Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

LOVE OF THE GAME by Lori Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"The romance unfolds at a leisurely pace, balancing intense emotions with heartwarming family moments."
In this sweet installment of the Stardust, Texas series, a small-town belle forces a big-league player to take a seventh-inning stretch. Read full book review >
THE EARL TAKES ALL by Lorraine Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"A steamy romance that uses the strict rules of Regency Britain to excellent effect."
If you've loved a man, can you also love his brother? Read full book review >

MAGNATE by Joanna Shupe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Readers will enjoy this entertaining romance about two people who refuse to let society dictate whom they love."
A wager between a Knickerbocker princess and an upstart steel magnate from the slums leads to marriage in this novel set in New York City during the Gilded Age. Read full book review >
HOW THE DUKE WAS WON by Lenora Bell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Bold and sweet as good chocolate, this debut romance will give Regency fans a new author for their must-read list."
One proud duke, four desperate women, and a weekend full of surprises. Read full book review >
SIDDHARTHA'S BRAIN by James Kingsland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Brain science and Buddhist lore combine in this compelling treatise on the benefits of meditation and mindfulness."
A Guardian science editor and self-proclaimed skeptic analyzes "the ancient science of enlightenment."Read full book review >

BARREN COVE by Ariel S. Winter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Lyrical, unexpected, and curiously affecting…a story that lodges uneasily in the heart and mind."
TEMPTATIONS OF A WALLFLOWER by Eva Leigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"This page-turner can only help Leigh's career. Read it without delay."
A nobly-born vicar and a wallflower find unlikely love in the Regency period, but both of them have scandalous secrets. Read full book review >
HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Don't expect any hint of optimism; read it if you dare!"
In Dutch author Heuvelt's English-language debut, a town haunted by a 17th-century witch uncovers the true face of evil—and it's not supernatural. Read full book review >
THESE HEROIC, HAPPY DEAD by Luke Mogelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Mogelson shows impressive range and restraint in an area—war-related fiction—in which physical and emotional extremes have been too readily deployed and exploited."
U.S. veterans deal with the collateral damage of military service in this collection of often surprisingly understated stories. Read full book review >
THE ALASKAN LAUNDRY by Brendan Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"The compelling tale of a woman's journey from hopeless anger to genuine empowerment, made richer by its immersion in the world of commercial fishing."
Debut novelist Jones draws on his real-life experience living and working on an Alaskan tugboat to craft the tale of Tara Marconi, a Philadelphia woman who runs away from the depression and anger that have taken over her life. Read full book review >
MURDER AT THE 42ND STREET LIBRARY by Con Lehane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Lehane (Death at the Old Hotel, 2007, etc.) awards his previous detective, bartender Brian McNulty, a cameo but focuses on the complicated Ray, who looks like a promising newcomer in the talented-amateur ranks."
A biographer is killed inside one of the world's premier research libraries. Read full book review >
CITY OF SECRETS by Stewart O’Nan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Economical and deliberately low-key, like all O'Nan's work, but the complex moral issues it raises linger unsettlingly."
The protean O'Nan (West of Sunset, 2015, etc.) assumes the mantle of Conrad and Greene in a probing, keening thriller set in Jerusalem just after World War II.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >