Category Archives: Stand Alone

Now in My Bookbag: Maude, by Donna Mabry

Maude is an biographical novel about the author’s grandmother. Though it is a long book, it is worth every moment spent reading it. From those whom Maude very first loved and lost, through her very last, I am drawn to her … Continue reading

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Now in My Bookbag: 1985 – Careless Whisper, (Love in the 80s’), by Misty Provencher

This book is a lot different from the previous books found in the Love in the 80’s series, so far. The story begins in 1992, and is moved along based on flashbacks to 1987. Those flashbacks focus on the perceptions of each member, as … Continue reading

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Now in My Bookbag: Winter Shadows, by Casey L. Bond

This book is far different than Bond’s other books set in West Virginia. Where the other books fit within the New Adult/College Romance genre, Winter Shadows is a Christian/Dystopian novel. I believe the story is okay. I find the multiple … Continue reading

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Now in My Bookbag: Shady Bay, by Casey L. Bond

I really enjoyed this spinoff of the Devil Creek novel. The plot was great, sweet and emotional. I loved the characters, all of them. I was thrilled to follow Jaxon from Devil Creek, West Virginia to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was … Continue reading

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Now in My Bookbag: Devil Creek, by Casey L. Bond

I like this novel about love, heartbreak, and acceptance. Set in rural West Virginia, this story delivers a sense of community, old and new friendships, and the story of unconventional family. It also contains suspense and some violence. It has … Continue reading

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Now in My Bookbag: Relativity, by Antonia Hayes

This is a fairly well-written book. Ethan is the one character who is truly likable. Everyone else harbors some dirty little secret. The plot contains far too much technical jargon, and I feel that the book would benefit from assessing … Continue reading

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Now in My Bookbag:The Dollhouse in the Crawlspace, by Ellen Byerrum

This book is well written and has every element needed to create a captivating novel. Amnesia, double identities, secrets, lies, and an evil genius… It is impossible to put this book down. The characters are complex. The story is imaginative … Continue reading

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Now in My Bookbag: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, by Phaedra Patrick

I received an advanced copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for providing honest feedback to the publisher. This book elicits a wide range of emotions. It is moving, enlightening, and life affirming. The story tastefully handles matters of … Continue reading

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Now in My Bookbag: Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley

I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book is very interesting. It is a study of the way that even small decisions and chance encounters can spin lives onto … Continue reading

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Now in My Bookbag: Waking Olivia, by Elizabeth O’Roark

This exceptional, contemporary novel has elements of romance, mystery, and suspense. The main characters are complex and relatable. Olivia is both damsel in distress and a strong, fierce female. Will is both prince charming and a cynic to whom life … Continue reading

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