After years of married life, three kids and frugal living Julie and Joe found themselves in a slump and took a much needed vacation to Mexico. The vacation centered around a resort. It does not appear that the couple ventured outside the resort to discover the land and its people. Instead the vacation consisted of lots of eating, drinking, and wild sex. They engaged in activities and behaviours outside their comfort zone, but the bottomline is that they had lots of fun in enjoying their weeklong getaway. They felt rejuvenated and ready to get back to their mundane routines.
This was a short read and not my type of vacation but to each his own.
Rating: 4 stars
BY Elizabeth Nunez
This memoir was about the events surrounding the death of Nunez mother. The reader gets an insight on the strong hold religious beliefs have on residents of the Caribbean. It appears that Nunez harbours some resentment for the failings of her mother. She is a grown woman but still laments about what her mother did or did not do for her in her growing up years. The memoir goes into the emotional turmoil emigrants’ face when they leave their families to seek a better life in America and the misconceptions that families left behind have about life on the other side. Being a Caribbean emigrant myself I so understand the emotions.
Nunez repeats in every other chapter the professions of her siblings and father. Alright, alright, we get that your siblings and father were achieving professionals but there is no need to remind the reader in every other chapter.
There were some chapters that invoked a long yawn and some areas make for some interesting reading. Rating: 3 stars