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BookTrib's Bites: Four Great Reads for the Late Summer

By: NewsUSA


Puzzle Pieces"Puzzle Pieces"
by Laurine Adams

Breathtaking, tear jerking and inspiring, this is an amazing story of overcoming and mystical wonder. A little girl is cast aside and neglected, living out every generational curse reserved for her. This goes on until one day she has a Godly encounter that changes her life.

Deciding to change is a step but the process of change is a journey. And every demon assigned to her life had no intent on just letting her leave. With the help of God, the now young lady defeats every demon that had defeated her in her youth. The author believes there are no limitations, to what an individual can become, and each child needs positivity spoken to them each day. Purchase at

Breathe Deep & Swim"Breathe Deep & Swim"
by Jenna Marcus

Perfect for fans of Gayle Forman's "If I Stay," and Jandy Nelson's "The Sky is Everywhere," this witty and achingly beautiful coming of age story will tackle what it means to be alive, loved, and trusting in a world gone mad.

All 14-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Thomas wants is normalcy. But a global pandemic prevents that. When Wolfgang discovers his father dead from the coronavirus, his world is thrust into more turmoil.

Wolfgang and his 16-year-old brother must avoid foster care. In a cross-country road trip, they seek their only hope: the mother who abandoned them. As they journey for answers, they uncover devastating mysteries about her that they never could have imagined. Can Wolfgang find the courage to "Breathe Deep & Swim?" Purchase at

Lemons in the Garden of Love"Lemons in the Garden of Love"
by Ames Sheldon

It's 1977 and Cassie Lyman, a graduate student in women's history at the University of Minnesota, is struggling to find a topic for her doctoral dissertation. When she discovers a trove of suffrage cartoons, drawings, letters, and diaries at Smith College belonging to Kate Easton, founder of the Birth Control League of Massachusetts in 1916, she believes she has located her subject.

Digging deeper into Kate's life, Cassie learns that she and Kate are related -- closely. Driven to understand why her family has never spoken of Kate, Cassie travels to Cape Ann to attend her sister's shotgun wedding, where she questions her female relatives about Kate. Soon Cassie finds herself facing some of the same challenges that Kate faced. Purchase at

Death on the Railway"Death on the Railway"
by Manuel Rose

An erotic, horrific thrill ride you won't be able to put down. A supernatural crime thriller with an element of romance set in a highly stressed, fast-paced world. It will appeal to fans of Stephen King, Robin Cook and Dean Koontz.

Twenty-one-year-old Angelo Russo fall deeply in love with his sister Carina who fears her professional modeling career will be in jeopardy should the salacious secrets of her life be exposed. After a fight with Angelo, she disappears never to be seen alive again. Angelo discovers Carina has been murdered by a psycho serial killer. His crusade to find justice quickly turns into one needing to prove his own innocence. Purchase at

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