Six Ways to Chill Out on National Relaxation Day

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Take time to chill out and relax. Your heart deserves it. (Photo courtesy Canva)

If you’re like us, you like to get things done. Whether we’re managing people on the job site, delegating tasks, streamlining processes, and plowing through our email inbox or at home cleaning the house, organizing the closets, bathing the dog and ironing the clothes, we all have those check lists of chores we feel compelled to accomplish before we fall in bed utterly exhausted. And while there is satisfaction to be gained from those accomplishments, finding time to relax, unwind, and chill out is actually still quite productive. Read more of this post

‘Rage of Angels’ is a High-Stakes Game Where Redemption is the Ultimate Prize [REVIEW]

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Jennifer Parker heads to the big city to practice law like her father. (Photo courtesy Canva)

An idealistic lawyer. An ambitious politician. An enigmatic kingpin. When three of the world’s biggest power players face off in a dangerous game of love, secrets, and greed, no one is safe. Who will come out on top? And who will pay the ultimate price for success? Find out in Sidney Sheldon’s dazzling bestseller, Rage of Angels.  Read more of this post

In ‘The Accidentals,’ One Family’s Dark History Won’t Stay Buried [REVIEW]

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Like migratory birds blown off course, sometimes life “jumps the track and crashes.” (Photo courtesy Canva)

A mother who dreams of something more. Two daughters who must live with a terrible secret. The fateful decision that fractures all of their lives for decades to come. In Minrose Gwin’s The Accidentals, one family must carve its way through sixty years of history in the deep South. Read more of this post

‘Wanders Far’ Pulls Back the Curtain of Time [REVIEW]

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In Wanders Far, the Adirondacks are one boy’s playground. (Photo by Adam Riquier, Flickr)

Centuries before America is settled by colonists, the place that will one day be called New York is vastly different than it is today. Sprawling and untamed, it is a land of wonder, danger, and untold possibility. And one boy wants to explore it all. Meet Wanders Far Read more of this post

Justice Gets A New Look in Claire O’Dell’s ‘The Hound of Justice’ [REVIEW]

Dr. Janet Watson

Dr. Watson has a new look in Claire O’Dell’s new take on the classic series. (Photo by Stéphanie Vaudry, Flickr)

America is at war with itself. Racial tensions are higher than ever. And the longtime sidekick to one of fiction’s greatest sleuths is now the female protagonist in Claire O’Dell’s futuristic re-imagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s brilliant Sherlock Holmes stories. Except in The Hound of Justice, that legendary series has been turned on its head.  Read more of this post