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The latest indie book reviews from Self-Publishing Review

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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Review: With New Eyes by Heidi Siefkas ★★★★

With New Eyes by Heidi SiefkasWith New Eyes is the moving sequel to Heidi Siefkas’s memoir When All Balls Drop, about Siefkas’s accident: taking out the trash one day in upstate New York, a thousand-pound tree branch fell on her from out of nowhere, breaking her neck.…

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Review: A Stalker’s Journey by John C. Lukegord ★★★

A Stalker’s Journey by John C. LukegordContent warning for violence, drug abuse, and sexual abuse, including that of minors.

In Iowa, 1983, when Curtis Ware is driven off the road while escaping from the scene of a drug theft, he is hospitalized for horrific injuries and charged for his crimes based on traumatized, rage-filled, drug-induced testimonies.…

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Review: Hattie’s Place by Katherine P. Stillerman ★★★★★

Hattie's Place by Katherine StillermanHattie’s Place by Katherine Stillerman is a touching historical fiction novel set in the early 1900s in South Carolina.

One week before her graduation from Greenville Female College, Hattie Robinson receives a disturbing letter from her fiancé Will Kendrick. In the letter, Will breaks off their engagement citing a mysterious complication.…

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Review: The Priest Whisperer by Stefan Emunds ★★★★

The Priest Whisperer by Stefan EmundsThe Priest Whisperer by Stefan Emunds, is spiritual fiction that delves into deep subject matters, such as how does one explain the unexplainable, and whether reality is actually “real.”

George Mykal Ferluci is a priest who lives in Philadelphia. One afternoon, he experiences a vision that shakes his reality.…

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