Category Archives: Issue Driven Fiction

The Secret of Magic

There is a sense of satisfaction when you reach the conclusion of this novel, but there is a lot of sorrow—especially since the unfairness of racism rears its ugly head in a time when even murder couldn’t change the way … Continue reading

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Matadora

I was hoping that I would enjoy this book—and I did.  It was well written and I liked the topic of a woman trying to find her calling in a sport that is traditionally and primarily dominated by men.  It … Continue reading

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The Drowning House

Clare Porterfield is a photographer who is going back to her home town in Galveston, Texas for a photo exhibition that she has been invited to do.  The exhibition is to celebrate the history of the town through portraits and … Continue reading

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Me Before You

In a quiet town of Britain, Louisa Clark is twenty-six and has just found out that she is out of a job.  She still lives with her parents, as she is the main person who is supposed to support them. … Continue reading

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The Dark Road

Imagine you are only allowed to have one child but you get pregnant again, by mistake.  Your government is sending out patrols to make sure that women cannot produce more children.  They find child-bearing women and either insert IUDs into … Continue reading

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The Light Between Oceans

I have not read a heart-wrenching, dramatic novel such as this one in a long time.  The power of a parent’s love is clear and it is strongly felt, even if you have never had children.  The time period of … Continue reading

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Proof of Heaven

Imagine the pain of finding out that your son has a degenerative condition that causes his heart to stop every once in a while.  Now think of how you would cope if you were told that he only has a … Continue reading

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Love Anthony

No loving mother would want to see her children in a difficult situation or have a condition that was detrimental to their quality of life.  Olivia is faced with grief every day from her autistic boy’s death and wonders what … Continue reading

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Web of Angels

I have heard of Multiple Personality Disorder but I have never heard about its new name, DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) until I read this novel.  It is different from schizophrenia, yet just as frustrating.  The book is more than someone having this … Continue reading

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The Lifeboat

What would you do if you were stranded on a boat with 39 fellow passengers from a shipwreck and then convicted of murder after being rescued? Grace Winter is only twenty-two, both newly married and then widowed, when the ship … Continue reading

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