Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Hearts of Briarwall by Kirsta Jensen

Rating Title: Hearts of BriarwallAuthor: Krista JensenPublication: August 2, 2022Publisher: Shadow MountainGenre: Historical FictionPages: 288 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Lydia Wooding is fascinated by the latest inventions the new century brings, including motorcars. She longs for the independence they represent and believes that women should have …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Family Across the Street by Nicole Trope

Rating Title: The Family Across the StreetAuthor: Nicole TropePublication: August 4, 2021Publisher: BookoutourGenre: Mystery, ThrillerPages: 248 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) In a normal family, in a normal house, on a normal street, everything is about to go horribly wrong… Today was meant to be …

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BOOK REVIEW: Mr. Perfect on Paper by Jean Meltzer

Rating Title: Mr. Perfect on PaperAuthor: Jean MeltzerPublication: August 9, 2022Publisher: MIRAGenre: RomancePages: 416 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The perfect Jewish husband should be:* A doctor or lawyer (preferably a doctor)* Baggage-free (no previous marriages, no children)* And of course—he must be Jewish As the creator …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

Title: The Book of Lost NamesAuthor: Kristin HarmelPublication: May 25, 2021Publisher: Gallery BooksGenre: Historical FictionPages: 416 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe during World War II—an experience Eva remembers well—and the search to …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Librarian Spy by Madeline Martin

Rating Title: The Librarian SpyAuthor: Madeline MartinPublication: July 26, 2022Publisher: Hanover Square PressGenre: Historical FictionPages: 400 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads): Ava thought her job as a librarian at the Library of Congress would mean a quiet, routine existence. But an unexpected offer from the …

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BOOK REVIEW: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Rating Title: Lessons in ChemistryAuthor: Bonnie GarmusPublication: April 5, 2022Publisher: DoubledayGenre: FictionPages: 394 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. …

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BOOK REVIEW: A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins

Title: A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and MayhemAuthor: Manda CollinsPublication: November 10, 2020Publisher: ForeverGenre: Historical FictionPages: 352 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author’s Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) England, 1865 : As one of England’s most notorious newspaper columnists, Lady Katherine Bascomb believes knowledge is power. And she’s determined to inform and …

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BOOK REVIEW: See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Rating Title: See You YesterdayAuthor: Rachel Lynn SolomonPublication: May 17, 2022Publisher: Simon & Schuster for Young ReadersGenre: YA Fiction, Teen, Sci-FiPages: 429 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Barrett Bloom is hoping college will be a fresh start after a messy high school experience. But when …

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BOOK REVIEW: Station Eleven by Emily St. John

Rating Title: Station ElevenAuthor: Emily St. JohnPublication: September 9, 2014Publisher: VintageGenre: Action, Adventure, Sci FiPages: 353 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author’s Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Set in the days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming …

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BOOK REVIEW: A Thousand Miles by Bridget Morrissey

Rating Title: A Thousand MilesAuthor: Bridget MorrisseyPublication: June 21, 2022Publisher: BerkleyGenre: Women’s Fiction, RomancePages: 366 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author’s Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Dee Matthews is the cohost of the smash-hit podcast Did I Forget To Tell You?, where she interviews family, friends, and past lovers. Nothing is off …

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