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April 14, 2018

Reviews: Don't Forget Me, Bro by John Michael Cummings

by MK French

Mark Barr returns to West Virginia following the death of his mentally ill brother. He thought there would be a funeral for his older brother, but his estranged family really had no intentions of holding one. Mark discovers that there was more to Steve than his mental illness, and is determined to celebrate the life he had never gotten to know.

April 13, 2018

4 Excellent Books for Eclectic Readers

by Susan Roberts

I like to write review posts with several books on the same subject but there are some books that just don't fit into a category.  It isn't that they aren't fantastic books, they are just difficult to categorize.  Today, I have reviews of four excellent books that aren't listed in any real order.

April 12, 2018

Review: Dark Surrender by Erica Ridley

by MK French

Violet Whitechapel fled her teaching position when she killed in order to save a student from predation. Without anywhere else to go, she accepted the position of governess for a child that has "sun sickness," where any sunlight caused severe burns and blisters on the skin. The superstitious villagers had thought the girl was a monster, but Violet grows to love her and her taciturn father in spite of her determination not to be close to anyone ever again.

April 11, 2018

Of Scars & Courage: 10 Stories of Facing Life's Challenges (sponsored by @talkspace)

by Donna Huber

This post is sponsored by TalkSpace which offers on-demand therapy and counseling from licensed therapists on your Android device. Get private and anonymous help for depression, stress, and more.

We know reading can have a number of health benefits. It can help you unwind and de-stress after a long day at work or give you much needed "me time" from dealing with the pressures of taking care of a family. Turning off the television and picking up a book before bed can lead to a better night's sleep. Not to mention, getting lost in a good book can be like taking a mini-vacation.

Books can also be a safe way to explore issues that are difficult to talk about. Many authors have used their writing to share their own experiences with mental health, abuse, and other life challenges. I've selected 10 books that allow you to explore mental illness as well as read stories where authors share their personal experiences.

April 9, 2018

Review: The House on Harbor Hill by Shelly Stratton #MondayBlogs

by Susan Roberts

Set in the past and present, The House on Harbor Hill is a murder mystery that tackles the issues of racial prejudice and spousal abuse in the lives of two very different women...

April 8, 2018

Review: Finding Fisher by Dakota Madison

by MK French

Franklin Smith seemed to have everything going for him, and his fiancee Chloe Woodford thought life was perfect. When he died during spring break visiting family she never knew existed, she sets out to discover the truth about him and finds herself along the way.