Explore America’s Most Scenic Places in DK Eyewitness’s ‘USA National Parks: Lands of Wonder’ [REVIEW]

Grand Canyon
Break out your backpack. We’re going on a trip. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Publishers seem to be on an “America” theme lately, as you may have noticed from our recent reviews. With it being an election year—added to the fact that we’re all being encouraged to stay in place as much as possible due to the pandemic—we suppose it’s only natural for the literary world to start examining what’s close to home. Since most of us seem to be battling an intense case of wanderlust, the latest book by DK Eyewitness couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Get ready to explore USA National Parks: Lands of Wonder.

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Winston Groom’s ‘The Patriots’ Reveals the Figures Behind America’s Origin Story [REVIEW]

Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams
Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams (Artwork courtesy National Geographic)

Three powerful men. Three different backgrounds. Vastly disparate beliefs. Only one thing will be able to unite them: a nation born in fire. In The Patriots, bestselling author Winston Groom weaves the threads of their personal histories together and reveals how Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams dared to design the fabric of America.

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HIS CASTILIAN HAWK: Seven Questions for Anna Belfrage [INTERVIEW]

Hawk
In His Castilian Hawk, a man must choose between duty and love. (Photo courtesy Canva)

There is something about the medieval era that captures our imaginations like few time periods in history do. Mythic in scope, it is little wonder we are swept away on the tides of these tales filled with vengeful royals, epic battles, and sweeping romance. Anna Belfrage writes these sagas better than most, and her latest, His Castilian Hawk, is the first of a brand new series. We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview with the author! —Jathan & Heather

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Iris Johansen’s ‘Chaos’ Introduces Readers to CIA Agent Alisa Flynn [REVIEW]

Black stallion
It may take a horse with the heart of a warrior to help pull off a high stakes rescue. (Photo courtesy Canva)

She’s tough. He’s loaded. When the lives of innocent children are in peril, will she be able to smooth talk him into helping her rescue them or will she be left to face this challenge alone? Find out in Iris Johansen’s absorbing new thriller, Chaos.

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Dr. Bruce Chalmer’s Favorite Apple Honey Challah [RECIPE]

Apple Honey Challah
There’s a reason this Apple Honey Challah is reserved for special occasions. It’s delicious! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Dr. Bruce Chalmer is an esteemed couples therapist based in Vermont and author of the relationship guide, Reigniting the Spark. He loves this Apple Honey Challah, which his wife makes every year for Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year). It is round, symbolizing the cycle of the seasons, and sweet, symbolizing a wish for a sweet new year. It’s actually one of his wife Judy Alexander’s favorite recipes to make, and one of his favorites to eat!

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