Publication Date: May 16, 2016
The Seven Year Dress: A Novel by Paulette Mahurin, is the story of Helen Stein. Helen is a teenager ripped from her family and sent to Auschwitz and lives its horrors but also finds a kindness and selflessness in humanity that helped her survive against the odds.
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Publication Date: May 31, 2002
Better World Books Reading Challenge – An anthology of poetry
Published in 1977, Love is a Dog from Hell is an anthology of poetry written in the 1970s by the German-American poet, Charles Bukowski.
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Publication Date: January 17, 2018
In Gables Court by Alan S. Kessler, Samuel Bass moves from New England to Gables Court in Miami. When he meets Katie, he’s a virgin waiting for marriage and the attraction, for him, is instant. She’s a college student looking to experience life and wants to have sex without strings. In the meantime, Bass’s life is complicated when the young lawyer’s new clients attract the interest of his crime lord father.
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Publication Date: March 30, 2012
Now available in audiobook format narrated by the fabulous Travis Henry Carter who fully embodies the douchy but likable Brett Cornell. Click here to check it out on Audible. Seriously, these books are funny and a call back to the kind of guy you don’t see much anymore. Give the Brett Cornell series a shot.
Review originally posted on June 9, 2012
In Brett Always Wins by David D’Aguanno, private Investigator and “Charter Member of Unscrupulous Bastards R Us” (Kindle location 1974), Brett Cornell, is a prime piece of all-American beef who has deemed instant gratification a way of life. He’s irresistible; just ask him; he’ll tell you. When a one-night stand calls to say that her husband is trying to kill her, Brett knows the real reason, she’s back for round two. Brett takes her case and finds himself in the middle of a murder mystery. Nothing the great Brett Cornell can’t handle.
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Publication Date: January 24, 2017
In Queenie’s Teapot A Political Satire by Caroline Steele, random British citizens are called upon to step into governmental roles for a 3-year term. Their roles are determined by their skill set, but what about Queenie Mason, a woman without a skill set? Naturally, she’ll lead the country.
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Publication Date: February 8, 2018
The Dalai Camel by C.E. Rachlin is the story of a being reincarnated as a camel and searching for enlightenment. The Dalai Camel crossed oceans and continents facing adversity with his band of companions and is shares his story with the world.
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Publication Date: January 16, 2018
In Four Horsemen (How to be Dead Book 4) by Dave Turner, It’s 1874 and War, Famine, Conquest and Death are called upon to find a little boy from a prominent family. The boy is seen leaving his home with his father, a man who has been dead for three years. In the meantime, Death is doing his day job when he comes across a little girl named Elizabeth that can see him as he’s collecting her aunt and bringing her home. Can the Horseman find out what happened to the boy and the other children who have disappeared and what will they do about Elizabeth?
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Publication Date: November 10, 2017
Better World Book Challenge 2 – An Independently Published Book
Pocketful of Bones
In Pocketful of Bones by Julie Frayn, while trying to hide evidence, Finnegan MacGillivray finds a burial ground in the garden of the home he shares with his mother. He becomes obsessed with finding the secrets behind the bones and is forced to move away when his compulsion crosses several lines. When he returns many years later will Finnegan discover that he was living with a killer?
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Publication Date: February 6, 2012 (Audible version was released on December 12, 2017)
In Brett Aerobicizes (Brett Cornell Mysteries Book 2) by David D’Aguanno, private investigator Brett Cornell is back and once again on the hot seat. A man with whom he had a very public punch-up is found dead and the bullet that killed him came from Brett’s gun. Can he find out who is setting him up before he’s locked up for good? Brett Aerobicizes is the second book in the Brett Cornell series.
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Publication Date: November 14, 2017
Better World Book Challenge Book 1 – A Book nominated for a literary prize
Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay has been nominated for the Aspen Words Literary Prize, which is in its first year. Difficult Women is a collection of short stories focusing on the highs, lows and humor of women living life.
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