J’Nell Ciesielski’s ‘Beauty Among Ruins’ is Reminiscent of the Great Love Stories of Yesteryear [REVIEW]

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The future of a Scottish laird’s ancestral home is threatened in J’Nell Ciesielski’s Beauty Among Ruins. (Photo courtesy Canva)

She’s a frivolous American socialite. He’s a crusty Scottish laird. When their paths meet at his family’s home during the Great War, no one would guess that love could ever blossom between them. But can they make any mutual attraction they share last? Find out in J’Nell Ciesielski’s new historical novel, Beauty Among Ruins.

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Ace Atkins Borrows from Yesterday’s Headlines to Make His Case in ‘Robert B. Parker’s Someone to Watch Over Me’ [REVIEW]

Spenser’s new office sees plenty of action in Robert B. Parker’s Someone to Watch Over Me. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Robert B. Parker may have died more than a decade ago, but his famed private investigator Spenser is still going strong. In Someone to Watch Over Me, the 48th book in the long-running series, Ace Atkins takes us back to Boston, where our favorite P.I. hunts down a sleazy billionaire who is managing much more than other people’s money.

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THE CANTERBURY MURDERS: 7 Questions for E.M. Powell [INTERVIEW]

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Timeless Canterbury has seen everything… even murder. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Sherlock and Watson. Poirot and Hastings. Dean and Sam. The list goes on and on. When you stop to think about it, we love sleuthing duos! So when E.M. Powell’s medieval detectives, Stanton and Barling, appeared on the scene in 2018, it is no wonder they quickly became reader favorites. They are the epitome of an unlikely pairing, and yet they are absolutely perfect for one another. It’s the reason we get all excited every time we find out there’s a new book coming out in this beloved series. Now we’re thrilled to tell you the third book in their story, The Canterbury Murders, is now available. To tell us more about it, we invited E.M. Powell herself to come by and dish on their latest adventure. We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview! —J&H

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Escape to Coastal South Carolina in Reese Ryan’s ‘Second Chance on Cypress Lane’ [REVIEW]

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Love gets a second chance on Holly Grove Island. (Photo courtesy Canva)

They were high school sweethearts. Then he shattered her dreams and she built a life without him. When their paths finally cross again, can she learn to forgive the past or will old wounds keep them apart forever? Find out in Reese Ryan’s charming new romance, Second Chance on Cypress Lane.

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Slow Cooker Taco Soup [RECIPE]

Try something new for taco night this winter. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

One of our favorite kitchen gadgets is our slow cooker, especially when the weather is cool. This recipe uses lots of pantry staples to make a delicious, spicy soup that will warm your belly and thrill your taste buds. Best of all, you don’t have to slave over a hot stove to make it!

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