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BOOK REVIEW: The Secrets of Us by Lucinda Berry

Title: The Secrets of UsAuthor: Lucinda BerryPublication: June 1, 2021Publisher: Thomas & MercerGenre: Mystery/ThrillerPages: 271 (Audiobook: 8 hours, 45 minutes) SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Foster sisters Krystal and Nichole have always been there for each other, so when Nichole is committed to a psychiatric hospital after trying to kill her husband, …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

Title: The WivesAuthor: Tarryn FisherPublication: December 30, 2019Publisher: Graydon HouseGenre: ThrillerPages: 255 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Thursday’s husband, Seth, has two other wives. She’s never met them, and she doesn’t know anything about them. She agreed to this unusual arrangement because she’s so crazy about him. But one day, she finds …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

Title: The Forest of Vanishing StarsAuthor: Kristin HarmelPublication: July 6, 2021Publisher: Gallery BooksGenre: Historical FictionPages: 384 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) After being stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, a young woman finds herself alone in 1941 after her kidnapper dies. Her solitary …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose

Title: The Perfect MarriageAuthor: Jeneva RosePublication: July 13, 2020Publisher: Bloodhound BooksGenre: Mystery ThrillerPages: 344 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Sarah Morgan is a successful and powerful defense attorney in Washington D.C. As a named partner at her firm, life is going exactly how she planned. The same cannot be said for her …

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BOOK REVIEW: Risk Taker by Sonia Stanizzo

Title: Risk TakerAuthor: Sonia StanizzoPublication: July 16, 2021Publisher: Jrl PublishingGenre: RomancePages: 296 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) He’s everything she’s turned her back on.And she’s everything he didn’t know he wanted… On a night she’d rather forget, aspiring makeup artist, Holly Ainsworth meets actor Ethan Doyle.  Holly wants to keep her distance …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Betrothed by Kiera Cass

Title: The BetrothedAuthor: Kiera CassPublication: May 5, 2020Publisher: Harper TeenGenre: YA/Teen FictionPages: 318 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked—and thrilled. After all, she’s grown up at Keresken Castle, vying for the king’s attention alongside other daughters of the nobility. Capturing …

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BOOK REVIEW: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Title: American DirtAuthor: Jeanine CumminsPublication: January 21, 2021Publisher: Flatiron BooksGenre: FictionPages: 387 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) También de este lado hay sueños. On this side, too, there are dreams. Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of …

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BOOK REVIEW: A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

Title: A Whole New WorldAuthor: Liz BraswellPublication: September 1, 2015Publisher: Disney PressGenre: Teens & YA Fiction, FantasyPages: 279 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? Aladdin is a Street Rat. Like most, he’s just trying to survive another day in impoverished Agrabah. Jasmine is a princess, …

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BOOK REVIEW: Too Much Like You by Tylor Paige

Title: Too Much Like YouAuthor: Tylor PaigePublication: February 5, 2021Publisher: Self-PublishedGenre: RomancePages: 362 SYNOPSIS: (From Amazon) Jimmy: Three months. That’s it. Do the stupid legacy tour with my bastard brother and pick up the check at the finish line. That’s not so hard when you think about it in it’s simplest …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer

Title: The Warsaw OrphanAuthor: Kelly Rimmer Publication: June 1, 2021Publisher: Graydon HouseGenre: Historical FictionPages: 349 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) In the spring of 1942, young Elzbieta Rabinek is aware of the swiftly growing discord just beyond the courtyard of her comfortable Warsaw home. She has no fondness for the Germans who …

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BOOK REVIEW: Beartown by Frederik Backman

Title: BeartownAuthor: Frederik BackmanPublication: April 25, 2017Publisher: Atria BooksGenre: FictionPages: 434 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago …

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BOOK REVIEW: 14 Ways to Die by Vincent Ralph

Title: 14 Ways to DieAuthor: Vincent RalphPublication: June 1, 2021Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens & Ya Fiction, Mystery, ThrillerPages: 349 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Ten years ago, Jess’s mother was murdered by the Magpie Man.She was the first of his victims but not the last.Now Jess is the star of a YouTube …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

Title: The Lost Girls of ParisAuthor: Pam JenoffPublication: January 29, 2019Publisher: Park RowGenre: Historical FictionPages: 385 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) 1946, Manhattan Grace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an …

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