Foreword Reviews

Karen Rigby, Book Reviewer

Book Review

A Peculiar Peace

by Karen Rigby

"A Peculiar Peace" is an adventure-filled historical romance set on a marriage of like minds. In Lori Hart Beninger’s historical novel, A Peculiar Peace, rising abolitionism and romance are set against a volatile antebellum backdrop.... Read More

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Gus Becomes a Big Brother

by Karen Rigby

This bighearted and eventful picture book concerns itself with how families cultivate love. Heather S. Lonczak’s picture book "Gus Becomes a Big Brother" clarifies the adoption process through an endearing canine family. Three-year-old... Read More

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Treasure of the Blue Whale

by Karen Rigby

In the masterful novel "Treasure of the Blue Whale", snowballing secrecy and lies are counterbalanced by genuine community warmth. In Steven Mayfield’s bracing literary caper, "Treasure of the Blue Whale", a coastal town experiences a... Read More

Book Review

Copy Boy

by Karen Rigby

"Copy Boy" is a rewarding historical novel with a ferocious, fascinating lead. In Shelley Blanton-Stroud’s beguiling Depression-era novel "Copy Boy", a young woman searches for success. After years of “living in a tent between the... Read More

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The Spa at Lavender Lane

by Karen Rigby

"The Spa at Lavender Lane" is a charming novel about women at a crossroads and the desires that they hide under their beautiful surfaces. In Phyllis Melhado’s entertaining ensemble novel, The Spa at Lavender Lane, women bond during a... Read More

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Suspended Sentence

by Karen Rigby

"Suspended Sentence" is an insightful memoir about a tense period within a family. Janice Morgan’s forthright memoir "Suspended Sentence" is about tenaciously parenting her adult bipolar son and helping him chart his own course. When... Read More

Book Review

Secrets of My Heart

by Karen Rigby

In Tracie Peterson’s engrossing historical romance "Secrets of My Heart", dangerous truths threaten a city’s future as a widow discovers her late husband’s misdeeds. Nancy married Albert to escape her rural, religious upbringing,... Read More

Book Review

Lost in Oaxaca

by Karen Rigby

Travel and awakening combine in "Lost in Oaxaca", Jessica Winters Mireles’s delicate romance. Camille is a piano teacher at a personal and professional crossroads. After an abusive lover left her injured, Camille turned cautious. Her... Read More

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