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Book Review: Mine by Emily Merrill

*Trigger Warning* This book deals with the topic of domestic abuse. Goodreads Blurb Mine by Emily Merrill Avery and Luke are solid. The love they have is the envy of her friends. So when he joins her at university, she's pretty sure that life can't get much better. But something is changing and when Avery … Continue reading Book Review: Mine by Emily Merrill

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Book Review: Death Train by Daye Williams

I'm fussy when it comes to short stories. It takes a lot to impress me. But when one does... well, I like to share it on Joyful Antidotes! Goodreads Blurb Death Train by Daye Williams Upon a grand spiritual train that delivers/commutes dead beings into the Underworld, a mysterious passenger cloaked in an enchanted veil … Continue reading Book Review: Death Train by Daye Williams

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Book Review: Strange Secrets by Mike Russell

It's Halloween. Strange things are in the air. Like this quirky collection of short stories. Goodreads Blurb Strange Secrets by Mike Russell Discover the mystery of the two-headed rose and many more Strange Secrets in this new collection of extraordinary stories by Mike Russell. 'It can't be real.' 'But it is.' Strange Secrets invites you … Continue reading Book Review: Strange Secrets by Mike Russell

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Book Review: The Claim by David Briggs

This book was my first unsolicited book post (thanks Red Door Books!), so this book review holds a special place in my heart. Lucky it was a good book ­čśë Goodreads Blurb The Claim* by David Briggs When his father dies, leaving behind a legacy of debt and failed businesses, Evan Cadwallader is doubtful that … Continue reading Book Review: The Claim by David Briggs

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Book Review: Pivotal by Nikki Valance

The weather is getting colder and darker. You know what that means. More time indoors reading! If you are looking for an intelligent book that will leave you thinking, I have just the thing for you. Goodreads Blurb Pivotal by Nikki Valance When you pass through a door does your life change or do you … Continue reading Book Review: Pivotal by Nikki Valance

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Book Review: The Wife’s Revenge by Deirdre Palmer

Hell hath no fury than a woman scorned. No truer words in The Wife's Revenge. Goodreads Blurb The Wife's Revenge by Deirdre Palmer Sometimes the lie is safer than the truth. Fran┬ámade the biggest mistake of her life when she had an affair with Ben. Both families live in the village of Oakheart; their children … Continue reading Book Review: The Wife’s Revenge by Deirdre Palmer

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Book Review: Blood and Sand by Jennifer Lane

How do you rebuild your life when you are suffering from your father's mistakes? That's what Logon needs to figure out in today's review. Goodreads BlurbBlood and Sand by Jennifer Lane When her father goes to prison for crimes against the country, Logan Cole loses everything: her family, her fortune, her future, and her home. … Continue reading Book Review: Blood and Sand by Jennifer Lane

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Book Review: Carved in Bone by Michael Nava

I have an amazing book for you today. Not just for the story itself, but for its harrowing account of a period during the 80s. If you want a book that will touch your soul, this is certainly one. Blurb Carved in Bone by Michael Nava is set in┬áNovember 1984. It introduces us to criminal … Continue reading Book Review: Carved in Bone by Michael Nava

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Book Review: Copper Pennies by Carrie D. Miller

Not that you should need an excuse to read about witchcraft, Halloween is coming soon and something dark would be a perfect choice. And I'm going to tell you exactly what. Blurb In Copper Pennies by Carrie D. Miller, Magda stands in the moonlit cemetery waiting for the spell to work, for her lover to … Continue reading Book Review: Copper Pennies by Carrie D. Miller

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Book Review: Storytellers by Bj├Şrn Larssen

Hello everybody! I'm really excited to have a different type of story on Joyful Antidotes today. I'd love to know what you think about it in the comments below. Blurb Storytellers* by┬áBj├Şrn Larssen┬áis set in Iceland in March 1920. Gunnar is a goldsmith who lives his life as a hermit, and is perfectly happy to … Continue reading Book Review: Storytellers by Bj├Şrn Larssen