Reese Ryan Launches Brand New Valentine Vineyards Series [EXCERPT]

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Sometimes even dreaded flights are worth taking. (Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels.com)

In recent years, Reese Ryan has become one of our favorite authors. She has a flair for creating flesh-and-blood characters that practically come off the page and into our living room. They are people we can’t help but relate to, cheer on, and care for, which always makes for an engaging read. In the debut novel in her new Valentine Vineyards series, she introduces us to yet another couple who steals our hearts. We hope you enjoy this excerpt from the book. —J&H

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Secrets and Lies Abound in Briana Cole’s New Thriller, ‘Behind Her Lives’ [EXCERPT]

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A woman must find her sister in Briana Cole’s Behind Her Lives. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We love a good thriller, especially when it is packed with psychological suspense, instances of mistaken identity, and an unidentified corpse that has folks scratching their heads. In Briana Cole’s Behind Her Lives, the author of Wanted, The Appraisal, and The Marriage Pass returns with her most baffling, multicultural novel yet. We know you will devour this twisty tale chock full of secrets and lies. Read the following excerpt from the first chapter to get started. Enjoy! —J&H

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DIY Star Must Rehab Her Life in Marissa Clarke’s ‘Accidentally Perfect’ [EXCERPT]

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When a lifestyle star’s career implodes, she may need more than a hammer to knock her life back into shape. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We will be the first to admit that we are HGTV junkies. Since buying and rehabbing an old farmhouse early in our marriage, we love watching others take on similar challenges. There’s something addictive about resurrecting old homes and making them better. But the stars who do this on a regular basis take the experience to a whole other level, and sometimes it takes a toll. Meet Lillian, the star of Marissa Clarke’s Accidentally Perfect. These days, she’s got to rehab more than just a house. Now she has to tackle her life. Keep reading to enjoy an excerpt from this hilarious romantic comedy! —J&H

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In A.M. Linden’s ‘The Oath,’ Readers Are Transported to Tumultuous Eighth Century Britain [EXCERPT]

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Will Caelym survive the crowds who threaten to burn him alive? (Photo courtesy Canva)

We love reading novels that introduce us to lesser-known periods of history we are unfamiliar with. A.M. Linden’s brilliant novel, The Oath, is one such book. In it, she transports us to 8th-century medieval Britain, where a handsome Druid healer swears to save the life of a young damsel in distress even as blood-thirsty Christians nip at his heels. We hope you enjoy this captivating excerpt The Oath.J&H

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Susan Mallery’s ‘The Stepsisters’ [EXCERPT]

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They may be stepsisters, but they are as different as night and day. (Photo courtesy Canva)

There are few things in life that are as precious—or as aggravating—as family. They can make you feel like a million bucks when they love you, but when they hate you they try your patience like no one else can. In Susan Mallery’s forthcoming novel, The Stepsisters, two women bound by marriage have one of these love/hate relationships. But when their family spews new, unexpected drama like Mount Vesuvius, they’ll need to try and bury the hatchet if they’re going to survive startling new revelations. We hope you enjoy this sneak peek at Mallery’s juicy new book! — J&H

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