‘By Invitation Only’ Reminds Us of the Importance of Family [REVIEW]

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Opposities attract in Dorothea Benton Frank’s uproarious new novel, By Invitation Only. (Photo by freestocks.org on Pexels.com)

When a young couple falls in love and announces their engagement, it sends their families reeling. After all, the bride is a well-to-do Chicago socialite while the groom comes a peach farm in the South Carolina Lowcountry. As their families meet for the first time, will the starry-eyed couple be able to handle the heat or will their romance disintergrate as cultures clash? Find out in Dorothea Benton Frank’s hilariously candid new novel, By Invitation Only. 
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In ‘Blackout,’ Alex Segura Captures Readers Within His Sticky Web of Secrets [REVIEW]

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Fifteen years after his high school crush disappears and her ex-boyfriend is found murdered, Pete Fernandez reopens a cold case he just can’t shake in Alex Segura’s latest novel, Blackout. (Photo by Elias de Carvalho on Pexels.com)

A private investigator with plenty of personal demons. A cold case that has haunted him since high school. When new evidence comes to light, will it lead him to the truth he’s so desperately sought or will the trail go cold once again? Find out in Alex Segura’s fourth Pete Fernandez novel, Blackout. Read more of this post

Find Danger and Mystery in Luxurious ‘Cocoa Beach’ [REVIEW]

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Along the Florida coast, a young widow learns to stand firm in the face of adversity in Beatriz Williams’ Cocoa Beach. (Photo courtesy Justin Henry, Flickr)

When a young mother suddenly becomes a widow, she is left as the sole beneficiary of her husband’s Florida estate. As she learns to navigate a corporation she knows nothing about, she must also raise her daughter and deal with greedy relatives in a tropical boomtown she’s never visited in Beatriz Williams’ gripping novel, Cocoa Beach.  Read more of this post

Learn to Handle ‘Husbands and Other Sharp Objects’ with Courage and Humor [REVIEW]

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Laughter helps Marcy Hammer navigate everything from divorce and new love to sticky-fingered in-laws in Marilyn Simon Rothstein’s Husbands and Other Sharp Objects. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

Family can drive a woman crazy if she doesn’t have good humor and great friends to support her through each new episode of life’s little dramas. Thankfully, the heroine of Marilyn Simon Rothstein’s Husbands and Other Sharp Objects, Marcy Hammer, has no shortage of either.  Read more of this post

It Only Takes ‘Two Steps Forward’ To Begin A Journey of Self Discovery [REVIEW]

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Still reeling from unexpected changes in their lives, two people find their way on a pilgrimage known as the Camino de Santiago in Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist’s Two Steps Forward. (Photo by Marcin Bajer, Flickr)

Perfect strangers are about to take the journey of a lifetime for very different reasons. But one thing is guaranteed, by the time they reach their destination, both of them will be changed in ways that they never saw coming. Lose yourself in the pages of Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist’s transformative tale of love, loss, laughter and redemption, Two Steps Forward. Read more of this post