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The latest indie book reviews from Self-Publishing Review

Review: The Slush Pile Brigade by Samuel Marquis

★★★★½ The Slush Pile Brigade by Samuel Marquis

The Slush Pile Brigade, by Samuel Marquis, is a hilarious and exciting read filled with one crazy turn after another.

Nick Lassiter has just turned thirty and he’s in some serious trouble. His girlfriend has dumped him. He lost his job.…

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Review: William the Conqueror vs King Harold by Jesse Lee Vint

★★★★½ William the Conqueror vs King Harold

William the Conqueror vs King Harold, by Jesse Lee Vint, according to the blurb is “The story that has never been told!”

In 1066, Halley’s Comet made an appearance. The same year, in England, three undefeated warrior kings who believed they had a legitimate claim to the crown clashed.…

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Review: Drachen by Brendan Le Grange ★★★★

Drachen by Brendan Le GrangeDrachen by Brendan Le Grange is a classic treasure hunting story, with all the thrills and adventure such a labeling entails.  Sorry, Indie fans.  There’s no Ark of the Covenant at the end of this ancient bread crumb trail, no treasure of the Free Mason’s buried beneath national monuments, and not a single person stumbling through modern day Mexico in search of El Dorado. …

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Review: Silence in Center by Jody Studdard ★★★★

Silence in Center by Jody StuddardSilence in Center by Jody Studdard is a heartwarming addition to the Softball Star series.

Melody Gold is a fourteen-year-old fastpitch player who wants to advance from Little League to select ball. The problem is finding a team that will let her play.…

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Review: How To Go From Couch Potato To English Teacher To Chinese Speaking Lawyer by Hastings Cavendish

★★★½ chineselegal

How To Go From Couch Potato To English Teacher To Chinese Speaking Lawyer is Hastings Cavendish’s tale of teaching English to Chinese people in the UK, and trying to learn to speak the demanding language of Mandarin. It’s at once an ode to the beauty of the Chinese language, food, and an exploration of the hardships and rewards of being an international English teacher.…

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Review: Driving in Circles by Rita D’Orazio

★★★★½ Driving in Circles by Rita D’Orazio

Driving in Circles, by Rita D’Orazio, is an intriguing story that revolves around one family and their secrets.

Henry and Cynthia Jones are celebrating their fortieth wedding anniversary by going on a ten-day cruise. They decide to bring along their three daughters and one son-in-law.…

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