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

BLOOMS OF WAR

By Suzanne Tierney
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Suzanne Tierney’s BLOOMS OF WAR is a historical romance about star-crossed lovers finding each other in the blood and mud of World War One.

IR Approved

THE SINGER AND HER SONG

By N.L. Holmes
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

THE SINGER AND HER SONG is a historical novel set in a little-known era in the ancient Middle Eastern world, vividly told around the experiences...

IR Approved

THE LACQUERED TALISMAN

By Laurie Dennis
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

THE LACQUERED TALISMAN leads readers from the marriage of the first Ming Emperor's parents, through his young life, and his years of devotion as a...

FROM BEATON’S TO BEACH HAVEN: A Cat Ghost BH G.

By William Fortenbaugh
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

FROM BEATON’S TO BEACH HAVEN is an immersive account of a little-known segment of American naval history.

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WALTZ IN SWING TIME

By Jill Caugherty
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

Eighty-nine year old Irene, a resident in the assisted living facility, Golden Manor, decides to record her memories on an old tape recorder, starting with...

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SAMSON: THE WRATH OF GOD

By W.K. Leslie
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

The aptly named SAMSON: THE WRATH OF GOD by W.K. Leslie invokes more of the Lord's wrath than Divine Love in this fictionalized retelling of...

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NAKED TRUTH: OR EQUALITY THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT

By Carrie Hayes
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Regardless of where many think a woman's sole place and situation must be, in the historical novel NAKED TRUTH: OR EQUALITY THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT by...

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THE NEWTON CODE

By Liam Fialkov
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

THE NEWTON CODE gives one man, professor and part-time intelligence agent Michael, the responsibility of saving the world from Armageddon. To do this, Michael must...

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A THIN PORRIDGE

By Benjamin Gohs
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

A story of family and forgiveness, strength and personal sovereignty, Abeona Browne struggles to make sense of life upon the death of her father in...

IR Approved

EMPIRE PALADIN: Realm of the Dead

By M. S. Valdez
Rating:
4.2 / 5.0

Zombies, and zealots, and magic – oh my! EMPIRE PALADIN is a ton of Dungeons & Dragons-esque fun with a little of the Borgias thrown...

IMPROBABLE CONNECTIONS

By Ron W Germaine
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

Two teenage girls, one English and one Native American, develop a strong friendship against the backdrop of the founding of the Plymouth Colony in IMPROBABLE...

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PESTILENCE (Second Son Chronicles Volume 3)

By Pamela Taylor
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

PESTILENCE the third entry in a story that is part historical fiction and part fantasy, set in a progressive medieval kingdom.

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