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March 31, 2019

Title: Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge: The Sequel to A Christmas Carol

Author: Norman Whaler

Genre: Christian-Romance-Historical

My rating: 5/5 Stars

Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge by Norman Whaler is a sequel to Charles Dickens’ 1843 classic tale....

November 5, 2018

In a news release dated November 1, 2018, Literary Classics announced its youth media book award finalists, and Freedom for Me: A Chinese Yankee was among them.  

The release states:

"Rapid City, SD - Tradition continues with the arrival of one of the most anticipat...

July 17, 2018

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Genre: Fiction, Southern; Romance 

Phoebe Hawley is on a mission to find a new home for her family. She’s got her twelve-year-old sister, Maydean, and five-year-old brother, Willie-Boy, in tow, and a ma, pa, and sister waiting in Cottontown for news tha...

July 14, 2018

Rating: 5/5

Genre: Young Adult

Livia Stone’s life will never be the same again, not since her twin brother, Jasper, was tragically killed while on a college visit. It seems that everyone is trying to help—her mother, best friend, teacher-mentor, and even her dead grandmo...

July 10, 2018

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Genre: Children-Adventure

7th Grade Revolution by Liana Gardner opens in a seventh-grade classroom at Washington Academy Middle School where the students are met with a great declaration: a bloodless and successful revolution means they are now in charg...

July 3, 2018

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Genre: Fiction-Thriller-General

In Baby Grand (Baby Grand Trilogy Book One) by Dina Santorelli, the governor’s daughter is kidnapped and Jamie, a newly divorced, struggling writer, finds herself smack dab in the middle of the crime. Forced into the role...

June 26, 2018

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Genre: Romance

In Second Chance in Paradise by Jennifer Peel, Holland Reeves is a young scientist who has devoted her life to earning her Ph.D. in pharmacology and to one day defeating heart disease. Her pursuit of this lofty goal is also an attempt to...

May 31, 2018

Retribution Road by Christi Corbett

Rating: Five Stars/Five Stars 

Short Story/Historical Fiction

Available on Amazon 

It’s November 1867 in Retribution Road by Christi Corbett. Graham, a former veterinarian who has lost his livelihood and reputation, is making his wa...

May 2, 2018

Freedom for Me: A Chinese Yankee has earned the Top Choice Award from LitPick based on multiple five-star reviews from its student reviewers.

The latest review from Oldies_but_Goodies stated:

Looking for an attention-grabbing story? Maybe some adventure as well? Look no...

April 19, 2018

Title: Greg's First Adventure in Time: A Time Travel Adventure into Prehistoric America (Adventures in Time Book 1) 

Rating: 5/5 Stars 

Genre: Middle grade historical fiction 

Publication Date: November 24, 2014 

Greg's First Adventure in Time by C.M. Huddleston is a time-...

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