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Book Review: The Crowns of Croswald by D. E. Night

From Goodreads: This is a page-turning fantasy in the tradition of fairy tales, whimsical worlds, and coming-of-age stories. The Crowns of Croswald invites young readers to explore themes of stepping into their own magic, discovering their true selves, and battling … Continue reading

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Book Blitz: Knock! Knock! Lessons Learned and Stories Shared | Lone Star Book Blog Tours

KNOCK! KNOCK! Lessons Learned and Stories Shared  by DOUGLAS THOMPSON Categories: Nonfiction / Motivational Stories / Positivity / Relationship Building / Integrity / Time Management / Entrepreneurship Publisher: Lucid House Publishing Date of Publication: January 8, 2021 Pages: 154   … Continue reading

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Book Review and Giveaway: Alfie Carter by BJ Mayo | Lone Star Book Blog Tours

ALFIE CARTER by BJ Mayo Published by Skyhorse Publishing Pages: 288 Published: January 19th, 2021 Categories: Southern Fiction / Rural Fiction / Mystery Scroll down for Giveaway! The seemingly never-ending Cabinda War (1975—) has left multitudes dead in its wake … Continue reading

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Book Review and Blog Tour: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Excerpt: Nella February 3, 1791 She would come at daybreak—the woman whose letter I held in my hands, the woman whose name I did not yet know. I knew neither her age nor where she lived. I did not know … Continue reading

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Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop – February 26, 2021

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted each week by Rose City Reader. It’s a chance to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading this week. This week I’m starting The Lost Apothecary – look for my blog … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Moonlight School by Suzanne Woods Fisher

From Goodreads: Haunted by her sister’s mysterious disappearance, Lucy Wilson arrives in Rowan County, Kentucky, in the spring of 1911 to work for Cora Wilson Stewart, superintendent of education. When Cora sends Lucy into the hills to act as scribe … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Before Time Runs Out by Amy Matayo

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights books soon to be released, the ones we’re excited about but haven’t read yet. It’s hosted by Wishful Endings, and was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine. Y’all can check out all of this week’s … Continue reading

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Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop – February 19, 2021

Greetings and salutations! I missed last Friday. I was working on a proofreading project that required my full attention. But I’m back this week, sharing more bookish goodness and fun! Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted each week by Rose City Reader. … Continue reading

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Book Review and Giveaway: At Close Range by Leesa Ross | Lone Star Book Blog Tours

AT CLOSE RANGE: A MEMOIR OF TRAGEDY AND ADVOCACY By Leesa Ross   Categories: Nonfiction / Memoir / Personal Transformation / Advocacy Publisher: Texas Tech University Press Pages: 192 Publication Date: April 15, 2020 Scroll down for the giveaway!   … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Demon Fall Trilogy by S. Usher Evans

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights books soon to be released, the ones we’re excited about but haven’t read yet. It’s hosted by Wishful Endings, and was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine. Y’all can check out all of this week’s … Continue reading

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