"Because many of the stories’ endings are ambiguous, they would make excellent fodder for book club discussion. But any reader with a love of fine writing in short story format should find pieces to savor among these well-written offerings."
"This standout book delivers a tightly woven plot that unwinds through dramatic scenes rendered with depth...this is a smart, wise and big-hearted book. With the right marketing strategy, There’s More Than One Way Home could easily be a bestseller."
"This is everything a good supernatural thriller should be: It’s fast, fun, and has undeniable thematic depth. Two (hairy and clawed) thumbs up."
"Child Decoded is nearly flawless in its readability, presentation and storytelling. Parents struggling to find answers to their children’s puzzling behavior will likely enjoy more than a few “Aha!” moments while reading this fabulous guidebook."
Like the roiling waves that attract Dana, the narrator of Kathleen Doler’s suspense novel, the story washes over readers and leaves them caught in the currents, excited and breathless.
"Steve Dimodica’s exciting thriller revolves around a young woman caught in the aftermath of Chile’s 'Dirty War'...Accidental Evils is an engrossing read that should enthrall fans of action-packed and intelligent suspense."
"A sweeping and engaging historical romance, Angelina’s Secret has emotion, action, suspense, and above all, an epic and timeless love. Diane Merrill Wigginton delivers the key elements of an enjoyable historical romance. She draws readers in with vivid descriptions of settings and characters, creating the feeling of a period drama on film."
"Together, the text and pictures imbue the characters with a warm, winning joie de vivre that’s impossible to resist...Bedtime for Buzzy is sure to be a hit for young readers—as well as their grateful parents."
"If this book were a piece of clothing, it would be a St. John suit: practical, professional and beautifully constructed...Anyone who has ever considered becoming a fashion stylist or wardrobe consultant would be well advised to read this book."
"Manning considers Austen’s Fanny to be too “insipid” a heroine to inspire reader interest. Thus, she alters the story beginning with Austen’s play scene in Chapter XV...Many try to emulate Austen; not all succeed. Here, Manning triumphs. She has retained Austen’s spirit, while providing a stronger Fanny who will surely win today’s readers."
"A page-turning romantic comedy that acknowledges the different ways people mourn and the importance of family and friends in healing, this is a thoroughly enjoyable read."
“…a narrow-focus book aimed at rock hounds, fossil collectors and students of paleobotany… the book comprises a highly competent presentation of a specialized subject area. Neophytes should take note that some of the language is quite technical…”
"The book’s explicitness regarding behind-closed-doors behaviors clearly marks this as a read geared most to open-minded young men. They will find a wealth of solid advice that is variously sophisticated, amusing and entertaining."
"Soul Jazz is a marvel of a book, written by an author who lives and breathes the topic...For any music fan – or anyone interested in social justice and American culture – this is a must-read."
"Nickerbacher will keep kids giggling while the message of determination, kindness, and acceptance settles in....Barto’s chapter book is a rollicking celebration of hope that will excite readers with its rich, magical vocabulary, inventive storyline, and—of course—the laugh-out-loud antics of a silly, starry-eyed dragon."
"Equal parts science fiction, Christian eschatology, and apocalyptic thriller, this is a grand-scale work of speculative fiction that explores the myths and prophecies of all of the above...Fans of Biblical myth-powered novels like Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind series will find this thought-provoking series absolutely riveting. In a word: rapturous."
"Hel’s Storm, the second in a fantasy quest duology inspired by both classic and modern epics, provides a gripping read filled with clever characters and exciting action...Readers will heartily welcome this series to the epic fantasy genre."
"This is an epic quest, powerful coming-of-age tale, and significant social commentary wrapped in a rip-roaring adventure featuring pirates, demons, and immortal black mages. Readers will want to buckle up and enjoy the ride! "
"In a book ostensibly about death, Boulton brings Dev to life with her unceasingly descriptive narrative, as well as plentiful photos. Honest, brave, and compellingly written, the story will enthrall anyone open to the subject of spirit communications, especially those who struggle with grieving issues."
"Each of the seven Arabian Nights tales the author reproduces here is followed by a new story in which Johnson re-imagines the text for contemporary adult readers. It’s a clever idea, handsomely executed in impeccable prose...This is a delightful collection. So. seven down, just 994 bedtime stories to go."