Book Reviews

The latest indie book reviews from Self-Publishing Review

Review: Infinite Ending: Ten Stories by Frank Marcopolos ★★★★

Infinite EndingInfinite Ending: Ten Stories by Frank Marcopolos is the resulting book of a challenge to write a story a month over ten months. The ten stories follow two hikers on a long journey, a college baseball player assessing his prospects, erotica writers ruminating about the publishing business, a wounded soldier, and other tales where characters assess their present and future condition.…

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Review: Dobyns Chronicles by Shirley McLain ★★★★

Dobyns Chronicles by Shirley McLainEvery life is a story in itself. The author, Shirley McLain, proves this with her historical fiction novel Dobyns Chronicles.

Charley Dobyns began his life in northeast Texas, on the Red River. His cowboy father and his Cherokee mother worked hard to provide for Charley and his two younger siblings, David and Viola.…

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Review: Between Midnight and Morning by Beverly Mitchell Dodd

★★★★½ between midnight and morning

Between Midnight and Morning, by Beverly Mitchell Dodd, is a hard-hitting women’s fiction novel that explores the dichotomy between personal freedom and family obligations and traditions.

When Lena turns eighteen, she leaves her home, her father and sister, and their church and religious beliefs.…

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Review: The Immigrant by Alfred Woollacott ★★★★

The ImmigrantAlfred Woollacott didn’t have to look too far from home for an idea about a novel. He turned to his own family tree to find inspiration. While The Immigrant: One from My Four Legged Stool is historical fiction, it’s about his ancestors during the 1600s.…

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Review: A Better World by Belangela G. Tarazona

A Better WorldA Better World, by Belangela G. Tarazona, is a difficult, but uplifting, read about three women who have to endure harsh realities.

This is a collection of three novellas. In the first, Saja, flees from Sri Lanka, which is in the midst of a civil war.…

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Review: Masque: Choices by Caridad Martin

Masque:ChoicesBilled as a “fresh retelling” of the classic book The Phanton of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, Caridad Martin has tapped into the public domain treasure trove and settled on adding to the overflowing list of Phantom “adaptations” available online.

It’s a given that any  book that retells a classic story must be incredibly different from the original in order to be acceptable as a work of the author.…

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