The Trial of the Beast by Matt Spencer (Book Review #1049)

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The trial of the beast is an urban fantasy story and follows the story of Rob and Sally. This is the second book of ‘The Deschembine’ series. Five years have passed. Sally and Rob are married and in hiding. Life isn’t easy for them. Sheldon is trapped in his paranormal callings, and so much more is happening, taking you on a thrilling horror journey.

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The Power of Pivoting by Monica Ortega (Book Review #1048)

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The power of pivoting is a self-help book teaching you how to deal with changes. Many things change in our lives. Relationships, carers, finances, and friends all come and go, but the author enables us to expect the unexpected and learn to lean into the pivot. We can prepare for the side effects of the emotional baggage and use the setbacks as setups.

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Ardennia by Bruce Calhoun (Book Review #1052)

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Ardennia is a young adult novel about Cinderella’s Prince. The story is based on the original tale we all know and have been addicted to since a young age. However, this one takes on additional sideline adventures with pixies, trolls, fairies, nymphs, and dwarves. There are added romance and love connections as well, enticing the experience and taking it to a whole other level.

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Victory with Valor by Barbara Robison (Book Review #1046)

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Victory with Valor is a political fiction set in 1866. The story begins with Carrie taking a train to California. Her husband is ill with a fever, and before she gets there, she learns that he has passed on. Grief takes over her loss, and life isn’t the same for her. We slowly watch Carrie begin to heal and find a purpose in her life.

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Reflections of Anxious African American by Eric L. Heard (Book Review #1045)

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Reflections of anxious African American is a memoir and a story. It begins with the author expressing his experience and journey as a father and how it shaped him into the man he is today. Eric’s honesty is reflected in the retelling, and his behaviour towards his son sends him into a self-reflecting mode, letting us know about his upbringing and so much more.

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The Road to Ravenna by Valerie Cullers (Book Review #1044)

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The road to Ravenna is a Christian historical fiction and is the sequel to ‘The unwelcome stranger’. I had already read book one, so I knew what I was getting into and expected the same quality work.

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The Swimmer by Laury A. Egan (Book Review #1043)

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The swimmer is a fictional tale about Bess and her journey, making her final decisions about her life. It hasn’t been easy for Bess. She has lost the battle with pancreatic cancer, a failed marriage, and as a psychotherapist, she understands that her focus has been lost. She needs to accept help and take care of herself.

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Stardust Destinies I: Variate Facing by  Celinka Serre (Book Review #1042)

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Stardust Destinies is a young adult fantasy story. The story begins with Niome. She is on a mission with four of her friends and family, journeying through dark lands to find the stolen Book of Enchantment. It is being held by an evil lord who isn’t easy to beat, and she learns a few things on the way that creates an enticing story to read.

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Memoir of a Doomsday Prophet By Randall DeVallance (Book Review #1041)

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Memoir of a doomsday prophet is a suspense thriller about Edwin Block and his time in prison, reminiscing about the time and days that led his life to fall apart. He goes back to when he was still at college and how he failed his exam. He meets Barry Blankenship and joins him in stealing the statue of Thomas Bartholomew from the campus. The drama and encounters after their theft then shape this thriller story to be an exciting ride.

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