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Editorial Review – The Sugar Merchant

 

Title: The Sugar Merchant

Author: James Hutson-Wiley

Genre: Historical Fiction

 

The Sugar Merchant follows the adventures of scholar and merchant Thomas Woodward. A twist of fate and a tragic childhood loss leads to him being adopted by a group of monks from a nearby abbey. It is there he meets the people who will ultimately play a role in shaping his future.

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Editorial Review – Kim’s Memoir

 

Title: Kim’s Memoir

Author: Young-Koo Kim

Genre: Memoir / Korean History

 

Kim’s Memoir is the passionately told story of a prominent Korean jurist, naval officer, professor, and scholar of international law who spent his life serving South Korea, in particular doing legal work to ensure the security of the country’s Northern Limit Line. Born into a Korea under Japanese occupation, the author is a firsthand witness to some of Korea’s greatest recent upheavals, including World War II, armistice agreements between South and North Korea, and landmark cases in the Korean justice system.

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Editorial Review – A Prophecy Fulfilled

 

Title: A Prophecy Fulfilled

Author name: Andi O’Connor

Genre: Fantasy

This novel rounds out The Vaelinel Trilogy, where readers follow the fate of Irewen, Silevethiel, and their friends as they try to destroy the Corrupter. Set in a medieval world rich in magic, the story pays homage to fantasy classics like The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings while creating a new, thoughtful world of its own.

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Editorial Review – You Saw Something You Shouldn’t Have

 

Title: You Saw Something You Shouldn’t Have

Author: Brandon Faircloth

Genre: Horror

 

You receive a text from an unknown sender early in the morning and it says: You saw something you shouldn’t have. Also the title of the book, this tale of a mysterious creature taunting a man as everything and everyone in his life suddenly vanishes is just one of seven short pieces in this collection of spooky stories. Ghosts, murders, magic, and monsters fill the pages of these horror stories that are just as thrilling as they are fun.

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Editorial Review – Poetry ‘n That

 

Title: Poetry ‘n That

Author name: Seána Geri McCloskey

Genre: Poetry

 

This collection of short poems cover a diverse array of topics, discussing Brexit, Theresa May’s time as prime minister, Scottish independence, and the plight of the downtrodden during Christmas over the course of its pages.

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Editorial Review – Stranded in Love

 

Book Title: Stranded In Love

Author: Victoria Grant

Genre: Contemporary romance

 

Two strangers find themselves stranded and at the mercy of the whims of Mother Nature in this offering by Victoria Grant. The first novel in the Calderone series, it tells the story of Laney Calderone who, by anyone’s standards, is having one heck of a bad day.

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Editorial Review – Fortune Favors the Bold

 

Title: Fortune Favors the Bold – A Woman’s Odyssey through a Turbulent Century

Author name: Theodore Modis

Genre: Creative Non-fiction / Biography / Memoir

 

This creative nonfiction work looks at the life of Theodosia Modis, lover and wife of Giorgos Modis, the son of a significant martyr in the cultural and political conflict between Greeks and Bulgarians in Macedonia prior to the First World War. Though she was primarily a schoolteacher, mother, and wife, this volume celebrates the story of her achievements and her long and eventful life.

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Editorial Review – Productivity Equation: The Four Step Process to Accomplishing More of What’s Important to You

 

Title: Productivity Equation: The Four Step Process to Accomplishing More of What’s Important to You

Author: Elita Torres

Genre: Business / Productivity

 

Most people have specific goals about what they want to accomplish in a specific time period, such as a day, month, or year. Everyone has days where they wish they could’ve been more productive, or even if they were quite productive, found more time for fun and relationships. Readers can find themselves wishing they were more efficient in the blocks of time they issue at work and at home. This takes knowledge, and readers of self-help and self-enrichment books are aware that a little bit of knowledge can go a long way.

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Editorial Review – Road to Antietam

 

Title: Road to Antietam

Author: Tom E. Hicklin

Genre: Historical Fiction

 

The Galloway brothers leave behind their family and the quiet lives they’ve always led in Ohio to join the Federal Army in what is expected to be a quick routing of the Southern rebel forces during the Civil War. Daniel joins the Army to prove his worth to the father of the woman he wants to marry, while his younger brother Christopher hopes to find glory. Both are gravely unprepared for the horrors they’ll face when they finally enter the battlefield.

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Editorial Review – Finding Santa: The Adventure of Greedy Elf

 

Title: Finding Santa: The Adventure of Greedy Elf

Author: Ellie Elf

Genre: Children’s Picture Book

 

Gus the elf is a very hard worker. So hard in fact, that one winter Santa invites him along to deliver presents to children on Christmas Eve. Upon finding a toy train that has been broken by a child, Gus transforms into Greedy Elf, a bitter usurper who wants to take Santa’s power for himself and run the North Pole his own way. When Santa gets shrunk down to the size of a toy and trapped in an ice bubble by Greedy Elf, it’s up to Lucy the pixie to follow a trail of riddle-clues and free Santa.

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