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Do They All Sleep? by Srividhya Lakshmanan – A Review @andbooks3 #DoTheyAllSleep #PictureBook

Srividhya Lakshmanan gives kids a wonderful picture book full of sleeping animals to lull children to sleep. The title tells it all. The story pulls from a child’s curious mind about how, where, and when animals sleep. The story is adorable, and the illustrations are remarkable.

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The London House by Katherine Reay – A #BlogTour Review for #AustenprosePR @Katherine_Reay @harpermusebooks @HarperCollins @austenprose #LondonHouse #HistoricalFiction

The London House is the perfect blend of then and now. Katherine Reay does an impeccable job of weaving events throughout the lives of every character. This novel is not a simple bit of dueling timelines, but of using one character as a force through generations that have a lasting effect on history and the future.

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Rising Star: The Rise and Fall of Dani Truehart (Book 1) by Michele Kwasniewski – A Review @michelekwas #RisingStar #YAContemporaryFiction

Rising Star is one of those books that pulls you in and keeps you mesmerized. Michele Kwasniewski does a brilliant job of bringing Dani to life. The entire story brought back so many memories for me. My first thought was of my Sweet Valley High books from middle school, but the nostalgia is in nearly every word.

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Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs – A Review #BarefootDreamsOfPetraLuna #MiddleGradeHistoricalFiction #OwnVoices

Alda Dobbs brings Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna to life with brilliant imagery and a harrowing tale of love, loss, and immeasurable strength. Based on the true story of Alda’s grandmother and great-grandmother, Barefoot Dreams brings the Mexican Revolution to life in a way that I would never be able to understand. I live a life of privilege by never having had to go through something as horrible as this.

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The Book of Uriel by Elyce Hoffman – A #BlogTour Review for #TheWriteReads @Project613Books @The_WriteReads #TheBookOfUriel #JewishHistoricalFiction

The Book of Uriel is a fiction masterpiece. Elyce Hoffman tells a poignant yet heartbreaking story of a little boy who saves the Jewish people from the Nazis during WWII. Uriel’s triumphs will become your guiding light through this touching tale. 

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The Inns of Devonshire: Timeless Regency Romance Collection (Book 18) by Sally Britton, Annette Lyon, & Deborah M. Hathaway – A #BlogTour Review for #austenprose @SallyBWT @AnneteLyon @austenprose #TheInnsOfDevonshire #HistoricalRomance

The Inns of Devonshire is a fascinating compilation of three historical romances set at inns located in Devonshire. Each one has its own style and sense of prose. Sally Britton, Annette Lyon, and Deborah M. Hathaway show flair with a pen. While each portion tells a different story, they all come together to make you feel special.

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Hoglets’ Christmas Magic by Lynette Creswell – A Review @creswelllyn #HogletsChristmasMagic #ChildrensFiction

Lynette Creswell brings a hedgehog family to life in Hoglet’s Christmas Magic. It is indeed full of magic. The family brings a sweetness that resonates with so many during the Christmas holidays. I adore how Santa falls into the narrative. His appearance was unexpected yet delightful.

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George the Orphan Crow and the Creatures of Blossom Valley by Helen Fox – A Review @Athens1965Eleni #GeorgeTheOrphanCrow #BlossomValley #MiddleGradeFantasy

Helen Fox gives readers of all ages a delightful tale of cute animals and magic. George the Orphan Crow and the Creatures of Blossom Valley is a bit of a mouthful. But the story is imaginative and entertaining. I loved every character, even the baddies.

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A Seaside Summer: Timeless Regency Romance Collection (Book 17) by Josi S. Kilpack, Martha Keyes, and Heather B. Moore – A #BlogTour Review for #austenprose @JosiSKilpack @heatherbmoore @austenprose #ASeasideSummer #HistoricalRomance

A Seaside Summer is a delightful collection of three historical romances that take place near the sea. Each one is amazing and the perfect length for a quick afternoon read. Josi S. Kilpack, Martha Keyes, and Heather B. Moore are gifted storytellers. Each story is unique, yet all hit the right spot in your heart.

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The Matchmaker’s Lonely Heart by Nancy Campbell Allen – A #BlogTour Review for #austenprose @necallen @ShadowMountn @ProperRomance @austenprose #TheMatchmakersLonelyHeart #HistoricalRomance

Nancy Campbell Allen tells a daring story of love, life, and murder in her newest novel. The Matchmaker’s Lonely Heart contains strong female characters that make you fall in love with them. Plus, there is danger and intrigue around every corner. What’s not to love?