Book Reviews

Truth and Other Lies

By Lisa Sherman / August 19, 2021 /

Maggie Smith intertwines ambition, friendship, and family with the power of secrets and social media in her new novel Truth and Other Lies. Truth and Other Lies tells the story of New York Journalist Megan Barnes. She loses her job, gets dumped by her boyfriend, and returns to her childhood home of Chicago where her overbearing mother…

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Lake Stories: The 60’s

By Lisa Sherman / January 7, 2021 /

Lake Stories: The 60’s is the first book in a series of short novels by Michael Ripley. In Lake Stories: The 60’s, Ripley describes with insight and wit what life was like for a young boy in a small lake town during a period of dramatic changes in his life as well as in the country overall. Read Lisa’s…

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Kind Eyes: Gentle Reading for Troubled Times

By Lisa Sherman / August 20, 2020 /

In Kind Eyes: Gentle Reading for Troubled Times, Reed presents a collection of short stories that shine a light on the intricacies of the human experience. Reed’s stories are written with depth and thoughtfulness, and explore everyday people wrestling with unique yet relatable situations. Read Lisa’s review of Kind Eyes: Gentle Reading for Troubled Times

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By Lisa Sherman / March 9, 2020 /

Patricia Rosemoor’s Obsession tells the story of Chicago homicide detective, Camille Martell, who is obsessed with bringing a sexual predator named Angel to justice. Removed from the case and wracked with guilt after Angel succeeds in luring his third victim, Camille continues searching for the so-called Chat Room Predator in her off-duty hours, only to discover that…

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