Welcome to Genuine Jenn!  You will find many different topics here from books, toys, household items, movies, food, fitness and anything in between.

Meet the review team


I am the founder and owner of Genuine Jenn. I started this blog as a place to give myself something of my own. Being a busy mom of two, working full time I was looking for something to spend some "me" time doing, the blog was born. 

I love to write about family life, honest product reviews, giveaways, food, books, crafts (kids, beading, knitting) and pretty much anything under the sun. I have been blogging since May 2010 and loving every minute of it. When I started out blogging, I blogged under Canadian Coupon Mom, where I shared coupons and ways to save money with a young family. I still love to share and help people save money but I felt that I needed a more versatile name. This is where Genuine Jenn came to life.

I work in the health field supporting adults with developmental/physical  disabilities. I have recently started writing fiction stories that I will share on the blog and maybe one day publish my own book.

Please feel free to contact me at for reviews, sponsored posts, comments or questions! If you are an Author looking to have your book reviewed or take part in the Author Spotlight Saturday please address that in the Subject line of an email.


I’m happy to introduce myself. My name is Cheryl, but in our house I’m known as ‘Mom’. I’m a wife, and mother of two beautiful children, my daughter is 3, and my son is 1. They keep me plenty busy, and when I’m not with them I’m busy at work. I have worked with adults with developmental and physical disabilities for many years; my only sibling has severe spastic cerebral palsy so doing what I do is close to my heart.

I love to have my nose in a book, I have for as long as I can remember and am proud to call myself a bookworm. In our home we do a lot of baking, cooking, and my daughter just loves crafts. I’m sure my son will too, just as soon as he stops taste testing everything I’m also proud to say my children have adopted my love for reading.

I look forward to reviewing and being a part of Jenn’s fantastic blog, thank you for following us! 


My name is Andrea’ Randall, and it’s with pleasure that I am now a contributor to Genuine Jenn’s blog! I’m a mother, wife, and a professional specializing in corporate communications.  I live with my wonderful husband, amazing little boy, a lap dog named Killer, and four chickens in a suburb of Baton Rogue, LA. Things you need to know about me include my obsession with cupcakes, Michael Jackson and books - lots and lots of books. I read almost everything, and I am always reading something. I have no idea what’s going on in pop-culture - seriously thought Bieber Fever was an epidemic, and astronomy was the new cool with the New Moon release. However, I know which new book releases are going to appeal to Hollywood and which ones will leave you with a serious book hangover. Trust me, I know words and storyline. Let’s escape into different worlds together.

I have also discovered a new passion for gardening with anew appreciation for YouTube. 


Obsessed! Engrossed! Infatuated! I am captivated by Authors. Preoccupied with finding new titles. Fixated on complex characters.

I am, I admit.  A compulsive bookworm. My contribution is gratifying reviews I share. These word smith’s are Entertainment.  A book is a friend. A new book is a present.  A shared Book is friendship and a gift.

This soul of mine was born long ago. Hours pass when I am captivated by Anything antique, old, or prehistoric. I dig and search for history and the  Artifacts of those left behind.  Endless Binders are filled with my genealogy, And extraordinary family history. I roam old shops, smelling of mildew.

I strive to achieve difficult yoga poses. Progress is developing, and achieved Practicing at home. I am determined To stay strong and lead a balanced life.

The life I once lived is gone.  Flip-flopped. Upon my cardiomyopathy diagnosis, and Defibrillator implant I see the world with New eyes.  The strength and determination Remains.

So very many extraordinarily gifted authors. The possibility of honoring each in one lifetime Is impossible.  I am blessed with sight and the Ability to have books.

The family and my children keep me grounded. I dabble in the garden, indulging in sunshine. Rest, when I am so very tired.  Enjoy the simplicity And slow pace of life.  Share enlightenment with others. Inspiring others, sharing my book reviews.  Enlightening the possibility to take a mystical, Magical journey.  A book is fantasy, and wonderland,The unimaginable possibility of never  ending Possibilities. Books have been by my side since I was able to read.   They are accessible, reliable, Romantic at times, and a thrilling mystery waiting To be solved. 

I have to thank the Hardy boys and Nancy drew series. My anticipation grew with each new  adventure. Stephen King aided my hospital recovery from As a teenager.   Joyce Carol Oates, and Elizabeth berg Are a few of the collections on my bookshelf.

New favorites of mine are authors Karen White,  And Elin Hilderbrand.   These books I couldn’t put Down.  I felt attached to each character, and storyline. 

Come join the ride. Read a book.


Hello, I’m Carmen and I live in South Africa. I work at an animal shelter, and when I’m not at work, you can either find me reading, writing, listening to music (I like pop-rock, alternative, rock and heavy rock) or I’ll be busy on social media. The sort of books I like reading are contemporary, young adult, legal, suspense/thriller, Christian, biography and chick lit/women’s fiction.

I also do the sound board at church and am involved in a victim/women’s welfare organisation as well.

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  1. Hi,

    Can you tell me if you would be willing or able to review my children's picture book?

    I am a teacher as well as an independent author and have written two children's books which I would be pleased if you would consider reviewing.
    The first book is currently out in print.
    'Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus' is about a bus rescued from a scrapyard and turned into a 'Playbus'.
    The book is currently with myself as hard copy but is being put into ebook format at present.

    The second book will be out this autumn and is being illustrated.
    It is an island adventure story for Jay-Jay.
    Can you please let me know if you are interested.
    Further information can be found on my web site and Facbook pages should you be interested.
    Many thanks
    Sue Wickstead
    ‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus’
    'Bewbush Playbus and its Memories’

  2. What a diverse group you are! I saw your blog listed in the Book Review Directory. I blog and write, and noticed that most reviewers work hard reading and writing reviews, but don't get much traffic for all that work, including myself. Like Ryan Lanz, I'd like to feature your work on my site. Each week I feature a specific genre. If you have a book review for that genre post the link in the comment section. I will visit it and list all the links the next week and on my link page as well. You don't have to read another book, but publicize a post you've already created. Yeah!!! I read that you review biographies. Here is a link for memoirs. is no catch. I'm retired, love to read and blog for fun. Marsha :)

  3. Greetings Kris: Hope you are well.

    I have recently published Where Destiny Commands (3/20/18) on Amazon-KDP. It is set in the waning years of the British Raj. A true love story, it recounts the WWII exploits of a young Indian doctor sent to the Middle East where, against the greatest odds of battle and capture, he meets someone in Cairo. They were my parents.

    Rich in well researched historical and battle detail, as well as life as it was then in, both, Calcutta (Kolkata) and Cairo, the book is 567 pages. It has just received it's first 5++ review. If I may send you a summary, please email me: Best regards, Leila Sen

  4. Title: V.Q.E: The Tale of an Indian Physician in the United Kingdom of the 1980’s
    Paperback: 224 pages
    Printed: IngramSpark (USA)
    ISBN: 978-1-64467-978-4 (sc)
    ASIN: B07J3NSQ38 (Kindle-ebook)
    Price: $7.99 (pb) $2.99 (kindle)
    Author: Vivek Gumaste
    In 1980, after completing medical school in India, I landed in Britain in pursuit of his dream to get to the United States. I was young, a full 26-year-old, ambitious and opinionated. The two and half years that I spent in Britain prior to coming to the United States were eventful years and I have written a book captures that period
    It is set in Great Britain of the early 1980's and comprises a medley of experiences: of a young, nationalist Indian coming to the land of his colonial masters, a new medical graduate negotiating the travails of an international medical career and of an objective spectator looking down upon this once great power. Thrown into this unlikely cocktail is the political backdrop of Britain in the 80, s- the rise of Margaret Thatcher, the Royal Wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the Falkland War and racism.

    Please consider the book for review.

  5. Dear Kris,
    Would you be interested in reviewing my linked short-story collection 'Treading the Uneven Road'? It will be released soon by Fomite Press. It is approx. 50000 words.

    The stories in this collection are set in a small village in the West of Ireland in the early 1980’s and 90’s. A by-pass around the village has rid them of their once busy traffic. The residents feel forgotten by the world. The need to reach out and be heard is explored in every story, from the young woman who starts to have phone conversations with her husband’s gay lover, to the dyslexic man who confronts his cruel teacher years later.
    The collection is not only about the characters need for salvation but it is about a society that is unraveling. In Amends, we hear about the Bishop who has fathered a child. A priest is beckoned by a dying man to be mocked. The world inside and outside the village is changing. In every story the characters need to make a choice on how they might carry on.

    The blurb from Pamela Painter, author of Getting To Know The Weather, and The Long and Short of it--
    Set in Ireland, the wonderful stories in TREADING THE UNEVEN ROAD are connected with bands of steel and heart. Their unforgettable characters weave in and out of each other’s lives, acting on impulses that are sometimes misguided, occasionally dangerous but often beautiful. A great read.

    My novel Debris was released last April. I am from Sligo, Ireland but presently reside in Massachusetts. May I send you a copy of the book? I can send PDF, kindle or another e-reader version.
    I will look forward to hearing from you, best wishes Lorna

  6. May I ask how can we request reviews? I looked on your site but couldn't find it. (Quite possibly I missed it and it was right in front of me, that happens a lot.) Anyway, I have 2 books that I wanted to inquire about. My first book's name is Pawn (author name J.C. Ahern). The second book's name is Royals. It is about a post-apocalyptic world where humans are forced to compete in Virtual Reality Matches against each other and animal humanoids. It is a fast paced book with lots of action scenes and is a mixture of Fantasy and Sci-Fi (Sci-Fi in the real world, Fantasy in the VR because anything is possible in a video game). It fits in several genres including YA, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Action/Adventure, and LitRPG. There is a bit of a love interest in the book, but I don't make that a huge part of the story. The story goes back and forth between 2 first person perspectives a girl (Rogue) and a boy (Ronin). I would really appreciate an review. There is nothing I treasure more than an honest take and constructive criticism. If you are interested let me know and I will send you the code to get free copies.

  7. Hello,

    I am a book publicist and represent Janet Neal, author of the award-winning THE SUPERB WOMAN: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BEE, which is both a charming and empowering book written especially for women and young single mothers! I helped launch the paperback version last year and will now help Janet a bit with this push for the audio book. You can check out the book and brand new audio book on Amazon, at:

    It looks to me like this title and your blog might make a good fit so please let me know if you would like a copy of the paperback and/or a code to listen to the new audio book version for free on Audible. Also happy to send you the press release or additional information.

    Thank you very much and all best,

  8. THE SUPERB WOMAN's contact is

  9. Hello, I would love it if I could have my novel, Blessings and Curses reviewed. Blessings and Curses is a character driven 224 page Christian/Inspirational novel. Blessings and Curses is about Olivia Douglass who is undecided about becoming a priest even after she has completed seminary. She is adopted and for most of her life, she has had a curse over her. In order to help her find out whether or not she is led to the priesthood, her parish priest gives her an assignment - to pray with an inmate on death row. The relationship with the inmate makes her curious about her own life before she was adopted. Before he is executed, the inmate asks for Olivia's help and in honoring his personal request, she discovers something in her past that threatens to uproot her ordinary life with her adopted family and causes her to desperately struggle to hold on to her persona and position.
    I sincerely hope that you will review my novel, Blessings and Curses. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Judy Kelly


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