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What's Wrong With Me?: A Girl's Book of Lessons Learned, Inspiration and Advice

Rating: 4
What’s Wrong with Me? is an overtly religious book which aims to provide girls with a better understanding of how to have a personal relationship with God.
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Season of The Shadow

Rating: 4
Fletcher Stedman and Kyndee Brock have an idyllic romance at Seabrook, the Stedman plantation in Virginia.
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Goliath Gets Up

Rating: 5
Goliath Gets Up is about a rag-tag bunch of friends-by-circumstance who, led by a man who might have been a dragon in a previous life, decide they must do something important in order to change their lives.
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Hang On

Rating: 4
It’s 1973 and Holly Salvino is just trying to Hang On. But when Holly meets Trevor, a roadie for a famous English rock band, her life starts to seem more like a “soap opera than real life.”
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The Girls' Guide to Dating Zombies

Rating: 4
When Hattie Cross, a magazine writer at The Daily Scoopage and author of The Girls’ Guide to Dating Zombies, researches a story and unwittingly uncovers a major story that could change the world as she knows it.
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The Mercury Vapor Lamp Experience: A Story of Aspergers and Aliens

Rating: 4
Reminiscent of the beloved classic, "E.T", Howard J. Levinson has written a science fiction gem that leads the reader on an innocent and unearthly journey to an ultimate battle between good and evil.
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The Witchhunt

Rating: 4
A cross-country adventure with Ali McCull takes us out of the confines of L.A. and on a journey that fills every chapter with excitement, intrigue, and subtle humor.
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Co-Opted

Rating: 4
At the onset of this appealing novel Francesca Wilson is a single, twenty-something Manhattan magazine journalist poised to launch an exciting life and waiting for “something big” to happen.
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The Eden Prescription

Rating: 4.5
The Eden Prescription is a tight and complex mystery thriller about the battle behind the race to find a cure for cancer.
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Uncertain Journey

Rating: 4
Serendipitous circumstances lead Rejep Etaj, an Albanian-born illegal immigrant, and Eudoxia “Doxi” Athanasiou, a Greek-American, to strike up a tender, if unlikely companionship in the city of Ionnina, Greece.
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Out, Out: A Novel of Women and Apes

Rating: 4
Deb Solomon, married and the mother of a two-year-old daughter, isn’t expecting her life to take any unusual turns when she lands a position as business manager of a Southern University primate lab outside of Atlanta.
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Immortal Desire

Rating: 4
Immortal Desire is a journey through history and an exquisite account of a female vampire’s quest for love.
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The Holiday Party

Rating: 4
The Holiday Party takes you into the lives and psyche of the players involved in a corporate takeover. Though all the players appear to have a common goal, they all have their own agendas, and secrets.
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Prophecy

Rating: 4
Prophecy opens with a quote from Revelation 6:8 that warns of a holocaust that will claim the lives of one-fourth of the earth’s population. “Behold the pale horse,” the prediction goes. “The rider was named Death and Hades was following close behind him.”
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The Bridge Club

Rating: 4
The Bridge Club is the story of eight women who started off as a monthly bridge club, and transformed themselves over the decades into what they call a “life raft” or a “support of sisters” (SOS) group for one another.
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Misfits & Heroes: West From Africa

Rating: 5
The act of a social outcast releasing a wanderer from her bonds begins a story that soon intertwines the lives of many with the history of Africa and Western exploration. The time is approximately 12,000 BC when Naaba and Asha meet and start their unconventional journey.
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Justice in America: How it Works – How it Fails

Rating: 4
It doesn’t take much to realize when someone has “wronged” us. Yet Russell F. Moran’s Justice in America: How it Works – How it Fails examines how our simplest instinct – the ability to identify right from wrong – isn’t always so simple in the eyes of the law.
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The Jinson Twins Science Detectives and the Mystery of Echo Lake

Rating: 5
Twelve-year old twins, Debbie and Joe Jinson have a summer job - Mrs. Gray needs help clearing out her house. It sounds straightforward enough, until the twins discover a mysterious map with clues. With the help of Mr. Benjamin, the twins try to solve the mystery they have uncovered, but they are being watched and followed.
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One Pink Line

Rating: 4.5
One Pink Line is a beautifully written and well-crafted story about Sydney, a senior in College, who gets pregnant by someone other than the love of her life, but decides to keep her baby.
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Amo, Amas, Amat

Rating: 4.5
Appropriately titled, Amo, Amas, Amat, which is the Latin conjugation of the verb to love, this book is about love triangles and connections in life and love.
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How To Raise A Good Kid

Rating: 4
In this entertaining series of essays, O’Dwyer mines his comfortable middle-class American childhood for life lessons.
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The Able Seaman's Mate

Rating: 4.5
Author William Cheevers provides a glimpse into America’s cultural history in this beautifully written tale about Irish immigrant James Patrick Delaney adjusting to life in America.
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The Darkening Dream

Rating: 4
It is 1913 and the residents of Salem, MA, have no idea that their bustling town has recently become home to feuding vampires on the trail of a long lost treasure.
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The Unsimple Truth

Rating: 4
Kevin and Evan are twin brothers who couldn’t be more different. Growing up neglected they were there for each other every step of the way. As adults they seem to have chosen very different paths. The Unsimple Truth is their story.