Monthly Archives: May 2013

Jealousy and Obsession, With a Paranormal Twist

May 31, 2013
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Sixteen-year-old Sylvie isn’t comfortable in her own skin. In fact, there are times she can’t even manage to stay inside it. But if there is one thing she is sure of, it’s her love for Kevin Phillips. She’s willing to stake everything on it – her family, her friends, and possibly her soul. Sylvie has been best friends with Cassie forever. But In the YA novel “Untethered” by Katie Hayoz, everything is turned around when…

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Coming to Grips With The Reality of Change

May 30, 2013
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Louise Palmer is a settled-down woman, who wants nothing more than to remain in the same house until the day she dies. So when her husband, Clay, announces his intention to quit his job and move to Florida, Louise’s life is thrown into a turmoil of mixed emotions and strained loyalties, in Bette Lee Crosby‘s novel “What Matters Most.” Torn between Clay’s desire for “the good life” and the lifelong friendships of her quilting club,…

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Would You Stash the Body to Save the Party?

May 29, 2013
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What do you do when you find your grandfather dead half an hour before your cousin’s wedding? Well, you can hide him in his bed and tell everyone he didn’t feel like coming. Beate Boeker‘s new mystery “Delayed Death” is set in Florence, Italy, where Carlina finds her grandfather dead on the day of her cousin Emma’s wedding. She decides to hide the body until after the ceremony. However, as it turns out, her grandfather…

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If She Fails, All Humankind Suffers the Consequences

May 22, 2013
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Naomi Witherspoon lives in interesting times. First she was seized by a Lakota goddess at the winter solstice. Then, as her relationships with her friends fissured, Naomi tapped a wellspring of strength – her own Native American heritage. Now, pregnant and due any day, she must conduct the mediation of her life. Will she succeed? Or will it all go up in smoke? It’s the final volume in the Pipe Woman Chronicles – Lynne Cantwell‘s…

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One Family’s Story of Coming to America

May 20, 2013
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Confession is good for the soul, even after the soul has been claimed. The novel “Forty Years in a Day” by Mona Rodriguez begins in Italy, 1900. After years of torment and neglect, Victoria and her four small children emigrate to Hell’s Kitchen, New York, to escape her alcoholic, abusive husband. On the day they leave, he tragically dies, but she doesn’t learn of his death for several years — it’s a secret that puts…

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Book of Exceptional Quality Giveaway

May 18, 2013

Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a Kindle ebook copy of Garrett Addison’s novel “The Traveller,” the latest winner of The Bookcast “Book of Exceptional Quality” award. Just click on “Giveaways” at the top of this page.

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