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The Haunted and the Hunted

Teresa Reitnauer

Xlibris, 113 pages, (paperback) $19.99, 9781524531324
(Reviewed: April, 2017)

Sparks fly when a relentlessly stalked author and a vet crippled by PTSD find shelter together in a secluded cabin in this well-plotted and engaging romantic suspense novel.

Writer Rachael finds her life upended when a mentally unbalanced book clerk begins pursuing her, starting with silent phone calls and flowers at her doorstep […]

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Treachery and the Innocent

Rockie Sue Fordham, Mary Elizabeth Nathan, and Caleb Luke Fordham

LitFire Publishing, 386 pages, (paperback) , 978-1-50789-948-9
(Reviewed: April, 2017)

Prolific author, pastor and creationism advocate Rockie Sue Fordham, along with co-authors Mary Elizabeth Nathan and Caleb Luke Fordham, incorporates biblical principles into an adventure novel about the war on terror in Treachery and the Innocent.

The book’s main protagonist is Shema, a young Iraqi student studying in Washington, D.C. to be a nurse. Unfortunately, […]

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Apollo’s Raven: Book One in the Apollo’s Raven Series

Linnea Tanner

Apollo Raven Publisher, 400 pages, (paperback) $15.95, 9780998230009
(Reviewed: April, 2017)

This historical romantic fantasy takes readers to 24 AD to the Southeast Coast of Britannia, blending magic, romance, and politics into a satisfying tale of one determined Celtic woman who must choose between doing her duty and following her heart.

King Amren and Queen Rhiannon are the parents of warrior princess Catrin, who they fear […]

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The Harding Sisters of Sterling City Road and Me

Carol E. Plimpton

AuthorHouse, 110 pages, (paperback) $13.99, 9781524660512
(Reviewed: April, 2017)

At the end of the 1800s, Lyman and Nora Harding of tiny Lyme, Conn., had 11 children—10 girls and one boy—whose births spanned from 1883 to 1902. The sisters’ stories form the basis of this memoir.

Carol E. Plimpton, grand-niece of the women, does an admirable job piecing together snapshot biographies of their lives, relying […]

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Parents as Talent Developers: Essential Parenting Tools of Exceptional Parents

James Reed Campbell and Brenda Williams Harewood

AuthorHouse, 146 pages, (paperback) $13.99, 9781524655099
(Reviewed: April, 2017)

It’s widely known that there is a direct connection between a child’s home life and how well he/she does in school. Researched and written by longtime educators James Reed Campbell and Brenda Williams Harewood, Parents as Talent Developers explores this critical link in a rare guide for minority parents and extended families.

The […]

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Silent Flight

Diane Croft

Xlibris, 51 pages, (paperback) $16.63, 9781514465264
(Reviewed: April, 2017)

The back cover of Diane Croft’s Silent Flight describes these poems as “written from the heart, all with a positive attitude for change.”  This is an apt description of the light, inspirational verse offered in these pages.

“If Only” serves as a representative example of this poet’s ethos and style: “If only we could all […]

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How to Catch a Mouse with No Cheese: Real World Lessons and Experiences from an Entrepreneur

Donnie P

Donnie P., 145 pages, (hardcover) $18.50, 9781495127113
(Reviewed: April, 2017)

Even the most blue-sky Pollyannas wince when you ask them if it is possible to build a business without cash. It’s likely, though, that they haven’t read How to Catch a Mouse with No Cheese, where author Donnie P. makes a convincing argument for that very possibility. Cash may be king in many quarters, the […]

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The Last “True” Roller Derby: A Memoir

Larry Smith

iUniverse, 232 pages, (paperback) $19.95, 9781491780152
(Reviewed: April, 2017)

A skater who was in the thick of the Roller Derby during its heyday in the 1960s and ‘70s shares inside experiences in his memoir, The Last “True” Roller Derby.

Larry Smith, who was born to poor California farm workers, had wanted to join the Roller Derby since his youth. After graduating from high school […]

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Death of the Middle Class + Secular Economic Stagnation = How Trade with Communist China Is Destroying Democracy & Capitalism

Mark Jeia

AuthorHouse, 115 pages, (paperback) $15.18, 9781524676780
(Reviewed: April, 2017)

Despite the wordiness and length of the title, Death of the Middle Class is a concise, reasonable and clear exploration of one of today’s most pressing political and economic issues: international trade.

In a compact 115-pages, Jeia argues that trading with communist China imperils developed nations like the United States. The cost of […]

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Against All Odds: Zambia’s President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s Rough Journey to State House

Anthony Mukwita

Partridge, 156 pages, (paperback) $15.99, 9781482877243
(Reviewed: April, 2017)

Anthony Mukwita is a Zambian journalist-turned-diplomat who is acutely aware of the dearth of written history about his young country. He addresses that void with this authorized biography of his friend Edgar Lungu, the sixth president of this landlocked southern African country, which gained independence from Britain in 1964.

President Edgar Lungu is a 60-year-old […]

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