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Better Luck Next Time: A Novel by Julia Claiborne Johnson - Book Review

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Published: Custom House - January 5th, 2021

Julia Claiborne Johnson's writing is all heart - sweet, funny and sad on every page. Her new novel adds in an absolutely delicious historical fiction setting - a Reno dude ranch for soon-to-be divorcees. The tenderness and humor of this book will stay with me for a long time. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


Dangerous Play by Emma Kress - Book Review

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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 3rd, 2021

I want to put this book in the hands of every teenager I know. For anyone - especially any girl - who needs to find the power that comes from speaking up and speaking out, this gorgeous debut is a game-changer. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


The Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk - Book Review

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Published: Erewhon - October 13th, 2020

This is historical fantasy at its finest, both joyous and compelling. A young sorceress - working in secret to come fully into her power and avoid the marital collar that will take her magic away - is compelled to participate in the courtship rituals of her society. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


A Deadly Education: A Novel (The Scholomance #1) by Naomi Novik - Book Review

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Published: Del Rey - September 29th, 2020

A powerful young sorceress trying desperately not to turn evil is trapped inside a magical boarding school that would very much like to kill her. The darkness in this riveting page turner is both stunning and shockingly timely. Naomi Novik's writing is always full of surprises - and both fans and those new to her work will be swept away in this opening book of a planned trilogy. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


Big Summer: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner - Book Review

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Published: Atria Books - May 5th, 2020

This joyous romp of a novel is packed with big ideas: the complexities of female friendship, social media, diet culture, and the world of instagram influencers. Throw in a healthy - and hilarious - dose of social satire and even a mystery - and this book becomes the perfect read for a summer that's nothing like any other. I enjoyed every page. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel by Linda Holmes - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525619246
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 25th, 2019

A sweet and funny debut that grapples with what to do when life doesn't out how we planned. The pitch-perfect small town setting and snappy dialogue kept me smiling throughout. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


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