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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite (6)

  • ASIN: B07HCJHF9T
  • Publisher: Inkyard Press; Original edition (September 3, 2019)
  • Kindle: 1041 KB
  • Print: 353 pages




Alaine Beauparlant has heard about Haiti all her life…

But the stories were always passed down from her dad—and her mom, when she wasn’t too busy with her high-profile newscaster gig. But when Alaine’s life goes a bit sideways, it’s time to finally visit Haiti herself.

What she learns about Haiti’s proud history as the world’s first black republic (with its even prouder people) is one thing, but what she learns about her own family is another. Suddenly, the secrets Alaine’s mom has been keeping, including a family curse that has spanned generations, can no longer be avoided.

It’s a lot to handle, without even mentioning that Alaine is also working for her aunt’s nonprofit, which sends underprivileged kids to school and boasts one annoyingly charming intern.

But if anyone can do it all…it’s Alaine.


Maika Moulite is a Miami native and the daughter of Haitian immigrants. She earned a bachelor's in marketing from Florida State University and an MBA from the University of Miami. When she's not using her digital prowess to help nonprofits and major organizations tell their stories online, she's writing stories of her own. She also blogs at Daily Ellement, a lifestyle website featuring everything from diverse inspirational women to career guidance. She's the eldest of four sisters and loves young adult fantasy, strong female leads, and laughing.

Maritza Moulite graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's in women's studies and the University of Southern California with a master's in journalism. She's worked in various capacities for NBC News, CNN, and USA Today. An admirer of Michelle Obama, Maritza is a perpetual student and blogs at Daily Ellement. Her favorite song is "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire.




REVIEW:
Can we just focus on the cover for a second?! So pretty!
This was a story about the culture of Haiti. It was also about a girl who had roots to it and was on a mission to end a family curse. 
I was enthralled. I loved learning about the places Alaine visited or researched in Haiti. I had not once thought of ever visiting, but now I want to.
This story had a plot that you didn't actually see coming. When it happened it was so easy to get into it. Politics and corruption go hand-in-hand, even if all is not what it seems.
Solid story, and authors I would like to read again.


3.5/5











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Comments

  1. This one has been on my list for romances. I don't read a lot of those but next time I'm ready I'll be adding this one to the top. Glad you liked it!

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  2. I love the cover! I saw it on Overdrive but the waitlist was so long!

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  3. I once many years ago stopped in the airport in Port au Prince on the way to another island, bought a wooden sculpture which I have since lost, alas. Haiti is fascinating, with so much history and culture and art. I'd love to read this book!

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