‘The Chocolate Maker’s Wife’ Takes A Stand in Restoration London [REVIEW]

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Chocolate has never been so tempting. (Photo courtesy Canva)

An impoverished girl. An arranged marriage. Loads of decadent chocolate. In the midst of 17th-century London, a young woman’s dreams may come true or be shattered forever when she becomes The Chocolate Maker’s Wife in Karen Brooks’ new historical novel of sweet temptation.  Read more of this post

Grieving Widow Thwarts Danger In ‘State of Lies’ [REVIEW]

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Sometimes you can’t trust anyone at all. (Photo courtesy Canva)

He is a loving husband and doting father. Then the unthinkable happens and his family is left behind to grieve. Soon they realize pieces to his story don’t fit. Some are left out altogether. Does his family know who he is at all? Find out in Siri Mitchell’s latest thrill ride, State of Lies.  Read more of this post

‘Pleased to Meet Me’ Pulls Back the Curtain On What Makes Us Unique [REVIEW]

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What is it that truly makes you unique? Find out what gives each of us our individuality in Bill Sullivan’s new book, Pleased to Meet Me from National Geographic. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Why do I always fall for the wrong person? Why can’t I tolerate other people’s idiosyncrasies? Why am I such a cynic? Why can’t I even look at a doughnut without gaining weight? The times we all ask “Why?” are seemingly endless. Most of us might think we know the answers to these introspective questions, but in truth, the real answers might surprise you. Now Professor Bill Sullivan sets the record straight in his new book, Pleased to Meet Me, from National Geographic.  Read more of this post

‘Stars of Alabama’ is a Love Letter to the South [REVIEW]

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When life seems drenched in despair, Sean Dietrich reminds us that hope is on the horizon. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Two old friends find a baby in the woods. A girl seeks to understand her mysterious gift. An abused boy runs for his life. Caught in the midst of the Great Depression, will each of these strangers fall prey to adversity or will circumstances bring them together? Find out in Sean Dietrich’s inspiring new novel, Stars of Alabama.
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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