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Book Reviews

One star = Really bad; there’s a reason this book is self-pubbed.

Two stars = Mediocre, but one or two bright spots.

Three stars = Good; worth reading.

Four stars = Very good.

Five stars = Excellent; must-read.

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Heart To Heart

By Ifè Oshun

Rating:  star star star star star 

HEART TO HEART features the return of a smart, savvy, and talented heroine on a very original journey of self-discovery but the story loses momentum due to the ease at which she deals with the multitude of problems in her life.

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Molly And Babou

By James Mahoney and Marie-Paule Mahoney

Rating:  star star star star star 

A runt puppy with disabilities and a black bear losing his forest home develop a long-lasting friendship.

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The Dark Side of Glory

By Richard McMahon

Rating:  star star star star star 

Tasked with writing the biography of a deceased Army veteran, Matthew Clark begins to uncover long-uncovered secrets of the general’s personal life.

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A Thistle’s Dance

By Aziz Ebubekir Kybartas

Rating:  star star star star star 

A collection of poetry about identity, God, and the relationship of human and Divine.

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Nirmala: The Mud Blossom

By Fiza Pathan

Rating:  star star star star star 

NIRMALA: THE MUD BLOSSOM, by Fiza Pathan, is the heartbreaking story of a young Indian girl who endures numerous hardships, while living under the regime of abusive parents and a poverty-stricken lifestyle.

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The Cyberbardos

By Philippe de Vosjoli

Rating:  star star star star star 

On December 17th, 2032 at precisely 9:27 AM, every monitor across the world carried the same brief message: “I Am, Aaa one”. THE CYBERBARDOS deals with the reaction of governments and organized religion as they try to rein in the effects of the message on society and in some way coopt the message entirely.

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The Adventures of Horace, George and Ingle

By H.W. Cumming

Rating:  star star star star star 

Horace, George and Ingle are three brothers poised on the edge of adulthood. They are also princes. When a storm causes some unusual damage, the brothers – along with another young prince named Roland – must investigate this potential threat to the kingdom.

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Try Not to Die at Grandma’s House

By Mark Tullius and Anthony Szpak

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young boy and his sister try to survive a car crash, strange animal attacks, and most frightening of all, their grandparents, in a reader-guided adventure.

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Freedom for Joe

By Lee Burns

Rating:  star star star star star 

A star quarterback, paralyzed by a football accident, must come to terms with his new state, and with the Divine.

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Once Upon An Ever After

By Angela N. Blount

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young girl focuses on a long-distance relationship borne out of a months-long road trip.

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Scratch

By Paul Janson

Rating:  star star star star star 

Onyx is a pretty amazing cat. He doesn’t do tricks or have any cute expressions but he has an amazing power in his scratch.

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The Do-Nothing

By Brannon Perkison

Rating:  star star star star star 

In a moment, with a single anger-infused push, John Sharpe’s life changes. Now, as he lives on the run for murdering his father, John must find the courage to face his uncertain future while sorting out his angry past.