Women Actors Now and Then [GUEST POST]

Meryl Streep at the 89th Oscars

“Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.” —Meryl Streep (Photo by ABC/Adam Rose, Flickr)

We have always loved the theatre. In fact, for our very first date we went to go see the deliciously dark Jekyll & Hyde, and its score has entranced us ever since. We relish opportunities to watch amazing actors perform live in shows like The Beauty Queen of LeenaneCabaretChicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Gypsy. But what would any production be without the awesome talents of actresses who were bold enough to make a career on stage and screen? In today’s guest post, author Susana Aikin examines why it still takes a certain kind of woman to live life in the limelight. —J&H Read more of this post

There Are Plenty of ‘Secrets at Cedar Cabin’ in Colleen Coble’s Latest Novel [REVIEW]

Cabin

Fleeing for her life, a young woman makes her way to Lavender Tides to uncover Secrets at Cedar Cabin. (Photo by Rick Gordon, Flickr)

In the third installment of Colleen Coble’s Lavender Tides series, a young woman is on the run but doesn’t know why. All she does know is that her mother was murdered, and now someone wants her dead too. With only one place to go, she leaves Michigan behind and starts a new life in a remote cabin in coastal Washington. But with so many questions spinning in her mind, will she find the answers she seeks before a killer discovers her whereabouts? Find out in Secrets at Cedar Cabin. 

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Nancy Thayer’s ‘Surfside Sisters’ Hits Beaches This Summer

Girls at play on beach

As children, they were inseparable. But that was ages ago. Will these Surfside Sisters be able to make amends this summer? (Photo by Todd, Flickr)

Stepping. Nell. Three Women at the Water’s Edge. With each new novel, Nancy Thayer captivates readers with stories about determined women and the tough choices they must make when it comes to family, friendship, and love. I have been a Nancy Thayer fan ever since I read 1991’s Everlasting, an enthralling tale based in a world of flowers that still remains on my list of favorite books. So I’m always excited when she releases a new novel, and this summer’s Surfside Sisters sounds like it is going to be my next great beach read. Read more of this post

Alex Kava’s New Ryder Creed Novel Announced

The Storms

Storms are on their way in Alex Kava’s new thriller! (Photo by elycefeliz, Flickr)

If you’re as big an Alex Kava fan as I am and love her Ryder Creed novels even half as much as I do, brace yourselves… there is going to be a fifth book debuting this spring! I know we were all speculating whether or not the previous book, Lost Creed, was the capstone to the series or not, but thank goodness I was right when I reviewed that book and suggested she had more stories to tell about the former Marine and his team of K9 scent dogs. Now here’s what we know so far. Read more of this post

Return to Lavender Tides in Colleen Coble’s ‘Secrets at Cedar Cabin’ [SPOTLIGHT]

Woman on the sea bridge

When she doesn’t even know if she can trust herself, a woman goes to the only place she can think of for answers in Colleen Coble’s Secrets at Cedar Cabin. (Photo by x1klima, Flickr)

When it seems like you’re betrayed at every turn, it isn’t easy to trust anyone… even yourself. Return to Lavender Tides in Colleen Coble’s third installment of her beloved series and discover how one woman comes to terms with her past in Secrets at Cedar Cabin.  Read more of this post