To Water Her Garden: A journey of self-discovery

Samira Mahmoodi (Self)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

To Water Her Garden: A Journey of Self-Discovery by Samira Mahmoodi is a poignant collection of poems about healing, self-love, forgiveness, and self-discovery. With each poem, Mahmoodi's words resonate with raw emotion, inviting readers to embark on a profound journey of introspection and growth. The poems in this collection are not mere words on a page; they are windows into the author's soul. Mahmoodi's ability to convey the tenderest and rawest of human emotions is remarkable. Readers get glimpses of her vulnerability, feel her pain as she...

Crossing Darkness

Alexander C. Juden (5Points Press)

| Reviewed by Matthew Novak

In the aftermath of World War I, where the Treaty of Versailles teeters on a knife's edge between peace and upheaval, Alexander C. Juden invites readers on a gripping journey through this historical novel, Crossing Darkness. This intelligently crafted narrative melds political intrigue, espionage, and the personal struggles of a wounded soldier against the backdrop of a tumultuous post-war Germany. Protagonist John Griffin, a Great War veteran, is tasked with a mission of paramount importance, one that could tip the scales of peace in favor of...

Beyond Knowledge: How Technology Is Driving an Age of Conssciousness

William Halal (Foresight Books)

| Reviewed by Franklin Bauer

Beyond Knowledge: How Technology Is Driving an Age of Consciousness by William Halal is not just a book; it's a profound exploration of the evolution of human thought and society. In a world marked by uncertainty, misinformation, and looming global challenges, Halal's work serves as a guiding light, illuminating the path toward a brighter future. The book raises crucial questions and provides surprising answers for readers. Halal, drawing on his extensive experience as a former aerospace engineer, professor, and founder of TechCast, presents a...

Diamonds Beneath the Darkness

Nicole Danielle (Self Published)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

Diamonds Beneath the Darkness by Nicole Danielle is a mesmerizing journey through the labyrinth of a woman's life, and it's a story that refuses to be silenced. From the very first page, Nicole's unfiltered voice grabs your attention and doesn't let go. Her words are like a symphony of emotions, each note resonating with authenticity and vulnerability. The book begins with a whisper in the darkness, a whisper that echoes in Nicole's soul, driving her to break free from the chains of her past. It's a story of transformation, of a woman who refus...

Shelter of the Monument: A Provincetown Love Story

Yvonne deSousa (Black Rose Writing)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

Shelter of the Monument: A Provincetown Love Story by Yvonne deSousa is an absorbing memoir that examines the intersection of love and addiction. With its raw and honest narrative, the book takes readers on an emotional journey through the highs and lows of a tumultuous relationship. The story revolves around Yvonne, an introverted and somewhat naive young woman, and Richard, a charismatic and troubled man ten years her senior. Their attraction to each other defies logic and societal norms. Yvonne's description of their initial encounter and th...

Since the Day We Danced

Kerk Murray (Magnolia Press)

| Reviewed by Matthew Novak

Since the Day We Danced by Kerk Murray is a heartwarming and emotionally resonant novel that explores themes of love, redemption, and second chances. With its compelling characters, picturesque setting, and heartfelt storytelling, this book is a beautiful journey of healing and new beginnings. The story follows Emma Wright, a woman in her forties who is starting her life over after an unexpected divorce. Emma's journey of self-discovery and resilience is relatable and inspiring. Readers will empathize with her as she navigates the challenges of...

Specks of Dust

Will Duncan (Will Duncan)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

Specks of Dust by Will Duncan is a powerful and emotionally rich novel that takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the life of Umaru Moses, a young man from Uganda who seeks a new life in the USA. The book is a coming-of-age story that examines themes of identity, faith, resilience, and one man’s struggle to overcome adversity. Umaru's story begins with a traumatic event—the death of his father—and his subsequent descent into a life on the streets of Kampala. Duncan's writing is raw and unflinching as he portrays the harsh realities...

Jeremy and the Beetle Takedown

Sallana Brown (SunGate Publishing)

| Reviewed by Kim Calderon

Jeremy and the Beetle Takedown by Sallana Brown is a delightful children's book that combines adventure, education, and environmental awareness in a captivating story. The book follows Jeremy and his friends as they embark on a mission to save the ash trees in a nearby forest from the invasive Emerald Ash Borer Beetles. The story begins with the children in science class, where they are introduced to the fascinating world of entomology—the study of insects. The author does an excellent job of making science engaging and relatable for young read...

The Missing Puzzle Piece (A Dying Truth Exposed, Book Four)

Marcus Abston (Chas Novels)

| Reviewed by Christian Fernandez

The Missing Puzzle Piece is the fourth book in A Dying Truth Exposed series by Marcus Abston, a poignant and emotionally charged continuation of the Lighting-Strongman family saga. In this installment, the family faces new and unforeseen trials, with their faith and values put to the test as they search for Annabelle's missing son, Joseph. Set against the backdrop of a perilous era, the narrative skillfully combines the intricate web of family connections with the relentless pursuit of truth. Annabelle's legacy takes center stage as she confron...

Soaring Beyond Boundaries: How Some Leaders Inspire Change, and Others Don’t

Aneace Haddad ()

| Reviewed by Bertin Drizller

Soaring Beyond Boundaries: How Some Leaders Inspire Change, and Others Don’t by Aneace Haddad is a transformative and insightful exploration of the art of leadership in a rapidly evolving world. Haddad draws on his three decades of global leadership, entrepreneurship, and C-suite coaching to present the concept of Enterprise Leadership Mastery—a profound journey that challenges leaders to continually evolve and push the boundaries that have traditionally defined organizations. In a world where innovation is the lifeblood of success, Haddad make...