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G.R. Jerry

Page Turner Press and Media, 358 pages, (paperback) $14.99, 9781643769486
(Reviewed: November, 2022)

G.R. Jerry’s novel follows a put-upon insurance adjuster and his colleagues as they fall prey to a centuries-old evil.

Benny Johnson’s wife has just left him, taking nearly everything except his beer. But other than that, his daily grind at BestEver Insurance is getting off to its usual start. Then he sees a horrific, cloaked […]

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The Medical Jungle: A Pioneering Surgeon’s Battle to Revolutionize Vascular Care and Challenge the Medical Mafia

Frank J. Veith

Amplify Publishing, 296 pages, (hardcover) $28.00, 9781637552629
(Reviewed: November, 2022)

Until the early 1970s, patients with lower limbs affected with gangrene traditionally received amputation. When a young surgeon working at New York’s Montefiore Hospital helped develop better techniques for vascular repair, however, up to 90% of affected limbs were eventually saved. This marked the beginning of a pioneering career that established author Frank J. Veith […]

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The Purposeful Wealth Advisor: How to Build a Rewarding Career While Helping Clients Achieve Their Dreams

Raj Sharma

Amplify Publishing, 248 pages, (hardcover) $30.00, 9781637555484
(Reviewed: November, 2022)

Author Raj Sharma, born in India, has been a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch since 1987. Despite joining an industry dominated by old, “pale and male,” advisors, Sharma’s team now handles millions in investments for a select group of wealthy clients. His book, written for people entering the profession, describes his shaky start and reveals […]

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Desert Friends: Travels with the Pack

Linda Harkey, illustrated by Mike Minick

ArchwayPublishing, 42 pages, (paperback) $17.95, 9781665721868
(Reviewed: November, 2022)

Offering a heavy helping of desert ecology with a dash of drama, Desert Friends is an informative picture book for young readers who enjoy learning about wild animals.

Desert Friends opens by introducing readers to a roadrunner and a Gambel’s quail, two friends in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert who love to race each other. Readers learn […]

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Pandora’s Box: Triforce

Alan Davis

iUniverse, 411 pages, (paperback) $19.99, 9781663233219
(Reviewed: November, 2022)

Pandora’s Box: Triforce is a spiritual fantasy focusing on the magical exploits and morally righteous, interventionist activities of protagonists Sunita and Darth.

Mystical maverick Darth, aka Sirius Black, is on a quest to retrieve a magical MacGuffin called the Infinity Stone. His quest, fraught with peril, leads him to a realm troubled by iniquity. He […]

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Black, White, and RED All Over: A Gritty, Current, Clean Christian Mystery

Deeann D. Mathews

, 256 pages, (paperback) $20.00, 9781735575209
(Reviewed: November, 2022)

Deeann D. Mathews’ debut is an entertaining drama and a sharp denunciation of the anti-black racism endemic in the U.S.

In 2019, police stations across mostly rural Lofton County, Virginia, are in turmoil because the new black-run newspaper, the Lofton County Free Voice, has used the Freedom of Information Act to request ten years of […]

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A Leap to an Ecological Economy: third edition

Derek Paul

The Ewings Publishing, 172 pages, (paperback) $11.99, 9798886402179
(Reviewed: November, 2022)

“Climate change,” states Derek Paul in his third edition of A Leap into an Ecological Economy, “is the greatest threat to life in general and the human race in particular…” With this edition, he hopes to promote a new paradigm that “recognizes the interdependence of species” and “requires respect for life.”

Paul notes that “a […]

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Champaign No Pain

Dirk De Bock

Xlibris, 66 pages, (paperback) $12.96, 9781664117006
(Reviewed: November, 2022)

Dirk De Bock’s poetry collection, Champaign No Pain, muses about wide-ranging topics, from romantic relationships to delicious barbecue.

De Bock’s work generally rhymes and varies from the sweet and sensitive (In “Lovely Little Darling,” he muses, “Now we change, both of our lives for real/ twine our hearts together towards tomorrow…”) to the provocative (in […]

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Three Brothers From Virginia: An Epic Tale of Love and Liberation in the Civil War

Andy Lazris

Andy Lazris, 712 pages, (paperback) $17.99, 9798674858416
(Reviewed: November, 2022)

Andy Lazris’s historical novel is set during the Civil War era, focusing on the love between three brothers and those close to them.

Some years before the Civil War, a Northerner whose wife died shortly after giving birth to son Matthew, is encouraged by a friend to purchase a farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Eventually, […]

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She Is Uncompromising: A Christian Woman’s Guide to Mastering Motherhood, Business, and Everything in Between

Tatum Temia Ayomike

Amplify Publishing, 160 pages, (hardcover) $24.95, 9781645439660
(Reviewed: November, 2022)

Award-winning podcast speaker Tatum Temia Ayomike challenges Christian women to make God the CEO of their lives in this faith-based guide to mastering life and achieving success.

As a wife, mother and successful entrepreneur, Ayomike understands the many hats women wear daily. She states that “the superwoman complex has left many women unfulfilled and exhausted […]

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