E-Originals from Maher, Patrick, Ramsay, and Richardson | Xpress Reviews


Maher’s view of reality features some romance potholes, Patrick’s winsome heroine defies social norms to follow her heart, readers will be pulling for Ramsay’s characters, Richardson’s winter tale will get readers in the holiday spirit

Audiobooks by Charlton, Lawson, Stewart, and Wodicka | Xpress Reviews


A historical mystery with romance, Lawson’s “furiously” poignant memoir, a nonagenarian has questions about her new neighbor, Wodicka’s latest is a sad, achingly sensitive story of two eccentric people

Graphic Novels from Appignanesi & Zarate and Sugg & Co. | Xpress Reviews


Hysteria highly recommended to all readers looking to broaden their intellectual horizons; YouTube sensation Sugg provided direction for this failed graphic novel project: there is passion, but the technique is lacking

Nonfiction: Raif Badawi and Saudi Arabia, Child Psychotherapy, Cold War Intelligence | Xpress Reviews


A slim but fascinating and informative volume on the situation in Saudi Arabia; Barber offers conversations between therapist and patient; Garthoff’s work is measured, insightful, and valuable to students of Cold War or espionage history

Fiction by Brennan, Connelly, Everett, and Tucker | Xpress Reviews


The latest Bosch novel moves quickly and keeps readers’ attention; readers who like Baldacci’s intricate plots will immerse themselves in Connelly’s new offering; Half Inch of Water will appeal to lovers of literary and nature fiction

E-Originals from Burke & Jensen, Carney, Kent, and Trentham | Xpress Reviews


Romance takes a backseat to the action in Burke and Jensen’s latest; Carney’s book is chock-full of passionate sex; Darker the Release has a dash of suspense and a surprise; Trentham’s steamy scenes and Southern charm help foster a tender story

E-Originals from Cullen, Drewry, Erickson, and Sorenson | Xpress Reviews

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Cullen’s latest is highly recommended for historical romance buffs who prefer a little mayhem in the mix, “Friends First” offers unusual love stories, Dirty Talk a straightforward, enjoyable plot and witty dialog, Sorensen’s book shines in her damaged characters

Fiction from Eskens, Farnsworth, Leigh, Scottoline, Toyne, and Valente | Xpress Reviews


Fans of Harry Bosch will eat up Eskens’s latest, Farnsworth’s blend of historical fiction and cutting-edge science adventure, a compelling historical series opener from Leigh, Scottoline won’t disappoint, Toyne turns in a subtle thriller, Valente is a major voice in modern sf and fantasy

Nonfiction: Petrini on Slow Food and Stewart on Animals | Xpress Reviews


Petrini outlines the beginnings and philosophy of the slow food movement; Stewart’s purpose is “to inspire all animal lovers to learn a little more and do a little more”

Graphic Novels from Tom Hart and Edward Ross | Xpress Reviews


Tom Hart on the pain of losing a child, his young daughter Rosalie; Ross’s title for anyone interested in cinema (and who isn’t?)