This time. 

Tiffani Burnett-Velez has been a freelance writer since 1996. Her non-fiction work has appeared in Pennsylvania Magazine, Health.com, and Yahoo! News. Her first novel, Budapest (LFP 2007) was featured in the New York Book Festival and the 42nd Annual Conference of Jewish Librarians. Her short fiction has appeared in Toe Good Poetry and other online literary magazines. She is also the author of the bestselling Embers of War Series. She frequently writes about women’s issues and history. She lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her family.




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All This Time by Tiffani Burnett-Velez

Syrian-American, Lydia Fadoul, has spent a year waiting for her fiance’ to return from war in Iraq, only to discover that he is broken by trauma and the devastating effects of PTSD. Just when he finally agrees to seek help, he takes his own life and leaves behind a story of murder, betrayal, and mystery. In her second, contemporary fiction novel since Budapest, Tiffani Burnett-Velez weaves a fast-paced literary tale about the rumors we believe and the prejudices we create in order to protect our hearts from the truth.



Hey! Here' my review.

All This Time is an emotionally engaging story of Lydia's journey to understand why her fiance took his own life after returning from a deployment to Iraq. It explores lots of difficult topics such as mental health, suicide, murder and racism. 

The type of racism against anyone who appears to be of middle eastern descent described in this novella is prolific. I wish more people could understand that not all Muslims are terrorists and not all people of middle eastern descent are Muslims. There is so much misunderstanding and prejudice about this topic. I hope books like this one can help raise awareness and tolerance in society.

I really connected with Lydia's character as I also work with children on the autism spectrum and my husband is in the military. I enjoyed the writing style, descriptive but not overwritten. 

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.


★★★★   

  • Where: CLP Blog tours
  • Format: ebook
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Samantha
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26 May 2015 at 23:36 delete

Thanks for sharing!

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26 May 2015 at 23:45 delete

Thanks for popping in.

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27 May 2015 at 00:13 delete

I tried commenting before, but it doesn't look like it went through, so I'm sorry if I'm repeating myself here :) But thank you so much for your thoughtful review, Renee! It is much appreciated.

Blessings,

Tiffani

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27 May 2015 at 01:15 delete

Thanks for coming to visit Tiffani. Sorry the commenting was playing up.

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