Tag Archives: Novel

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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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: 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: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Title: Cloud Cuckoo LandAuthor: Anthony DoerrPublication: September 28, 2021Publisher: Scribner (Simon & Schuster)Genre: Historical Fiction & FantasyPages: 637 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Thirteen-year-old Anna, an orphan, lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople in a house of women who make their living embroidering the robes of priests. Restless, insatiably curious, Anna …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Necklace by Matt Witten

Title: The NecklaceAuthor: Matt WittenPublication: September 7, 2021Publisher: Oceanview PublishingGenre: ThrillerPages: 259 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The clock ticks down in a heart-pounding crusade for justice. Susan Lentigo’s daughter was murdered twenty years ago—and now, at long last, this small-town waitress sets out on a road trip all the way from …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

Title: The Two Lives of Lydia BirdAuthor: Josie SilverPublication: March 3, 2020Publisher: Ballantine BooksGenre: Women’s FictionPages: 450 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They’d been together for more than a decade, and Lydia thought their love was indestructible. But she was wrong. On her twenty-eighth birthday, Freddie …

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BOOK REVIEW: Where I Left Her by Amber Garza

Title: Where I Left HerAuthor: Amber GarzaPublication: August 24, 2021Publisher: MIRAGenre: ThrillerPages: 248 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Whitney had some misgivings when she dropped her increasingly moody teenage daughter, Amelia, off at Lauren’s house. She’d never met the parents, and usually she’d go in, but Amelia clearly wasn’t going to let …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Title: The Woman In Cabin 10Author: Ruth WarePublication: July 19, 2016Publisher: Gallery/Scout PressGenre: Mystery, ThrillerPages: 305 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. …

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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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