Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Dating Dr. Dil by Nisha Sharma

Rating Title: Dating Dr. DilAuthor: Nisha SharmaPublication: March 15, 2022Publisher: AvonGenre: RomancePages: 373 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Kareena Mann dreams of having a love story like her parents, but she prefers restoring her classic car to swiping right on dating apps. When her father …

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BOOK REVIEW: How to Survive Your Murder by Danielle Valentine

Rating Title: How to Survive Your MurderAuthor: Danielle ValentinePublication: August 30, 2022Publisher: RazorbillGenre: Mystery, YA FictionPages: 302 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Alice Lawrence is the sole witness in her sister’s murder trial.And in the year since Claire’s death, Alice’s life has completely fallen apart. Her parents …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill

Rating Title: The Woman in the LibraryAuthor: Sulari GentillPublication: June 7, 2022Publisher: Poisoned Pen pressGenre: MysteryPages: 292 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet, until the tranquility is shattered by a woman’s terrified scream. Security guards …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle by Jennifer Ryan

Rating Title: The Wedding Dress Sewing CircleAuthor: Jennifer RyanPublication: May 31, 2022Publisher: Ballantine BooksGenre: Historical FictionPages: 411 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) After renowned fashion designer Cressida Westcott loses both her home and her design house in the London Blitz, she has nowhere to go but the …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Thread Collectors by Shaun J. Edwards and Alyson Richman

Rating Title: The Thread CollectorsAuthor: Shaunna J. Edwards and Alyson RichmanPublication: August 30, 2022Publisher: Graydon HouseGenre: Historical FictionPages: 382 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) 1863: In a small Creole cottage in New Orleans, an ingenious young Black woman named Stella embroiders intricate maps on repurposed cloth to …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Bachelor and the Bride by Sarah M. Eden

Rating Title: The Bachelor and the BrideAuthor: Sarah M. EdenPublication: September 6, 2022Publisher: Shadow MountainGenre: Historical Fiction, RomancePages: 368 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) London, 1866 Dr. Barnabus Milligan has always felt called to help people, whether that means setting a broken bone or rescuing …

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BOOK REVIEW: Who We Were in the Dark by Jessica Taylor

Title: Who We Were in the DarkAuthor: Jessica TaylorPublication: July 5, 2022Publisher: Dial BooksGenre: Teens, YA FictionPages: 368 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads Donner Lake is famous for its dazzling waters, dramatic mountains, and the travelers trapped there long ago who did unspeakable things to …

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BOOK REVIEW: Firewords by Alice Lin

Rating Title: FireworksAuthor: Alice LinPublication: June 7, 2022Publisher: UnderlinedGenre: Teen, YA FictionPages: 320 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Seventeen-year-old Lulu Li has her last summer before college all planned out. But her plans go awry when she learns that Kite Xu, her old next-door neighbor and childhood …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Codebreaker’s Secret by Sara Ackerman

Title: The Codebreaker’s SecretAuthor: Sara AckermanPublication: August 2, 2022Publisher: MIRAGenre: Historical FictionPages: 384 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) 1943. As war in the Pacific rages on, Isabel Cooper and her codebreaker colleagues huddle in “the dungeon” at Station HYPO in Pearl Harbor, deciphering secrets plucked from …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Totally Unscientific Study of Search for Human Happiness by Paula Poundstone

Rating Title: The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human HappinessAuthor: Paula PoundstonePublication: May 8, 2018Publisher: Algonquin BooksGenre: Non-Fiction, HumorPages: 320 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) “Is there a secret to happiness?” asks comedian Paula Poundstone. “I don’t know how or why anyone would …

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