Indie Book Reviews (page 625)

A SOUTHERN SOLUTION by Alan Beck
Released: July 21, 2012

"Readers of all political persuasions will find something that resonates in this lightning-quick story, along with plenty of eyebrow-raising chuckles."
A retired psychiatrist heads to Puerto Vallarta to escape the crumbling American dream and runs into a nightmare of FBI agents, avaricious businessmen and global invasions in this satire drunk with political jabs and comic escapades. Read full book review >
Released: July 21, 2012

"Give this one to kids struggling with a new school or to anyone interested in animal rescue."
Starting middle school can be tough, so Madison Morgan doesn't think she can handle it without a dog, but her stepfather has other ideas. Read full book review >

Released: July 20, 2012

"A motivational, true story of a female firefighter's journey to empowerment."
Geldbach-Hall never intended to be a pioneer, but this "firegal" changed the firefighting world forever. Read full book review >
Released: July 20, 2012

"Branches beyond the reach of a typical cancer-widow memoir, achieving an inspiring depth of spirit."
Rylander's memoir follows her as she grieves and grows through her husband Jim's illness and death. Read full book review >
Released: July 20, 2012

"Exudes vast emotion, but too unrefined and unpolished."
This small collection of eclectic, spiritual poems bears witness to both the beautiful and heartbreaking moments surrounding existence. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 20, 2012

"Candid, cheerful proselytizing, seamlessly intertwined with heartbreaking slices of life."
One woman's account of how her spirituality has enriched and guided her, presented to mentor other Christians on their own paths. Read full book review >
THE SHADOW MAN by Mark Murphy
Released: July 20, 2012

"An enjoyable, well-written and twisty thriller with gruesome aspects balanced by warmth, believable relationships and a likable hero."
A Savannah doctor's life turns upside down when people suspect him of serial murder in this thriller tinged with the supernatural. Read full book review >
COBWEBS ON THE CHANDELIER by Dorothy Monroe
Released: July 19, 2012

"This candid look at running a household mixes Erma Bombeck-worthy insight with warmth and humor."
First-time memoirist Monroe takes everyday topics and elevates them into thoughtful, often emotional essays illustrating the joys and pitfalls of a woman struggling with work, marriage and motherhood. Read full book review >
VIVA LA CUCINA ITALIANA by Joe Famularo
Released: July 19, 2012

"A readable, real-world collection of recipes that deserves to go from bookshelf to kitchen counter again and again."
A cornucopia of a cookbook that educates and entertains. Read full book review >
Released: July 19, 2012

"Somewhat formulaic but nonetheless fun and atmospheric Southern murder mystery."
A twisty little mystery involving a secret wine cellar. Read full book review >
THE ACCIDENT STAGER by Susan Moss
Released: July 19, 2012

"A novel out of focus in content and form."
Artist Moss pens a novel assembled from two stories based on real-life events—that of a staged accident and that of the victim. Read full book review >
MY FAVORITE CASHEW by C.B. Anderson
Released: July 19, 2012

"A triumphant response to the worst impulses of human behavior which should fill readers with hope."
A sweet reflection on the limitless nature of love. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 4, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >