Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

HUNT FOR A BRIDE by Jeff R. Spalsbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2014

"A lighthearted, engaging novel that fits squarely into the tradition of Westerns yet finds its own path to a more modern audience."
Outlaws are defeated and cowboys find true love in this third book in Spalsbury's (The Hunted Return, 2012, etc.) Western series. Read full book review >
STRANGE LIFE by Eleanor Lerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A bold but often nebulous collection that's not too interested in the specifics."
The mundane staples of modern life take on startling new meaning in Lerman's (The Sensual World Re-remerges, 2010, etc.) inventive, ruminative book of poems. Read full book review >

TIPPY TIP by Vanessa Roam
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 4, 2014

"A pleasantly illustrated, quiet story that animal lovers will especially enjoy."
Two siblings worry over the fate of a little goat in Roam's (A Remnant Surprise, 2011) picture-book sequel. Read full book review >
HANG JOHN BROWN by Donald Mann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A brutal, ambitious and well-researched historical novel."
Mann's debut historical novel follows abolitionist John Brown and a pro-slavery advocate, who are on a collision course with history. Read full book review >
RING AROUND THE ROSARY by Gretchen Grossman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"An absorbing, unpredictable life story, inside and outside the church."
Grossman's engaging debut memoir contrasts her years as a postulant nun with her later, secular life. Read full book review >

THE GONDOLA MAKER by Laura Morelli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2014

"Adeptly explores the consequences of pride and respect for women against the backdrop of Renaissance Italy."
The heir to a gondola empire rejects his birthright but comes full circle in this fascinating glimpse into late-Renaissance Venice by art historian-turned-novelist Morelli (Made in Italy, 2008). Read full book review >
The Smartest Sales Book You'll Ever Read by Daniel R. Solin
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 3, 2014

"Good counsel, solid and concise, and not just for selling.      "
The latest in lawyer and investment adviser Solin's (The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read, 2009) Smartest series, this one geared to improving sales. Read full book review >
This Is Where It Gets Interesting by John H. Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2014

"An eccentric collection of fantastical, funny and puzzling tales."
Matthews' marvelously entertaining debut short story collection is equal parts hysterically zany and forebodingly dark. Read full book review >
THE KIDNEY SELLERS by Sigrid Fry-Revere
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: March 1, 2014

"A compelling case for an unorthodox solution to a widespread health care problem."
Fry-Revere (The Accountability of Bioethics Committees and Consultants, 1993), the founder of a nonprofit bioethics think tank, goes to Iran to study the effects of legalizing compensation for organ donors. Read full book review >
LEMONADE REVEALED by Will Chluho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2014

"A relaxing, thoughtful read that would benefit from paying more attention to character and plot rather than philosophical depths."
In his debut novel, Chluho spins a cerebral coming-of-age tale set on a faraway, fictional island in the Pacific. Read full book review >
STRIKE PRICE by L. A. Starks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2014

Starks (13 Days: The Pythagoras Conspiracy, 2006) offers a thriller set in oil country. Read full book review >
TWO RARE BIRDS A LEGACY OF LOVE by Lily Myers Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2014

"A lively, often insightful exploration of the many roles that death can play in life."
A memoir of sisterly conflict and forgiveness, framed by the challenges of terminal illness. Read full book review >