A MOTHER’S PROMISE: An Interview with K.D. Alden

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Author KD Alden dishes on writing her first historical novel, A Mother’s Promise. (Photo courtesy Canva)

There are few things as strong as the maternal instinct, a fact which is vividly brought to life in K.D. Alden’s heartrending new novel, A Mother’s Promise. We are excited to have her here with us today. We hope you enjoy our exclusive interview with the author! —J&H

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Dianna Rostad’s ‘You Belong Here Now’ Will Steal Your Heart [REVIEW]

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Montana. With vast open plains and clear blue skies as far as the eye can see, it is a place that is both isolating and filled with possibilities. For a rancher’s headstrong daughter, it is home. For a resilient Cheyenne ranch hand, it holds the key to both his past and his future. And for three children on a westbound train, it could be just the salvation they are looking for. When their paths converge, will the five of them realize just how much they need each other or will outside forces destroy any chance they have at happiness? Find out in Dianna Rostad’s gripping debut novel, You Belong Here Now.

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RHAPSODY: Six Questions for Mitchell James Kaplan [INTERVIEW]

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Mitchell James Kaplan brings George Gershwin and the jazz age to dazzling life in Rhapsody. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Few musicians left as indelible a mark on the great American songbook as George Gershwin. But it was his epic masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue, that made him an icon. From the first moment audiences heard the score’s opening wail, it was clear there were few musicians as adventurous or brilliant as Gershwin. Yet as with every artist, there is much more to his story than just his music. Now novelist Mitchell James Kaplan pulls back the curtain on the famed pianist’s fabled career in the forthcoming novel, Rhapsody, a book that is both vividly written and utterly compelling, and truly worthy of becoming our first Diamond Reviewed title for 2021. It shines a light not only on Gershwin’s discography, but also on his decade-long romance with another pianist, Kay Swift. We loved the book so much we couldn’t wait to sit down with Mitchell James Kaplan for this exclusive interview. Enjoy! —J&H

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Secrets Abound in Jess Montgomery’s Second Novel, ‘The Hollows’ [REVIEW]

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An old woman meets her demise when she follows old tracks through the Appalachian hills. (Photo by Canva)

A new murder. An old asylum. And the women who will do their best to dig up the truth behind a frightening myth. Return to Kinship, Ohio in Jess Montgomery’s follow-up tale to her dazzling debut.
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Two Women Prove Their Mettle in Jess Montgomery’s ‘The Widows’ [REVIEW]

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One of Ohio’s old coal mining facilities located in the Glouster area in northern Athens County. (Photo courtesy Southeast Ohio History Center)

One man. Two women. A lifetime of secrets. Step back in time nearly a century to a small town where nothing is what it seems and everyone is suspect. Meet Jess Montgomery’s The Widows.
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