Book Review: Broken Glass Park by Alina Bronsky

Broken Glass ParkBroken Glass Park by Alina Bronsky
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sascha is a vulnerable girl hiding behind a tough veneer. I couldn’t help but admire her candor and her unflinching fight to deal with a disturbing childhood filled with domestic violence and childhood abuse. The author told Sascha’s story without sentimentality but with a straightforwardness that was refreshing yet brutal in its honesty. The writing was sparse and lyrical. I couldn’t put it down.

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Book Review: Refuge on Crescent Hill by Melanie Dobson

Refuge on Crescent Hill: A NovelRefuge on Crescent Hill: A Novel by Melanie Dobson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Refuge on Crescent Hill was a cozy mystery with light romance. Although it touched on the serious topic of domestic abuse, it didn’t dwell on the dark side of that issue. It offered hope instead. Overall, I liked the book. It wasn’t too preachy, the characters were more or less realistic, and the story was engaging. It was a good book to curl up with on a quiet afternoon. Refuge on Crescent Hill will be available on Amazon Kindle FREE for one week starting October 31! Click here to read an excerpt:

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In compliance with FTC guidelines, please note that I received this book for free from Kregel Publishing.