Fiction - Social Issues

Words Never Spoken

A Book of Spoken Word
By Cheryl Denise Bannerman

My initial reaction on reading several of the poems in Words Never Spoken, by Cheryl Denise Bannerman, was: “Wow. What pain. What honesty.” Set forth in seven parts, following the subject’s life struggles, the book invites readers to consider a series of questions at the...

True Mercy

By Idelle Kursman

True Mercy by Idelle Kursman is a riveting and suspenseful thriller about a girl's attempted escape from modern slavery. It was early morning in Chisinau, Moldova and Marina was on her way to the station to catch a train. At the quiet and empty station,...

Lacy's End

By Victoria Schwimley

A mother and daughter are trying to escape the clutches of a cruel and brutal man in the suspense novel Lacy's End by Victoria Schwimley. Brenda has been married to Sheriff Peter Waldrip since she was fifteen years old. When she got pregnant with Lacy,...

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Milk

By MJ Meads

I had mixed feelings about Milk by MJ Meads. The story is about a young teenage girl named Becky. Becky’s mom passes away and she feels ignored by her father. She turns to her mother’s best friend, Mike, for comfort. Mike also happens to be...

Kate & Ruby

By Emily Gallo

Aww… retirement. The event we all anticipate. The golden time of our lives when we can relish that quiet time that years of hard work give back. At least that is what Kate thought as she celebrated the end of her teaching career with dinner...

Miami Morning

A Leila Payson Novel
By Mary Clark

Life doesn't always turn out the way that we planned, but it does prepare us for each new adventure. In Miami Morning: A Leila Payson Novel by Mary Clark, Leila Payson is also known as “Miss Pacer,” which her friends fondly called her because she...

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The Story of Becoming
By Mandhla Mgijima

I don’t believe in race the way the term is used in popular culture. There is only the human species. Race, as we know it, is a cultural construct we use because man is primarily a visual creature. We have created this construct and now...

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Secondhand Romance

By Jessica Stevens

Secondhand Romance is a second-chances contemporary romance novel written by Jessica Stevens. Rita and her identical twin sister, Annabelle, did everything together, so those who knew and loved them weren't all that surprised when they announced their plan to have a double wedding. Annabelle was...

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Best Laid Plans and Other Disasters

Cambria Trilogy, Volume 2
By Amy Rivers

Best Laid Plans & Other Disasters: Cambria Trilogy, Volume 2 is a women’s fiction novel written by Amy Rivers. Gwen Marsh was a natural at politics. She thrived on the interaction between her constituents and other politicians, and she knew she could make a difference....

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The Game Changer

By Dave Dröge

The Game Changer by Dave Dröge is a gorgeous read, a beautiful mix of crime, intrigue, and thriller, featuring great and interesting characters. Henk van Wijnen-Swarttouw is a successful entrepreneur, but his business is not without shady dealings and he may not escape charges of...

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