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BOOK REVIEW: The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer

Rating Title: The Matzah BallAuthor: Jean MeltzerPublication: September 28, 2021Publisher: MIRAGenre: Fiction, HolidayPages: 416 Featured “Hometown” Bookstore OTM – NEW Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Oy! to the worldRachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt is a nice Jewish girl with a shameful secret: she loves Christmas. For a decade she’s …

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Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian

Rating Title: Never Saw Me ComingAuthor: Vera KurianPublication: September 7, 2021Publisher: Park RowGenre: ThrillerPages: 400 Featured “Hometown” Bookstore OTM – NEW Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Meet Chloe Sevre. She’s a freshman honor student, a leggings-wearing hot girl next door, who also happens to be …

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Seven Dirty Secrets by Natalie D. Richards

Rating Title: Seven Dirty SecretsAuthor: Natalie D. RichardsPublication: November 2, 2021Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teen/YA, MysteryPages: 336 Featured “Hometown” Bookstore OTM – New Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) I know seven secrets:One caused the fall. One did nothing. One saw it all.One didn’t care. One used …

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BOOK REVIEW: Daring Do and the Forbidden City of Clouds by G.M. Berrow and A.K. Sterling

Rating Title: Daring Do and the Forbidden City of CloudsAuthor: G.M. Berrow and A.K. YearlingPublication: July 5, 2016Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersGenre: Children’s BooksPages: 208 Featured “Hometown” Bookstore – Lowry’s Books – NEW Featured “Hometown” Bookstore – Lowry’s Books – USED Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads SYNOPSIS: (From …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary

Rating Title: The Road TripAuthor: Beth O’LearyPublication: June 1, 2021Publisher: BerkleyGenre: Women’s FictionPages: 398 Featured “Hometown” Bookstore OTM – NEW Featured “Hometown” Bookstore OTM – USED Amazon Barnes & Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Addie and her sister are about to embark on an epic road trip to …

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BOOK REVIEW: Lightning Down by Tom Clavin

Rating Title: Lightning DownAuthor: Tom ClavinPublication: November 2, 2021Publisher: St. Martin’s PressGenre: Non-FictionPages: 307 Featured “Hometown” Bookstore OFM Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) On August 13, 1944, Joe Moser set off on his forty-fourth combat mission over occupied France. Soon, he would join almost 170 other Allied …

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BOOK REVIEW: Sisters of the Great War by Suzanne Feldman

Title: Sisters of the Great WarAuthor: Suzanne FeldmanPublication: October 26, 2021Publisher: MiraGenre: Historical Fiction, RomancePages: 400 Links: Featured “Hometown” Bookstore – Lowry’s Books – NEW Featured “Hometown” Bookstore – Lowry’s Books – USED Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) August 1914. While Europe enters a brutal …

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BOOK REVIEW: You Can Go Your Own Way by Eric Smith

Title: You Can Go Your Own WayAuthor: Eric SmithPublication: November 2, 2021Publisher: Inkyard PressGenre: YA FictionPages: 336 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Adam Stillwater is in over his head. At least, that’s what his best friend would say. And his mom. And the guy who runs the hardware store down the street. …

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BOOK REVIEW: Spellbreaker by Charles N. Holmberg

Title: SpellbreakerAuthor: Charles N. HolmbergPublication: November 1, 2020Publisher: 47NorthGenre: FantasyPages: 331 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to …

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BOOK REVIEW: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Title: HopelessAuthor: Colleen HooverPublication: May 7, 2013Publisher: Atria BooksGenre: YA Fiction, RomancePages: 416 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies… That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an …

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BOOK REVIEW: Shattered Midnight by Dhonielle Clayton

Title: Shattered MidnightAuthor: Dhonielle ClaytonPublication: January 18, 2022Publisher: Disney-HyperionGenre: Fantasy, YA FictionPages: 304 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Zora Broussard has arrived in New Orleans with not much more than a bag of clothes, a beautiful voice, and a pair of enchanted red shoes. Running from a tragic accident caused by her …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Last Guest by Tess Little

Title: The Last GuestAuthor: Tess LittlePublication: October 5, 2021Publisher: Ballantine BooksGenre: Psychological ThrillerPages: 324 Purchase Links: Featured “Small Town” Bookstore – Lowry’s Books Amazon Barnes and Noble SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When actress Elspeth Bell attends the fiftieth birthday party of her ex-husband Richard Bryant, the Hollywood director who launched her …

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BOOK REVIEW: This Is Why We Lie by Gabriella Lepore

Title: This Is Why We LieAuthor: Gabriella LeporePublication: September 21, 2021Publisher: Inkyard PressGenre: YA Fiction, MysteryPages: 292 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Everyone in Gardiners Bay has a secret.When Jenna Dallas and Adam Cole find Colleen O’Dell’s body floating off the shore of their coastal town, the community of Gardiners Bay is …

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