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Inspirational quotes and short stories on romance and travel


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From my heart to yours. 

Happy Sunday! 

Only a few more goals left to my self publishing project ~ “The Love Experience”

You’re going to enjoy this personal and delicate artifact on my life, my love and my travel experiences to the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 

Stay connected. You’re not going to want to miss this. 

Many Blessings, 

Raquél


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Book Review ~

“The Love Experience”

By Raquél Helm

Well, she warned me, “This is not a novel.” But what did I do, sat down and read it all in one setting, spellbound by the guttural honesty. I immediately had flashbacks of How Stella Got Her Groove Back, the 2005 movie from the 1996 book by Terry McMillan. But even further back with Ntozake Shange’s short story, “aw, babe, you so pretty” in the Black-eyed Susans collection by Mary Helen Washington in 1975. And of course, there were my own personal experiences in the early 1980’s.

Raquél Helm has shared her passion, pain, and pleasure in “The Love Experience,” 90 journal entries, of poignant poetry. It is a story with concentric circles of loss, love, and self-exploration. But this is not a novel. Enjoy.

Tina Z. Council
Owner / Chief Consultant
I Am Pleased Development Center


Thank you very much Tina for that book review. This is going to be an exhilarating ride. I met Tina interviewing for a receptionist position at a Community Development Corporation. She became my mentor. She knows my story and I am honored she read my book for me.

My upcoming release is not a novel, but I’m sure you’re going to enjoy this prequel to the complete project.

Connecting with you to live, love and travel on purpose. ❤️


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Telling white lies when my nerves are bad


There’s a new exquisite wine bar that just opened ten minutes from my place.  I tried to tell my sons a little white lie that I was going to the grocery store. Well, HEB is right next door!  What do you do when they say, “I want to go to the store too, Mom!”

Ok come on. Just drop me off at the wine bar, get the groceries and come back by and pick me up.

My nerves bad!  Lol 😂 It’s almost July!

New book release coming soon and I haven’t even set a date yet!  They better not splurge on my card at that grocery store either!!!

Until next blog!

Travel and learn a new language!