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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FROM BROOKLYN TO KINGSPORT

By David Garrahan
Rating:
3.0 / 5

FROM BROOKLYN TO KINGSPORT recounts the author’s harrowing childhood, as well as his later success as an educator.

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ADVISING CHIANG’S ARMY: An American Soldier’s World War II Experience in China

By Stephen L. Wilson
Rating:
4.0 / 5

ADVISING CHIANG’S ARMY: An American Soldier's World War II Experience in China by Stephen L. Wilson is an extensive war read, rooted both in historical...

SIR, I’M NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL!

By Mary Lynn Archibald
Rating:
3.8 / 5

Author Mary Lynn Archibald creates a memoir of her time as a dancer in San Francisco.     

HUNDRED PERCENT CHANCE

By Robert K. Brown
Rating:
3.0 / 5

HUNDRED PERCENT CHANCE follows a young Robert K. Brown as he deals with and fights for his life after being diagnosed with cancer.

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RISK A VERSE: A Year in Daily Sonnets

By Libby Weber
Rating:
4.0 / 5

The author challenges herself to write a sonnet every day for a year, and succeeds.

IR Approved

DANCING WITH DEATH

By Jean-Philippe Soulé
Rating:
4.0 / 5

DANCING WITH DEATH is an epic travel adventure novel centered around leaving the past behind to embrace an uncertain future.

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THE GIFT OF SIGNIFICANCE

By Robert DeBard
Rating:
4.7 / 5

THE GIFT OF SIGNIFICANCE is a candidly written biography about Joe Bredeson, a Wisconsin farm boy who parachuted behind enemy lines on D-Day as a...

A LETTER FOR ALBERT EINSTEIN AND OTHER STORIES

By Francis V. Adams
Rating:
3.9 / 5

Brief essays about a New York City physician’s insights into his work and family life form a reading experience that is soothing yet too short...

IR Approved

THE HAPPINESS PLAYLIST

By Mark Mallman
Rating:
4.5 / 5

A musician heals from intense emotional loss through his music and his writing.

THE ZERO POINT: Ahy and the Divine Matrix

By Alexa Person
Rating:
3.0 / 5

Light Alchemist Alexa Person details how her spiritual development helped her navigate her toxic third marriage in THE ZERO POINT: AHY AND THE DIVINE MATRIX.

TENACITY

By Ron Coury
Rating:
3.1 / 5

A successful Las Vegas businessman reflects on a hard won fortune in the Nevada desert, and the corruption and pitfalls he faced in making his...

IR Approved

SILENT SPRING – DEADLY AUTUMN OF THE VIETNAM WAR

By Patrick Hogan
Rating:
4.5 / 5

Patrick Hogan’s vivid memoir, SILENT SPRING – DEADLY AUTUMN OF THE VIETNAM WAR, is going to make readers furious. And it should. 

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