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SUNSHINE, SAMBA, SECRETS AND LIES - this summer's must-read romance. ..".scrawled in biro, the words which had brought me here... 'Take me home'." Determined to honor her late husband's final request, Judith and her teenage step-daughter, Rosa, set out on a journey from London to Brazil to track down his family and take his ashes home. But when Judith's search leads her to ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 19th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Neats
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Judith and Edson Summers were married for 15 years but it was an unconventional marriage to say the least. When Edson dies Judith is determined to honour her husbands last wish and take him home back to Brazil, a place she's never been and to a family she's never met. So armed with Edson's ashes and her petulant teenage step-daughter Rosa, Judith heads off into unknown territory.

Having very little information to go on other than snippets of conversations she'd previously had with Edson about his
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Jo
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I love to read and to escape to other worlds and this book did exactly that. While reading I was transported to Brazil. I could smell the air, see the people and I completely immersed myself in their culture. It was fairly obvious from reading this fantastic story that the author knew Brazil well. The way in which she writes is from the heart; she knows what she is talking about, both as a woman who has lived in the country, and as a woman who has worked in a shelter supporting women. This oozes ...more
Terry Tyler
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by me as a member of Rosie Amber's Review Team

I liked this book a lot. It's simply but so well written, the words just flow; lovely to come across a book like this by someone who has a real talent for writing. It's all about making the reader want to keep turning the pages, after all, and I certainly did with this!

Judith Summers' Brazilian husband, Edson, has just died, and she is determined to fulfil his final wish by 'taking him home' ~ ie, back to the village of his
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Elizabeth Lloyd
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Brazilian Husband is written from the point of view of the English wife, Judith Summers, who is making her first visit to Brazil in order to return her husband’s ashes to his home. Accompanied by her sullen 16-year-old step-daughter, Rosa, things go wrong almost immediately when their luggage goes missing, but Judith bravely seeks out a contact of her husband in the steaming, busy streets of Recife. It appears that all he had told her of his life were lies and Judith still hasn’t told Rosa t ...more
Oksana Uskova
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
"The Brazilian Husband" talks about corruption, young prostituition, unjustice, freedom, democracy, abuse, fighting for Human Rights - all in Brasil'94. There are football, crimes, homosexuality, deathes, gilty, parenting, hopes, dances, traveling , missunderstanding and betrayal. But, off course, it is love story.

Rebecca Powell make me love Brasil with all beautiful and ugly parts.

"Oh, I'm not alone. We're just starting to rebuild our country, but it's a long journey and we're not even out of
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Adele
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
This was such a thought provoking read that totally absorbed me leaving me
emotionally shattered. Judith and her daughter Rosa go on an emotional journey from London to Brazil in search of her late-husbands family to bring him home.

It was 1994; Brazil was a beautiful atmospheric country that tried to hide its dark side
from the world. Away from the beaches full of happy, smiley, dancing people Brazil
was in turmoil. Political unrest, corrupt businessmen, starving children exploited.
Amongst all
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Alison
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read ‘The Brazilian Husband’ for Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Intelligent, thoughtful, and engaging, it really is a page turner.
Judith is an interesting and well-developed main character. Her difficult relationship with her troubled step-daughter Rosa is very well-portrayed and a real strength of the book. Judith’s desperation to rekindle her connection with Rosa is heart-breaking and frustrating – just as it should be, and Rosa is spot-on, her voice c
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Nikki Bywater
Jul 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those wonderful books that dives the reader straight into a story. The story is very well written about a woman called Judith, who after losing her Brazilian husband of fifteen years, makes a journey to Brazil with their daughter Rosa. There is an added mystery to the story, that slowly reveals itself throughout the book. Things are not what they seem and the ghosts of the past must be faced and laid to rest, before they can look to the future.

Set in 1994 with the backdrop of the
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Katherine Sunderland
3.5 stars

This was a really interesting story. It had so many themes and issues which Powell explores confidently, sensitively and with real conviction. The location of Rio is exotic, full of energy and heat which exaggerates the tension and heightens the complex emotions in the story. It also allows Powell to explore politics, injustice and human rights as well as love, parenting and friendship.

What impressed me most with this novel was how Powell uses contrasts to help tell her story. There are
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The Brazilian Husband is one of those stories that takes you away to another country where you get lost in the atmosphere, the story grips you and just want to keep on reading.

After her husbands death, Judith and her daughter Rosa head off to Brazil to take his ashes home. What they find in Brazil isn’t what they expect and so begins a story of emotion, heartbreak, secrets and truths. Judith is an extremely strong woman, she’s been married for 15 years, it’s not a conventional marriage but she t
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