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BOOK REVIEW: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

Title: The Book Woman of Troublesome CreekAuthor: Kim Michele RichardsonPublication: May 7, 2019Publisher: Sourcebooks LandmarkGenre: FictionPages: 322 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything—everything except books, that is.  Thanks to Roosevelt’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome’s got its very own  traveling librarian, …

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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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