A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult #Review @JodiPicoult @atrandom

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It’s a day like any other at the Center—the last abortion clinic to remain open in the state of Mississippi—until a man with a concealed weapon gains entry to the clinic and starts shooting. In the aftermath, the dead lay where they fell, and the remaining occupants of the clinic (some of whom are wounded) are held hostage. Hugh McElroy is the hostage negotiator on the scene, but this isn’t like other hostage situations he’s been involved in: this time, his own daughter is one of the hostages trapped inside.

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Mirror Gate by Jeff Wheeler #Review @muirwoodwheeler @amazonpub

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Four years have passed since we first me Cettie Pratt and Seraphin Fitzempress in Storm Glass. The girls have been students at Muirwood Abbey, learning the magic of the Mysteries. The emperor dies just as a terrible sickness—the Cholera Morbus—is sweeping through the kingdom. Seraphin find herself vying for the throne against her power-hungry father. War looms on the horizon as Sera faces betrayal from those she trusts, and Cettie is threatened by an evil from her past that wants to destroy everything she holds dear.

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A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty by Mimi Matthews #Review @MimiMatthewsEsq @penswordbooks

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Women’s fashions, hairstyles, and cosmetics changed a great deal during the Victorian era (between 1840-1900). If you’re interested in learning about the various fashion dos and don’ts of a stylish Victorian lady, this is sure to be a book you’ll enjoy.

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How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them by Jason Stanley #Review

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In How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them, Jason Stanley explains fascist ideologies, how it spreads, and why democratic societies are vulnerable to it.

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Open Your Eyes by Paula Daly #Review @pauladalyauthor @groveatlantic

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Jane Campbell’s perfect life is turned upside down when her husband is viciously attacked in front of their young children. With her husband in a coma, the responsibility of caring for the family (and everything else) falls on Jane. She is terrified the attacker might come after her and the children, but she needs to find out who hurt her husband, and why. As she searches for answers, Jane comes to realize her life wasn’t as perfect as she thought…

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