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Book Review: ‘Secret of a Thousand Beauties,’ A Historical Romance by Mingmei Yip

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Promised in marriage at birth, Spring Swallow is still forced to wed even after the death of her intended groom. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Found, Near Water’ – A Suspenseful Mystery by Katherine Hayton

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Whenever it comes to missing and exploited children there is always that painful feeling, for there is an innocence lost when a child disappears. The edginess of Found, Near Water begins right from the beginning and the missing are threaded together into a strange and eerie nightmare of questions and answers. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Seventh Floor,’ A Christian Memoir by Debra A. Deardorff

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A heartfelt story of a Christian woman who held on to her faith through an impossible dream. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Things Half In Shadow’ A Ghostly 19th Century Thriller by Alan Finn

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'Things Half in Shadow' has it all: murder, mystery, intrigue, and a smattering of some ghostly paranormal thrown in for good measure! Read More »

Book Review: ‘Wonder Woman: The Complete Newspaper Strip, 1944-1945’ by William Marston and H.G. Peter

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The Amazon princess’ short-run as a newspaper strip heroine gets a sharp hardcover collection. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Stolen, Heart of Dread’ A YA Fantasy by Melissa De La Cruz and Michael Johnston.

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If you enjoy fantasy and danger, threaded with mystery and adventure you will love the characters in this tale. The second of a series it still reads well on its own, and you will find that Wes and his erstwhile friends are a mix of fear and courage. It is when they are all together the courage becomes fierce, and when one of their friends comes into trouble, you see what makes them who they are. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Forsaken: Ev and Ell’ by C. Ryan Bymaster

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Bymaster has taken the fight between good and evil in an alternate direction. While there is that competition between his characters, after much time together they begin to interact in more direct ways with humor, with mocking and sometimes with friendship. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Fashioning Fat: Inside Plus-Size Modeling’ by Amanda M. Czerniawski

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Czerniawski contributes to the important conversation about the conception of beauty in North America. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Caught Dead,’ A New Mystery Series by Andrew Lanh

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"Caught Dead" is an engaging beginning for this Rick Van Lam series. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Ethernet: The Definitive Guide’ by Charles E. Spurgeon and Joann Zimmerman

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A useful read for anyone curious about the evolution of Ethernet. Read More »