Pages Review | “The House Plant” A Short Story by Jeremy Ray

"It would be the plant that lived." George, a fern, doesn’t appreciate being bought by Brenda at Garden Palace. And he certainly doesn’t appreciate being trapped in her house of humans. He yearns to be with the plants outside in the garden. With time, George learns to trust Brenda and think of her as his … Continue reading Pages Review | “The House Plant” A Short Story by Jeremy Ray

Pages Review | “Black Dragonfly” by Jean Pasley

"We have a saying here: sumeba miyako. It means, wherever you live becomes home." The year is 1890. Western influences are flooding into Japan. A nomadic Irishman arrives to record this unique culture before it vanishes. In this richly imagined novel, late nineteenth century Japan is brought vividly to life. Based on the remarkable experiences … Continue reading Pages Review | “Black Dragonfly” by Jean Pasley

Pages Review | Totally Engaged (Six 32 Central #4) by Mina V. Esguerra

"...having roots wasn’t holding her back." Rose Alban, 41, has been happily living alone and single in Manila. When her entire family moved to the US she became responsible for their house and since then she's transformed it into her home, her sanctuary, and base for a new and more fulfilling career. She was even … Continue reading Pages Review | Totally Engaged (Six 32 Central #4) by Mina V. Esguerra

Pages Review | Vulnerability is My Superpower: An Underpants and Overbites Collection by Jackie E. Davis ARC

"The less I hate who I was, the more I can like who I am." By being her anxious, honest, and just plain silly self, Jackie Davis’ egg-shaped character proves that, even though opening up to others is scary at first, vulnerability can be a superpower. A sweet, instantly relatable diary comic about self-discovery, mental … Continue reading Pages Review | Vulnerability is My Superpower: An Underpants and Overbites Collection by Jackie E. Davis ARC