Book Review- The Taste of Sugar



This one just didn’t do it for me. The author can write and the story that is set in Puerto Rico and Hawaii was fairly interesting. I was not aware that Hawaii had a history of Puerto Rican immigrants after the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico in 1899 so I even learned something. My hang up with this book is that none of the characters could catch a break. An alternate title to the book could have been they were all salt. Without giving any spoilers I’ll just say that I may have just reached a point in my life where I want my fiction to have clear, shiny and happy endings. I’d recommend this book to someone  interested in multigenerational stories and Caribbean history. I would not recommend it if you are looking for something that will uplift you.  This has been a very “meh” reading year for me so far. I hope the next book is better.

Have a great weekend!







  1. June 20, 2021 / 4:55 pm

    Hi doll, Thanks for sharing your view of this book with us. It’s a beautiful title. Too bad the book did not live up to your expectations.

    • ofthecomely
      July 3, 2021 / 3:54 pm

      If you read it let me know what you think.

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