Review: Spellbreaker (Spellbreaker Duology #1) by Charlie N Holmberg

I normally stay clear of duologies. For some reason they just feel unfinished and odd to me and historically I just haven’t enjoyed them as much as I have trilogies.

But how could I pass on this cover? There was no way I was going to pass on this one because that cover it too stunning to not pick it up and read it! Plus I know that this author has written another successful series (The Paper Magician) that I have had my eye on for so so so long.

I thought the book sounded like a quick easy read with a lot to recommend itself. I mean, how can I pass on magic during the month of October!? No way. The world sounded too rich and too interesting to pass on!

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Special Feature: Where Butterflies Go by Debra Doxer

Where Butterflies Go by Debra Doxer

Publication Date: October 7, 2020
Paperback & eBook; 270 pages

Genre: Historical Fiction

Meira Sokolow had the misfortune of being born to Jewish parents in Warsaw, Poland, in 1912. Before she took her first breath, her fate had been sealed.

Residing in the Jewish Quarter of the city, Meira’s early life was typical. She fell in love with a local boy, got married, and had a daughter. Then the German army marched into Warsaw and everything changed. Forced into the ghetto with her family, she found survival to be a daily struggle. Hunger, disease, and unimaginable cruelty were her stark realities. When the ghetto was purged and she was sent to a concentration camp, Meira still had her family, and that was all that mattered. Then the camp was liquidated, and only a handful of survivors remained out of thousands. Meira Sokolow was one of them.

No longer a wife or mother, Meira emigrated to New York City. After World War II, the world wanted to move on and start a new chapter, but Meira couldn’t turn the page so easily. She walked through her days alone, like a ghost with nothing to tether her to the earth. Then she met Max, a handsome American, who first mistook her for one of the boring socialites he encountered every day. He soon learned she was unlike anyone he had met before, seeing her strength and resilience, even when she couldn’t. Max knew he could breathe life into her again, if only she would let him.

Tragic and heartfelt, Where Butterflies Go is based on the harrowing true story of one woman’s survival during the Nazi occupation of Poland, and her struggle to find meaning in the aftermath.

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Special Feature: Perfectly Impossible by Elizabeth Topp

This book was an Amazon First Reads last month and has been getting a lot of rave reviews! I love the cover and I think the story sounds super cute!

A little bit womens fiction, a little bit chick lit, and a little bit of romance sounds like a great mix for a fun light read going into the winter holiday season! It sounds like it’s going to be a funny book with lots of promise from this debut author!

I couldn’t fit this one into my review schedule for the fall but I am excited to share all about it today on my blog with you guys! If you love funny rom-coms with heart, I think this is going to be a great read for you!

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Review: The Residence by Andrew Pyper

Election Day was yesterday and I thought what better way to celebrate our right to vote by reading this horror novel about the White House and it’s ghosts.

Regardless of who you voted for or if you are happy or sad about the outcome, this book is going to give you all the thrills and chills that politics are kind of known for and the best part is you don’t have to turn on the TV to get the thrills and chills… this book instead. It’s just as scary as modern politics.

I was really drawn into this one because of the premise. I loved the setting and thought the White House brought a completely different vibe to the novel. If you love ghosts stories with a little different flavor, then this is the novel for you!

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Special Feature: The Forgotten Sister by by Nicola Cornick

If cannot believe that I haven’t read anything by Nicola Cornick before. I have many of her books on my shelf but I haven’t read one of them yet.

She is one of those authors that I keep meaning to read because so many people love her books and I hate missing out on great reads, but for some reason I get distracted by other books and just keep missing hers!

Well today I am thrilled to share a little excerpt from her latest book with you guys today! I am hoping to read this one a little while later this fall, while this little excerpt might only be part of the prologue, it sounds great and I am really excited for another new historical fiction author to check out!

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