Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

YOUR ALLURING LOVE by Layla Hagen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A sexy, satisfying romance.

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In this sequel, Hagen (Your Tempting Love, 2017, etc.) focuses on another member of the Bennett family as Alice tries to snag her childhood crush once and for all.Read full book review >
LOWLANDS by Terence Gallagher
Released: April 30, 2017

"A lovely, smart, and haunting adventure tale."
In Gallagher's debut YA novel, a teenage boy in Queens, New York, meets a young woman from a mysterious culture who changes his outlook on life. Read full book review >

THREAD OF GOLD by Anne Da Vigo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2017

"Stop the presses! An appealing crime fiction heroine is born."
A San Francisco reporter might lose more than her job when her editor forces her to investigate the supposed suicides of two New York breeders of prize-winning dairy cattle. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 2017

"An information-packed glimpse into one executive's journey to an EMBA."
A manager who aced an Executive MBA program delivers a debut workbook to steer others through the arduous process of earning this advanced degree. Read full book review >
AHE'EY by Jamie Le Fay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2017

"A bracing mix of emotionally and intellectually honest fantasy."
In this romantic tale, a champion of women's empowerment stumbles on a hidden—and seemingly perfect—society. Read full book review >

THE FREEPORT ROBBERY by Michael P. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2017

"Another exceptional account of heart-of-gold con artistry."
King's (The Blackmail Photos, 2016, etc.) fourth outing with the Travelers, a husband-and-wife con artist team, sees them chasing stolen artwork. Read full book review >
AGENTS OF THE UNDERTOW by Jack McDaniel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"This gripping sci-fi-esque yarn ably incorporates social and political themes."
Years after fighting off a plague infection, survivors become the target of a dubious administrator who's convinced they still carry the lethal virus in this dystopian novel. Read full book review >
LETTERS FROM THE SKELETON COAST by Ken Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"A moving novel about an unwavering affection that begins in a time of adversity."
In Jones' debut historical novel based on actual events, a romance between a young mother and a pilot blossoms after a ship is stranded in South West Africa during World War II. Read full book review >
SET FOR LIFE by Scott Trench
Released: April 23, 2017

"Cogently written and ideal for those beginning their careers who are not averse to risk; some may find this fiscal plan too audacious, but others will likely embrace its spirit and pursue it with fervor."
A debut financial guide offers a novel approach to wealth creation. Read full book review >
THE PROMISE OF PIERSON ORCHARD  by Kate Brandes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2017

"An expertly paced, moving exploration of grief and responsibility and an eloquent portrait of a small town struggling with compromise."
A small-town family, torn apart by tragedy, must find a way to overcome their grievances when they face a common threat in Brandes' debut novel. Read full book review >
THE ANATOMY OF CHEATING by Nesly Clerge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2017

"A thoughtful but unfortunately overwrought study of romantic perfidy."
Two married couples deal with the destructive effects of infidelity in Clerge's (End of the World: The Beginning, 2016, etc.) novel. Read full book review >
TREE by Melina Sempill Watts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2017

"An ingenious and satisfying tale about a single live oak."
A debut novel tells the story of life in a California valley through the eyes of a tree. 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 >