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BOOK REVIEW: Shutter by Melissa Larsen

Title: ShutterAuthor: Melissa LarsenPublication: June 15, 2021Publisher: BerkleyGenre: ThrillerPages: 362 (Audiobook – 9 hours, 47 minutes) SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) In the wake of her father’s death, Betty Roux doesn’t allow herself to mourn. Instead, she pushes away her mother, breaks up with her boyfriend, and leaves everything behind to move …

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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 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: 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: 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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BOOK REVIEW: The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer

Title: The Warsaw OrphanAuthor: Kelly Rimmer Publication: June 1, 2021Publisher: Graydon HouseGenre: Historical FictionPages: 349 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) In the spring of 1942, young Elzbieta Rabinek is aware of the swiftly growing discord just beyond the courtyard of her comfortable Warsaw home. She has no fondness for the Germans who …

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BOOK REVIEW: Beartown by Frederik Backman

Title: BeartownAuthor: Frederik BackmanPublication: April 25, 2017Publisher: Atria BooksGenre: FictionPages: 434 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago …

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