What Growing Up Around the Film Industry Taught Me as a Writer [GUEST POST]

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Alexandra Weis, author of Have You Seen Me?, is no novice when it comes to storytelling. However, her path to fiction writing took a more circuitous route than many of her colleagues. Growing up with a filmmaker father may have actually sharpened her skills as a novelist and ultimately given her a leg up on the competition. But that’s for you to decide. We hope you enjoy today’s guest post!—J&H

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‘Aloha With Love’ [EXCERPT]

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A woman returns to her Hawaiian hometown to receive her inheritance. (Photo by Canva)

We love a good, clean Hallmark love story, especially when it is set in a gorgeous destination and populated with characters who are easy to like. In Aloha With Love, one of the channel’s favorite screenwriters, Terence Brody, joins forces with author Lindy Miller to present a feel-good story about a young woman who inherits a dilapidated Victorian house in Hawaii where she must work with her sister and an annoying contractor to restore the building to its former glory. Enjoy the excerpt!

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Greek Salad [RECIPE]

Full of crisp, fresh veggies, our Greek Salad is delicious and easy to prepare. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

We love Mediterranean food and Greek salad is one of our favorite dishes. It is just so colorful, delicious and flavorful, it makes eating a plate full of healthy goodness easy to do, even for those who normally don’t like to eat vegetables. Many Greek salads are made with lettuce, but by replacing the leafy greens with more substantial peppers, this dish has a longer shelf life and lasts for several days in the fridge, making it a great choice to pack in lunches for work, school, or even a family picnic. We hope you try this dish enjoy it just as much as we do!

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Blackberry Jam [RECIPE]

When blackberries are in season, make this versatile jam recipe in a matter of minutes! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Why buy a tiny, expensive jar of blackberry jam when it is so easy to make? All it takes is three ingredients to make a pint of homemade goodness that goes great on your favorite breakfast bread, including pancakes and waffles. Use it to make a delicious PB and J. Or, spoon it over a bowl of vanilla ice cream as a yummy dessert. This also makes a great gift for someone special. Just pack it in a glass Ball jar and tie a bow around it to make it look festive!

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Danielle Steel’s ‘Finding Ashley’ Makes Us Believe in the Power of Second Chances [REVIEW]

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When a woman is reunited with someone from her past, it changes her life forever. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Following a devastating tragedy, one woman loses everything she holds dear and becomes a recluse. Her estranged sister tries to work a modern day miracle and bridge the chasm between them. But will this one act be enough to restore their relationship and pull her sister back into the real world once more? Find out in Danielle Steel’s Finding Ashley.

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