February 13, 2024

Flotsam

Patricia Boomsma’s Flotsam is a riveting modern-day crime-drama set in America’s Pacific Northwest, focusing on the mysterious disappearance of a young indigenous woman.

The novel commences with the macabre discovery of a foot washed up on a beach and the introduction of deputy prosecuting attorney Kelly Flynn, who, while investigating the foot, encounters Therese, an […]

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February 6, 2024

Shitamachi Scam

Michael Pronko’s sixth novel in the Detective Hiroshi series showcases his ability to weave a gripping crime story with his deep knowledge and appreciation of Japanese culture and society.

The novel opens with a police sting. An elderly woman is set to give a bag with money and documents to a low-level crook, part of […]

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January 30, 2024

The Seaborne: The First Book of the Isle Fincara Trilogy

A.G. Rivett’s The Seaborne is speculative fiction about modern-day engineer John Finlay, who leaves a failed business and relationship behind by hiring onto a fishing boat heading into the Atlantic.

When John wakes from an accident he can’t remember, he has been dragged from the sea by fishermen from a small island village, 1,000 years in […]

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January 16, 2024

Wings: How Traveling the World Freed My Soul to Fly

From Machu Picchu to Mount Rainier, retired nurse/midwife Kathy Wright’s travels created a solid foundation for another unexpected odyssey: the journey she embarked upon with her diagnosis of ovarian cancer. This deeply personal memoir shares how world travel and cancer intertwined to support and enhance her quest to open herself to what’s truly important in […]

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January 10, 2024

Staked: A Vampire’s Tale, Angel of Death Series, Book One

Kim Catanzarite’s Staked poses an intriguing question for readers of vampire fiction: What if the vampire in question was both angelic and monstrous simultaneously?

Staked’s vampire is Gregorie Babin, who approaches life (or afterlife) like a philosopher. “He didn’t sleep just like he didn’t breathe,” the author writes. “That’s why he feared he was dead. […]

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January 10, 2024

The Distant Lighthouse

In this short, illustrated parable, the Light Keeper helps a fading lighthouse regain its life-saving beam.

Offshore, a distant lighthouse guides ships through a treacherous stretch of water to safe harbor. As time goes by, it becomes lonely. The stubborn feeling of isolation dims its memory of the unique purpose for which it was built. […]

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January 2, 2024

Cooperative Co-Parenting for Secure Kids: The Attachment Theory Guide to Raising Kids in Two Homes

Cooperative Co-Parenting for Secure Kids is a guidebook for divorced or separated parents seeking to raise well-adjusted children. Rooting her approach in Attachment Theory, author Aurisha Smolarski uses her 20-plus years of experience in the field of marriage and family therapy to offer this straightforward how-to manual on sharing “responsibility for care taking [sic], decision-making, […]

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December 25, 2023

The Sixth Level: Capitalize on the Power of Women’s Psychology for Sustainable Leadership

The Sixth Level is a leadership development book positing that the patriarchal approach to leading organizations is unfit for modern challenges. Instead, the authors prescribe a new leadership framework called “The Sixth Level.”

The book’s authors, experts, variously, in psychology, gender, management and business, present a framework for leadership meant to address the strains felt […]

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November 7, 2023

The Still Small Voice

Brenda Stanley’s The Still Small Voice is a riveting mystery centering on a dying man’s final wish.

Shunned by her family for rejecting the tenets of the Mormon Church, Madison left home intending to never come back. However, after years away, she reluctantly returns at the request of her dying father. He has a confession […]

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November 7, 2023

Farm Family: A Solo Mom’s Memoir of Finding Home, Happiness, and Alpacas

Single mom and cancer survivor Jane Lee Rankin’s engaging, thoughtful memoir, Farm Family, details her experience rising from novice alpaca farmer to accomplished owner of Apple Hill Farm and the inner peace she discovered as a result.

I’m pregnant. I’m single. I’m thirty-seven,” writes Rankin of the realization in 1998 that she wanted the baby […]

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