Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 8)

ONE FOR THE ROGUE by Manda Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018

"A fine conclusion to a Regency series dedicated to celebrating the intellectual and artistic achievements of women."
A gruff fossil hunter tries to resist the allure of an heiress who is also a capable, confident geologist. Read full book review >
THE BEAUTY OF THEIR DREAMS by Theodore L. Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018

"A well-crafted family tale that fails to fully transport readers to another era."
A young, privileged couple swap their comfortable existence in early-20th-century Massachusetts for Illinois farming country in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >

THE RIDDLE OF THE GRAVEYARD by Peter  Hufstader
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018

"An often delightful tale that's most exhilarating when its characters are at sea."
Youngsters from a New England island in 1950 track down stolen loot and confront a dangerous band of thieves in Hufstader's debut YA adventure. Read full book review >
MISS WILTON'S WALTZ  by Josi S. Kilpack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018

"A sweet, engaging, graceful romance."
Lenora Wilton accepts a position as music teacher at a girls' school in Bath, where a difficult student and an unfortunate meeting with the girl's guardian change her life—and her hopes for the future. Read full book review >
THE ONLY THING  by Marie Harte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018

"Harte hits the romance but slightly misses the mark with other elements of the story."
During a spat with her mother, Hope Donnigan drops a comment about her completely inappropriate boyfriend—who doesn't actually exist—then convinces an acquaintance to fill the role, surprising them both when they actually fall for each other. Read full book review >

FLYING JENNY by Theasa Tuohy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018

"What should be dramatic is made dull in this historical novel."
Two brave women battle to live how they choose and become friends in the process. Read full book review >
I AM JUSTICE  by Diana  Muñoz Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018

"Sizzling physical encounters create trust, understanding, and eventually love between an avenger and a humanitarian on opposite paths to justice."
Debut author Muñoz Stewart introduces a close-knit family of female avengers who love as intensely as they fight for justice. Read full book review >
THE LUCK OF THE BRIDE by Janna MacGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018

"Math has never been sexier."
The marquess in charge of a young heiress's dowry is terrible at accounting—and their problems only multiply when they fall in love in MacGregor's (The Bride Who Got Lucky, 2017, etc.) latest Cavensham Heiresses book. Read full book review >
THE ABBOT'S TALE by Conn Iggulden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018

"Fans of the genre will love this masterpiece of historical fiction."
A 10th-century English abbot tells of his service to seven kings—a story of pride, vengeance, and blood—in a tale abounding with real historical characters. Read full book review >
ANGEL CITY SINGLES by Ralph  Cissne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018

"A ponderous examination of spiritual lethargy."
A grief-stricken man attempts to jump-start his life and find love in this novel. Read full book review >
THE JUDGE HUNTER by Christopher Buckley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018

"An entertaining and nicely crafted picaresque thriller with crackling dialogue and a brace of Colonial cops as appealingly mismatched as any of Hollywood's buddy efforts."
The political humorist's second historical novel is a witty bromance about international intrigue and a hunt for two regicides in 17th-century New England. Read full book review >
THE FENS by Pamela Wechsler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018

"Foursquare investigation of the sort prosecuting attorneys do mainly in fiction, followed by a rousing, albeit unsubtle, courtroom battle. Throw the book at him."
A third case for blue-blooded, impoverished Suffolk County prosecutor Abigail Endicott takes her out to the ballgame, which is further than the Red Sox catcher gets. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >