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Unexpected Partners (UnexpectedSeries Book 1)
Unexpected Partners (UnexpectedSeries Book 1)
Price: $2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Emotional Read, August 20, 2014
Hayley McAllister has spent most of her life being groomed to take over her father's business empire, Hayven Holdings. She has studied every aspect of the business. After graduating from Harvard, she takes her well deserved place by her father's side. Hayven Holdings is all that she and her father care about. They are both extremely driven, confident in their abilities and are well respected in the business world. At twenty eight, Hayley already owns fifty percent of the business and has the knowledge that upon her father's retirement she will inherit the rest. As her father nears retirement he realizes the personal mistakes he has made with his daughter. She has no life outside of work and shows no interest in developing any. He tries to force Hayley to enjoy the other side of life. In doing so, he hires Shay Maraschino to run his portion of the business. Shay is cocky and arrogant to Hayley and unfortunately he can run the business just as well as she can. Sparks fly in more ways than one! Later, a devastating secret is revealed destroying everything Hayley holds dear.
This well written story is full of emotion and it touched my heart. Kudos to author Sterna Kruger!
For all you Contemporary Romance readers, I recommend you add this book to your must read list!
Stephanie Lasley, from The Kindle Book Review
The Kindle Book Review received a free copy of this book for an independent, fair, and honest review. We are not associated with the author or Amazon.


The Reach of the Banyan Tree
The Reach of the Banyan Tree
Price: $2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reaching For Love, August 16, 2014
Mark W. Sasse is one of my favorite Authors, and his new book `The Reach of the Banyan Tree' is a stunningly written and deeply moving story. It takes place in Vietnam, where he lived for ten years, and his writing reflects his passion and respect for the country and its people. He weaves his extensive knowledge of Vietnam and the splendor of the countryside into his writing, as he did in `Beauty Rising;' and with such vivid narratives, I could see the story unfolding in my mind. I love the compassion and complexity he puts into his writing. He has the ability to weave together a complex story filled with emotion and beauty, as well as hardship and turmoil.

Chip has moved to Thai Nguyen, Vietnam to get away from everyone, especially his father. In Vietnam he meets Thuy, who he will eventually ask to marry him. She agrees but must have the approval of her father. Initially, old family traditions and past emotions get in the way until Chip reveals that his father is the owner of the Carson Oil Company in Texas, and knowing that Chip has money, her father agrees. When all seems to be going well, a tragic accident happens that will threaten their love and Thuy's loyalty to her family.

The characters in this book are so finely tuned and complex that they make the story come alive, making this book hard to put down. I was drawn into their lives by their interactions and compelling emotions. Their lives are intertwined in a way you won't see coming, and it will leave you wanting more.

I just can't say enough about this book, the writing is so amazing and it will draw you into the story in an emotional way. The backdrop of Vietnam is beautifully displayed, and its history is woven into the story giving the reader a learning experience that is both tragic and heart-warming.

I absolutely recommend this book to all readers; it is truly an experience you don't want to miss!

The KBR received this book free of charge in exchange for a fair and honest review. We are not connected in any way to Amazon or the author.

Marilou George - The Kindle Book Review


Merry Christmas, Henry
Merry Christmas, Henry
Price: $0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Captivating Christmas Choice!, August 14, 2014
Merry Christmas, Henry is an intriguing romantic tale. Although a seasonal offering, it is easily enjoyed at any time of the year. Not your usual Christmas fare, it presents us with a hero who seems to be poignantly insignificant.

Not so.

At first, we meet a man who seems lacking in self esteem. A security guard in a museum who longs for an unattainable dream, he appears to lack any aspirations. We soon discover that Henry has another persona that he keeps enclosed and only shares with a select few. In the haven of his apartment we meet a sensitive and accomplished man who could charm most women. Gifted and talented, he retains his life's work to be enjoyed by those he trusts.

Henry is a man who has been formed by his openness to the joy brought to him by the variety of people he allowed to enter his life. His childhood could have damaged him, but for the delights of the Christmas enchantment weaved by his aunt each year. His talent could never have been realized if he had not reached out and valued his mentors. Most of all, Henry has been touched by an enduring work of art that has entranced him for ten years.

This Christmas, Henry finally decides to seize happiness. He takes the risk to create a special world and reach for the love of his life. To find out what that courageous step brings him and others, read Aubrey Wynne's enchanting short story.

Review by Helen Karol for The Kindle Book Review

"The Kindle Book Review received a free copy of this book for an independent, fair, and honest review. We are not associated with the author or Amazon."


Cookies: A Tale of Friendship
Cookies: A Tale of Friendship
Price: $0.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Reaching Out to a New Neighbor, Unusually..., August 13, 2014
Frog and Pickles are nervous to meet their new neighbors. What if the neighbors think they're too ordinary and boring? So Frog and Pickles decide to act more intriguing, and a fun new friendship is born.

Storyline: I enjoyed the adorable personalities of Frog, Pickles and Vernon. I especially liked Frog and Pickles' resourcefulness and Vernon's willingness to roll with the unexpected. The voice that came through on this book is PERFECT! I want to read this again right now. 5 stars.

Illustrations: I didn't like the illustrations at first. Then they grew on me. By the end, I liked them more, but I feel like this story would be better paired with a more professional illustrator. 3 stars.

Total 4 stars

~Valerie Harmon, The Kindle Book Review
(disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review, KBR is not affiliated with Amazon or the author)


Chunky and Friends: Chunky and The O-Beast (Chunky and Friends)
Chunky and Friends: Chunky and The O-Beast (Chunky and Friends)
by Joseph R. Vivens
Edition: Paperback
2 used & new from $16.60

4.0 out of 5 stars A Comic Character Humorously Against Obesity, August 13, 2014
Chunky goes to the doctor and doesn't listen very well, but what he does hear sends his imagination into overdrive.

Storyline: Adults will like this book because it teaches about the dangers of obesity (and overactive imaginations). Kids will enjoy this book because of the humorous twists and turns, and hopefully the message about eating right will sink in too. 4 stars.

Illustrations: The comic-style illustrations are colorful and enjoyable. They are the best illustration style for the audience, which I figure is pre-teen. 4 stars.

Total: 4 stars

~Valerie Harmon, The Kindle Book Review
(disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review, KBR is not affiliated with Amazon or the author)


Odie the Stray Kitten
Odie the Stray Kitten
Price: $2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A Warm Tender Story of a Lost Kitten, August 13, 2014
Odie is a tiny kitten who loses his family and finds a new home with a girl and other animals who love him.

Storyline: Not a lot happens in this story. Odie doesn't overcome great obstacles or prove himself a hero. But the story is tender and feels real and loving. I read it with my 9 year old daughter (who loves kittens) and we enjoyed it together. 4 stars.

Illustrations: The illustrations are professional and sweet, and support the story well. I especially enjoyed the illustrations of the cats playing together. 4.5 stars

Total: 4.5 stars

~Valerie Harmon, The Kindle Book Review
(I received a copy of this ebook for free in exchange for an honest review, KBR is not affiliated with the author or Amazon)


Sight: The Dream Guild Chronicles - Book Two
Sight: The Dream Guild Chronicles - Book Two
Price: $2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A solid second installment in an enjoyable, engrossing series, August 13, 2014
Sight: The Dream Guild Chronicles continues the story begun in David Bruns' Irradiance. Having abandoned their home planet, twins Sariah and Gideon and their family are traveling the galaxy in search of a new land to call home. A life-compatible planet is discovered, but for reasons that are too complicated to go into here, only Sariah can stay. The rest of the book follows her assimilation into the native tribe and the conflict between the old ways Sariah finds and the new ones she brings with her.

It is unclear whether the society that Sariah joins is on Earth, but if it is, it is set in the distant past. The tribe she joins relies on hunting for their food, and the descriptions of the hunts were vividly detailed. By using Sariah's outside perspective, the author is able to draw the reader into this primitive society's culture in a way that I found quite engrossing.

The society that Sariah joins is headed by an imposing figure called the Sacred Mother. The Sacred Mother had an air of fairy tale villainess about her, and the tension between her and Sariah kept me turning the pages until the very end.

The plot was a bit confusing at times, and some of the minor characters felt a bit flat. Overall, though, I really enjoyed this book, and look forward to the next book in the series.

Lisa Runge (The Kindle Book Review)


The Prophet's Daughter
The Prophet's Daughter
Price: $0.99

4.0 out of 5 stars When the Rarest of Currencies is Trust, August 13, 2014
Joe Dacy II (The Kindle Book Review).

Born six months before the world’s population is slashed by 70% in a bacterial plague, sixteen-year-old Arin Lovelock is surviving quite well in this post-apocalyptic society.

But that was before her parents were slaughtered by the Raiders. Before she was forced to flee her home. Before every decision she makes, every challenge she encounters, and every stranger she meets becomes a matter of life or death.

Her main problem is always, it seems, who to trust, a concern that takes on greater significance as she learns a painful lesson: no one turns out to be who they appear to be.

Her journey is complicated by questions which arise not only about her past but also about her future, forcing her to fear and then to embrace a dire destiny that she could never have imagined.

The author tells this engaging and well-edited little tale in the first person (a style I normally have issues with), managing to handle the challenges of a teenaged stream-of-consciousness well. True, it jumps a bit from topic to topic, idea to idea, but that’s probably not all that unusual for a teenaged girl! (The psychological term, I learned, is “entgleisen.”)

Well worth a look!

Note: The Kindle Book Review received a free copy of this book for an independent, fair, and honest review. We are not associated with the author or Amazon.


That's My Love Story
That's My Love Story
Price: $2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational Story, August 12, 2014
This powerful and profoundly inspirational story is a tale of a man named Prem. Throughout this book Prem is mostly reflecting back on his life. He reveals the sadness he felt as a child growing up in Nepal, and all the bullying he had to endure through school. He also recounts the deep loneliness and depression he suffered due to failed attempts at love. He even recalls his desire to commit suicide.
That's My Love Story, written by Santosh Kalwar is basically a well penned, poetically written, positive motivational read for people who struggle dealing with life lessons and coping with failure.
Stephanie Lasley, from The Kindle Book Review
The Kindle Book Review received a free copy of this book for an independent, fair, and honest review. We are not associated with the author or Amazon.


The Bondage Club
The Bondage Club
Price: $2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Solid Storyline, August 12, 2014
This review is from: The Bondage Club (Kindle Edition)
As some of the other reviews stated, this book is much milder than the book cover portrays. I was expecting a hard core erotic tale but was pleasantly surprised to find a very well penned, solid love story.
Hunter Donavon has a damaged heart. After the death of his mother he gives up on his dreams of becoming a writer. He is coerced into taking over the family business, a publishing company, Donavon Books. The business is behind the times, so to give them an edge, Hunter adds an Erotic line. He meets and hires Cary Anderson, an erotic editor that is also good friends with an erotica author. Cary persuades her friend to sign a book deal with Donavon Books. Hunter fights the urge to become personally involved with Cary but she is determined to change his mind. Cary seduces Hunter. In doing so she reveals a hidden secret, she has a kinky side. Hunter is not happy about this revelation but continues to see Cary. As their relationship grows, Hunter feels Cary is still hiding something. Once her secrets and betrayals are brought to light, will Hunter be able to handle the outcome?
This is the first book I've read by author Alexandrea Weis, and I can tell you, it won't be the last.
Stephanie Lasley, from The Kindle Book Review
The Kindle Book Review received a free copy of this book for an independent, fair, and honest review. We are not associated with the author or Amazon.


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