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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OUR ANCESTORS THROUGH THE AGES

By Evelyn Haywood Friend
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Several generations of family members are sweetly acknowledged page by page in Evelyn Haywood Friend's OUR ANCESTORS THROUGH THE AGES.

IR Approved

WALKABOUT (An Open Letter to my Grandson)

By Ricardo Suarez-Gartner
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Author Ricardo Suarez-Gartner, in an effort to provide his grandchildren with a sense of their family history, tells first his own story, then that of...

IR Approved

TEN PAST NOON: Focus and Fate at Forty

By Tucker Lieberman
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

What do trains, eunuchs, and writer Edward Dilworth Cumming have in common? Tucker Lieberman's unusual biography TEN PAST NOON: FOCUS AND FATE AT FORTY.

IR Approved

A TOUCHSTONE OF DETERMINATION – TRUE GRIT

By Linda Eatmon-Jones
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Linda Eatmon-Jones’ A TOUCHSTONE OF DETERMINATION – TRUE GRIT recounts with insight and acumen the life, trials and accomplishments of progressive educator and visionary, Dr....

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WILLED IN HIS GRACE

By Laura Jaka
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Laura Jaka's memoir, WILLED IN HIS GRACE is a journey from her native home of Sierra Leone to America, by way of Italy.

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UP-CLOSE & PERSONAL: In-Country, Chieu Hoi, Vietnam 1969-1970

By Robert C. Bogison
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

UP-CLOSE & PERSONAL recounts, in painstaking detail, young Robert C. Bogison’s deployment to Vietnam in July 1969 and his ensuing year-long tour.

IR Approved

STEALING HOME: A Father, A Son, and the Road to the Perfect Game

By Ron Seybold
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

STEALING HOME: A Father, A Son, and the Road to the Perfect Game explores family and baseball, where each new inning offers the chance to...

ENCOUNTERS AFTER THE SUNSET: Rescuing Ancestral Memories

By Ricardo Suarez-Gartner
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

In ENCOUNTERS AFTER THE SUNSET, Ricardo Suárez-Gärtner chronicles the times and tribulations of his ancestors as they settle in the New World to eke out...

ENCOUNTERS AFTER SUNSET

By Ricardo Suarez-Gartner
Rating:
3.7 / 5.0

Ricardo Suarez-Gartner takes readers on a quest for his own family history that starts with his last name and crosses continents and centuries.

COURAGE IN A WHITE COAT

By Mary Schwaner with Dr. Bobbie Chambers Hawk
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

COURAGE IN A WHITE COAT is a vivid telling of a young missionary doctor’s travails, from her comfortable Colorado home to small villages in India...

IR Approved

THE GIFT OF SIGNIFICANCE

By Robert DeBard
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

THE GIFT OF SIGNIFICANCE is a candidly written biography about Joe Bredeson, a Wisconsin farm boy who parachuted behind enemy lines on D-Day as a...

IR Approved

REMARKABLY INTACT

By Celia Belt
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

The author, who suffered a painful and scarring burn injury as a child, describes her life story and how she became involved in her life's...

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