5 Questions with Two-Time Diamond Reviewed Author James Markert [INTERVIEW]

James Markert

Each week, countless books come across our desks. Over time, we’ve learned to be quite discerning about which titles we share with you, and which we would just as soon brush under the carpet and forget about altogether. It is one of the reasons we introduced our Diamond Reviewed titles in the first place, to make it easier for you to find compelling selections to add to your to-be-read pile. Last summer, we were thrilled to introduce you to author James Markert’s unforgettable fiction, first with What Blooms from Dust, and most recently with Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel. As our very first author to receive two of these distinguished reviews, we wanted to find out a bit more about Markert, his writing style, and his captivating new book. We hope you enjoy the following interview. —J&H Read more of this post

‘Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel’ is Fueled by Heart and Hope [REVIEW]

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Can an old hotel restore damaged lives to their former glory? (Photo by heartburn, Flickr)

Diamond Review BannerA famed artist stricken with dementia. A shell-shocked soldier. And a wife at the end of her rope. When an old hotel draws them together, will it be able to repair the lives time has sought to destroy? Find out in James Markert’s latest spellbinding novel, Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel.  Read more of this post

Danielle Steel’s ‘Blue’ Is Uplifting and Inspiring [REVIEW]

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When a human rights activist and a homeless boy meet by chance, their lives are changed forever in Danielle Steel’s BLUE. (Photo by Arcangel/Stephen Mulcahey)

In Danielle Steel’s latest bestselling novel, Blue, former journalist Ginny Carter works in the trenches of some of the most dangerous hot spots on the planet, helping others as a human rights activist. She pays no heed to the danger she faces every moment of the day, much to the chagrin of her sister.

Yet having suffered from so much personal loss herself, Ginny feels she has nothing left to lose, at least until the fateful night a 13-year-old homeless boy named Blue enters her life. As the two become friends, old wounds open and suddenly Ginny finds herself on a new crusade, one that could bring the entire world down on both of them and ultimately change both their lives forever.  Read more of this post

Brooke Shields’ Faces Her Family’s Demons In ‘There Was A Little Girl’

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There Was A Little Girl

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Family relationships can truly be the most complicated of all, and yet we always hope they can change for the better. In Brooke Shields new book, There Was A Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me, she candidly recounts how the course of her life was forever altered by her mother’s addiction to alcohol. Read more of this post