Showing posts from August, 2021

Book Review: No Names to Be Given

  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

  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

        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