Susan Mallery’s ‘Sisters By Choice’ [EXCERPT]

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Three cousins as close as sisters build their dreams on Blackberry Island. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We’ve always loved island life. There’s just something about the simplicity of it that beckons to us and appeals to our nature. Perhaps it’s the scent of the sea, the waves on our toes, or the closeness of a small community where everyone knows everybody else. Few people capture this as well as Susan Mallery does in her Blackberry Island books, and it is always a joy when we get to visit her picturesque community one more time. In her latest volume in the series, she introduces us to three girls who really love one another and help each other over some seemingly insurmountable hurdles. We hope you enjoy this sneak peek into Sisters By Choice.J&H Read more of this post

Pay Another Visit to Little Beach Street Bakery [REVIEW]

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Every year, Polly bakes up a decadent feast at the Little Beach Street Bakery. (Photo by California Bakery, Flickr)

In Mount Polbearne, the holiday season couldn’t be any more idyllic if it tried. The tiny seaside Cornish village is dazzling, charming, and festive, and is the perfect getaway for many looking to escape London and Exeter. But what happens when unexpected disaster strikes? Will it kill the mood and spoil everyone’s good cheer? Find out in Jenny Colgan’s latest.  Read more of this post