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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INCOMPATIBLE WITH NATURE

By Tracie Frank Mayer
Rating:
4.7 / 5

INCOMPATIBLE WITH NATURE is the true story of a young mother faced with finding a cure for her son’s severe heart defect.

PARENTECTOMY

By Christine Giancarlo
Rating:
4 / 5

A series of case studies on parental alienation in Canada, with some recommendations for alterations to Canadian custody and child support laws.

SHAME PROOF PARENTING

By Mercedes Samudio
Rating:
5 / 5

SHAME PROOF PARENTING is a book dedicated to helping parents build the skills they need to develop healthy family relationships.

MAKE A WISH FOR ME

By LeeAndra Chergey
Rating:
4.5 / 5

Moving and delicately written, this stark memoir of life after her son was diagnosed with autism is emotionally vulnerable, darkly personal and intensely raw.

EXPECTING SUNSHINE

By Alexis Marie Chute
Rating:
5 / 5

The author, mourning for a baby son who died in her arms at birth, must confront the depths of her loss and find healing when...

OUR FIRST DANCE

By June Kang
Rating:
3 / 5

A father explains his “daddyhood journey” with the use of colorful doodles.

LESSONS LEARNED, stories about the life of a likeable and admirable man

By Brian Scott Sherman
Rating:
4 / 5

An Air Force veteran, husband, father, and “real-life Clark Griswold” tells stories from his long and eventful life.

Parental love with or without biological connections: DO YOU KNOW THE STORY OF SUPERMAN?: Loving Children Who Are Not Your Own

By Francis V. Adams
Rating:
4 / 5

Adams ruminates on life and what it means to love a child as much as a biological parent, even without the biological connection.

Raise the Child You’ve Got, Not the One You Want

By Nancy Rose
Rating:
4 / 5

As a parent, do you have what it takes to celebrate your child regardless of their abilities, desires or personality? Most don’t. Which is one...

I Heart My Little A-Holes

By Karen Alpert
Rating:
3.5 / 5

Full of hilarious stories, lists, thoughts and pictures that will make you laugh so hard you’ll wish you were wearing a diaper.

Ketchup is a Vegetable

By Robin O'Bryant
Rating:
4 / 5

Parents, particularly those with the strength to laugh at themselves (and the schadenfreude to laugh at other parents), will thoroughly enjoy this book; that is,...

Six When He Came to Us

By Ellie Porte Parker
Rating:
4 / 5

Ellie Porte Parker and her husband go through the referral process with an international adoption agency. But Ellie’s husband is in his mid-forties and therefore...

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