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A novel dealing with one’s formative years, spiritual education or coming to terms with oneself and growing up.

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Pages from the Book of Broken Dreams by Kat Jackson: Book Review

Pages from the Book of Broken Dreams by Kat Jackson is a slow burn romance between two young women already burned out from life. Harboring large and dark secrets is

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The No Girlfriend Rule by Christen Randall: Book Review

The No Girlfriend Rule by Christen Randall is a slow burn young romance that is heavy on tabletop role playing and becoming one with your true self. If there’s one

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Ink Vine by Elizabeth Broadbent: Book Review

Ink Vine by Elizabeth Broadbent is not strictly speaking a horror story, but really it is a horror story. A coming-of-age slash coming-out narrative set in a small town in

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Observations on the Danger of Female Curiosity by Suzanne Moss: Book Review

Observations on the Danger of Female Curiosity by Suzanne Moss is a historical, coming-of-age romance set in the late 1750’s about living up to expectations while wanting the dream of

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Lullaby by Cécile Guillot: Book Review

Lullaby by Cécile Guillot is a short story about love and abuse, and the many forms which they can take. The story follows Hazel Bloom, a sheltered young woman from

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The Rossetti Diaries by Kathleen Williams Renk: Book Review

From our review: “The novel does an excellent job at painting the inner worlds of female artists in a conservative, heteronormative society of Victorian England.”

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Falls From Grace by Ruby Landers: Book Review

From our review: “Ruby Landers has grabbed my attention with Falls From Grace! She’s created an engaging story with a (reverse) fake relationship whose main characters are multidimensional with strengths and challenges.”

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A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing by Amy Allen: Book Review

From our review: “This character driven piece has a load of great characters, especially Harper and Esther, and Esther’s college friends who are smart, brave, and super loyal to their sheep in wolf’s clothing”

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Always Carry Your Scythe by Pip Paisley: Book Review

From our review: “A screwball odessey is always fun, and this one is especially well laid out. Humor is maintained throughout and the gritty parts of Trixie’s adventures are no walk in the park.”

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A Restless Truth by Freya Marske: Book Review

From our review: “This was one of the most entertaining novels I’ve ever read. Fans of historical fiction, magic realism, or steamy romance will all be very pleased with A Restless Truth”

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