Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

Perla Garcia and the Mystery of La Llorona, The Weeping Woman by Rodolfo Alvarado
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Recommended for children who enjoy ghost stories and spooky mysteries, with Spanish lessons as an educational bonus."
The first installment of Alvarado's mystery series introduces Perla Garcia, a bilingual little girl and aspiring detective who's determined to uncover the truth behind a local legend. Read full book review >
Evolution of the Feminine Mystique  by Malia Litman
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Plenty of valuable information but marred by too much scolding."
Litman (The Ignorance—Virtues of Sarah Palin, 2010, etc.) welcomes readers to her formulation of the so-called third wave of feminism.Read full book review >

Love, or The Witches of Windward Circle by Carlos Allende
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A decidedly dark tale for those with funny bones, strong stomachs, and open minds."
Love, lust, and the occult combine in Allende's deliciously humorous debut novel. Read full book review >
Future Imperfect by M. Scott Chambers
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A well-conceived, exciting story that will satisfy those looking for some emotion in their time-travel tales."
A classic time-travel plot gets a modern spin in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Oldenglen by Robin Mason
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A well-written, engaging debut fantasy."
When Jackson's family moves to a forested area, he stumbles upon secrets that will change his life forever in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

Mind Over Bullies  by D.K. Smith
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"Complex, layered YA that easily appeals to adults, too.
In this intricate YA tale, teenagers with special skills unite to confront bullying, though they end up fighting crime, murder, and terrorism. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"A worthy read for the gun lover or for someone looking to better understand military life."
A comprehensive introduction to the art of precision shooting. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"A heartfelt but narrow prescription for finding a partner and creating a loving heterosexual marriage."
A Christianity-based approach to relationships driven by positive thinking, based on the authors' own courtship and marriage. Read full book review >
Growing Old With Grace by Ramakrishna Michaels
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"Affecting; seasoned with intellectual maturity as well as spiritual passion."
A chronicle of a life spent at the intersections of Eastern and Western thought. Read full book review >
A Convergence of Two Minds by Randolph R. Croxton
Released: Aug. 30, 2015

"A thought-provoking explanation for the origins of personality."
In this nonfiction work, Croxton argues that modern human minds succeed through the interaction of the distinctly male and female hemispheres of the brain. Read full book review >
A Village in the Fields by Patty Enrado
Released: Aug. 28, 2015

"Multilayered, empathetic, and touching account of a workingman's life."
In Enrado's debut novel, a retired Filipino farmworker looks back on his long and costly struggle for civil rights. Read full book review >
Death By Arbitrage or Live Low Die High by Urno Barthel
Released: Aug. 27, 2015

"An extremely clever thriller that dazzles on every level."
This third volume in a series of techno-thrillers pits Chester and Urno's (Death by Tech, 2014, etc.) scientist/sleuth against murderous inside traders. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Elin Hilderbrand
October 13, 2015

In Winter Stroll, a sequel to last year's holiday novel Winter Street, Elin Hilderbrand improves on the first by delving deeper into the emotional lives of the Quinn clan. Christmas on Nantucket finds Winter Street Inn owner Kelley Quinn and his family busily preparing for the holiday season. Though the year has brought tragedy, the Quinns have much to celebrate: Kelley has reunited with his first wife Margaret, Kevin and Isabelle have a new baby; and Ava is finally dating a nice guy. But when Kelley's estranged wife Mitzi shows up on the island, along with Kevin's devious ex-wife Norah and a dangerously irresistible old fling of Ava's, the Inn is suddenly overrun with romantic feuds, not to mention guests. “Although some of the Quinns' problems are resolved, many are not, happily promising a third installment next year,” our reviewer writes. View video >