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America by Mike Bond

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This was an interesting historical fiction that follows four young people as they grow up during the 1960’s. Troy is an orphan that is taken in by Mick and Tara’s family. Daisy is the girl that Mick loves. As the foursome deal with growing up, the author weaves the turbulent times of the 60’s throughout their story. Often the characters bring up what is happening in the country at the time, from the presidential debates, Kennedy’s assassination, landing on the moon and the Vietnam war. Sometimes these “history lessons” made sense in the story, but more often than not, they felt forced and stilted.

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It Had to Be You by Georgia Clark

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a cute contemporary romance. The story revolves around a wedding planning business and the people that come within their sphere. For 20 years married couple Liv and Eliot have run a successful wedding planning business. Eliot dies suddenly and to Liv’s surprise, leaves his half of the business to his young girlfriend Savannah. After getting off to a rocky start, Liv and Savannah start making a go of the business. The story follows Liv and Savannah as they move through grief and learn to love again. The book also follows other diverse couples as their relationships change and grow.

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Slingshot by Mercedes Helnwein

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This is an ok Young Adult Contemporary Romance set in a mid-tier boarding school in Florida. Grace is a 15 year out outcast who believes her science teacher is her soulmate. When she finds out he’s engaged, her heart shatters. She then sees one of the popular bullies and his minions beating up a boy and she shoots a rock with her slingshot and hits the bully in the face. The boy, Wade, and Grace run off and escape. So begins the relationship between Grace and Wade. It starts as friendship and Grace begins to see the world differently and open herself up. It slowly builds to a sweet romance. But, they both have secrets they are keeping from each other and eventually Grace unintentionally crushes Wade’s heart. Can either of them survive the heartache?

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Churchill’s Secret Messenger: A WWII Novel of Spies & the French Resistance

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a very good historical fiction book about one of Churchill’s female SOE agents who works to sabotage the German military in Nazi-occupied France.

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How to Train Your Earl (First Comes Love #3) by Amelia Grey

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This was a fun and flirty Historical Fiction Romance.

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A Question of Navigation by Kevin Hearne

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a funny, creepy science fiction short story by one of my favorite authors. I don’t even like short stories, but I loved this one.

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The Crown of Rosemund by Michele Ashman Bell

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a pretty good YA Historical Fiction/Romance book set in 1498 in England.

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Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a cute, cute YA contemporary romance book! It’s a quick and easy read and I had a lot of fun reading it.

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Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a really good mystery/thriller that is full of action and plenty of twists. It’s a quick and easy read and I really enjoyed it.

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