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    ANCHORED HEART (KEYS TO LOVE #2) BY PRISCILLA OLIVERAS | BOOK REVIEW

    Anchored Hearts is the second book in the Keys To Love series from Priscilla Oliveras. This is the story of Luis's sister Anamaría's story. We follow Anamaría and Alejandro in this second chance romance story. Alejandro didn't want to return to Key West after the way he left the island. His family is at odds with him and his ex-girlfriend, the girl who haunts him is also there. But circumstances force him to go back home and live in his family home. The Cuban family is just as chaotic and in your business as he left them. Anamaría has only just started to pick up herself from the rut she…

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    THE IMPOSTER BY ANNA WHARTON | BOOK REVIEW

    The Imposter by Anna Wharton is a psychological thriller that tells the story of a young woman Chloe. Chloe works as a newspaper archivist and cares for her nan. Her life has become difficult with her nan starting to forget her present and seems to be stuck in her past. While things might be difficult at home, Chloe enjoys her work and loves reading about different people's lives as she collects the newspaper clippings. One story, in particular, catches her eye and she seems to have trouble letting go of the story. She starts to get obsessed over the story and goes on to make decisions to uncover the truth…

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    WARTIME WITH THE CORNISH GIRLS BY BETTY WALKER | BOOK REVIEW

    Wartime With The Cornish Girls by Betty Walker is a heartwarming and uplifting historical fiction that centers around three women who come together through certain events in their lives. Germany is bombing London and during the 1940s a war is being fought even in the rural areas. Violet has lost her sister to one of the bombings and her brother-in-law is MIA. She does not want her nieces to be in danger and so she takes them to Cornwall to Violet's aunt's farm. Hazel is working at a secret military base in Porthcurno trying to keep her home together while her son is acting out because of the absence of…

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    SUPER-WOMEN BY JANINA SCARLET | BOOK REVIEW

    Super-Women by Janina Scarlet is a self-help book for women who are trying to overcome their anxiety, trauma, and depression. The struggle is real for most women and the constant battle to overcome these emotions is not an easy job. Janina Scarlet has crafted a Superhero therapy that is focused on providing women with the necessary tools to combat the resurfacing issues. Using the different tools, you will learn to explore the different emotions and experiences. You are taught to process them and accept them by using self-compassion and mindfulness. The technique involves as the name suggests building your own Superhero story. You re-write your own origin story and find…

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    THE DEMON OF THE WELL BY JAMES B. HENDRICKS | BOOK REVIEW

    A disastrous drought has befallen an oasis town on the Old Silk Roads. The townsfolks are living in fear and worry for their lives. The townspeople notice an old trader being immensely distressed as each day goes on. They keep asking him and finally, he confides his secret. He fears he is responsible for the evil things happening to their town and wants to fix it. He then goes on to tell his story to the young men of the town. It talks of times back in the day, during the civil war, trading missions through the desert, a treasure of mystic powers, the plan to acquire it, and the…

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    READ BETTER FASTER BY DEBBIE DRUM | BOOK REVIEW

    I remember seeing this title on TCK publisher's website and thought to myself that this would be a great book to add to my TBR, as I am a voracious reader and would love to increase my reading speed without losing my comprehension. I have tried a few techniques in speed reading to see if it works for me, and some that worked better than the others. While the methods discussed are quite similar from program to program, it's always important to keep in mind that not every solution might work for us, and trying out different things to get the ultimate technique that works for us is the key.…

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    BONES OF A SAINT BY GRANT FARLEY | BOOK REVIEW

    Bones Of A Saint by Grant Farley is a young adult historical fiction. The book tells us the is a coming-of-age story of the 15-year-old RJ Armante set against the backdrop of late 70's Northern California. RJ has lived his whole life in the hometown of Arcangel. The Blackjacks have ruled the town for years and force younger kids to do petty offenses for the gang. RJ lives with his mother, many siblings, and his differently-abled brother in a trailer park. The young boy has always been in troubling situations and finds himself at the center of a dangerous situation that forces him to work for the Blackjacks. He is…

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    WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES BY DENNY S. BRYCE | BOOK REVIEW

    Wild Women And The Blues is a fantastic portrayal of African Americans during 1920s Chicago, at the height of the Jazz age in all of its vibrancy and splendor. The story is told in dual timelines spanning almost a hundred years. Denny S. Bryce has done a fantastic job of bringing both the contemporary and the historical setting together in the novel with brilliance. The book is a mix of historical fiction and contemporary fiction with the dual timelines splitting the two with alternating chapters taking us through the lives of Honoree and Sawyer. Bryce has captured the atmosphere of the 1920's time and paints vivid imagery of glamor, splendor,…

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    THE CONDUCTORS (MURDER AND MAGIC #1) BY NICOLE GLOVER | BOOK REVIEW

    The Conductors by Nicole Glover is the first book in the series Murder And Magic. The story is about a couple who works as conductors on the Underground Railroad helping slaves escape to the North. After the Civil War Hetty and Benjy settle in Philadelphia solving murders and mysteries the white authorities refuse to look into. During one of the cases, they discover the body of one of their friends. The brutal nature of the murder and the violated body raises questions that make them doubt their friends in the elite circles of Black Philadelphia. Secrets and lies start to surface during the course of their investigation making them question…

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    THE SHADOW IN THE GLASS BY J.J.A.HARWOOD | BOOK REVIEW

    The Shadow In The Glass is a dark, gothic retelling of Cinderella by J.J.A.Harwood. The story is set in Victorian England and takes us through the truly terrible times women had to face on a daily basis. The story takes place in Grandborough House where Mrs. Pembroke took in the recently orphaned Eleanor known as Ella. She is treated like a daughter and grew up with all the privileges that a child would get. Mrs. Pembroke passes away and Ella is forced to earn her keep by the housekeeper. Mr. Pembroke is an alcoholic and is drinking away the wealth and the riches that Mrs. Pembroke had managed wisely. As…