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BOOK REVIEW: Happily and Madly by Alexis Bass

Title: Happily and MadlyAuthor: Alexis BassPublication: May 21, 2019Publisher: Tor TeenGenre: YA Fiction, Thriller/SuspensePages: 345 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Maris Brown has been told two things about her destiny: 1. She will fall happily and madly in love.2. She could be dead before she turns eighteen. The summer before that fateful …

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BOOK REVIEW: Promising You, Promising Me by Tylor Paige

Title: Promising You, Promising MeAuthor: Tylor PaigePublication: May 7, 2019Publisher: Amazon Digital PublishingGenre: Romance, LGBTQPages: 371 SYNOPSIS (From Goodreads): Adrian is used to being on the go with the band. Traveling during the day, playing at night, and partying til morning. But now everyone’s getting older and starting to settle …

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BOOK REVIEW: Swamplandia! by by Karen Russell

Title: Swamplandia!Author: Karen RussellPublication: February 1, 2011Publisher: Random HouseGenre: HumorPages: 418 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline–think Buddenbrooks set in the Florida Everglades–and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator-wrestling theme park, is swiftly being encroached upon by a sophisticated competitor known as the “World of Darkness.”  Ava, …

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BOOK REVIEW: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Title: Crazy Rich AsiansAuthor: Kevin KwanPublication: June 11, 2013Publisher: AnchorGenre: Asian FictionPages: 546 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But …

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BOOK REVIEW: Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward

Title: Beautiful BadAuthor: Annie WardPublication: March 5, 2019Publisher: Park RowGenre: Mystery, Thriller, PsychologicalPages: 368 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) In the most explosive and twisted psychological thriller since The Woman in the Window, a beautiful marriage turns beautifully bad. Things that make me scared: When Charlie cries. Hospitals and lakes. When Ian drinks …

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BOOK REVIEW: Educated by Tara Westover

Title: EducatedAuthor: Tara WestoverPublication: February 20, 2018Publisher: Random HouseGenre: Biographies, MemoirsPages: 512 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Tara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days, watching for the sun to darken, for the moon to drip as if with blood. She spent her summers bottling peaches and her winters rotating …

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BOOK REVIEW: Good Grief by Lolly Winston

Title: Good GriefAuthor: Lolly WinstonPublication: April 4, 2005Publisher: Grand Central PublishingGenre: Self Help, HumorPages: 368 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Thirty-six-year-old Sophie Stanton desperately wants to be a good widow-a graceful, composed, Jackie Kennedy kind of widow. Alas, she is more of the Jack Daniels kind. Self-medicating with ice cream for breakfast, …

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BOOK REVIEW: An Irish Attraction: Emerald Isle Enchantment by Louisa Masters

Title: An Irish Attraction: Emerald Isle EnchantmentAuthor: Louisa MastersPublication: March 17, 2019Publisher: Amazon Digital PublishingGenre: Paranormal Romance, Contemporary RomancePages: 130 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) While a paranormal investigator and a hotel concierge butt heads, matchmaking ghosts and an enchanted elevator cause mischief. It’s just another day at Castle Tullamore. Keela Keane …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros

Title: The Last LetterAuthor: Rebecca YarrosPublication: February 26, 2019Publisher: Entangled: AmaraGenre: Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Military RomancePages: 432 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Beckett, If you’re reading this, well, you know the last-letter drill. You made it. I didn’t. Get off the guilt train, because I know if there was any chance you …

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