J. Byrne Murphy’s ‘Le Deal’ Proves That Living Abroad Comes With Its Own Set of Challenges [REVIEW]

A leap of faith and a move to Paris lead a young entrepreneur to success in Le Deal. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Have you ever found yourself wondering what it would be like to pack up and move to another continent? While your innate sense of adventure may relish the thought, what would the realities of the situation be like? Obviously each nation has its own way of doing things, its own culture. But what challenges might you encounter? Find out in J. Byrne Murphy’s Le Deal.

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Susan Mallery’s ‘The Stepsisters’ [EXCERPT]

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They may be stepsisters, but they are as different as night and day. (Photo courtesy Canva)

There are few things in life that are as precious—or as aggravating—as family. They can make you feel like a million bucks when they love you, but when they hate you they try your patience like no one else can. In Susan Mallery’s forthcoming novel, The Stepsisters, two women bound by marriage have one of these love/hate relationships. But when their family spews new, unexpected drama like Mount Vesuvius, they’ll need to try and bury the hatchet if they’re going to survive startling new revelations. We hope you enjoy this sneak peek at Mallery’s juicy new book! — J&H

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Dallas-Based Author CJ Daly’s ‘The Academy’ Pits Young Love Against a Dangerous Military Institution [REVIEW]

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I always love discovering local talent! There’s something special about realizing that someone in your own backyard has accomplished something as significant and entertaining as writing a book. Enter novelist CJ Daly. Not only has she capitalized on the popularity of young adult series fiction with her Academy Saga, but she proves once more that the genre isn’t just for the kids anymore. In this immersive new epic, she introduces us to characters who catapult off the page and into our hearts. And once you begin reading the first volume in the series, The Academy, we are certain you won’t be able to put it down.

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THE CORONATION: An Interview with Justin Newland

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Justin Newland (Photo provided courtesy Justin Newland)

Russia hasn’t always been at odds with America. 260 years ago, the nation faced off with Prussia instead. Yet despite Russia’s immense power, a brave few were bold enough to stand up to them. In Justin Newland’s novel, The Coronation, you’ll encounter these unforgettable figures in a novel that blends history and philosophy in a truly unique literary experience. We hope you enjoy our interview with the author. —J&H

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Claudia Kalb’s ‘Spark’ is the Catalyst We All Need Right Now [REVIEW]

Shirley Temple, Bill Gates, Maya Angelou, and Yo-Yo Ma are only a few of the geniuses you'll meet in Claudia Kalb's Spark. (Photos courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
Shirley Temple, Bill Gates, Maya Angelou, and Yo-Yo Ma are only a few of the geniuses you’ll meet in Claudia Kalb’s Spark. (Photos courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

There are individuals who entertain us with their talent while others revolutionize the way we work. Some inspire us with their words, yet others move us with their music. But where does that creativity come from? When does it begin? Are they born with these rare gifts or are theirs gifts born of life experience? Discover the fascinating stories behind some of the most recognized and revered individuals ever to walk the planet in Spark, the new book from journalist Claudia Kalb and National Geographic. Inside its pages, you’ll learn just how genius ignites.

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