Review: Jagged Edge of the Sky by Paula Marie Coomer

The Big One was a phrase folks in Western Australia used regularly. It had been years since a good, restorative rain. Every half century or so, heaven uncorked its barrels, as Merl liked to put it. When that happened, Deadhorse Creek and Gillagong Slough became a roaring, killing monster, swallowing man, beast, and hearth, rearranging the jagged edge of the sky. The world revolves around life. Life, at any cost can be a blessing or a curse, but Coomer allows her readers to decide for themselves what they make of the several characters that she writes about. From Australia to […]

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The House on Seventh Street by Karen Vorbeck Williams

About the Book Winna returns to her Colorado hometown to settle her father’s estate and sell his last residence, the grand Edwardian house built by her grandfather. She shares childhood memories with her married daughter as they clean and sort through both trash and treasure. Winna hopes to reconcile with her disinherited sister Chloe, and resumes relationships with her best friend and her high school boyfriend. As the house gives up its secrets—a handwritten will, old love letters, an unfinished story in a notebook, and a diamond ring hidden among her childhood marbles—Winna calls into question everything she ever knew […]

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What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross

During Baby Bingo, one of the guests en route to the bathroom mistakenly opened the door to the nursery and soon the entire party was gathered at its threshold, faces agog, silent, and I saw myself as they did: a woman stocking up for a baby I’d never have. For the first time, I realized, as they did, as Warren had tried to convince me—I wasn’t ever going to have a baby. I just wasn’t.     One of the most devastating realities that a woman can face, has come to life in this novel. Ross’ story lays out the […]

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Cover Reveal: Juliana by Vanda

   By- Vanda Genre- LGBT/Literary Fiction/Historical Expected Publication Date-  September 14, 2015 It’s 1941 and Alice “Al” Huffman comes from the potato fields of Long Island with her childhood friends to make it on the Broadway stage, only to find she has no talent. She meets Juliana, the glamorous, perpetually-on-the-brink-of stardom nightclub singer whose voice sounds to her like “warm milk slipping down the whole of my body.” Juliana, a sexual risk-taker with a secret, easily reels in a mesmerized Al who has never felt a love like this before.  Al is determined to hang onto Juliana no matter what. […]

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Review: To Dance With Ugly People by Lorene Stunson Hill

ABOUT THE BOOK: To Dance with Ugly People is a No.1 Best Seller in the African/American Women’s Fiction list. “This novel is a book in which I was able to express a new divine awareness. I realized I had experienced a lot in life that had left me strewn and unsettled; the book brought about the resurgence of a strong feeling of cohesion. In this book I have tried to present some of the elementary principles of human nature that can be outside of perceiving, but not outside of holding dear, I call it “Ugly People.” For example, the violence […]

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