The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack: Book Review & Giveaway

The Memory Painter

You’ve probably figured out by now that I’m a bit of a sucker for novels about creative people, so it’s not a surprise that I was drawn to The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack. But the “painter” part wasn’t the only thing that drew me to it. Just when I think every possible kind of […]

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Madam President by White House Communications Director Nicolle Wallace

Madam President

There’s nothing like reading a novel full of political intrigue written by a political insider. Bestselling author Nicolle Wallace was the White House Communications Director during George W. Bush’s presidency and that experience shows in her writing of Madam President. Imagine being president when the nation is attacked. That would be bad enough but add […]

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Children’s Book Week Middle School Mania Multi-Book Giveaway

The Loch Ness Punster

For our Week #3 Pop-Up Book Giveaway, and in honor of Childrens Book Week, we’re giving away a great selection of middle school books, thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing’s generosity. These are not YA novels but instead are intended for readers from grades three through eight who are ready to read a novel format […]

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Whispering Shadows by Jan-Phillipp Sendker: A Cross-Cultural Thriller

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Whispering Shadows

When we reviewed the international bestseller, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, by Jan-Phillipp Sendker three years ago, I wrote that rarely had a novel touched me the way that one did and that’s still true. What’s also true is that now, having read Jan-Phillipp’s new novel, Whispering Shadows, I can say with no hesitation that […]

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The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu: Can Our Bumbling Hero Save Earth?

The Rebirths of Tao

It’s rare to find a sci-fi series that’s funny while still being a nail-biting fast-action thriller. Somehow award-winning author Wesley Chu has beautifully achieved that delicate balancing act with his Tao trilogy. We reviewed Books #1 and #2, The Lives of Tao and The Deaths of Tao, when they were published. I loved the first […]

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The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry: Conspiracy Thriller Review-Giveaway

Cross Cultural
The Patriot Threat

Steve Berry, an attorney turned international bestselling author, loves history and finding little nuggets from history that people don’t know a lot about – nuggets that could impact the present. He likes to say that his novels are 90% fact and 10% speculation. He has written a number of novels that can probably best be […]

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