Indie Book Reviews

  • One star = Really bad; there’s a reason this book is self-pubbed.
  • Two stars = Mediocre, but one or two bright spots.
  • Three stars = Good; worth reading.
  • Four stars = Very good.
  • Five stars = Excellent; must-read.
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WILL

Rating: 5
Three escaped slaves do whatever it takes to earn their freedom in the historical fiction novel, WILL.
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MIND TO MOUTH: A Busy Chick's Guide to Mindful Mealtime Moments

Rating: 4
The author discusses a method of mindful eating that encourages healthy appreciation for the process of preparing food and the pleasure of eating it.
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ISLAND FEVER: A NOVEL

Rating: 3
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 NOVEL (JIMJERAN BOOK 1).
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THREAD FOR PEARLS: A Story of Resilient Hope

Rating: 4.2
A bildungsroman set in the tumult of the 1960s and 1970s, as a young girl becomes a young woman after traveling the globe, watching others fight for justice, and living with a family of colorful characters.
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THE MIND OF GOD

Rating: 4
Follow Elizabeth Greene as she tracks clues left by her suddenly missing father in THE MIND OF GOD.
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THE LONG ROAD

Rating: 4
Drawing from his own life experiences with mental illness, author Daniel B. Oliver obliterates the stigmatization surrounding mental health issues in an honest account of one man’s battle with deciphering reality from menacing thoughts while inspiring hope for other sufferers in THE LONG ROAD.
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THE FAT LADY’S LOW, SAD SONG

Rating: 4.8
An aging baseball player, who is magic at bat, helps a female pitcher on his independent minor league team achieve greatness as both strive for major league attention.
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THE THIRD LAW

Rating: 4
When his wife and son are killed in the crossfire of a drug hit, a former military commando exacts methodical revenge against a Colombian cartel boss.
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A SHOT OF MALARIA

Rating: 3.8
The struggle to overcome a heroin addiction and alcoholism is brutal in A SHOT OF MALARIA.
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BACK TO SERVE: RETURN OF A SOLDIER

Rating: 3.5
An up-close and personal look at a career soldier's life both on and off the battlefield during the Iraq War era.
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THE SPEECHWRITER

Rating: 4.5
Two friends bonded by the craft of speechwriting take opposite sides in a campus election that captures worldwide attention when a series of murders unsettle a college town.
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HOW TO MEDITATE AND WHY

Rating: 5
In HOW TO MEDITATE AND WHY author Mara M. Zimmerman teaches readers how to achieve mindfulness with ease and grace – in little time.
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SEEKING FATHER KHALIQ

Rating: 5
Set during the Arab Spring and encompassing aspects of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, SEEKING FATHER KHALIQ is an allegorical novel about an Egyptian philosophy professor’s search for truth.
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TINY TIM AND THE GHOST OF EBENEZER SCROOGE

Rating: 5
TINY TIM AND THE GHOST OF EBENEZER SCROOGE: THE SEQUEL TO A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a story envisioning the life of Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family fourteen years after Ebenezer Scrooge’s memorable Christmas Eve visitations.
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DOUBLE TROUBLE DOUBLE TROUBLE

Rating: 4
DOUBLE TROUBLE DOUBLE TROUBLE by Joe Blevins is a children’s book about the antics of Charley and Mabel, two dogs who help teach young children the difference between good and bad.
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HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH A CHILDREN’S BOOK

Rating: 4
Amazon best-selling author Yvonne Jones walks readers through all stages of the self-publishing process, from writing the blurb on the back of the book and finding an illustrator to the much-dreaded marketing.
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THE FATNESS

Rating: 4
Easy to devour in one sitting, this tongue-and-cheek account of a BMI-obsessed society is both laughable and cringe-inducing.
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HUNTRESS

Rating: 4.5
When a former high school student wakes up in the afterlife with no memories, she must learn to accept her new role as a demon hunter while trying to rediscover her identity, reform her relationship with God, and uncover the secrets behind the dangerous path.
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THE WASTE-WISE GARDENER

Rating: 4
THE WASTE-WISE GARDENER is a reference book for the gardener who wants or needs to be economical with time, money, and work.