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Book: Unlikely Soldiers Book One (Civvy to Squaddie) - A Coming of Age Adventure of Love, Humour, and Tragedy by Deb McEwan
Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite - 5 stars! "A fascinating and enthralling look at Great Britain in the 1970s as experienced through the eyes of Guy, a North Yorkshire teen, and Mouse, a Welsh girl. I had a marvelous time reading Unlikely Soldiers and am looking forward to the next book in the series. It's most highly recommended." Goodreads and Amazon Reviewer - "Deb McEwan has [...]
 
Book: Forsythia - A Memoir of Lost Generations by Peter Longley
Encased within the drama of John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga ,' Peter Hovenden Longley weaves an autobiographical reminiscence of his own English family from the 1880s to the 1960s. Brought up in the last days of 'Forsythia', a world of the 3 percent born in privilege to serve the British Empire, Longley celebrates his family's lost generations. Nothing--neither the abdication of the king and [...]
 
Book: Overlords Karma; Miami's Urban Chronicles; Volume 1 by Thomas Barr Jr.
Overlords Karma; Miami's Urban Chronicles; Volume I, an urban literary fiction portrays a biopic of the career of African-American politician; Arthur E. Teele; set in Miami's Overtown community. A Miami city commissioner commits suicide, after being overwhelmed by the trials and tribulations he faced as a professional minority which are comparably different from his nonminority counterparts. For [...]
 
Book: Of Sea and Seed - The Kerrigan Chronicles, Book I by Annie Daylon
Set on the rugged island of Newfoundland, OF SEA AND SEED takes the reader on a tragic journey through the 1920s as one family strives to hold onto life in the face of secrets, betrayal, and tsunami. Chronicling this journey is the family matriarch, Kathleen Kerrigan, who is condemned to an afterlife of atonement for the depth of her crimes in life. But what possible mortal sin could cause heaven [...]
 
Book: The Expelled by Mois Benarroch
An unexpected encounter at the central bus station with a woman identical to the Expelled's wife but thirty years younger, who happens to be the same person. An adulterous relationship that is not quite what it seems. A bus hijacked by terrorists, where two castes are formed, one superior, the front people, and another inferior and oppressed, the back people that support and justify the [...]
 
Book: Gates to Tangier by Mois Benarroch
WINNER OF THE YEHUDA AMICHAI PRIZE . "KAFKA'S HEIR, PERHAPS." . "If I had a nomination vote for the nobel prize he'd be in the running." Klaus Gerken, Ygdrasil editor. . An international bestseller published in 8 languages (Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Hebrew, Arabic, English). When the father of the Benzimra family dies, he leaves a will informing his family of an illegitimate [...]
 
Book: My Country - Essays and Stories from the Edge of Wilderness by Nowick Gray
Back-to-the-land memoir weaves essay, story, nature and magic realism, homesteading and wilderness survival. My Country expands the containers of essay and story, adventure and lyric, naturalism and fantasy, to overlap and mingle in this collection unified in its spirit of place, the forests and mountains of interior British Columbia.
 
Book: Saint Paul Trois Châteaux - 1948 - A Novella by C. JoyBell C.
There are those who say life is a pathway one paves with many things: time, space, questions, answers, desires, fulfillment, and loss. They believe we carefully arrange each for cause and consequence to give life order and structure. Life, however, provides an alternative outlook, where it lays its elements according to its own will. The pavement is not carefully arranged; rather the elements lay [...]
 
Book: The Cook's Comeuppance (Duncan Dewar Mysteries Book 3) by Victoria Benchley
Hoping to combine work with pleasure and jumpstart his new company, Duncan takes a lucrative case in Spain investigating an accidental death at an exclusive artist enclave. Almost immediately he senses something is amiss. Did a chef use a stove to kill a cook? What other secrets lurk in the charming village and artist colony? Duncan must solve a murder without motive. Joined by family members and [...]
 
Book: Chi'Town's Queen 2 by Fatima Munroe
Still making moves behind closed doors, Athena is back and still as ruthless as ever. O's urgent message sends her over the edge, but she has to handle the situation with the manners of a lady and actions of a boss. Kayden is released from rehab, and he and his twin brother Kenard work on repairing their broken relationship. Kayden proves himself more than capable to run Chicago, but is that [...]
 
Book: Chi'Town's Queen by Fatima Munroe
Growing up on the streets of Chicago, Athena Wilson had it rough. With an absentee mother and no knowledge of who her father was, she saw things that no child should see at a young age. Kenard, her boyfriend and first love, taught her everything she needed to know to survive on the streets. However, once she crossed paths with Walter, her life took an unforeseen turn which caused her to leave the [...]
 
Book: Racing With The Rain by Ken Puddicombe
Racing With The Rain: A fast moving rain cloud in an otherwise clear sky triggers a sudden downpour and people run for cover. Is it possible to outrun the rain? Can one ever really escape the past?Guyanese born and Canadian naturalized Carl Dias will find out as he returns for his father's funeral. His visit will bring him in conflict with a government that is facing threats from an expat group [...]
 
Book: From Barren Rocks...To Living Stones by Jon Magee
From Scotland to East Anglia and internationally in Australia and America all ages are riveted by this story. The unique style of using the journey back to England as a frame to tell the deeper story is proving to be a great enticement to those of East Anglia as their acts of kindness are revealed. Helen Eadie, Member of the Scottish Parliament, writes in the forward "Jon . . . provides insight [...]
 
Book: An English Custom by James Henry
Major Rupert Stonely came home after a dubious career selling surplus army equipment. Unfortunately, the army didn't know that. He had also expected to inherit his late mother's estate; she, it seemed, had other ideas. Rupert was about to be usurped by a glorified-waiter and he, quite literally, didn't have the balls to do anything about it. Timothy Montague however, did - he just didn't know how [...]
 
Book: Remembrances - A British and American Tale by William Lee Burch
Two families with widely differing perspectives, and more than 5,000 miles apart but destined to share in a common bond, struggle with hard times, personal problems, and war during three of the deadliest decades in human history. This adventure, set amid constantly changing historical events, will test the souls of these families but prove that tenacity, laughter, and the undeniable spirit of [...]
 
Book: The Queen's Daughters by Lorry Lutz
Dr. Kate Bushnell, who rescues street women in Chicago, has a disturbing dream. Famed British activist, Josephine Butler, invites Kate and her friend Bess to England. Butler encourages them to go to India to investigate sex slavery on the British bases, and bring proof back to parliament. Lt. Peter Sullivan, who learned of their investigation, seeks their help to find his Anglo-Indian daughter, [...]
 
Book: 13 British Horror Stories by Rayne Hall
Thirteen creepy, atmospheric stories by Rayne Hall, all set in Britain. The horror in these stories is spooky, creepy, unsettling and sometimes disturbing. It is not very violent or gory; however, the stories may not be suitable for young readers without parental guidance. This collection includes: Take me to St Roch's - Seagulls - Never Leave Me - Double Rainbows - Scruples - Through the Tunnel [...]
 
Book: Shadowed in Silk by Christine Lindsay
She was invisible to those who should have loved her. After the Great War, Abby Fraser returns to India with her small son, where her husband is stationed with the British army. She has longed to go home to the land of glittering palaces and veiled women . . . but Nick has become a cruel stranger. It will take more than her American pluck to survive. Major Geoff Richards, broken over the loss of [...]
 
Book: Hat Dance (Detective Emilia Cruz Book 2) by Carmen Amato
Imagine if you were the first and only female police detective in Acapulco. From the beaches of Punta Diamante to the cliffs of La Quebrada, the city is awash in cartel violence and deadly corruption. Everyone has their price. Your new lieutenant is a drunk. Your partner once vowed to destroy you. Your lover might leave Acapulco. And then the restaurant you just left blows up. Terrified by her [...]
 
Book: Lucena by Mois Benarroch
In one of his major works, Lucena, Benarroch goes from time travel to social comment, which brings to mind the hilarious novels of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. An old odd ancient man is reaching the age of 1,000 years and has to pass his legacy to his great great great grandson, and prepares him for a journey that will last a thousand years. His first days begin in the Jewish city of Lucena at the beginning [...]
 
Book: Remorseless - A British Crime Thriller (Doc Powers & D.I. Carver Investigate #1) by Will Patching
'Brilliant... Brutal... Breathtaking!' The 'Ebook Skill Mystery & Thriller of the Year, 2017.' Find out why readers have said: 'Remorseless is up there with Stuart MacBride, Val McDermid and the like.' 'Extraordinarily suspenseful.' 'I always felt like I was reading with my hands over my eyes, sort of peeking through my fingers, cringing at what I knew what was coming next...' 'Right up there [...]
 
Book: Living and Dying in the Rainbow Light - Volume III of the Lincoln County Law Trilogy by Jerri Blair
Elizabeth Shaw finds herself in a dilemma of great magnitude when she's appointed by Judge J.T. Lockman to represent the most hated man in the rural county where she practices law. Her client is accused of killing a popular legal assistant who worked for the most powerful lawyer in the county, a man who's also about to announce his candidacy for governor of the state. Elizabeth's dream that she [...]
 
Book: Two Little Boys - a topical, dark and disturbing crime thriller - Ted Darling crime series by L M Krier
Topical, dark and disturbing crime thriller featuring a decidedly different type of detective. In his darkest and most complex case to date, DI Ted Darling has to confront demons from his own past when investigating the brutal murder of a young boy. As more deaths follow, he realises he's up against powerful people who believe themselves to be above the law, and starts to feel out of his depth. [...]
 
Book: Preacher Man - 'their blood shall be upon them' (Ted Darling crime series Book 9) by L M Krier
A teenager is found naked and wandering in a lane near Stockport. He can't answer any questions about the serious injuries he's sustained, only repeatedly recite a biblical passage. DCI Ted Darling's team take the case and discover he's been missing for six months - and he's not the only young person to have suffered the same fate. Ted's tied up in an important court case where the father of the [...]
 
Book: Blood Brothers by Jody Zimmerman
A Page Turning Southern Gothic Psychological Thriller The Largest Art Heist in History Thirty-three year old Philip Hampton is an award winning freelance writer and investigative journalist. His younger brother, Billy, an A-list New Yorker, is on the brink of stardom in the international art market. Orphaned as children, the two brothers are the only family either has until Billy is murdered. [...]
 
Book: Wild Thing - 'a chilling cold-blooded killer' (Ted Darling crime series Book 7) by L M Krier
Random, unrelated killings, seemingly without motives? Or the work of a single cold-blooded killer? And are the murders in any way connected to the shocking crimes which RSPCA officers are investigating in the same area? DI Ted Darling's latest case takes him to the darkest side of the human psyche, where identifying the killer is the least of his problems. Making a case that will stick takes all [...]
 
Book: Shut Up and Drive - ‘a serial sex attacker on the loose’ (Ted Darling crime series Book 5) by L M Krier
A serial sex attacker is spreading fear in Stockport and DI Ted Darling and his team are on the case. The man randomly targets young women and abducts them from busy supermarket car parks. He's armed with a knife and is clearly highly trained in how to handle it. Ever-dwindling police resources make the manhunt harder, even though the attacker clearly doesn't care whether or not he's caught. All [...]
 
Book: Cry for the Bad Man - where does a wise man hide a pebble? (Ted Darling crime series Book 10) by L M Krier
'Where does a wise man hide a pebble?' Home Office Pathologist Professor Nelson's question marks the beginning of Detective Chief Inspector Ted Darling's latest case. Not one he was expecting to get for him and his team. The tragic but seemingly straightforward suicide of a young man. It's a case where nothing is quite as it seems. There's no shortage of potential suspects. The trouble is, they [...]
 
Book: When I'm Old and Grey - when a killer strikes close to home (Ted Darling crime series Book 4) (Di Ted Darling) by L M Krier
When a killer strikes close to home ... DI Ted Darling doesn't like coincidences. There are too many for comfort surrounding his latest case. They're spilling over into his private life too, when toxic family secrets are uncovered. A serial killer appears to be targeting vulnerable elderly people in care homes and despatching them in the most cynical way. Ted and his team are struggling to get a [...]
 
Book: Captured by Moonlight (Twilight of the British Raj) by Christine Lindsay
Prisoners to their own broken dreams... After a daring rescue goes awry, Laine Harkness and her friend Eshana flee to the tropical south of India...and headlong into their respective pasts. Laine takes a nursing position at a plantation in the jungle, only to discover that her former fiance is the owner...but fun-loving Laine refuses to let Adam crush her heart like he had years ago. Eshana, [...]
 
Book: Walk On By - 'trouble of a serious kind' (Ted Darling crime series Book 8) by L M Krier
Compelling, character-led police procedural crime thriller with a distinctly different type of detective in the lead role. It's a big operation and a complex one. With the Big Boss out of action, Ted's in charge of one part of the enquiry, a robbery and brutal stabbing of a woman in a car park. But overseeing it all is a senior officer with a serious grudge against Ted. One who'd stop at nothing [...]
 
Book: The First Time Ever - ‘original, character-driven crime fiction’ (Ted Darling crime series Book 1) by L M Krier
Ted Darling was about to kill a man. For the first time in his life... You've never met a copper like Ted Darling. He's small, quiet. He doesn't smoke. He's packed in the booze. But he's a Specialist Firearms Officer. With black belts in four martial arts. Then a shift in circumstances makes him swap guns for the CID. His first case is the brutal murder of a teenage girl. His new boss thinks he [...]
 
Book: The Sound of Sirens by David Carter
The ancient city of Chester, Friday night, and the weekend starts here. High summer, skimpy fashions, short skirts, tight jeans, it's a hot night, and the town's relaxed. It's 11pm and the pubs are beginning to close. The band has just finished playing; packing their instruments away, but the night is young. A young man enters the still crowded pub. Walks up to the small stage. Pulls out a [...]
 
Book: Baby's Got Blue Eyes - compelling début crime thriller (Ted Darling crime series Book 2) (Di Ted Darling) by L M Krier
A compelling debut crime thriller with a very different sort of detective. Someone is dumping bodies on DI Ted Darling's patch and he's not happy. Ted's a good solid copper, in an old-fashioned way, with an excellent clear-up rate. He's not at all like your average cop and has his own unique way of dealing with any prejudice his differences bring him. No heavy drinking, no failed marriage, just a [...]
 
Book: Brown Scarf Blues by Mois Benarroch
WINNER OF THE YEHUDA AMICHAI PRIZE "KAFKA'S HEIR, PERHAPS." Reeling from the deaths of two loved ones, an Israeli writer travels to Spain--his ancestors' homeland--for a conference of Sephardic Jews. In Seville, he finds a scarf that comforts him for thirteen days. Then, just as suddenly, it vanishes in Madrid. For the writer, the scarf becomes a symbol of loss: of goodbyes to things and people. [...]
 


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