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

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO HAPPINESS

By Max G. Ansbacher
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Auhtor Max G. Ansbacher gives logical-minded advice for using practical, positive thinking to improve day to day happiness.

AN ARSENAL OF GRATITUDE: Waging War on Mediocrity and Regret

By Remmy Stourac
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Although the term “snowflake” appears nowhere in Remmy Stourac’s AN ARSENAL OF GRATITUDE (Waging War on Mediocrity and Regret), this is very much a book...

IR Approved

CHANGING HORSES

By Esta G. Bernstein
Rating:
4.6 / 5.0

A poignant, inspirational biography chronicling Esta G. Bernstein’s lifelong devotion to horses.

HOW IN THE HELL DID I GET HERE?

By Shannan Mondor
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

HOW IN THE HELL DID I GET HERE? is a frank and honest account of the author’s struggle with alcoholism and offers hope and advice...

YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME: Discover Your Authentic Self

By Alma C. Lightbody
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

Alma C Lightbody’s YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME is a self-help workbook and guide to show readers how to shake off the controlling influences...

IR Approved

EMOTIONAL MAGNETISM: How to Communicate to Ignite Connection in Your Relationships

By Sandy Gerber
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

Sandy Gerber’s EMOTIONAL MAGNETISM is a treatise on effective and empathetic communication, giving readers a new language to describe their emotional needs and values.

IR Approved

ACCIDENTALLY WELL

By John Webster
Rating:
4.4 / 5.0

A refreshingly candid recounting of a mid-life weight loss journey that underscores the value of sustainable fitness goals.

IR Approved

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE: Tips, Tools, and Inspiring Anecdotes to Help You Transform Your Life For the Better

By Sarah Woehler
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Inspired by author Sarah Woehler's personal experiences of struggling with—and mastering—the challenges of achieving the life of her dreams, HOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE is...

IR Approved

THE GOOD HUMAN

By Dawn K. Hammer
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

In THE GOOD HUMAN, Dawn K. Hammer promises to help readers return to their ‘Authentic Self’ by equipping them with the mental and physical toolkit...

FIGHTING TO SURVIVE

By Judy V. Rentz
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

FIGHTING TO SURVIVE chronicles author Judy V. Rentz's lengthy struggle with pudendal neuralgia, a nerve condition resulting in chronic pain so unendurable that has come...

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FOOD (Eat with Ease Every Day)

By Amy Freinberg-Trufas
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A memoir of ‘dis-ease’ that offers a sustainable strategy for winning the weight-loss battle once and for all.

IR Approved

THE POWER OF BREATH

By Monica Garcia Duggal
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Meditation can be a transformative tool for physical and mental wellness, but one that many find complex and mysterious. In THE POWER OF BREATH, Monica...

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