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Gifts for the Dead – Joan Schweighardt

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October 15, 2019

Entanglement

Gifts for the Dead is an absorbing story, with outstanding characters that navigate the tangled heart amidst precarious twists of love, loss, truth and guilt. Spanning a period prior to World War I, through the war years and later a dangerous expedition into the Amazon jungle, this story is utterly…


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When The Reaper Comes by John L. DeBoer

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October 7, 2019

There are some things in my childhood that I always loved, and one of those things was the classic adventure summer blockbuster film. These specific films were trendy in the 1990s and frequently had very distinct character arcs, portrayal in the culture, and ideas of good versus evil.

In…


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Nonfiction

My Ugandan Hill – Charles H. Colman

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October 3, 2019

Uganda

My Ugandan Hill is Makerere Hill in Kampala. The author is quite clear that the writing is aimed at Middle-Grade students and that does feel accurate. It tackles everything head-on in an honest and descriptive style and wraps a story around the places and people Charles meets during his time…


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Crime Humour Literary Fiction Reviews Romance

Don’t Bank on it Sweetheart by Michael N. Wilton

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September 30, 2019

I know this is going to sound so silly, but this book was fun for me to read. Today I am reviewing “Don’t Bank On it Sweetheart” which is written by Michael N. Wilton and came to me thanks to the friendly people at BooksGoSocial. I get their emails…


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Fantasy Reviews Science Fiction

Three Days Till Dawn by R.F Hurteau

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September 30, 2019

I’m giving you a review today of R.F Hurteau’s “Three Days Till Dawn” which is the first in her Antiquity’s Gate series. R.F asked me to read her book, and I picked this up on NetGalley before she’d published.

Let me start with the first impression, and I’m going…


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Mystery Thriller

Lock Me In – Kate Simants

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September 28, 2019

Complicity

Lock Me In is a compelling and tense psychological thriller, from debut author, Kate Simants. This is an accomplished novel that is chilling in its complicity and provides engrossing twists that keep adding to a puzzling plot. The structure of the book is short chapters which alternate between a first-person…


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Fantasy Reviews

The Emperor’s Trap by R.A Denny

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September 23, 2019

Well, my friends, I am back with another review of the charismatic author R.A Denny. She asked me to review the second in her series of “Tales of Tzoladia” with “The Emperor’s Trap.” R.A asked me to review this for her as well, and I picked it up on…


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Literary Fiction

Olive, Again – Elizabeth Strout

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September 20, 2019

Resolution

Olive, Again is a novel that is boldly observant, honest and searches for apperception. The story of the indomitable Olive Kitteridge follows on two years after her husband Henry’s death. Olive is a little more introspective on how she as a person, her behaviour and relationships have transpired as she…


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Science Fiction

Powdered Souls – Dixon Reuel

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September 18, 2019

Survival

Powdered Souls is the second short story I’ve read from Dixon Reuel that is set in the same world to that of Harmemoric Asylum – one covered in snow. This is a science fiction story where machines have advanced capability and humans revert to the strongest will survive mentality, with…


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A Single Light by Tosca Lee

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September 17, 2019

Tosca Lee and her team behind her, have honored me again. The team sent me an advanced reader copy through NetGalley of “A Single Light,” and I want to take a moment to thank everyone involved for their generosity; it means a lot to receive such a treat.

“A…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

Founder of The Reading Desk, supporting readers, authors, publishers and book industry. Top Reviewer on Amazon, Goodreads, and NetGalley peter@thereadingdesk.com

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