‘Simon the Fiddler’ Captures the Transcendent Power of Music [REVIEW]

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In post-Civil War Texas, a fiddler with a dream sets out to build a life filled with love and music. (Photo courtesy Canva)

He was always wily and had a knack for evading the conscription officers. Then came the fateful night he finally got caught. Can his passion for song get him through the Civil War? And will his dreams survive intact? Find out in Paulette Jiles’s immersive new historical saga, Simon the Fiddler. Read more of this post

Help Your Dog Beat the Heat with Homemade Pupcicles [RECIPE]

Henry eats his pupcicle

Henry eats one of his pupcicles, a homemade frozen treat he begs for every time the weather turns hot. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

As the temperatures rise, our furry canine friends can be found in a spot of shade panting away in the heat of the day, trying to stay cool. You can help them chill by serving up our tasty pupcicles, a frozen treat they’ll go crazy for. Best part of all, it is super simple to make. Henry couldn’t eat them fast enough last summer, and he’s already begging for them again this year and it isn’t even all that hot yet. Read more of this post

Melinda Curtis’s ‘Can’t Hurry Love’ Throbs with Joy [REVIEW]

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When a widow realizes her marriage wasn’t everything it was cracked up to be, can she ever learn to love again? (Photo courtesy Canva)

She gave up everything for love. Then it blew up in her face. Now she swears she’s done, but some meddling ladies aren’t about to let her give up so easily. Will she ever learn to trust again? Find out in Melinda Curtis’s first Sunshine Valley novel, Can’t Hurry Love. Read more of this post

How to Disinfect Fruits and Vegetables

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These days, washing your fresh produce is more important than ever. (Photo courtesy Canva)

In the days of coronavirus, people seem to be disinfecting everything before they bring it inside their home, including their groceries. Perhaps you’ve wondered how or if you need to disinfect your fresh fruits and vegetables too. Here’s what you should know. Read more of this post

Will a City Girl Find Lasting Happiness with ‘My Kind of Cowboy’ [REVIEW]

Barn in Wyoming

Can a city girl find lasting happiness among the wranglers of Wyoming? (Photo courtesy Canva)

He’s a rancher. She’s a city girl. But when her job takes her to his small town, fresh air isn’t the only thing she falls for. Will she love him enough to stay? Find out in R.C. Ryan’s first novel in the new Wranglers of Wyoming series, My Kind of Cowboy. Read more of this post