“Tears Before Exaltation” by Fidelis O. Mkparu

TEARS BEFORE EXALTATION Fidelis O. Mkparu Harvard Square Editions (2018) ISBN 9781941861608 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (02/18) “Tears Before Exaltation” by Fidelis O. Mkparu is an extraordinary literary medical thriller that tells the story of young medical student, Ben Ava. Having lost both parents, Ben suffers their losses and struggles to finish his education … More “Tears Before Exaltation” by Fidelis O. Mkparu

“Waking Isabella” by Melissa Muldoon

WAKING ISABELLA Melissa Muldoon Matta Press (2017) ISBN 9780997634822 Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (1/18) Melissa Muldoon delivers an enchanting story set in Arezzo, Italy about love, intrigue, mystery, traditions, and art in her latest novel, “Waking Isabella.” Leonora (Nora), a young research assistant who is at a crossroads in her life, travels to Italy … More “Waking Isabella” by Melissa Muldoon

“Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken” by Monica Bhide

KARMA AND THE ART OF BUTTER CHICKEN Monica Bhide Bodes Well Publishing (2016) ISBN 9780997662412 Reviewed by Kimberly Luyckx for Reader Views (10/17) In “Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken,” Monica Bhide weaves a tale of poverty, compassion and providence that will immediately capture your heart as well as your senses. Set in Delhi, India the … More “Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken” by Monica Bhide

“Love, Life, and Logic” by Uday Mukerji

LOVE, LIFE, AND LOGIC Uday Mukerji Harvard Square Editions (2016) ISBN 9781941861264 Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (2/2017) Article first published as Book Review: ‘Love, Life, and Logic’ by Uday Mukerji on Blogcritics. “Love, Life, and Logic” by Uday Mukerji begins with Rohan Fernandez waking up to find Adeline, a German student from … More “Love, Life, and Logic” by Uday Mukerji

“Mattie Celi” by M. Elizabeth Schaefer

MATTIE CELI M. Elizabeth Schaefer Outskirts Press (2016) ISBN 9781478765455 Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (11/16) “Mattie Celi” by M. Elizabeth Schaefer, is the story of Mattie, a young girl determined to thrive and flourish against all odds. Mattie and her siblings endure the abuse of an alcoholic stepfather and neglect by a … More “Mattie Celi” by M. Elizabeth Schaefer

“Velda: An American Fairy Tale” by R.S. Hems

VELDA: AN AMERICAN FAIRY TALE R.S. Hems Aionios Books (2016) ASIN B01JJ5COGE Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (11/16) “Velda: An American Fairy Tale” by R.S. Hems is the story of Velda, a middle-aged woman searching for her own version of happily ever after, in spite of just about everything. The story begins with … More “Velda: An American Fairy Tale” by R.S. Hems

“After Spin the Bottle” by Janet Saunders

AFTER SPIN THE BOTTLE Janet Saunders Authorhouse (2016) ISBN 9781504984782 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (04/16) Article first published as Book Review: ‘After Spin the Bottle’ by Janet Saunders on Blogcritics. In “After Spin the Bottle” by Janet Saunders, we meet Julie Taylor. Life was pretty simple for Julie, growing up in the … More “After Spin the Bottle” by Janet Saunders

“The Carver Inheritance” by Anthony Renwick McGill

THE CARVER INHERITANCE Anthony Renwick McGill Anthony Renwick McGill (2015) ASIN  B0166UAIOU Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (03/16) “The Carver Inheritance” by Anthony Renwick McGill begins in 1874 when twenty-three year old Sarah Boyle journeys to Sioux Falls to marry sixty-two year old Mel Carver. In spite of their age difference and it … More “The Carver Inheritance” by Anthony Renwick McGill

“Heathens and Liars of Lickskillet County” by Derek Berry

HEATHENS AND LIARS OF LICKSKILLET COUNTY Derek Berry PRA Publishing (2015) ISBN 9780984014279 Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (03/16) Article first published as Book Review: ‘Heathens and Liars of Lickskillet County’ by Derek Berry on Blogcritics. “Heathens and Liars of Lickskillet County” is a riveting literary fiction novel by Derek Berry that portrays … More “Heathens and Liars of Lickskillet County” by Derek Berry