Indie book reviews

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Our Reviewers won’t judge your book as compared to other self-published titles, but against other books, period. Our ratings are based on the following criteria, although reviewers are able to award partial stars (i.e. a 1.3 or a 4.7), rather than rounding up or down to a whole or half number.

1/5

Really bad 
Work on it.

2/5

Mediocre
1-2 bright spots.

3/5

Good
Worth reading.

4/5

Very Good
1-2 spots that need work

5/5

Excellent!
Must-read.

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THE BLACK-MARKETER’S DAUGHTER

By Suman Mallick
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

Failing to connect to her new, unresponsive husband, a Pakistani Muslim woman struggles to adjust to her new life in Texas: caring for their young...

Snatch 2&20

By Luke Fellows
Rating:
2.3 / 5.0

SNATCH 2&20 is a satirical insider’s look at Wall Street, following one hedge fund manager from big banks in New York City to a Silicon...

WELCOME TO THE DAY

By Keven Renken
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

An elderly, terminally-ill, retired farmer struggles to come to terms with the unresolved relationships in his life, while his frazzled caregiver daughter contends with her...

IR Approved

THE GREEN HOUSE

By Dan Lawton
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Dan Lawton tells the story of an old man haunted by two family tragedies: one recent and other long ago but both containing mysteries, the...

IR Approved

SINS IN BLUE

By Brian Kaufman
Rating:
4.2 / 5.0

Brian Kaufman’s SINS IN BLUE chronicles music lovers of different generations and backgrounds bonding at various bars and blues venues in the Mountain West.

MY LITTLE CHINA GIRL

By Gordon MacRae
Rating:
2.9 / 5.0

In MY LITTLE CHINA GIRL by Gordon MacRae the hero imbibes in and complains about wine, women, and idiots throughout the continent of Asia.

A MINGLED YARN

By Louise Wiliams
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

In her fictional saga, A MINGLED YARN, author Louise Williams chronicles 30 years in the lives of the Walsh family, a clan whose dysfunction is...

DIVORCING CRAZY

By Michael Amon
Rating:
3.4 / 5.0

The narrator and protagonist of DIVORCING CRAZY is a father of three who, locked in a protracted child-custody battle with his ex-wife, has been ordered...

WHAT GEESE CAN’T FLY?

By Emily Haggman
Rating:
2.9 / 5.0

The Portuguese Vieira family begins a new life in America in WHAT GEESE CAN'T FLY by Emily Haggman.

SAINT ILLUMINATOR’S DAUGHTER

By Mike Ippen
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

SAINT ILLUMINATOR'S DAUGHTER is the tale of one woman’s journey of self-discovery in 1950’s New York.

IR Approved

THE LATECOMERS

By Rich Marcello
Rating:
4.2 / 5.0

Rich Marcello’s highly original novel, THE LATECOMERS, charts a mystical journey that questions the very structure of society in a poetic and profound way.

IR Approved

SOMETHING AFTER ALL

By John F Daulton
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Life's logic becomes a proverbial tumble down the rabbit hole in the fantastical novel SOMETHING AFTER ALL by John F. Daulton.

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