Fiction from Goodwin, Harris, and Ryan | Xpress Reviews


The PBS series slated to begin in January should bring heavy demand forVictoria; Harris offers insider details of life at the Vatican; Ryan does it again in her fifth Jane Ryland thriller, a fast-paced, edgy mystery

E-Originals from Howard and Stone, with Debuter De La O | Xpress Reviews


Readers will be so invested in De La O’s protagonists that they’ll keep flipping through the pages; an engaging, nonlinear time line, believable characters, and sweet love scenes give readers all the right emotional tugs; a solid job of showing informed consent without treating the protagonist as broken

All’s Fair in Love | Genre Spotlight: Romance


Romance, like many genres, is continually evolving and broadening its definition with new subgenres, trends, and crossovers.

Legendary Ladies | Arts & Humanities Reviews, October 1, 2016


Wagner’s wonderfully readable book of wise love letters to the great actresses is like enjoying an intimate chat with an old friend and highly recommended; Star is strictly a browsing item

Ho, Ho, Holiday Crafts | Crafts & DIY Reviews, October 15, 2016


A little bit of everything when it comes to Christmas crafting, including a lively ­holiday entertaining book that will capture readers’ attention and festive decorations with handmade flair.

Dynamic Duo | Arts & Humanities Reviews, October 1, 2016


Conversations with Paul McCartney and Lennon on Lennon are essential new additions to the voluminous Beatles literature

Graphic Novels: Aaron & Co., Breathed, de Jongh, Goetzinger & Rodolphe, Greenberg | Xpress Reviews


This Star Wars collection will fly off the shelves; Bloom County will be cherished by smart alecks everywhere; Marie Antoinette is short and sweet; Greenberg is highly recommended, especially for those who enjoy mythology and fable

Nonfiction on Being a Beach Boy, Music, Mortality, and Murder | Xpress Reviews


Memoirs from Beach Boy cousins Brian Wilson and Mike Love; a review of positive stances toward our mortality; readers will have a strong understanding of what it was like to live in the United States in the late 19th century

Fiction from a Debut Author of Inspirational Romance | Xpress Reviews


Taking place at the end of the 19th century, these parallel love stories are intertwined but unique, set against a harsh and sometimes dangerous life

E-Originals from Fox and Mitchell and Holiday Joy from Rains | Xpress Reviews


A more innocent and realistic romance about two people who find happiness through craft beer; first love, family drama, and acceptance but no safe sex; seasonal love story about two selfless people looking out for everyone around them