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

By Ron Seybold
Rating:
4.7 / 5

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 / 5

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

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

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...

THE GIFT OF SIGNIFICANCE

By Robert DeBard
Rating:
4.7 / 5

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...

REMARKABLY INTACT

By Celia Belt
Rating:
4.5 / 5

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...

SCARS AMONG US

By C.S. Hunt
Rating:
2.8 / 5

SCARS AMONG US is a candid reflection on lessons learned through a life of pain.

WINCHELL PRICE MASTER PAINTER

By Kevin Robert Turner
Rating:
5 / 5

WINCHELL PRICE MASTER PAINTER is a personal look at both the art and the life of a talented, but idiosyncratic artist, through commentary on his...

PUTTING CALIFORNIA ON THE MAP

By David Carle
Rating:
3 / 5

Learn about the man behind California’s surveying in PUTTING CALIFORNIA ON THE MAP: VON SCHMIDT’S LINES.

SHACKLED: A JOURNEY FROM POLITICAL IMPRISONMENT TO FREEDOM

By Adam Siddiq
Rating:
4 / 5

After a coup in Afghanistan puts his family on the wrong side of ruthless power, six-year-old Khaled Siddiq and his family endure years of political...

IN MY FATHER’S SHADOW

By John M. Tabor
Rating:
4 / 5

IN MY FATHER’S SHADOW commemorates the life of a man who made a big difference by doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

MANAGING BUBBIE

By Russel Lazega
Rating:
4.8 / 5

A stubborn Holocaust survivor befuddles her family’s attempts to manage her twilight years.

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