Limetown: The Prequel to the #1 Podcast by Cote Smith (Created by Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie) – Review

Limetown: The Prequel to the #1 PodcastLimetown: The Prequel to the #1 Podcast by Cote Smith (Created by Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie) – publication date of October 30th, 2018 by Simon Schuster – Science Fiction Mystery

From the creators of the #1 podcast Limetown, an explosive prequel about a teenager who learns of a mysterious research facility where over three hundred people have disappeared—including her uncle—with clues that become the key to discovering the secrets of this strange town. Continue reading

Beauty in the Breakdown: Choosing to Overcome by Julie Roberts and Ken Abraham – Review

36616950Beauty in the Breakdown: Choosing to Overcome by Julie Roberts and Ken Abraham – Published September 18th, 2018 by Thomas Nelson and is an Autobiography > Memoir

Country music singer Julie Roberts is no stranger to overcoming hard times through determination, hard work, and strength. Having escaped the emotional residue of her alcoholic father’s actions and insults, Julie moved from South Carolina to Nashville, Tennessee, to attend Belmont University and work as a receptionist at Mercury Records—all while secretly pursuing her dream of becoming a singer. Filling her nights with music and booking shows at obscure venues, the one requirement when Julie was hired at Universal Music Group was that she not be an aspiring singer. Yet, despite her best efforts to keep quiet, Julie knew God had placed music within her as a child and that it was bound to come out sooner or later. Raw, honest, and sometimes painful, Julie’s lyrics resonated quickly with country music fans, and her emotion-soaked debut album—a reflection of her own painful past—was an instant success. Continue reading

The Duke I Once Knew: Unlikely Duchesses #1 by Olivia Drake – Review

The Duke I Once Knew (Unlikely Duchesses, #1)The Duke I Once Knew: Unlikely Duchesses #1 by Olivia Drake- publication date December 31st, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press – Romance

First love is always the sweetest. For years, Abigail Linton devoted herself to caring for her aging parents and the children of her siblings. Now, eager to make her own life, she takes a position as a governess on the neighboring estate. It shouldn’t matter that her absentee employer is Maxwell Bryce, the Duke of Rothwell, the infamous rake who once broke her youthful heart. Surely he’s forgotten her, for he hasn’t set foot on his estate for fifteen years. At least, that is, until he arrives unexpectedly. Continue reading

The Burn Zone: A Memoir by Renee Linnell – Review

The Burn Zone: A MemoirThe Burn Zone: A Memoir by Renee Linnell has a publication date of October 9th, 2018 by She Writes Press. After seven years of faithfully following her spiritual teacher, Renee Linnell finally realized she was in a cult and had been severely brainwashed. But how did that happen to someone like her? She had graduated magna cum laude with a double degree. She had traveled to nearly fifty countries alone before she turned thirty-five. She was a surf model and a professional Argentine tango dancer. She had started five different companies and had an MBA from NYU. How could someone like her end up brainwashed and in a cult?  Continue reading

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom – Review

38714049The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom – publication date October 16th, 2018 by Harper.

In this enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie’s heavenly reunion with Annie—the little girl he saved on earth—in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect.

Fifteen years ago, in Mitch Albom’s beloved novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie’s journey to heaven-taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Mitch Albom reveals Annie’s story. Continue reading

Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich – Review

Dear Evan HansenDear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich – publication date of October 9th, 2018 by Poppy (an Imprint of Little, Brown and Company) and is a contemporary young adult novel.

Dear Evan Hansen,

Today’s going to be an amazing day and here’s why…

When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family’s grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend. Continue reading