‘The Notorious Black Bart 1883’ Will Have You Reaching for Your Stetson Once More [BOOK BLAST]

The Notorious Black Bart 1883 Book BlastThere’s something about the Old West that has captivated our imaginations for years. Perhaps it’s that the men were rugged and wild, and so was the terrain. Maybe it’s that the vast expanse of country which opened up after the Civil War promised freedom and adventure. Or quite possibly, it’s because wordsmiths like Louis L’Amour, Zane Grey and Max Brand chronicled the lives of the gunslingers, lawmen, gamblers, pioneers and others in the pages of their novels so deftly that they made us all want to be cowboys at some point in our lives. (After all, haven’t we all imagined ourselves perching stetsons high atop our heads, pinning stars to our vests and practicing drawing Colt revolvers out of holsters riding low on our hips?) Now there’s a new novelist in town. Meet A. E. Wasserman. She will fuel your imagination once again as she brings the West back to vivid life in her new book, The Notorious Black Bart 1883.  Read more of this post

Stone Fruit Cobbler [RECIPE]

Stone Fruit Cobbler

Stone Fruit Cobbler marries ripe and delicious nectarines with peaches in this simple recipe that is sure to be a hit with your family. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

We love this time of year as summer winds down and stone fruits like nectarines and peaches come into season. Delicious individually, picked fresh from the tree or purchased at the farmers market, we love their juicy goodness. Of course, if you utilize them to create a tasty dessert, they’re even better! So we’ve created this stone fruit cobbler which has just the right ratio of tart and sweet, and pairs perfectly with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Read more of this post

‘Pieces of Her’ Asks If It Is Ever Truly Possible to Know Those We Love [REVIEW]

Ponder

After watching her mother perform an unexpected act of violence, Andy can’t help but wonder if she ever knew her mother at all in Karin Slaughter’s Pieces of Her. (Photo by Dave, Flickr)

Two women bound by blood. They think they know everything about one another. Then a deadly event throws their relationship into a tailspin. Now the question begs to be answered: is it ever really possible to know someone completely? Find out in Karin Slaughter’s new stand-alone thriller, Pieces of Her. 
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Captivating and Magical, ‘The Phantom Tree’ Delivers An Alternate Look at Tudor History [REVIEW]

The Phantom Tree

Two women bound by a pact, two enemies separated by centuries. Lose yourself in the pages of Nicola Cornick’s The Phantom Tree. (Illustration courtesy Graydon House)

When a long-lost Tudor portrait suddenly surfaces in the midst of a modern-day English festival, one woman’s carefully constructed life is turned on its ear. The face in the painting is as familiar as her own. But can it be? Did the woman in the portrait live? And if so, what secrets does she hold? Find out in Nicola Cornick’s engrossing new novel, The Phantom Tree. 
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Forensic Artist Uncovers ‘Formula of Deception’ in Carrie Stuart Parks’ New Thriller [REVIEW]

The motion of drawing

An artist uses her talents to uncover long-buried secrets in Carrie Stuart Parks’ Formula of Deception. (Photo by Kendra, Flickr)

She did everything she could to escape. She got out of town. She moved to a remote location. She changed her name and hit the reboot button on her life. But the past has finally caught up with her. Does she have the mettle to survive the approaching storm once again? Find out in Carrie Stuart Park’s captivating new thriller, Formula of Deception.  Read more of this post