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Author Larry Feign joins us to discuss how he came upon the remarkable true story that inspired his new novel The Flower Boat Girl. Plus, we have a signed paperback copy of The Flower Boat Girl to giveaway – entries open worldwide. Disclosure: If you click a link in this post and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission. The Flower Boat Girl: A novel based on a true story Larry Feign on his Pursuit of a Pirate Queen In 1801, a fisherman’s daughter, sold as a slave to a floating brothel, was kidnapped by the meanest pirate to sail…

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The Last Girl to Die is a heart-pounding new standalone crime thriller from Helen Fields, author of the bestselling DI Callanach series. Read my full review. The Last Girl to Die Synopsis In search of a new life, seventeen-year-old Adriana Clark’s family moves to the ancient, ocean-battered Isle of Mull, far off the coast of Scotland. Then she goes missing. Faced with hostile locals and indifferent police, her desperate parents turn to private investigator Sadie Levesque. Sadie is the best at what she does. But when she finds Adriana’s body in a cliffside cave, a seaweed crown carefully arranged on her head, she…

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A graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time, soon to be a major motion picture. A Wrinkle in Time, The Graphic Novel Synopsis : The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O’Keefe, and the three Mrs–Who, Whatsit, and Which — the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery award-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined…

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STORY: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT: 4/5 OVERALL: 4/5 “A mother is always giving. A mother never falls apart. A mother is a buffer between her child and the cruel world. Absorb it, the instructors say. Take it. Take it.” ― Jessamine Chan, The School for Good Mothers Summary of The School for Good Mothers: The book narrates the story of Frida, a Chinese immigrant in the USA. She is a single mother to Harriet who is almost two. She once leaves Harriet alone at home for two hours, and that’s when Harriet’s crying alerts the neighbours who inform the social workers. With the authorities…

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UPRISING: Walking the Southern Alps of New Zealand by Nic Low is a travel memoir elevated by history, lore and heart. Read my full review. UPRISING: Walking the Southern Alps of New Zealand Synopsis This book is about walking as a form of knowing. Armed with Ngāi Tahu’s traditional oral maps and modern satellite atlas, I crossed the Southern Alps more than a dozen times, trying to understand how our forebears saw the land. What did it mean to define your identity by sacred mountains, or actually see them as ancestors, turned to stone? Raised in the shadow of New Zealand’s…

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STORIES: 4/5 WRITING: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT: 4/5 “That’s what marriage is all about, my dear. This is my advice to you, too.  Men have the seeds of madness and waywardness inside their heads. These come from being men. They will just let these grow, if left to themselves. You have to have one end of the rope in your hands.” –        The Greatest Enemy of Rain Stories, Manu Bhattathiri My musings I first came to know about Manu Bhattathiri when I chanced upon his book The Oracle of Karuthupuzha while browsing an online bookish platform, the name of which, I can’t seem to recall now.…

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CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 STORYLINE: 4.5/5 RELEVANCE: 4/5 MYSTERY/SUSPENSE: 5/5 ROMANCE: 3/5 PLOT TWIST: 4.5/5 Genre- Crime/Psychological Thriller “The two of us together were childhood trauma wrapped in a bow and placed delicately on the doorsteps of every doctor in Louisiana. Everybody knew who we were; everybody knew what was wrong with us. Everybody knew, but nobody could fix it. So I decided to fix it myself.” –        Stacy Willingham, A Flicker in the Dark Some people get disgusted at the sight of blood, they get afraid at the sight of people running for their lives, living a…

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This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. With all of history to choose from, it’s no surprise that historical fiction continues to soar as a favorite genre. From historical romance to historical retellings of fairytales and historical adventures, there’s a historical fiction niche for everyone. Step into any bookstore, and you’re likely to find the current best-selling historical fiction books. Mass appealing historical fiction books are frequent book club favorites and get bounced around on social media. There’s nothing wrong with reading hyped up books because they’re usually hyped for…

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SUBJECT: 5/5 RELEVANCE: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 RESEARCH: 4/5 It is imperative that parents teach their children the value of money early in childhood. They are often in a hurry to make them study in the best schools and to teach values like honesty, kindness, etc. Although these qualities and values do make a person good, a lesson in financial wisdom would further help secure the financial future of their children. A core education that focuses on the value of money and the importance of financial prudence would pave the way for brighter and more secure adulthood. More often than…

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This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. It’s September! September feels like one of those weird in-between months, not quite summer, but not quite fall either. At least, not here in Tennessee. While October is full of pumpkins and Halloween prep, and August is full of pools and playgrounds right before school starts, September is just sort of there. But while the month may feel a bit nebulous, September children’s book releases are spectacular. I had the hardest time ever narrowing down my selection to 12 books. I could’ve easily…

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