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

TWO SCANDALS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

By Nancy Yeager
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

TWO SCANDALS ARE BETTER THAN ONE is the third book in Nancy Yeager’s "Harrow’s Finest Five Series" and follows Lady Lucinda Wagner and she attempts...

IR Approved

SPIRALS OF FATE

By Tim Holden
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

SPIRALS OF FATE takes readers through a fictionalized account of Kett's Rebellion, an uprising by farmers and laborers that took place in Edward VI's short...

IR Approved

A MAN OF HONOR, or Horatio’s Confessions

By J. A. Nelson
Rating:
4.4 / 5.0

Told in first-person by Horatio, author J.A. Nelson’s novel follows in the tradition of historical fiction.

IR Approved

THE GREAT GAME: The Story of How the Oil Wars Began

By Togrul Bagirov
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

Togrul Bagirov's recounting of the birth and development of the Russian petroleum industry is a quite vivid GREAT GAME of economics, entrepreneurship and geopolitics told...

THE LESSON OF THE LARK: Celebrating the Centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment of the Unites States Constitution

By Laura Cobb, Illustrated by Maya James
Rating:
3.7 / 5.0

THE LESSON OF THE LARK is a celebration of the 19th Ammendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote, in prose...

THIS DAY IS OURS

By Gretchen Jeannette
Rating:
3.9 / 5.0

THIS DAY IS OURS by Gretchen Jeannette is a heartfelt, slow-burn historical romance with a strong dose of history.

IR Approved

HEARTBREAK: The Lenka Trilogy Part 1

By John Righten
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

John Righten's HEARTBREAK tells the story of trying to bring aid to some of Eastern Europe’s neediest during the early 1990s.

IR Approved

WESTCOAST LEGACY

By Ian Kent
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

WESTCOAST LEGACY is the story of a woman who emigrates from England to Canada and seeks a new life full of adventure.

IR Approved

CELESTINA’S BURNINGS

By Annemarie Schiavi Pedersen
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

The tables turn on Celestina the witch-hunter as one by one family and societal secrets become revealed in CELESTINA'S BURNINGS by Annemarie Schiavi Pedersen.

IBN AL BITAR’S VOYAGES

By Aly Brisha
Rating:
3.4 / 5.0

Aly Brisha has merged two worlds to tell a story of love and hope in IBN AL BITAR’S VOYAGES.

FENCE SICKNESS

By Susan Scutti
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

FENCE SICKNESS is a literary fiction deep dive into Japanese and German internment camps during WWII, while also a gripping tale of the present and...

RISING ABOVE IT

By Katherine P. Stillerman
Rating:
3.7 / 5.0

RISING ABOVE IT, the fourth installment in Katherine P. Stillerman's Barton Family Series, chronicles the emotional journey of Hattie Barton as she loses her fortune...

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