Category Archives: highly recommend

Maximillian Fly – Angie Sage

Maximillian Fly is a roach of sorts, with human characteristics and quite tall at over six feet.  He’s actually much kinder than the humans.  Thoughtful, keeps to himself.  Until he witnesses two children, Kaitlin and Jonno, desperately running in the … Continue reading

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Fatal Inheritance – Rachel Rhys

Eve hates getting letters. They are always from her mother and are always unpleasant. But this one is different, addressed to Mrs. Eve Forrester, the letterhead is printed: PEARSON & WILKES SOLICITORS. It requests her presence at the firm’s offices … Continue reading

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Dark Shores – Danielle L. Jensen

From the publisher, “Piracy, blackmail, and meddling gods meet in this thrilling first novel in a commercial, fast-paced new YA fantasy series by Danielle L. Jensen A PIRATE’S DAUGHTER Teriana is the daughter of a trading ship captain. Her people … Continue reading

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The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted – Robert Hillman

It is 1968 in rural Australia. Tom Hope is trying to understand just why his wife left him. Her note didn’t help: I’m leaving. Don’t know what to say, Love Trudy. Tom has never known what to say to people. … Continue reading

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The Island of Sea Women – Lisa See

There is an island, Jeju, south of Korea’s mainland where women have been free divers for generations, harvesting seafood to sell, diving without air tanks or wet suits. They are the heads of households, bringing in the income, while the … Continue reading

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Lovely War – Julie Berry

From the publisher, “It’s 1917, and World War I is at its zenith when Hazel and James first catch sight of each other at a London party. She’s a shy and talented pianist; he’s a newly minted soldier with dreams … Continue reading

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Pay Attention, Carter Jones – Gary D. Schmidt

Sixth grader Carter Jones, opens the door to find a portly butler during a frantic first day of school morning for the four children.  In the vein of Mary Poppins, sans magic, he arrives at the most needed time.  Carter’s … Continue reading

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