Book Reviewers Program

Book Reviewers Program

The Book Reviewers Program delivers free books and eBooks to book reviewers in exchange for honest reviews published on the reviewer’s book blog. With the permission of the reviewer, we will also publish the review here on Book Glow. Only a select number of copies in paperback and eBook formats are available per title. Book batches change often, so please bookmark this page to keep up to date with the latest offered titles. The first batch includes:

The Irrationalist by Andrew Pessin

An historical murder mystery based on real events.

Who would want to murder the world’s most famous philosopher?

Turns out: nearly everyone.

In 1649, Descartes was invited by the Queen of Sweden to become her Court Philosopher. Though he was the world’s leading philosopher, his life had by this point fallen apart. He was 53, penniless, living in exile in the United Provinces, alone. With much trepidation but not much choice, he arrived in Stockholm in mid-October.

Shortly thereafter he was dead.

Enter Adrien Baillet. A likeable misfit with a mysterious backstory, he arrives just as the French Ambassador desperately needs an impartial Frenchman to prove that Descartes died of natural causes.

But solving the mystery of Descartes’s death (Baillet soon learns) requires first solving the mystery of Descartes’s life, with all its dangerous secrets … None of it is easy, as nearly everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted.

But Baillet somehow perseveres, surprising everyone as he figures it all out—all the way to the explosive end.

What others are saying:

“Whipsmart, funny, heartstring-tugging…”—Andrew Postman for American Philosophical Association Blog

“This is definitely a book to add to your must read list.”—journalingonpaper.com

Copper Sky by Milana Marsenich

The feminine spirit of the West comes alive in early twentieth century Montana.

Set in the Copper Camp of Butte, Montana in 1917, Copper Sky tells the story of two women with opposite lives. Kaly Shane, mired in prostitution, struggles to find a safe home for her unborn child, while Marika Lailich, a Slavic immigrant, dodges a pre-arranged marriage to become a doctor. As their paths cross, and they become unlikely friends, neither knows the family secret that ties them together.

What others are saying:

Featured in USA TODAY, Missoulian, and Great Falls Tribune.

“A dazzling heartfelt epic of friendship and loss, love and renewal… If you love Montana’s rich and ghosted past, don’t miss this read.”—Debra Magpie Earling, author of Perma Red

“A lovely and elegantly written book.”—Mara Panich-Crouch, bookseller at Fact & Fiction Bookstore, writing for the Missoulian

Made to Break Your Heart by Richard Fellinger

Made to Break Your Heart is a family saga, set in a gossipy suburb, that explores the complexities of raising a child, holding a marriage together, and maintaining your sanity in the cutthroat world of Little League baseball.

It’s 2008, and Nick Marhoffer is a stressed-out dad who finds himself flirting with thoughts of infidelity. While his job is being threatened by a crumbling economy, he’s fraught with anxiety over his only son’s well-being. So when his son starts playing baseball, Nick becomes a rabid Little League dad who loses sight of what’s good in his life. After developing a crush on a gorgeous team mom, he can’t decide between her and his wife, then finds himself at risk of losing everything that’s most important to him.

This is a smart, sexy, and funny novel about bad breaks, bad decisions, and the long road of life.

What others are saying:

Featured on ESPN Radio.

“Reminiscent of another fine Pennsylvania novel, John Updike’s The Centaur.”—J. Michael Lennon, author of Norman Mailer: A Double Life

Tales from The Warming by Lorin R. Robinson

Powerful, prophetic and poignant, Tales from The Warming is an anthology of ten short stories taking readers all over the world and over time to experience—in human terms—the growing impact of climate change. Story locations range from Bangladesh to Venice, Los Angeles to Polynesia, South Sudan to Southwestern China, Mount Kilimanjaro to the Persian Gulf, Miami to Greenland. The time frame is 2022 to 2059, a period during which the world is beginning to suffer the far reaching effects of this civilization-changing phenomenon.

What others are saying:

Included in Pioneer Press‘s list “4 fiction books by Minnesota authors to read this summer”

“Riveting, prophetic. Impressively well written.”—Midwest Book Review

“An important new book to add to the growing cli-fi world.”—Dan Bloom, The Cli-Fi Report

Ready to join? Please fill in the information below if you are interested in receiving any of these titles in exchange for a review. Not all book review bloggers will be chosen to receive free books in exchange for reviews. You will hear from us by email if you have been accepted in the program. Book Glow will not share your contact details, however we may email you from time to time—not every day, we promise—with book news and updates.

 

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