Years After Escaping the Dark, Chef is ‘Torn’ When It Comes to Embracing His Future [REVIEW]

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You never know who you’ll find inside Whiskey Sharp, the barbershop and bar featured in Lauren Dane’s Torn. (Photo by cleverdame107, Flickr)

Then, she was a sweet kid with a big crush. He was a handsome but messed up youth trying to figure out his life. Now, years later, they are both older and wiser. But is dating an old friend a good idea? In Lauren Dane’s Torn, we discover that sometimes two people simply have to take a chance.  Read more of this post

‘The Daisy Children’ Remind Us That We Can’t Outrun Our Past [REVIEW]

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Sometimes the untold stories are the ones we need to hear… (Photo by Amy the Nurse, Flickr)

With no job, no baby, a self-centered mother and a husband who is growing increasingly distant, a young woman doesn’t know what direction her life is going to take her. But when she receives news that she’s been named in her grandmother’s will, she makes a journey to the past and learns some important life lessons along the way in Sofia Grant’s The Daisy Children.
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It Takes Courage to Be Empathetic

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We can’t take away the pain of the world, but we can make it more tolerable when we are empathetic. (Photo by Arwen Abenstern – KWP, Flickr)

Those of you who follow along with us on a regular basis may have realized that we frequently introduce books that celebrate people, whether real or fictitious, who make a difference in the lives of others. Three of our diamond reviewed books come immediately to mind: My Glory Was I Had Such FriendsThe Trick, and our most recent volume, What Blooms from Dust. What is it that these volumes have in common? The answer is easy: empathy.  Read more of this post

‘It Takes Death to Reach A Star’ Nominated for Dragon Award

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Authors Stu Jones and Gareth Worthington dreamed of the stars. Now they may reach them faster than they thought! (Photo by Miriam Espacio on Pexels.com)

Back in June, we introduced you to the big new sci-fi epic by Stu Jones and Gareth Worthington, It Takes Death to Reach A Star. From the moment we first read it, we knew it was a story that would captivate readers, and we’re delighted to announce we were right. In fact, fans love this book so much, it has now been nominated for a Dragon Award! Read more of this post

‘Tiffany Blues’ Is As Luminescent As Its Namesake [REVIEW]

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Everything looks better through beautiful Tiffany glass… except her past. (Photo by Can Pac Swire, Flickr)

A budding artist with a dark past. A wealthy socialite with a penchant for trouble. A living legend’s charismatic grandson. The three of them are brought together because of one shared passion. But will buried secrets shatter their jazz-kissed lives and destroy the bond they share? Find out in M.J. Rose’s beautiful and mysterious new novel, Tiffany Blues.  Read more of this post