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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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

SCARS AMONG US

By C.S. Hunt
Rating:
2.8 / 5.0

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

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