When A Bad Idea Seems Like Your Only Option [GUEST POST]

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When society is unforgiving, some secrets must be kept at all costs. (Photo courtesy K. A. Servian)

What would you do if everything you thought you knew about yourself turned out to be a lie? In the new book, A Pivotal Right, a young woman named Viola is faced with just such a dilemma when she discovers her father isn’t who she thought he was and that her mother, Florence, has kept the truth hidden for years.

This premise captured our imaginations, so we invited the author to tell us how being a mother herself impacted the way she wrote Viola’s character and what advice she would give to Florence on how to handle telling a child such a carefully guarded secret. We hope you enjoy this guest post from K.A. Servian! —Jathan & Heather Read more of this post

Artist Defies Conventional Society in ‘A Different Kind of Fire’ [BOOK BLAST]

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In a time when women seldom dared to be different, there was once a Texas girl who dreamed of something more. Her aspirations would challenge society’s ideals, lead her into love, and even give her a career. But will she be able to maintain the life she’s built, or will it all come crumbling down around her? Find out in Suanne Schafer’s dazzling new historical novel, A Different Kind of Fire.  Read more of this post

‘The Girl in Times Square’ Has A Hard Time Maintaining Her Focus [REVIEW]

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In Paullina Simons’ The Girl in Times Square, a young woman’s search for her missing friend turns into a life-shattering odyssey. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

Life in the big city of New York is expensive and filled with lots of distractions, especially for art student Lily Quinn. But she forgets all of that when her best friend and roommate Amy vanishes without a trace in Paullina Simons’ The Girl in Times Square.  Read more of this post

Two Women Test Their Mettle in ‘The Wicked City’ [REVIEW]

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Two women from different eras are linked by a very special place in Beatriz Williams’ The Wicked City. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

When a modern woman is forced to start life anew, she discovers an unexpected link to the past in her new home. How will she balance her newfound connection to a freespirited woman from the Jazz Age with the woman she has always known herself to be? Find out in Beatriz Williams’ The Wicked City.   Read more of this post

Can ‘Little Broken Things’ Ever Truly Be Mended? [REVIEW]

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A woman is shocked when her sister asks her to take care of a little girl she’s never seen before in Nicole Baart’s Little Broken Things. (Photo by Jay, Flickr)

Two sisters with a tenuous relationship. A mysterious little girl who doesn’t speak. Loads of unanswered questions. All of these ingredients make Nicole Baart’s new novel, Little Broken Things, a story that will tug at your heartstrings and make you examine just how you define “family.” Read more of this post