Friday, November 29, 2013

Bitter Like Orange Peel Book Review and Giveaway

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Bitter Like Orange Peel by Jessica Bell
Publication date: November 1st 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary


Six women. One man. Seven secrets. One could ruin them all.

Kit is a twenty-five-year-old archaeology undergrad, who doesn’t like to get her hands dirty. Life seems purposeless. But if she could track down her father, Roger, maybe her perspective would change.

The only problem—Roger is as rotten as the decomposing oranges in her back yard according to the women in her life: Ailish, her mother—an English literature professor who communicates in quotes and clichés, and who still hasn’t learned how to express emotion on her face; Ivy, her half-sister—a depressed archaeologist, with a slight case of nymphomania who fled to America after a divorce to become a waitress; and Eleanor, Ivy’s mother—a pediatric surgeon who embellishes her feelings with medical jargon, and named her daughter after “Intravenous.”

Against all three women’s wishes, Kit decides to find Roger.
Enter a sister Kit never knew about.
But everyone else did.



Book Trailer:

My opinion:
Bitter Like Orange Peel was very entertaining. There was so much drama, drama, and more drama. The characters are so so far from perfect with many problems of their own but that only makes them seem more real. Every single character kept secrets from each other. The secrets didn't even seem like such a big deal to me so I couldn't understand why they would keep things from each other but I guess that's what made the story great it makes you just want to keep reading to find out everything. I seriously did not want to put this book down! I have only read one other book by Jessica Bell but I believe she is an amazing author and can't wait to read the rest of her books!

If Jessica Bell could choose only one creative mentor, she’d give the role to Euterpe, the Greek muse of music and lyrics. This is not only because she currently resides in Athens, Greece, but because of her life as a thirty-something Australian-native contemporary fiction author, poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist, whose literary inspiration often stems from songs she’s written. Jessica is the Co-Publishing Editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal and annually runs the Homeric Writers’ Retreat & Workshop on the Greek island of Ithaca. For more information, please visit her website:


Grand prize giveaway
Prize (open internationally):
--The winner has a choice of 3 prizes:

  • Choice 1: Paperback copies of my novels: String Bridge (+ MP3 downloads of original soundtrack), The Book, and Bitter Like Orange Peel
  • Choice 2: Paperback copies of my Writing in a Nutshell Series (three pocket-sized writing craft books)
  • Choice 3: Paperback copies of my poetry books: Muted, Fabric and Twisted Velvet Chains.

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  1. Glad you liked it, Joana! :) Thanks for being on the tour!

  2. Thanks so much Joana! So glad you liked it!