‘The Great Unexpected’ Is A Celebration of Life [REVIEW]

You’re never too old to get in step with a new friend. (Photo by Canva)

“Aging stinks. Especially if you have to do it alone. In a nursing home. And now they want to assign a roommate? Can life possibly get any worse? Oh yeah, did I mention the new guy is famous?” When two old men with nothing in common are made to share living quarters, will they become bitter enemies or fast friends? Find out in Dan Mooney’s delightful new novel, The Great Unexpected.  Read more of this post

Love Triumphs Over Illness in Mary Hogan’s ‘Left’ [REVIEW]

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When love is the last memory, a little fantasy can go a long way. (Photo by mrhayata, Flickr)

A dream vacation becomes a surreal moment in time when everything one woman knows about her husband begins to unravel as their relationship begins its descent into frightening new territory. How will she cope? And can their marriage survive? Find out in Mary Hogan’s beautiful, thought-provoking new novel, Left: A Love Story.  Read more of this post

Gray Hair and a Warm Heart are Keys to a Happy Life

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The longer we live, the more chances we have to touch other’s lives if we can only learn to age properly. (Photo by Joonas Tikkanen, Flickr)

Several weeks ago, I was hanging out with my friend Chris. He’s young and gregarious, and we make each other laugh. At 24, he sees the world through a different lens than I do now that I’m in my 40s, but that is what time will do for a person.  Read more of this post