E-Originals from Flynn, Russell, and Uhl | Xpress Reviews

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This fetching debut from Flynn (pseudonym for actress/author Meg Tilly) sets up a satisfying romance in a cozy, small-town setting; readers who enjoy love-hate relationships may take to Beholden; a sweet and cozy romance with genuine feelings and experiences to be worked through and overcome

Nonfiction on Soldiering, Prince, the Cubs, Franciscan Missions, Happy Traveling | Xpress Reviews

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A rather cerebral analysis of war; an excellent addition to the Prince compendium; fans will likely be disappointed, no matter how much they love their Cubbies; might be of interest to those who like reading about the American Southwest; psychobabble for the insecure

Graphic Novels from Alekseyeva, Elliot, and Uslan & Timpano | Xpress Reviews

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This authentically rendered story of strong, independent women will appeal to both adults and teens; a wonderful exploration of the myriad conditions that stem from mental illness; this volume is unable to rekindle whatever magic the original radio shows had

Fiction from Irby, Laukkanen, and McMahon | Xpress Reviews

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Irby delivers a story that is comic, mystifying, and ominous, but never, not for one second, boring; short, heart-pounding chapters move Laukkanen’s story along quickly; Burntown redeems itself in the end with an intriguing mystery that will delight reading groups

E-Originals from Castrovilla, Hewitt, and Swift | Xpress Reviews

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The idea behind this fairly lengthy read is solid, but the book takes a long time for Luna to come to her realizations; overall, a lovely series set in the English countryside; a Fifty Shades story that explores fame, passion, and tradition, all set in the glittery world of royal society in London

Audiobooks from Higgins and Woods, and a Double Shot of Patterson’s Bookshots | Xpress Reviews

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Recommended for die-hard Higgins fans only; two winners for Patterson fans and admirers of the Bookshots series; recommended for public libraries where Woods is popular

Graphic Novels from Hill, Matz, & Jef and Zub & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Hill and Matz deliver a compelling tale about loyalty and revenge, as well as a thought-provoking look at gender politics in our era; Glitterbomb is a macabre tale depicting the dark side of Hollywood and fame

Nonfiction on Dirt, James Thurber’s Columbus, and Sports vs. Business | Xpress Reviews

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Bogard’s premise doesn’t quite get off the ground; for Columbus and Thurber aficionados, this book offers the background behind the Ohioan scenes of his life and writings; an interesting take on the sports metaphor as applied to business

Fiction from Cutler and Kessel, with First-Timers Hezroni and Tilghman | Xpress Reviews

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Cutler has overwhelmed this novel with story angles; Hezroni’s thriller will delight those who enjoy the twisted world of international espionage; Kessel’s wonderfully weighty novel is speculative fiction at its finest; this warmhearted first novel celebrates the value of community (and libraries!)

E-Originals from Hall and Hunting | Xpress Reviews

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Fans of Hall’s amazing debut, Glitterland, will demand this latest, but it is recommended for libraries where Hall is already popular; Hunting keeps her lovers an ocean apart for a good part of the novel. Yet when the two reunite, the sparks fly