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March's Must-Reads: Mystery, Romance, and Thrills Await!

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Rumors aren't the only thing that will stir when Abigail returns to Boone County, Texas.

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From Loss to Love: A Pilot and an Artist's Colliding Worlds

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Caffeine and Commitments: Stirring Up Love in San Francisco

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"Her biggest fan �has a fatal obsession."

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Bloodlines and Boardrooms: A Paranormal Romance of Power and Passion

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A new, action-packed adventure that blends science-fiction technology and magical fantasy elements with a touch of historical romance.


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A Twisted Love Story
by Samantha Downing
"An unstoppable and unputdownable masterpiece..."
Posted July 18, 2023

Half-eaten chocolates, threatening notes, creepy pictures. These could only be from her on and off again ex-boyfriend Wes, or so Ivy thinks as she reports the incident to the police, not that she expects them to take her seriously, nor for Wes to come back into her Read more...

The Revenge List
by Hannah Mary McKinnon
"Highly relatable characters, awesome twists, and an explosive conclusion..."
Posted May 31, 2023

For as long as Frankie could remember, she has always had anger issues, or so those around her think. Yet Frankie has good reasons to be angry, and when it lands her in an anger management class, she decides to humor the teacher by making a list of all Read more...

Never Coming Home
by Hannah Mary McKinnon
"Can truth be discovered?"
Posted January 25, 2023

NEVER COMING HOME is a standalone suspense novel by Hannah Mary McKinnon. Before I begin, let me just say that I dearly love Hannah Mary McKinnon’s previous novels that I have reviewed; THE NEIGHBORS, HER SECRET SON, SISTER Read more...

A Woman of Endurance
by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa
""Can she heal from the past?""
Posted December 21, 2022

Pola (Keera in her past life from Africa) has recently escaped her job as a slave breeder from the first plantation in Puerto Rico, but because of an injury, she ends up on another plantation where she gets to be a dressmaker and begins the slow and painful recovery Read more...

The Ingenue
by Rachel Kapelke-Dale
""When she dies a hundred times""
Posted December 21, 2022

At the start of THE INGENUE by Rachel Kapelke-Dale Saskia Kreis's mother, the heiress Evelyn Harper Kreis, a famous author known for "Feminist Princess" tales, has passed away. Saskia, a child prodigy/ingenue of piano, is expecting to Read more...

The Castle of Otranto and The Old English Baron
by Horace Walpole, Clara Reeve
"The Ancestors of Horror and Sublime"
Posted October 4, 2022

In THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO by Horace Walpole, in medieval Italy during the Crusades, it\'s the wedding of the century between Conrad, son of Manfred, and Isabella, a beautiful and distinguished daughter from an old family. However, shortly before the two are to be married, a giant helmet crashes Read more...

The Darkness of Others
by Cate Holahan
"What isn't being told?"
Posted October 4, 2022

Imani, Melissa, Nate and Philip are good friends. However, when the effects of the pandemic of COVID-19 strike their small group, the consequences are very dire; during the pandemic, it is believed that Melissa has killed Nate and absconded, leaving their daughter behind as Imani refuses to believe Read more...

The Last Queen
by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
"" The true story of Messalina of the Punjab...""
Posted June 17, 2022

In 1826, nine-year-old Jind Kaur, daughter of a dog trainer, is too familiar with poverty ruling her circumstances while living in the village of Gujranwala. However, when her opportunist father returns home and sees her beauty, he makes a daring plan that will enable her to dream Read more...

What Happened to the Bennetts
by Lisa Scottoline
""Is trust possible when LIES surround you?""
Posted June 17, 2022

In one word, the Bennet family is ideal - with a wonderful and supportive father, a dedicated mother who is devoted to her husband and two children, a feisty daughter, and a thoughtful son. However, when a freakish event happens, the remaining Bennets are forced into a witness protection program Read more...

The Old Woman with the Knife
by Gu Byeong-mo
""Appearances are deceptive""
Posted May 21, 2022

From her first appearance, Hornclaw appears to be a regular sixty-five-year-old woman; a senior citizen worrying about taking care of her beloved dog, Deadweight. But unlike other sixty-five-year-old citizens, Hornclaw made a choice a long time ago to live alone, almost closed off Read more...

Phantom Money
by S. Alexander O'Keefe
"An Ordinary lawyer in a high stakes situation..."
Posted December 19, 2021

Declan Collins is a man who is never satisfied with status quo. He is a high priced and ambitious criminal defense lawyer who seeks to prove to everyone around him about why he will be the best in everything be it shooting guns, complex schemes or even writing a Read more...

For Your Own Good
by Samantha Downing
"Darkly humorous, with twists and turns galore!"
Posted August 27, 2021

Belmont Academy is the elite high school for the cream of the crop. With wealthy donors as well as parents in prestigious fields and dedicated teachers who only want the best for their students, nothing can mar its untarnished reputation. Not even a small thing such as the murder Read more...

The Warsaw Orphan
by Kelly Rimmer
"Will the events of WWII break them or mold them?"
Posted June 29, 2021

In the spring of 1942, Roman Gorka, who lives in a Warsaw ghetto is doing the best he can to help his family survive despite the heartbreaking odds stacked against them. After forcing himself to become friends with a boy who knows a bit too much, Roman meets a Read more...

You Will Remember Me
by Hannah Mary McKinnon
"When the memories play on and on..."
Posted May 24, 2021

Imagine waking up on a deserted beach, the mind blank and empty of identity, and of events both recent and long distant. Imagine getting a feeling to go back home, to Maine in hopes that the memories will recover, and imagine finding out very ugly truths that could mean Read more...

Sleep Well, My Lady
by Kwei Quartey
"What secrets does her death hide?"
Posted January 14, 2021

In Accra within Ghana, a powerful fashion enterpreneur Lady Araba has just been found dead: the case is an open-and-shut with a driver implicated and for awhile, life returns to normal, at least until Lady Araba's aunt, Dele, who is convinced that Araba's on-and Read more...

The Abbot's Tale
by Conn Iggulden
"An extraordinary man far ahead of the times..."
Posted January 3, 2021

In 10th century England, one of the most extraordinary men that long left a legacy on the nation that has become England in modern times is Dunstan of Glastonbury, a man who became an abbott and made Christianity (Catholicism) what it is today. Yet THE ABBOT'S TALE by Read more...

The It Girls
by Karen Harper
"Who are the first 'It' Girls?"
Posted January 3, 2021

Elinor and Lucy Sutherland, two young sisters, have become determined to meet their role model: Lillie Langtry, a woman brave enough to let scandal tail her. That brief encounter when Elinor "Nellie" was ten, and Lucy twelve, set the sisters up to not take no for an answer, and Read more...

The Lost Season of Love and Snow
by Jennifer Laam
"A Beautiful Tale of love and duty in a period of Russian history not often covered."
Posted January 3, 2021

Tolstoy. Dostoevsky. Pasternak. Nabokov. Whoever is familiar with Russian literature is familiar with these names and the major works that the authors wrote. However, few readers are familiar with Alexander Pushkin, a famous writer in 19th century who paved way for Russian literature to become what it has. Such Read more...

The Kabbalah Master
by Perle Besserman
"Sacrificing happiness for a bigger picture"
Posted January 3, 2021

In 1972, thirty-five-year-old Sharon Berg is currently channeling her passion into working for Rabbi Joachim, whom she adores and is secretly in love with. However, despite the perks that come with her job, such as a reduced tuition for her son to attend a Yeshiva, a Read more...

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library
by Sue Halpern
"The importance of small community..."
Posted January 3, 2021

When fifteen year old Solstice "Sunny" Arkinsky steals a dictionary simply because she is tired of looking up words and of living without modern technology, she is ordered to spend her summer working at a library, where she ends up meeting Katherine "Kit", a forty-four year old woman 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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Svetlana Libenson | Fresh Fiction Reviewer Top Reads of 2019
December 30, 2019

1 comment posted.

Re: Matzah Ball Surprise (11:14pm March 20, 2020):

Thanks so much for introducing a romance book about

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