Another book for Summer Reading for 18+ – Lubelia Alycea – historical fiction/romance novel!

Are you looking for an unforgettable historial fiction/romance novel this summer? This is the book for you – Lubelia Alycea One Hundred Years! This book is dedicated to and in memory of my grandmother who lived to be 100 years and five months old. She died on Mother’s Day many years ago.

My grandmother (Avoa in Portuguese) was a formidable woman, cantankerous and unyielding in everything she did in her lifetime. I based the main character on her personality. Even though this story is a work of fiction, I did include some things she did – e.g. she got her license when she was 48 years old, she traveled alone to see her brother in Brazil, and she was a wonderful support when I needed help with my son. She was always there when I needed her. I miss her still today!

She loved to read romance novels and I am sure she would have loved this book for the romance I created and embellished just for her. If this has piqued your interest, please check it out today on Amazon below.


Lubelia 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?

Travel along with Lubelia Alycea and feel her emotions, trials, losses and happiness. You will shed tears with her as you feel her pain. I cried as I wrote this story because it touched on so many times I spent with my Avoa and how much I miss her.

Here is a book trailer I created with

Here are some reviews from Amazon using promos created by

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Feel free to come back any time. Please keep those reviews coming for all authors. We will love you for your efforts to help us spread word of our work. Thank you also for your kind support of my books and blog. Happy summertime reading!

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 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 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 36 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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