Estranged Siblings Reconnect in Jenny Hale’s ‘Butterfly Sisters’ [Excerpt]

Two women having picnic in forest by lake
A trip home helps a woman find out what she really wants in life. (Photo courtesy Canva)

In recent years, Jenny Hale has become one of our favorite writers. She consistently delivers heartfelt stories we readily recommend to everyone because they’re about family and small-town life. It’s no wonder her stories translate well into Hallmark Channel movies! Now, in her latest book, Butterfly Sisters, she tells a story about a woman who must return to her family’s cabin to face the loss of her beloved grandma, see her estranged sister, and reconnect with an old beau. We hope you enjoy this special excerpt from the book! —J&H

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THE SECRET EYE: An Interview with Brad Hanson

Brad Hanson
Brad Hanson

We are always excited to encounter a new author, particularly one that is getting as many rave reviews as today’s guest. His debut novel, The Secret Eye, has been called a “fast-paced, action filled story,” which is just the kind of book we know you love reading. We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview with the author. —J&H

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Fall in Love with Sean-Paul Thomas’ ‘Audrey’ [EXCERPT]

A French actress sees potential in a young screenwriter in Audrey. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Who of us hasn’t dreamed of meeting a film star we found enchanting on the big screen? If we did, would we find the courage to speak or would we be too starstruck to make coherent conversation? And would the celebrity even be interested in getting to know us or would we simply be one more fan they offer a quick smile to before vanishing into thin air like an apparition? These are the kinds of questions we are presented with in Scottish author Sean-Paul Thomas’s new novel. In it, he deftly captures our imaginations with two unforgettable leading characters. Early reviewers praise this novel as a “romantic,” “magnificent read.” We hope you enjoy this sneak peek at Audrey. —J&H

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Author Emma Lynden Makes Her Mark with Sweet Debut Novel, ‘The Holiday Plan’ [EXCERPT]

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A writer struggles to find inspiration. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Before we met, we both had our share of bad romances. Any time we were coming out of one of those, it usually took us a minute to find our footing and try again. So, we totally relate to the heroine in Emma Lynden’s debut romance, where a writer decides she wants to skip an upcoming holiday altogether to simply find her muse and recharge her batteries. But as usually happens, things don’t entirely go her way. We hope you enjoy this excerpt from The Holiday Plan.J&H

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A Single Dad Reconnects with His Estranged Daughter in Jennie Marts’s ‘How to Cowboy’ [EXCERPT]

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A single dad shows his daughter the ropes in How to Cowboy. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Once an up-and-coming rodeo star, Cade Callahan has to build new dreams after he’s injured. When his teen daughter Allie is suddenly put in his custody, they must learn to be a family, a task that is easier said than done. But then Nora, a pretty physical therapist, arrives on the scene. Will she be able to help them heal? And can the three of them find their way together? Find out in Jennie Marts’s new swoon-worthy novel, How to Cowboy. We hope you love this excerpt from the book. Enjoy! —J&H

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