Short Stories

Review: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Review: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero. Told in a series of vignettes – sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous – it is the story […]

Review: Christmas Angels by Viola Shipman

Review: Christmas Angels by Viola Shipman

From the beloved author of Indie Next Pick The Charm Bracelet, Christmas Angels is a delightful love story. Kate, a single woman in her 30s, works as a designer/decorator for a large interior landscaping company bedecking and bedazzling St. Louis for the holidays. Her work keeps her from spending the holidays with her family and […]

Review: Boots and Bedlam by Ashley Farley

Review: Boots and Bedlam by Ashley Farley

‘Tis the season for chaos. Wedding bells will soon be ringing in the Lowcountry. All Sam Sweeney wants is to marry her man on Christmas Eve surrounded by family and friends. But emerging complications, some humorous and some not so humorous, threaten to converge and derail the best-laid plans during the busy stretch between Thanksgiving […]

Review: The McCullagh Inn in Maine by Jen McLaughlin

Review: The McCullagh Inn in Maine by Jen McLaughlin

Her second chance at love. . . Chelsea McCullagh escapes to Maine with a gun and fresh bruises. She’s ready to begin anew-until she runs into her old flame, Jeremy Holland. As he helps to fix her inn, her heart heals and they rediscover what they once loved about each other. But as the two […]

Review: Otherworld Secrets by Kelley Armstrong

Review: Otherworld Secrets by Kelley Armstrong

The next Otherworld anthology from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong… More than a decade after Kelley Armstrong first opened the doors to the Otherworld, fans are still clamoring for more. In response to their demands—and to coincide with the Syfy Network show based on the series—Plume has signed up three Otherworld anthologies, […]

Review: Strangers Among Us by Various Authors

Review: Strangers Among Us by Various Authors

There’s a delicate balance between mental health and mental illness… Who are STRANGERS AMONG US? We are your fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, friends and lovers. We staff your stores, cross your streets, and study in your schools, invisible among you. We are your outcasts and underdogs, and often, your unsung […]

Review: American Housewife Stories by Helen Ellis

Review: American Housewife Stories by Helen Ellis

A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity, American Housewife features murderous ladies who lunch, celebrity treasure hunters, and the best bra fitter south of the Mason Dixon line. Meet the women of American Housewife: they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it’s cloudy. They casserole. They […]