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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WHAT WE DO FOR LOVE

By Anne Pfeffer
Rating:
5.0 / 5

WHAT WE DO FOR LOVE is a captivating story about the depths of a mother’s love.

ELEVATION

By Samantha Connor
Rating:
4.7 / 5

ELEVATION is a savory mélange of time travel, introspection about life’s wrong turns, and a long-simmering love story centered on a food blogger too busy...

MOM’S PERFECT BOYFRIEND

By Crystal Hemmingway
Rating:
4.0 / 5

Crystal Hemmingway makes a funny, poignant debut with MOM'S PERFECT BOYFRIEND, a modern epistolary novel.

MADE FOR ME

By Kathryn R. Biel
Rating:
4.5 / 5

Fresh out of options, a young woman auditions for a reality show to jump-start her career as a fashion designer.

ISLAND FEVER: A NOVEL

By Sarah Carrell
Rating:
3.0 / 5

An American nurse practitioner working temporarily on Arno Atoll in the Marshall Islands finds love and a new way of life in ISLAND FEVER: A...

WHAT SHE INHERITS

By Diane V. Mulligan
Rating:
4.0 / 5

From family turmoil to mystical themes, WHAT SHE INHERITS delves into the the complexities of loss, spiritual exploration, and the way the paths of two...

Guidance from the afterlife and Mimosa-laden romance bubble up in BEYOND LOVE

By d.d.marx
Rating:
2.7 / 5

BEYOND LOVE by d.d. Marx , the second book in the chick lit author’s Beyond series, blends improbable romance, opulent social engagements, and an eye...

Relax into a breezy beach read with SYLVIE WRITES A ROMANCE

By Melissa Burovac
Rating:
3.0 / 5

Sylvie Jacobsen is a 43-year-old accountant looking to fund her travel-writing passion by penning a cheesy romance novel.

One woman’s amorous journey turns into a life of motherhood in: BABY GIRL

By Bette Lee Crosby
Rating:
5.0 / 5

A whirlwind romance turns into life-changing decisions with the onset of an unplanned pregnancy.

A tale of love, hate, and the power of forgiveness in: ONCE BROKEN

By D.M. Hamblin
Rating:
5.0 / 5

An on again/off again relationship turns into a long-term love/hate situation when an unplanned pregnancy creates seemingly irreconcilable differences.

A mother and daughter repeat a negative cycle in: ADDICTED TO LOVE

By Kathleen Murray
Rating:
2.5 / 5

This dramatic and surprising coming of age story full of family and betrayal follows the unfortunate life of Sally Smithfield from birth to middle-age.

Lana Fray and the Grand Plan

By Maren Higbee
Rating:
4.0 / 5

LANA FRAY AND THE GRAND PLAN follows a month in the life of a headstrong and witty reality TV producer in Los Angeles as she...

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