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Book Review and Giveaway: Letters in Cardboard Boxes by Abby Slovin

There are very few fiction books that focus on a female protagonist that choose to focus on the female relationships in her life without going all “beaches” on us, focusing on how she needs to “get the man” (either back or stealing him from a friend), or focusing on how she has totally fallen down ...
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Book Review: Make it Stay by Joan Frank

About a month ago, I received a short novel in my mailbox called Make It Stay by Joan Frank. It was an attractive novel with a beautiful teal cover and it was a free copy from Librarythings that was given to me to review. Because the book was so short, I admit that I took ...
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Book Review: Monarch Beach by Anita Hughes

I work in a profession where I see the results of the utter devastation that occurs when a life is shattered overnight. Prior to starting my career, I’d carefully considered how people reacted when their lives changed overnight due to death, job loss or infidelity and Monarch Beach by Anita Hughes covers the latter. I ...
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Book Review: Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas

What do you do when the two people you thought you could trust both turn on you at the same time in the same act? If you are Lucy Marinn, you discard both of them and move on. In Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas, which was a free offering from Goodreads for me to review, ...
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Book Review: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (translated by Alexander O. Smith)

I’m usually not the person who is reading a thriller novel, a mystery novel, or a suspense novel, so when The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (translated by Alexander O. Smith) was offered to me as a free novel to review from Goodreads, it took me a little while to open it. I’ll ...
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Book Review: Summer Breeze A Novel by Nancy Thayer

Is it hot where you are? The temperatures lately have been consistently in the 101-105 range and that made it a really good time for me to read Summer Breeze by Nancy Thayer, a free book for review from Librarything. I was looking for an excellent summer beach read that would take my mind off ...
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Book Review: Understanding Combat Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Walter F. McDermott

I’ve spoken about my feelings on military mental health before in this blog, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m interested in Combat related PTSD. In Understanding Combat Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Walter F. McDermott I found an open portrayal of Combat Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder told in a way ...
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Book Review: The Trial of Fallen Angels by James P. Kimmel Jr

With the holiday season past us, it’s now a great time to bundle up in a bulky sweater, blanket or, let’s face it, a snuggie and settle down with a good book. Many people tend to feel the winter blues around this time and why not escape a little bit into someone else’s thoughts for ...
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Book Review: Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie

I quite enjoy Catherine McKenzie’s style of writing, so I was looking forward to reading Forgotten. If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you were presumed dead and your life had moved on without you, and I honestly have, then this book might be a beautiful, fictional read for you. There are a lot ...
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Book Review: The Sisters MontClair by Cathy Holton

The Sisters MontClair by Cathy Holton is a story of the secrets that a woman, motivated by love, sadness and her own failures, can hide from the ones she loves. Alice is a 94-year-old woman who has achieved many successes, but has few people living who truly give her love, attention and caring. Stella is ...
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