National Geographic’s ‘Ultimate Journeys for Two’ Dares Couples to Dream Big and Embrace Adventure [REVIEW]

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Mike and Anne Howard glamping (Photo courtesy HoneyTrek, Facebook)

Indulgent spa days. Languid afternoons whiled away on sunny beaches and nights wrapped in high thread count sheets. Fine wine and epic meals served at Michelin star restaurants. While those things might be what some honeymooners dream of doing together as they enter the wonderful world of marriage, you won’t find those things described in Mike and Anne Howard’s Ultimate Journeys for Two. Rather, they invite you to venture off the beaten path and blaze new trails as you discover one another and the world around you.

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‘There Will Be Lobster’ Examines One Woman’s Battle with Depression and Anxiety [REVIEW]

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Even when your world is turned upside down, there are things to look forward to… including lobster. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We hate to admit it, but we are right there in the zone when so many of our friends are going through a midlife crisis for various reasons. Spouses flip their wigs and ask for divorces after decades of marriage. Others are devastated when they suddenly lose their mates in death. Parents watch their kids leave the nest and don’t know what to do with themselves. And so many lose their jobs due to downsizing, the pandemic, or something else. The list goes on and on, and it can all become a bit much. Few people really like change, and when it comes at you with both barrels, it can be near impossible to deal with. Enter Sara Arnell, a successful businesswoman who was at the top of her game before she faced similar struggles. Now in her memoir, There Will Be Lobster, she shares a message of hope and survival, and how she managed to get her life back on track after being derailed in a spectacular fashion.

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What Growing Up Around the Film Industry Taught Me as a Writer [GUEST POST]

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Alexandra Weis, author of Have You Seen Me?, is no novice when it comes to storytelling. However, her path to fiction writing took a more circuitous route than many of her colleagues. Growing up with a filmmaker father may have actually sharpened her skills as a novelist and ultimately given her a leg up on the competition. But that’s for you to decide. We hope you enjoy today’s guest post!—J&H

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‘Aloha With Love’ [EXCERPT]

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A woman returns to her Hawaiian hometown to receive her inheritance. (Photo by Canva)

We love a good, clean Hallmark love story, especially when it is set in a gorgeous destination and populated with characters who are easy to like. In Aloha With Love, one of the channel’s favorite screenwriters, Terence Brody, joins forces with author Lindy Miller to present a feel-good story about a young woman who inherits a dilapidated Victorian house in Hawaii where she must work with her sister and an annoying contractor to restore the building to its former glory. Enjoy the excerpt!

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Danielle Steel’s ‘Finding Ashley’ Makes Us Believe in the Power of Second Chances [REVIEW]

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When a woman is reunited with someone from her past, it changes her life forever. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Following a devastating tragedy, one woman loses everything she holds dear and becomes a recluse. Her estranged sister tries to work a modern day miracle and bridge the chasm between them. But will this one act be enough to restore their relationship and pull her sister back into the real world once more? Find out in Danielle Steel’s Finding Ashley.

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