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An Excerpt From The Exsanguination of the Second Society

The following is an excerpt of The Exsanguination of the Second Society: Scholarly Historical Fiction Relating to Robeson County, North Carolina’s Tuscaroras by Stephanie M. Sellers.  It is from Chapter 5: The Good-Old-Boys Club Sucks Now. It was provided by the author. Miss Lucy found eggs and canned biscuits in the refrigerator and had breakfast […]

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An Excerpt of A Cobbler’s Tale

The following is an excerpt of A Cobbler’s Tale by Neil Perry Gordon.  It is from Chapter 52: Moshe’s Bar Mitzvah. It was provided by the author. Clara said little in the days after Captain Berbecki’s assault on her and on her village. She talked to no one about it. The rebbetzin cautiously approached, but […]

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An Excerpt of The Legacy by Ann Markim

The following is an excerpt of The Legacy by Ann Markim. The excerpt was provided by the author.     Anna Jorgesen studied her reflection in the small mirror hanging on the wall of Peder’s room. Her hair, a bright blond when properly coifed, looked drab and disordered. Dark circles beneath her blue eyes added […]

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An Excerpt of Downriver: A Tale of Moving Pictures Before Hollywood

The following is the first two pages of Downriver: A Tale of Moving Pictures Before Hollywood by Evan Anderson. The excerpt was provided by the author.   Four women in black picked their way along the wooden footpath, skirts hoisted ankle high above the estuary mud. By the time Anne caught sight of them it […]

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Excerpt from What Heals the Heart

The following is a portion of chapter two from What Heals the Heart by Karen A. Wyle.  It is the first meeting between Joshua and Clara. The excerpt was provided by the author.   “Boot blacking, coffee, cornmeal, flour, soap. Put it on your tab?” “Thank you kindly.” The suggestion would, in fact, save him […]

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An Excerpt of The Melody of the Mulberries by Tonya Jewel Blessing

The following is a portion of chapter one from The Melody of the Mulberries by Tonya Jewel Blessing.  The excerpt was provided by the publisher Capture Me Books.   From THE CUSSIN’ BIRD   The four brothers, Adam, Beau, Claude, and Dean found her before she found them. “Miss Charlotte, Miss Charlotte,” Beau called. “We […]

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An Excerpt of Akela by Ryan Uytdewilligen

The following is a portion of chapter one from Akela by Ryan Uytdewilligen.  Akela is available on Amazon and can be found on Goodreads.  The excerpt was provided by the author.   Akela by Ryan Uytdewilligen I don’t recall how or where I was conceived. And I thank the universe for it. I believe everyone […]

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A Review of The Summer Before the War: Modern Day Literature

Author Paula McLain describes Helen Simonson as “a Jane Austen for our day and age.”  This gave me reason to pause before I began reading Simonson’s novel The Summer Before the War.  When it comes to 19th classic British authors, I prefer Emily Bronte to Austen.  Nevertheless, I managed to finish the novel.  Indeed, it […]

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An Excerpt from L’Amerique by Thierry Sagnier

The following excerpt is from L’Amerique by Thierry Sagnier.  It is set in Paris following the end of World War 2.   L’Amerique is available on Amazon and can be found on Goodreads.  The excerpt was provided by the author. An Excerpt from L’Amerique Maman was a painter. She’d dabbled in other media, had written and […]

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A Review of Silent Warriors: As Long as a Submarine

Gene Masters is a retired Navy officer and his time on diesel-electric submarines partially inspired Silent Warriors: Submarine Warfare in the Pacific, his debut novel. “Silent Warriors was written, in addition to entertain, to recall the role that the submarine played in winning the war in the Pacific, 1941-45,” Masters says of his novel.  “After […]

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A Review of The Adventures of Nancy LaPlante in the 19TH Century

The Adventures of Nancy LaPlante in the 19TH Century by Michel Poulin is different from any other book I have reviewed. Poulin is a mixed-genre author, and the majority of his novels involve time travel from the far future into the past. The Adventures of Nancy LaPlante in the 19TH Century, is a compilation of […]

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An Excerpt of A Hundred Breaths by Jean M. Grant

The following two excerpts are from A Hundred Breaths by Jean M. Grant.  It is set in 1263 Scotland.  A Hundred Breaths is available on Amazon and can be found on Goodreads.  The excerpts were provided by the author. Excerpt One from A Hundred Breaths: “I’m your wife, and still I am guarded?” Simon shrugged though […]

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