Author Gillian Harvey’s Love/Hate Relationship with Social Media [GUEST POST]

Author Gillian Harvey and her son Robbie overload on sugar.
Gill and her son Robbie overload on sugar. (Photo courtesy Gillian Harvey)

We love the premise of the novel, Everything is Fine, which is about a woman who has it all… at least on her Instagram feed. But in real life, things aren’t always what they appear. But how does a writer—who depends on social media platforms to get the word out about her work—truly feel about this aspect of online culture? Find out in today’s candid guest post from author Gillian Harvey. Enjoy! —J&H

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THE COPPER ROAD: Seven Questions for Richard Buxton [INTERVIEW]

Richard Buxton reimagines the Civil War in his series, Shire’s Union. (Photo courtesy Canva/Ocoee Publishing/Richard Buxton)

Gone with the Wind. Gods and Generals. Cold Mountain. North and South. There is no shortage of novels about the Civil War. But few capture our imagination like Richard Buxton, one of England’s rising literary stars. With the release of the second volume in his Shire’s Union series, The Copper Road, we sit down with the author to discover why he’s so fascinated with American history and how it compares to events that are taking place today. Enjoy the interview! —J&H

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All eyes are on a criminal’s daughter in Sandra Brown’s ‘Thick As Thieves’ [REVIEW]

There’s no better place to keep something hidden. (Photo courtesy Canva)

First there was the heist. Next there was the murder. Finally there is the disappearing thief and the missing money. When a criminal’s daughter returns to town, everyone seems to have one question on their minds. How much does she know? Find out in Thick as Thieves, Sandra Brown’s most suspenseful novel yet.

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Travel Back in Time with Tamara Dever’s ‘I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie’ [REVIEW]

Remember all your favorite classic hits with games, trivia and more in I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie. (Author photo courtesy Tamara Dever)

Great books. Danceable music. Brain-teasing trivia. What do these three items have to do with each other? Author Tamara Dever made the connection between them decades ago, before playlists replaced mixed tapes (remember cassettes?) and long before books were downloaded on tablets rather than checked out at the library. Get ready to go “Back in Time” Marty McFly style with Dever’s new music quiz book, I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie. It’s a fun retrospective of everything we loved most about growing up in the 80s!

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Twelve Adorable Mutts Search for Their Forever Homes in Lizzie Shane’s Heartfelt New Novel [REVIEW]

English Bulldog being lazy
He might be 90 percent drool, but even a bulldog like Partridge deserves a home. (Photo courtesy Canva)

She’s a big city girl in search of her purpose. He’s a small town guy trying to make everyone else happy. When their paths collide, it is disdain at first sight. Will they be able to overcome their differences in time to save twelve innocent canines from an uncertain future? Find out in Lizzie Shane’s charming new novel.

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