Indie Book Reviews (page 625)

Released: June 18, 2011

"A powerful expression of anguish from a 9/11 first responder."
A New York cop's account of his 9/11-related health problems and struggle to have them recognized by the city's bureaucracy. Read full book review >
AMBERSLEY by Amy Atwell
Released: June 18, 2011

"Though written with some skill, Atwell's novel lacks the lighthearted sparkle, wit, fun and true period flavor that defines a Regency romance."
To save her life, the young heiress of Ambersley is disguised as a boy and raised by servants, but when she and the unsuspecting new Duke eventually become close, complications arise in this Regency-era romance. Read full book review >

AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY by Donna Gruber Adair
Released: June 17, 2011

"With 2011 marking the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, Adair's novel is a fitting, rousing tribute to the courage of ordinary families who made extraordinary sacrifices."
A captivating generational tale of one family's pioneering travels during America's 19th-century westward expansion. Read full book review >
FIRST VOICES by Walter J. Schenck Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2011

"Richly enjoyable biblical fiction."
Schenck (The Birdcatcher, 2013) recasts the book of Genesis as a novel. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: June 17, 2011

"Muddled and under-researched, Starr's work would benefit from more explanatory text to provide clarity and unification."
Starr's debut work of genealogy is an ambitious text that promises to deliver the secrets of Christianity. Read full book review >

Released: June 17, 2011

"This collection presents a vivid, yet often simplistic, perspective on a young person's struggle with cancer.
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This debut collection of biting, unsentimental and uneven monologues unfolds into the true story of one young woman's battle with cancer. Read full book review >
LEARNING CURVES by Dorie LaRue
Released: June 17, 2011

"A well-crafted, sardonic look at university life."
LaRue's novel satirizes the backbiting politics and scandals of a mediocre Southern university through the eyes of its faculty. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 17, 2011

"A pleasingly functional, life-affirming reference tool."
A South Florida "Life Skills expert and mother" offers her definitive survival guide for those preparing to leave the nest. Read full book review >
Descending Souls by John Doney
Released: June 17, 2011

"A promising attempt to blend crime drama and fantasy that struggles to come together."
An unlikely group of heroes battles for a city in Doney's debut supernatural thriller. Read full book review >
Released: June 16, 2011

"Heavy emphasis on rhyming and simplistic subject matter will leave readers unsatisfied."
A young woman's poems about nature, relationships and growing up. Read full book review >
Released: June 15, 2011

"Though its presentation could be more engaging, the book provides thorough descriptions of a wide range of medical equipment and will likely help readers feel more comfortable about visiting a friend or family member in the ICU."
A thorough guide to the medical devices likely to be encountered at most academic hospitals. Read full book review >
Released: June 15, 2011

"An engaging, dynamic story that grapples intelligently with themes of race, class and morality."
In Fournier's thoughtful debut novel, a young man comes of age in the tense atmosphere of a city teetering on the edge of chaos. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >