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

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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

Escape to Venice in ‘The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger’ [REVIEW]

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A cunning art collector in Venice holds the key to Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe’s life and she must travel to Italy to get it back. (Photo by noirESTblanc, Flickr)

When a young woman becomes a widow, her entire existence is threatened. Now she must go to great lengths to salvage the life she’s become accustomed to, even if that means traveling to a distant country on the arm of another man. Readers are going to revel in Victoria Alexander’s latest misadventure, The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger.  Read more of this post

B.J. Daniels’ ‘Cowboy’s Legacy’ is a Race Against the Clock [REVIEW]

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When the woman he loves is abducted, a rugged sheriff will do anything to save her in B.J. Daniels’ Cowboy’s Legacy. (Photo courtesy HQN Books)

After narrowly escaping a bad marriage, a rugged cowboy is finally starting to believe happiness may be possible. But then the woman he loves disappears and it is up to him to find her before it is too late. Will he get to her in time? Find out in B.J. Daniels’ latest novel, Cowboy’s Legacy. Read more of this post

♦ The Magic In ‘The Trick’ Is How It Wins Our Hearts [REVIEW]

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In the hopes of saving his parents’ marriage, a young boy who still believes in the impossible elicits the help of a cranky old stage magician in Emanuel Bergmann’s debut novel, The Trick. (Photo by Todd Baker, Flickr)

Diamond Review BannerOnce in a great while, a book comes along that so completely captures my heart and imagination I can’t wait to tell others about it. Emanuel Bergmann’s marvelous debut novel, The Trick, is one such story. In it, we meet a charming little boy who sees the world with such wide-eyed wonder we can’t help but fall in love with him. After his parents deliver an announcement that will shatter his world, he forges an unlikely alliance with a cynical old man who has lost the ability to see all of life’s dazzling possibilities. Their friendship changes both of them in powerful and unexpected ways.  Read more of this post