SCBR is doing great work promoting women’s stories and lifting sisters up everywhere. Our reviews matter. Reviewer Judy King received this heartfelt thank you from Anne Gross, author of The Polio Journals. Well done, Judy!
Thank you so much for reviewing my book. I thought you did a great job of capturing the essence of my story, recognizing its appeal beyond those interested in the topic of disability, as well as appreciating its historical value.
Anne K. Gross, Ph.D.
Author, The Polio Journals (www.thepoliojournals.com)
Finalist, 2011 National Indie Excellence Book Awards
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Author Gail Straub takes readers with her on a deeply moving literal and spiritual journey as she seeks to come to terms with her mother’s untimely death at in the award winning RETURNING TO MY MOTHER’S HOUSE. (Reviewed by Lisa Shirah-Hiers)
THE POLIO JOURNALS by Anne K Gross is about a journey through pain, shame, and the accomplishment of living with polio. (Reviewed by Judy King)
Reviewer Judith Helburn says WILDFLOWER HILL by Kimberley Freeman is lush historical romance, a lovely read and hard to put down.
Authors Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel Zubizarreta portray difficult adolescent and cultural struggles in DANCING HOME. For younger readers, ages eight through twelve. (Reviewed by Judy Miller)
Reviewer Judy King says PACKING FOR MARS, by Mary Roach, is an entertaining look at the nuts and bolts concerns of sending humans into space.
LOST EDENS, by Jamie Patterson, offers hope for everyone in or observing dysfunctional relationships. (Reviewed by Sharon Lippincott)
THE ARTIST’S RULE by ChristineValters Paintner, explores and shares a graceful journey through creativity and contemplation. (Reviewed by Mary Ann Moore)
Readers will be treated to an eye-opening collection of stories on the sustainable farming movement/revolution in FARMER JANE, by Temra Costa. (Reviewer Judy King)
Reviewer Sharon Lippincott came away with a fresh perspective and respect about Kansasafter reading MY RUBY SLIPPERS by Tracy Seeley.
MARRIED TO BHUTAN, by Linda Leaming, gives detail on geography, scenery, culture, and people of Bhutan. (Reviewed by Penny Appleby)
Humorist Susan McCorkindale’s 500 ACRES AND NO PLACE TO HIDE is light-hearted and fun. (Reviewed by Laura Strathman Hulka)