New Promo of Lubelia Alycea and a Wonderful Review! Thank you, BMGN and Theodocia McLean and Reviewer, Richard V. Battle!

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Lubelia Alycea: One Hundred Years (Historical-Romance-Fiction) by Janice SpinaLubelia Alycea leaves her native country of Madeira, Portugal to travel to her new home – America. This is the story of how a strong, resilient young girl grows into a formidable woman. She must survive many tragedies in her lifetime, separation from family, sickness, death, betrayal, and a lost love. Will she find happiness and a new love in her life? Will she be strong enough to face the storms ahead and still keep her family together? Will the secrets in her life destroy her and all that she holds dear?Review by Trish: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Powerful, yet endearing! Reviewed in the United States on May 3, 2021. This is an enjoyable story about the life of a young woman who leaves behind all that she knows to venture into a new world in hopes of making a better life for her children. Follow her through her hardships and successes as she struggles to support her family and fulfill a promise she made to her dying husband. Lubelia Alycea is a strong woman who shows endurance and tenacity. This is a good read for anyone whose ancestors before them left their homeland in hopes of a better life in America. It is powerful and endearing at the same time!Author’s Page At Book Marketing Global Network:
LUBELIA ALYCEA: One Hundred Years

Theododocia McLean of BMGN created this promo for my newest book. Thank you, Theodocia! If you haven’t read it yet you can pick it up on Amazon as a kindle or paperback.

When I wrote this book I put my heart and soul into it to make it worthy of my grandmother. Even though it is a work of fiction I borrowed my grandmother’s personality and some of her events in her life and embellished them quite a bit. There are some things that are true while others are not. You will have to read it to find out what I mean. I also explained in my Author’s Note about these things.

I had to warn my family that they may see themselves or something in the book that they remember and that most of the events in it were from my overwrought imagination. There is one particular event that may get them to start a search for…Of course I can’t tell you that. You must read the book to find out what.

If you have ancestors who emigrated from another country to America you will love this book. It will bring back memories and create more in your mind of what must have transpired back then. You will realize how resilient your ancestors were to traverse such a long way to begin a new life in a strange and unknown country. Some of my readers have mentioned this – that they appreciate their grandparents and parents for what they had to endure to pave the way for them in this wonderful country. I hope you will experience the same good feelings about your ancestors. May this story bring you closer to them. God Bless.

As always I love reviews and appreciate the time it took to write and post them to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads. I welcome comments from readers about any of my books on this blog or by email at jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net.

Here is one review from Amazon which brought a smile to my face and some tap dancing to my feet!

Richard V. Battle5.0 out of 5 stars What a delightful read!Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2021J. E. Spina’s historical fiction story, inspired by her grandmother, tells the American dream through the eyes of one family. It Covers six generations, three continents, includes multiple love stories and the joys and adventures of almost 100 years.

It is an honest, candid, sincere, and comprehensive chronicle of life! It made me think of my grandparents and wish I had learned more of their stories. If you have that opportunity, do so!

Some believe the American dream is no longer alive, but I would disagree. Reading Lubelia Alycea, you will be encouraged to live your American dream because of their example of overcoming the vagaries of life to realize their dream.

Five stars!

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of me and my books and all the reviews that I receive. Please keep them coming! I hope you will keep coming back for more entertaining reading and events about new works, daily news, birds, fish and other things that pop into my already overcrowded head.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 33 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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