Indie Book Reviews (page 8)

Driller by M. S. Holm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"A bleak novel remarkable for its linguistic acrobatics and hardscrabble charisma."
A thriller pits a single mother, her young son, and a drifter against all that the Mexican wilderness can send their way. Read full book review >
What She Knew by Nadine Galinsky Feldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"A predictable but entertaining story about friendship and financial schemes."
A Wall Street executive's life changes drastically when her firm takes a huge hit during the Bernard J. Madoff scandal. Read full book review >

LABOR INTENSIVE by Natalie Wyler
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"A knowledgeable, adrenaline-infused portrait of the realities of nursing, written with palpable passion."
Vivid dispatches from the "often battlefield-like conditions" of an inner city labor and delivery unit. Read full book review >
The Heirloom Girls by Chris Culler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"Romantic and tumultuous adventures that vividly distill a century of battles for women's equality."
A novel follows several generations of women in a lineage inspired by an ancient amulet. Read full book review >
If You Were Me And Lived In... Egypt by Carole P. Roman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 27, 2016

"A kids' book that, despite some omissions, should spark young readers' interest in modern Egypt."
Roman's (Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?, 2016, etc.) series of cross-cultural children's books continues in this basic introduction to ancient and modern Egypt, with helpful illustrations by Wierenga (If You Were Me and Lived In…Italy, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

THE SOUL WHISPERER by J.M. Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2016

"An entertaining, if unpolished, old-school adventure with deep philosophical roots."
In this first novel from self-help and spiritual nonfiction author Harrison (We Are All One, 2015, etc.), a young married couple's European getaway turns into a perilous hunt for a mystical relic. Read full book review >
The Rampart Guards by Wendy Terrien
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 26, 2016

"A delightful novel that delivers a tightly plotted, character-driven story about a hero confronting wondrous creatures."
This first installment of a projected paranormal fantasy series chronicles the adventures of a 14-year-old boy who, after dealing with the disappearance of his mother, moves to another state. Read full book review >
Girl Soldier by T.R. Horne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2016

"A fast-moving tale of a spy who, much like the novel itself, is a little ragged around the edges."
A farm girl enters a world of danger in Horne's (Breaking Mobius, 2013) military thriller.Read full book review >
Sharley's Lessons by R.K. Vetter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 26, 2016

"Though it bathes the past in a rose-colored light, this novel delivers a lively glimpse of supposedly simpler times."
Vetter (Poo Skadoo, 2015, etc.) offers a nostalgic look at two Iowa friends in her latest work of YA historical fiction. Read full book review >
ISLE by Jes Dory
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 25, 2016

"A detailed, evocative novel about a powerful heroine that revels in its emotional highs and lows."
In this debut YA fantasy, a teenager and her nomadic aunt finally return home to a secluded island and their secret lineage. Read full book review >
Confederates in Canada by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2016

"A compelling and historically sound tale that follows a Union spy.
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A Civil War-era thriller that revolves around espionage and romance. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 24, 2016

"Illuminating, if quirky at times; insightful, eye-opening observations about the interplay of teachers and students in the classroom."
A refresher course in Transactional Analysis emphasizes its application to the classroom. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >