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Book Review: No Names to Be Given

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  NO NAMES TO BE GIVEN By JULIA BREWER DAILY Categories: Women's Fiction / Vintage Fiction / Adoption / 1960s Publisher: Admission Press Inc. Pub Date: August 3, 2021 Pages: 334 pages Scroll for the Giveaway! 1965 . Sandy runs away from home to escape her mother’s abusive boyfriend. Becca falls in love with the wrong man. And Faith suffers a devastating attack. With no support and no other options, these three young, unwed women meet at a maternity home hospital in New Orleans where they are expected to relinquish their babies and return home as if nothing transpired. But such a life-altering event can never be forgotten, and no secret remains buried forever. Twenty-five years later, the women are reunited by a blackmailer, who threatens to expose their secrets and destroy the lives they’ve built. That shattering revelation would shake their very foundations—and reverberate all the way to the White House. Told from the three women’s perspectives in alternating chapter

Book Review: Crude Ambition

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  CRUDE AMBITION by Patricia Hunt Holmes Categories: Mystery / Thriller / Women's Fiction Publisher: River Grove Books (Greenleaf Book Group) Date of Publication: June 8, 2021 Number of Pages: 326 Scroll down for the giveaway!     A Texas Reckoning In the early morning hours after a law firm recruiting party at a beachside house on Galveston Island, a female summer intern is found lying on the floor, bruised, bleeding and unconscious.  Four men and one young woman attorney who were staying at the house know something terrible happened.  The woman attorney takes her to a hospital but the next day the intern disappears. All of them decide to keep silent, doing nothing about the

Rainy Books: The Forgotten World

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        The Forgotten World by Nick Courtright Genre: Poetry / Travel / Fatherhood Publisher: Gold Wake Press Date of Publication: August 1, 2021 Number of Pages: 88 Pages In his third collection, poet Nick Courtright explores the world at large in an effort to reconcile selfhood as an American in the international community, while also seeking anchors for remembering a wider world often lost to view in our shared though increasingly isolated experience of reality. Beginning in Africa with investigations of religion and love, The Forgotten World then moves to Latin America to tackle colonialism and whiteness. From there it travels to Asia to discuss economic stratification and Europe to explore art and mental health, culminating in a stirring homecoming to troubled America, where family, the future, and what matters most rise to the forefront of consideration. Through all of it, Courtright displays a deft hand, at once pained, at once bright, to discover

Book Review: River, Sing Out

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      RIVER, SING OUT BY JAMES WADE   Categories: Contemporary / Literary Fiction Rural Fiction / Crime Fiction / Coming-of-Age Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Blackstone Facebook   Twitter     Instagram Date of Publication: June 8, 2021 Number of Pages: 315 pages   “And through these ages untold, the river did act as the lifeblood of all those things alongside it.” Jonah Hargrove is celebrating his thirteenth birthday by avoiding his abusive father, when a girl named River stumbles into his yard, injured and alone. The teenager has stolen thousands of dollars’ worth of meth from her murderous, drug-dealing boyfriend, but lost it somewhere in the Neches River bottoms during her escape. Jonah agrees to help her find and sell the drugs so she can flee East Texas. Chasing after them is John Curtis, a local drug kingpin and dog fighter, as well as River’s boyfriend, the dangerous Dakota Cade. Each person is keeping secrets from the others—deadly secrets that will

Book Subscription: Book Lover's Delight

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Hey Ya'll! I wanted to pop on the blog and let you all know about a really awesome and new bookish subscription service. This subscription service highlights small press and indie authors, such as myself. I was very intrigued about the subscription service and knew I wanted to support my small authors, s uch as myself . First off, the packaging is adorable. Your Book Lover's Delight is shipped in a blue box with a cute typeface on the front. It also comes with easy opening instructions, no scissors required. Inside you'll find your goodies wrapped in bright orange paper, ready for you to dive into!   I was happy to find fun bookish items along with a good looking book from a local author.  My first box included some lotion, a cute champagne flute, 3 fun drink recipe cards, and of course, a book I'm excited to jump into here soon!    So if you're looking for a subscription box, try one that supports local and indie authors. Book Lover's Delight

Indie Bookstore in San Antonio 2021

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 Hey all! In honor of World Book Day , I wanted to provide a list of all the wonderful, independent bookstores around San Antonio. I love going to my mom and pop stores and supporting my local bookish people in the community. I hope this ist helps you the next time you're thinking of picking up a good book!   Angie K Books The Bookstore Boutique   Angie K Books offers a long range of genres to look through. If you can't make it out to the store, Angie will ship the books you want anywhere in the U.S.! On top of books, she also offers notebooks, journals, and other fun bookish frills. She also provides space for all authors, including Indie authors, and other local businesses in the community to showcase the community and all its creatives. Cheever Books    Cheever Books is the premier book shop for top quality used and rare books, including first editions and out-of-print titles. You'll always find something unique and exciting at this shop! Dead Tree Books   Dead Tree Boo

Book Review: Dire's Club

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      DIRE'S CLUB by Kimberly Packard Publisher: Abalos Publishing Publication Date: March 23, 2021 Pages: 326 Pages Categories: Action & Adventure / Contemporary / Women's Fiction Scroll for Giveaway!     Dying isn't just hard on the ones left behind, the regret of unfinished lives weighs heavily on the terminally ill. That's where Dire's Club steps in, a specialty travel agency that takes a small group of dying people on one final adventure-so they can be free of guilt, be more than a diagnosis, and find a way to confront life...and death. Life Coach Charlotte Claybrooke built a successful second career guiding people out of grief, but the impending tenth anniversary of her own heart-wrenching tragedy sets her on a journey to find life among the dying. Staring death in the face was Jimmy Dire's business. He met it with a warm hug, a kind word, and a smile. Dire's Club gave the terminally ill one final, bucket-list adventure before passing