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What does a fiercely independent young widow really want?

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Some demons refuse to stay buried.

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A trio of fun-seeking octogenarians on a bachelorette party in Las Vegas – What could possibly go wrong?

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Can a summer of love make up for a lifetime of secrets?


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by Randy Susan Meyers
"Can weight loss really solve everyone's problem?"
Posted June 6, 2019

Weight gain. Two words that are capable of crushing women's egos, and like wrecking balls looking to strike buildings, these two words also wreak havoc on how we see ourselves as well as our bodies and the threads of relationships that tie us to the rest of the humanity Read more...

Cape May
by Chip Cheek
"Reminiscent of The Great Gatsby..."
Posted May 7, 2019

In September in 1957, recent newlyweds from Georgia, Henry and Effie arrive in Cape May, New Jersey for their honeymoon. But the summer season is over and the town is deserted of tourists and entertainment. Thinking of cutting their honeymoon short to go back to Georgia, Henry and Effie end Read more...

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted
by Robert Hillman
"Finding love in unexpected places..."
Posted May 7, 2019

In 1960s Australia, Tom Hope, a farmer, has recently suffered the abandonment for the third time by his impulsive wife Trudy and his stepson Peter, who he raised as his own ever since Trudy came back pregnant with another man's child. But this time, the separation might be more Read more...

Mother Country
by Irina Reyn
"What is the meaning of mother and motherhood in a tale of immigration?"
Posted May 2, 2019

Nadezhda "Nadiya" Borodinskaya, an ethnic Russian from Ukraine is not a definition of a successful and well-made immigrant. She works as a part-time nanny for a spoiled and pampered young charge named Sasha and her Russian-American mother Regina, and as a senior citizen home attendant to Russian Read more...

The Queen of Hearts
by Kimmery Martin
"Casualties and secrets..."
Posted March 17, 2019

From the late 1990s when they met at a medical school, Zadie Anson and Emma Colley were always the best of friends, being there for each other through thick and thin. On the surface, the two appear to be happy with their friendship, but what will happen when a long Read more...

Woman 99
by Greer Macallister
"Finding her sister is only the first step..."
Posted March 7, 2019

Charlotte Smith leaves her comfortable life in 1880s San Francisco under the guise of visiting her aunt in Newport, RI. What her parents do not realize is that Charlotte is attempting to infiltrate the Goldengrove Asylum, where her beloved older sister, Phoebe, has been confined for years by their parents Read more...

The Secret of Clouds
by Alyson Richman
"An inspiring and uplifting tale of learning, literature, and humanity..."
Posted February 13, 2019

In April of 1986 in the former USSR, everyone is surprised by the sudden warmth and heatwave of the weather, hardly suspecting a tragedy... This tragedy will have many repercussions for Katya and Sasha, a young couple who immigrate to America, especially when their son Yuri is born with a Read more...

The Woman in the Window
by A.J. Finn
"More Twisted than a Roller coaster Ride"
Posted February 12, 2019

Dr. Anna Fox, a psychologist, suffers from severe agoraphobia and spends her days and nights in her house with little to no human contact aside from her husband and daughter; her other hobbies include her wine, numerous pills and drugs and old horror movies as well as her computer where Read more...

Speak No Evil
by Uzodinma Iweala
Posted February 12, 2019

One day, when Meredith presses Niru to push their friendship further, Niru, a Nigerian-American male who happens to be a talented athlete as well as someone destined for Harvard, comes to a realization about himself: he is gay. When Meredith attempts to help him, her efforts land Niru into Read more...

My Sister's Bones
by Nuala Ellwood
"The thin line between reality and fantasy..."
Posted February 12, 2019

Kate is a young and talented war reporter who has recently ended up in a mental hospital and will only be out within few days. Haunted by her experiences while reporting as well as images she saw when she came back home, Kate has issues with trying to realize what Read more...

Kings of Broken Things
by Theodore Wheeler
"The Summer of the Race Riots in 1919..."
Posted February 12, 2019

In 1919 in Omaha Nebraska on the fictional street of Clandish, a young Caucasian woman was raped by a man of African-American origins. In retaliation, a race riot took place where numerous characters were caught up in its aftereffects. What had happened to lead up to the race riot Read more...

The Art of Keeping Secrets
by Rachael Johns
"Can secrets destroy friendship or build it up?"
Posted February 12, 2019

Neve, Emma and Flick are the best of friends and believe that they know everything there is to know about one another. However, just as their sons are about to graduate high school, their "perfect" lives start to implode as they have to deal with major crises involving marriage, motherhood Read more...

The Hidden Light of Northern Fires
by Daren Wang
"Fighting for good when outnumbered"
Posted February 12, 2019

Inspired by a teacher to do something and not just stand idly by, in 1860s, Mary Willis, a college educated young lady makes a choice to begin helping in an abolitionist cause, although that's not a popular stance or idea in her small community, in Town Line, New York Read more...

After Anna
by Lisa Scottoline
"A Classic Case of He Said/She Said that will keep you reading past bedtime!"
Posted February 12, 2019

Dr. Noah Alderman, a pediatrician, is being charged with assault and murder to his step-daughter Anna. Despite those charges, Dr. Noah denies doing anything to Anna and continues to stick to his tale, no matter how outlandish it seems to the jury and the judge, and despite the evidence Read more...

The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill
by James Charlesworth
"Who is responsible for your life?"
Posted February 12, 2019

From being a poor dust bowl orphan from Oklahoma to earning fame and wealth beyond measure, George Benjamin Hill, through charm, charisma, luck and tenacity has achieved an American dream. But throughout his long life, he has left two broken families, and four children who gained very little from his Read more...

All We Shall Know
by Donal Ryan
"A Tale of redemption and pregnancy"
Posted February 12, 2019

In rural Ireland, Melody Shea is 33 and pregnant with a 17 year old boy Traveler's child. When she confesses to her husband Pat about what happened and how the child isn't his, Pat makes a choice to leave Melody and thus her stream of consciousness diary begins Read more...

The Only Woman in the Room
by Marie Benedict
"A beautiful paradox... starring a Hollywood legend!"
Posted February 1, 2019

When a woman is born, she is given a choice of two paths: beauty without intelligence, or intelligence without beauty. An intelligent beauty who makes her mark on the world through movies and science - the technology that the world has recently discovered - is a paradoxical aberration to the world because Read more...

Just Once
by Lori Handeland
"Coming to terms with the past is never easy, but what if part of the past can't remember?"
Posted January 10, 2019

Francesca "Frankie" (Or Fancy as Charley calls her) Sicari has lived on her terms for the last twenty plus years; she is working, she is happy, and at long last she is fulfilled by her life. One night, however, a knock on the door disturbs her reverie and upon opening Read more...

My Favorite Half-Night Stand
by Christina Lauren
"Will their friendship become more?"
Posted December 20, 2018

In order to get ready for a big event, a group of five best friends, one girl and four guys, decide to find their dates online. Nothing wrong with that. Except, there was a time when Millie and one of the guys, Reid, slept together, which sparked sizzling chemistry between Read more...

Only Killers and Thieves
by Paul Howarth
"A journey through the Australian Outback will change their lives forever..."
Posted December 13, 2018

Living at the turn of century in Australia, two brothers, Tommy and Billy McBride, are only aware of the hardscrabble existence that is forced upon their family. Just as the drought is over, and Tommy and Billy should be relieved that they no longer have to struggle for water, their Read more...

Svetlana Libenson


Currently I am a contributor to Fresh Fiction, and I have my own blog where I read and review all sorts of books. My loves are historical fiction, literary fiction, multicultural fiction, women's fiction, psychological and some Mysteries. Genres I don't review are science fiction, Christian/ inspirational fiction and Nonfiction. I live with my parents and son in Texas area.

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